I just couldn’t resist but comment on a blog that has drawn my attention, run by one “Sarah, Maid of Albion”. I won’t do a live link from here for reasons that will become clear, but Google is your chariot to the fair maiden should you wish to look for your own purposes.
I mean, it’s obviously always been clear that so-called “British Nationalism” has an interesting if restricted gene pool of adherents, however seeing its products in the raw is quite something else. This apparently is one of the more “intellectual” far right blogs, and obviously the title adds a bit of feminine, quasi-feminist mystique as well (Marion Bradley would be spinning in her grave, mind). The actual blog is topped by a picture of a woman in what looks like a cross between a mac and and a wedding dress, contemplating walking into a lake. She has problems, bless her.
And so to the intellectual substance – after all our Sarah’s no slouch when it comes to philosophising about England’s Green and Pleasant, nor inded commenting on the situation in which she finds herself.
Firstly, you might be surprised to hear this but Sarah reveals a staggering fact about life in the UK today. Apparently it is actually more dangerous to live in the UK than it is to live in “the Balkans”, or specifically Albania, Croatia and the FYR Macedonia. Of course, she quotes nothing but impeccable sources to back herself up, in this case the Daily Mail spinning a UN report that was actually aiming to be positive about the South East European countries concerned. Well, that’ll explain the hordes of Brits smuggling themselves across the Italian border in the back of trawlers in a desperate effort to enter Albania, then.
She witters and wibbles on ad infinitum, but one thing that struck me was her links list. Aside from the usual right-wing nutjobs, she also links to the blog of one Hilary White, apparently a self-styled “Catholic Conservative” and evidently at one time a person about the blogosphere. Now that actually is mildly surprising given that most Christian bloggers (whatever the manifold flaws in their politics) are quite clear that they oppose open fascism or far-right politics in general. One is drawn to wonder whether White is aware that the link exists… well, I suppose she is now, if she wasn’t before.
Ah well, it’s always reassuring for those of us on the left to know that whilst the Sarahs of this world are in charge of the far right’s online presence, we can safely head to the pub for a beer and some multicultural nosh at Zog’s bar, knowing that the war of image has been won without us having to raise a flag in anger. Some battles just win themselves, I guess.
As-Salāmu `Alaykum, y’all!