Monday, 12 July 2010


It is 1938. As the threat posed by Hitler and the Nazis becomes increasingly apparent, a small but significant minority of German immigrants starts getting more and more publicity in Britain.

These immigrants publicly declare themselves to be "moderate Nazis" - that is, Nazis who follow the "true" version of Nazism, which, they claim, is peaceful and tolerant. The media accepts them with open, tolerant arms, and instantly buys in to the idea that these immigrants represent the Nazi mainstream, which has unfortunately been "hijacked" by "extremists" who twist the ideology's core values into something monstrous.

Some astute British citizens, however, are concerned about the fact that most of these moderate Nazis seem to be doing very little to actually oppose - physically and ideologically - the "radical" ones back in Germany. What's more, they indignantly deny that Mein Kampf contains any violent or antisemitic content, and call anyone who says that it does a "Naziphobe". Following suit, the British media label those who criticise Nazism as a belief system "far-right" and "hateful". They demand that Britons show their tolerance by accepting a piecemeal integration of Nazi values into British society. A significant number of Britain's "moderate Nazis" agree, while those who claim that they do not never act to stop them.

Time goes on. The Holocaust happens, and millions of Jews die. Moderate Nazi groups issue condemnations, but they also condemn Allied responses to Hitler's expansionism, as well as continuing to deny that Nazism had anything to do with the atrocities. The British media and government blame the economic conditions of the 1930s and 40s for the violence, and some posit that the Holocaust was a "reaction" to the Treaty of Versailles. Furthermore, they run articles highlighting the fears of moderate Nazis that intolerant Brits might instigate a "backlash" against innocent Germans. Despite the fact that this backlash never materialises, Naziphobia continues to be held up as a greater crime and more serious threat than Nazism itself.

British Nazis continue to work towards the increasing Nazification of the country, and are never called upon by the authorities to take open, transparent and responsible action to eliminate the widespread acceptance and teaching of "radical Nazi ideology" from their communities - because to do so would be bigoted and would imply hatred for all Germans.

Fact or fiction?

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