Elite journalist considers murder the appropriate response to Brexit vote

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Fascist: A British journalist asked her readers today to consider whether they’d kill the leader of the UK’s movement to leave the European Union.

A journalist working for the Telegraph has asked her Twitter followers to consider if they would kill UKIP leader Nigel Farage, comparing him to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. “You know that time travel conundrum: would you kill baby Hitler? Same but Nigel Farage”, wrote Catherine Gee, who claims to have been “writing about culture for the Telegraph since 2007”, and has also written for the Guardian, Western Mail and Clash.

She has deleted the tweet, but only I think because it embarrassed her, not because she realized how barbaric it was. Worse, she is not alone.

Over the course of just a few hours, Breitbart London uncovered hundreds of tweets and Facebook updates dating back as far as 2010, with some as recent as last Thursday afternoon after Member of Parliament Jo Cox was murdered.

The revelations go some way to shattering the narrative that “hateful” or “aggressive” rhetoric emanates from only one side of UK politics. Most of the messages listed below are from younger people, and Breitbart found that most were either Liberal Democrat, Scottish National Party, or Labour Party supporters. Most of them also expressed pro-European Union sentiment and were overwhelmingly supportive of the ‘Remain’ campaign at the European Union referendum.

Basic level searches under the search terms “shoot Nigel Farage”, “stab Nigel Farage” or “kill Nigel Farage” reveal hundreds of messages, some of those in fact with further messages of support for the notions in the replies.

Freedom and democracy cannot stand if it is considered acceptable to call for the murder of your opponents.

One comment

  • Edward

    Interesting how Catherine Gee proposes another Night of the Long Knives while comparing her intended victim to the person who actually ordered the action. That she fails to see the irony of her proposal informs us of her thought process and its similarities to people who think or thought along the same lines.

    I’m glad that the article points out that there are previous victims of this line of thought.

    Why do we study history? Apparently, some people study history for the sole purpose of repeating the evil parts.

    What should we learn from history? We should learn to recognize the types of people who are the dangers. She is applying the wrong solution to the wrong people. If her solution were to be applied to the right people, the people she herself describes as deserving of the action, those most like Hitler, then it would be she herself that would be a target of the evil action.

    As for the time travel conundrum, “would you kill baby Hitler?” the answer has always been “no.” To do so makes the killer into his own form of Hitler. The supposed “kill Hitler” solution ignores the fact that Hitler was not the only person in a leadership position in his organization and that any of the others could have done the same as he did without him.

    Doing evil for a good cause contaminates and destroys the good cause. There were many opportunities to employ non-evil solutions to Hitler’s organization, but they were missed by people who sympathized with a Germany that was unfairly trodden upon after WWI. One of the few good things about Woodrow Wilson was his warning to Europe to not over-punish Germany in an (evil) act of revenge. Europe ignored him and their over-punishment led directly to WWII.

    This is yet another example of how Europe is not yet ready to get along as one cohesive group. They have not yet figured out how to get along with each other, sometimes even get along within each member country.

    The United States has been following along Europe’s bad example, these past few years, as the left-wing wants us to become more like Europe. Unfortunately, the left-wing is accomplishing this goal, and we find ourselves among people who increasingly consider the evil Night of the Long Knives solution to be correct.

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