Firstly, I would like to thank all those that have text, called and sent in words of support for Sadie and I. I never realised just how much support we have, the phone has literally not stopped ringing for five days. Thank you all so much.
Out of this whole situation, the one issue that has struck me the most is the level of blind dismissal displayed by Mr Griffin, as if this were just a minor ‘spat’ in the Party, and not one of the most decisive times in its history. Did Nick honestly believe that he could get away with deeds that would have made Stalin look like a moderate without reaction? Did he believe that he could lie and spin his way out of a shameful situation that he himself has created through his seemingly total inability to listen to anyone else except himself?
It makes me cringe however that Mr Griffin, as it would seem, has today finally realised that he has set into motion juggernaut wheels that he cannot stop. It’s interesting that he is now attempting to draw the Party membership around the ‘wonderful and talented’ Mark Collett, in a ham-fisted attempted to stamp his authority on the members and activists of the Party, for which there are many, that have severe reservations about Mr Griffin’s man-management skills and the direction of his loyalty. A twenty two minute video of Collett at this years Blackpool Conference posted on BNPtv this week, reflect the poorest taste at the worst possible time, this goes quite some way into confirming this.
The fact that Collett is the very reason why this dreadful situation has arisen in the first place tells us all we need to know about Mr Griffin and the contempt he must have for the wishes of the people of this Party that voted him in. I guess trying to hammer a square peg into a hole that is most decidedly round, is always going to be a messy and unpleasant business. Then again, is he the ‘man with a plan’? Is he privy to some clandestine information that will benefit us all in good time, but us as mere mortals could not possibly begin to understand it, so instead we should all swear blind allegiance to him as he toils for us?
Mark Collett, at the behest of Mr Griffin, is popping up all over the place. Mr Griffin is not only using him as the face of confrontation/résistance to those wishing to save this Party, he has renamed his position, but predictably left him with the very same power with the same arrangement to continue causing trouble as he did before. If this is however, an attempt of reconciliation, it has to amount to the feeblest effort in the history of nationalism! People are not foolish Nick, and are already seeing straight through this.
There will be, I believe, one out of two possible positive conclusions to this change in structure. Very shortly Mr Griffin’s position will be untenable as the pressure on him continues to grow and he will have to remove Collett, or that the damage that Collett will undoubtedly continue to cause will merely quicken the process towards its ultimate and certain conclusion: his demise. We can then begin the procedure of repairing bridges and preparing for the future together as one Party with one aim, political power; that is why we are here after all.
My darkest fear surrounding this situation is that the seemly megalomaniacal personality of Mr Griffin will program him to ‘destroy what he can no longer control’. This has often happened throughout history when a leader loses his grasp on actuality and events overtake him. I may be being harsh, but this is the situation as I am seeing it today, I garnered this much during his closing speech at the Blackpool Conference this year. It went along the lines that he didn’t care if the Party was destroyed by certain hostile forces (in other words Party members that disagree with him) because he had it in him to carry on regardless. Regardless indeed, even if it meant the Party would be destroyed Nick? As long as your orders and control still remained firmly in place? Tell me Nick, in a few years time would it bother you if the Blackpool Conference was held in a phone box with just enough room for you and Collett? You’d still be leader after all; so you’d have won wouldn’t you?
I do not believe that this is what you seek, because this would be simple and utter mindlessness, and I know you are a very intelligent man; I just want to see it now. Prove it to me please Nick. Prove it to all of us.
Another fact that has not been mentioned very much at all over the past week is that Mr Griffin was voted in by the people. I’ll say that again, VOTED IN. This means those same people, the very people Mr Griffin had bugged, taken personal property from and is now lying about, still have rights in a Party that is supposed to uphold democracy and freedom of speech and expression to, wait for it; voice opinion against the Chairman's decisions in free and open debate. Nick, you are not a demigod, and you cannot walk on water.
Mr Griffin has silenced his internal critics in the past sometimes through one under-handed method or another; I have seen this first-hand. This is usually followed by a form of black-consolidation, whereby conjured ‘stolen fund’ allegations and so forth are then levelled and fired at the unfortunate victim that can no longer defend themselves because they have already been, as Nick in the past has himself put so succinctly, been ‘purged’. These are simply coffin nails that he has driven into the names of some bloody good people to keep them down and quiet. I wonder, does this help him sleep by keeping away the ‘vermin’, should they come to haunt him in the dead of night?
Regardless to how you honestly believe you are helping us in the long term Mr Griffin, there is no ‘for the greater good’ because no one person in this Party of ours should ever have the right to act in a way that, as I have said before, represents the very people we seek as a Party to replace.
I want openness, I want the right to hear different people’s differing opinions, and as a card carrying member of this Party you have a duty to me, and all of us to uphold this.
Some people would be critical of me for writing in such an open and unrestrained way. Fair enough I’d say to them, I fully understand that because some people prefer to hold their cards close to their chest. Just remember however, that I am not a politician, but I do know that now is the time for change, with change comes growing pains and sometimes the shedding of skin which will not always be pleasant. We must be brave to face the facts of the situation and strike firmly in order to save, and once again promote together the growth and the true meaning of our one vehicle, the British National Party. Truth and honesty are weapons we must use to achieve this however painful this may be in the short term. Now is not the time for silence, now is the time for all activists and members to stand up and voice their hopes and fears.
Mr Griffin, you are clutching at straws by hoping that by touring the country now with Collett, that it will somehow prove what a ‘nice and genuine’ guy he truly is; this will fail because he simply is not. This will be followed by the Christmas break, and you hope this will afford you the time to ride out the storm that you yourself have brought down upon us. Well this is not going to be the case Nick, because sometimes after a terrible storm; there is nothing left. This situation is not going to go away and absolutely must be dealt with now.
Nick, the British National Party is not your play-thing; it is not yours to do what you want with. Remove Mark Collett now and fully recognize our position or you will never be trusted again by anyone. Even those that you believe are standing firmly behind you at the present time, no longer look to you as the man that can lead unless you can prove to us all that you have the backbone to do what is right for all our sakes.