Spot the Difference: English Defence League & Some Fellow Countrymen and Women

The English Defence League has been busy answering its nation’s call of late, volunteering its time and energy with all sorts of gusto. They’ve been on the news and everything.

But are they, one can’t help but wonder, representing England in the best possible light? As compared, for instance, to some famous Englishmen and women of the past, who, in their various ways, helped to make England a country worth defending in the first place.

Let’s play a little game of Spot the Difference to find out! Read carefully. I promise there are some differences each time – you just have to look in the right place for them.

William Shakespeare…
Once wrote:

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,–
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

 …& Ronnie Two Boots

Riot-NP-17.jpg

Once stood waiting for the night bus home, coked-up and drunk, shrieking in the direction of some confused by-standers, Nah, I fucking love my country, me. Born and fucking bred, mate. England till I dieI’m England till I die.

J.M.W. Turner…
Once painted Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying—Typhoon coming on:

Turner's Slave Ship

…an extraordinary rendering of a truly wretched event – the deliberate drowning of 133 slaves by the captain of a slave ship in 1781 – that remains, almost two centuries later, one of the most vivid and visceral evocations ever created of man’s capacity for evil.

…& Terry Bulldog

EDL - Terry Bulldog

Once came up with his own idea for a tattoo, now emblazoned across his sun-burned back: the flag of St. George with some flames either side of it and the words “Too Hot to Handle: b. Didcot 1968” underneath.

Isaac Newton

One of the greatest scientists who ever lived, forever known in our collective consciousness as the man who ‘discovered’ gravity when an apple fell on his head.

…& Big Jim Shagger

EDL march in Newcastle

A Newcastle football supporter who once got chined in the face by an angry Sunderland fan, resulting in almost fatal mental impairment. (After claiming rather too vigorously, You’re fat and your team are shit.)

Winston Churchill

A complex man who successfully overcame bouts of depression and a reoccurring drinking problem to galvanize and lead the Allied war effort in its eventual defeat of the Third Reich and other Axis powers, thereby becoming a revered figure both at home and abroad.

…& Quiet Dave

EDL - Quiet Dave

An out-of-work short-distance coach driver with a drinking problem, who wantonly succumbs to bouts of depression every night after the pub closes and there’s no place else to go, save for the local kebab shop run by “smelly rag heads, innit you fucking cunt.”

Emmeline Pankhurst

A fearless political activist at the heart of Britain’s suffragette movement who advocated passionately for a vital cause, even though doing so led frequently to persecution and incarceration.

…& Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson - EDL Leader

A male idiot.

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One Response to Spot the Difference: English Defence League & Some Fellow Countrymen and Women

  1. Rob Main says:

    Again Jonny fantastic blog to truly get the brain matter working.

    EDL is nothing more than a group of idiots who have taken information from bias points of view and made they own assumptions that they truly assert themselve as being “fact”. There is too much rise in right wing thinking and “islamophobia” it really is doing my head how someone can “sympathise” with EDL views. I give an example of how facts can often be misinterpreted and could form a different view; here are three facts from famous people from history

    1) Constant smoker and womaniser
    2) Constant smoker, overweight , heavy drinker and male shovanistic
    3) Vegetarian and first man to lay down animal rights law

    So your thinking “hey 1 and 2 sound like pretty bad people and number 3 seems like the best of this bunch” so it may come as a surprise that number 1 and 2 is

    1) Woodrow Wilson
    2) Winston Churchill

    weren’t expecting that? well who is the saintly figure that is 3? any guess well you might be surprised that 3 is

    Adolf Hitler

    This proves how facts can be interpreted to reflect a bias view. In no way am I suggesting that Adolf Hitler should be perceived in a new light or indeed Sir Winston and Woodrow be considered the bad guys but if we take everything as face value then we run the danger of thinking that all immigrants are bad and that Islam is terrible religion.

    How do we solve it? should we stop getting our westernised news from The sun and CNN, should we listen and expect the same when we express our view to them. Funny enough this has happened : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-22689552

    So really what I am getting at it is the majority of “fanatics” that are radicalised into extermist belief and must be halted are those who in fact accuse them of being the same, the same people who think all Islam is bad without knowing what it stands for, the same people who believe two dads or two mums cannot raise a child with outstanding morals, the same people who believe all foreigners are taking “their jobs” when a) they are doing a great job and a competitive rate b) More Brits work abroad than immigrants in UK c) whilst sitting in their boxers at 1 in the afternoon swigging a can of special brew. But that is another topic altogether

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