23 September 2009

"Break Out" -- Micheal Mackinnon & Iain Croucher...

This is something that Dilligaf posted on his Facebook Wall and I discovered it there. The video embedded here is available on YouTube.

The video "Break Out" is a Micheal Mackinnon and Iain Croucher production and is apparently produced on a low budget. The video is encouraging the British electorate to reject the British National Party (BNP). It is part of the "Hope Not Hate - Stop the BNP" campaign.

The BNP's leader, Nick Griffin, has won a seat in the European Parliament which should make for some interesting viewing. The BNP is a far-right political party and there is active debate and argument, often quite heated, about whether the BNP is racist (you can follow the links here).

I found the video interesting and disturbing at the same time. The interesting angle was the idea that Arabs and Jews can work together where there is common ground, in this case survival or a common enemy. However, to be successful in thwarting the far-right agenda the base needs to be so much broader than just Arabs and Jews. It is disturbing because Mackinnon and Croucher felt there was a need to make the video in the first place.

Break Out starts off fairly innocuously, but the injection of the neo-Nazi skinheads into the equation does make for some intense viewing.


3 comments:

Dilligaf said...

You hit the nail on the head in the second last paragraph Rab!

Petes blog said...

Excellent blob keep up the good work.

Rob Baiton said...

Dilligaf...

Thanks for pointing the video out to me. Appreciated!

Petes Blog...

Thanks for the kind words. And, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Comments are always appreciated.