Full Of Hate Not Hope

David Myatt

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While the anti-fascist and much Media-hyped organization calling itself “Hope Not Hate” goes on and on about “right-wing” hate its own agenda seems to be founded on hate, on an “us” against “them” dialectical and hateful attitude and narrative.

Thus “Hope Not Hate” does not reach out in a compassionate, hopeful, way to what it propagandistically refers to as “right-wing” extremists but persists in trying to demean and dehumanize them in the manner of hack journalists.

Hence their propagandistic use of expressions in recent articles such as “far-right motor-mouth”, “even by their very low standards”, “cerebrally challenged”, “a longstanding joke even in his own bedroom”, and that a certain person “reached for his finest Crayola”.

Are such expressions representative of hope – and of compassion, redemption – or of a hate engendered via a particular political ideology?

I recall an article in which Sonia Gable – wife of Gerry Gable, founder of the anti-fascist magazine Searchlight – wrote some years ago in which she criticized certain anti-fascists (possibly even Hope Not Hate) for not respecting the truth since such organizations and individuals seemed fixated on propaganda, on disinformation, and on demeaning individuals.

A pertinent example of the demeaning, the disinformation, of the “Hope Not Hate” attitude toward their opponents is the meeting of Nick Lowles with David Myatt in 2001. {1}

Lowles – as ideological and religious extremists often are – was convinced Myatt was the “hateful” enemy. Thus did Lowles seek to demonize Myatt in that meeting by his subsequent descriptions of that meeting. Lowles apparently had no empathy, and did not reach out to Myatt in a compassionate, understanding, rational, human, way as officers from Special Branch had and did following their arrest of Myatt in 1998.

As Myatt noted in his 2012 essay A Matter Of Honour,

“could my career as an extremist have been brought to an earlier end had one or some of my opponents taken the trouble to get to know me personally and rationally revealed to me the error of my suffering-causing, unethical, extremist ways? Perhaps; perhaps not – I admit I do not know. I do know, however, how my personal interaction with, and the ethical behaviour of, the Police I interacted with from the time of my arrest by officers from SO12 in 1998, permanently changed (for the better) my attitude toward the Police.”

Could Lowles in that meeting with Myatt have reached out to him in a hopeful, a redemptive, a non-hateful, way and thus changed Myatt’s life for the better? Perhaps.

Does Lowles, and do other anti-fascists, ever contemplate how a hopeful – a redemptive, a personal interactive way, a more human, more compassionate – solution, is ethically superior to their current dialectical and impersonal hateful attitude?

We somehow doubt that they have ever contemplated such a hopeful compassionate solution. So for now the designation of an organization which calls itself “Hope Not Hate” seems inappropriate.

Do we laugh at their Old World shenanigans? At their commitment to Old World abstractions? No we do not. Instead we pity them as icons, and soon to be relicts, of the Old Magian Order.

As David Myatt – their hateful icon – was fond of quoting:

Δίκα δὲ τοῖς μὲν παθοῦσιν μαθεῖν ἐπιρρέπει

[The Goddess] Fairness favours someone learning from adversity

R.S.
RDM Crew
February 2019

{1} The fantasy penned by Lowles about his meeting with Myatt is given in his “The State of Hate 2019” report.

Myatt’s view is given in https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/meeting-with-nick-lowles/

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