There’s an epidemic spreading through Twitter Land at the moment. It’s being spread by loads of Leftist students, Leftist ex-students and, possibly but not likely, by some leftist non-students and even some non-Leftists. That epidemic is a profound political analysis of the EDL and what the movement stands for. This is it: the EDL are thick. That’s it! Nothing more. No analysis of Islamism, militant Muslims, the swamping of the English through immigration because it is ‘hideously white’ (according to one Guardian journalist).
Now, even if the EDL is wrong on these things, or wrong on all things, don’t these issues deserve at least a small mention by this comedian? This turd is so brave that he dare slag off the white working class. But to do the same to any aspect of Islam or any behaviour of any Muslim - he’d shit his little pants!
The other side of these acute political analysis of the EDL, and of the student Twittering rage against the EDL, is that
if the EDL are thick [or they simply say the EDL are thick], then, by definition, all these Twitterers, as well as Russell Howard himself, must be supremely intelligent.
You see; that’s all it takes. Slag of the ‘thick’ EDL and you automatically become a political sophisticate with a deep take on all political issues.
But this is nothing but typical Leftist student contrarianism. That is: My politics is deep and sophisticated because it’s different from all those ‘people on the estates’and all the ‘lads in the pub’. In other words. I’m a Leftist sophisticate because I’m not like the EDL, the people on the estates and the ‘yobs in the pubs’. Full stop. That’s all it takes for these student and ex-students. That’s all it takes because they damn well never offer any real analysis of the EDL and what it stands for!
I wouldn’t have bothered commenting on this deeply unfunny turd if what he says on the video wasn’t also matched on the Left generally - away from comedy. Searchlight, Socialist Worker, as well as the Guardian, also base all their ‘analyses’ of the EDL on a handful of things: the EDL are all ‘pretty thick’; we are all ‘football hooligans’; and we’re all ‘resentful’ and pissed off because we haven’t got jobs and the ‘economic crisis’ (which I haven’t really noticed) has really annoyed us. Deep!
That’s not really much better than Russell Howard is it? Why? Because these esteemed Leftist journals and rags don’t ever mention Islam, militant Muslims, Muslim self-ghettoisation, Muslim grooming, Muslim drug pushing, etc. either! (Even Spiked recently fell into the same trap by not mentioning anything that the EDL is actually against or even what it stands for.)
The Attempt at Comedy Itself
As for the audience. They were either paid to laugh or they were laughing at every single thing this non-entity said simply because they were already his loyal fans. I suppose this happens with all well-known comedy acts. But on this video the audience embarrassed itself by laughing at everything he said. If he had lifted up his right leg, just a little bit, they would have laughed at that too!
So just as he taps into the Twitter fashion for calling the EDL ‘thick’; so he also uses the now- famous Muslamic Ray Guns video to prove that point - just as all the Tweeters are doing right now! Oh, by the way! Apart from the fact that the EDL guy in the video is clearly drunk, very young, and maybe even a little nervous, what’s funny about a Northern accent? It's a Northern accent, Howard, you know, people Up ‘t’ North speak that way. They don’t speak in the way they do in Leamington Spa or at university - unless they are students or middle class. So stop being such a racist and snob against Northerners and the white working class... But that’s OK nowadays, isn’t it?
Then he shows a clip of Tommy Robinson and I genuinely couldn’t see what the joke was. What was funny about the Tommy Robinson clip? I’m not forcing myself not to find it funny because he’s the leader of the EDL. Unless.. unless the funny part of it was Tommy's being working class and speaking in a working class Luton accent! So that’s what’s funny about it! Outrageous! Really.
You Leftist haters of the EDL should get together with Daily Mail readers because they hate the white working class too. Oh. I forgot, Leftists are supposed to hate the Daily Mail and its readership. You seen, the theory is that the Daily Mail hates the white working class from its ‘right wing’ and ‘snobby’ perspective; whereas Howard, all those student Twitterers, UAF/SWP, etc. hate the white working class from a Leftist perspective. And they are not ‘snobby’ with it - at least not in the Hyacinth Bouquet way. Yes they are!
The Left, especially the Trot Left, is terribly and notoriously snobby about the white working class. That’s why they wanted to fundamentally turn it into a revolutionary class which thought differently, acted differently, dressed differently, and even had different social lives. And when the working class refused, point blank, to be the sacrificial fodder for a middle-class Trot revolution, then, as we all now know, they suddenly turned their attention to the Muslims! (But they too will fuck them off in time. However, as in Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Algeria, etc., hopefully British Islamists and Muslims will kill them and save us the bother.)
On matters of detail.
The EDL didn’t go to Blackburn to ‘fight anti-fascists’, as Howard hilariously put it. In fact, many ‘anti-fascist’ red fascists went to Blackburn to fight the EDL. But that can only be politically legitimised by calling us ‘racists’ and/or ‘fascists’.
Also, the EDL didn’t ‘fight amongst themselves’ because of this lack of competition. The EDL actually had to fight off a group of Nazis and racists. That’s what actually happened. You’d think that Russell Howard would be happy about that. No. Only middle-class students and student leaders, as well as Trots and hip comedians, are allowed to fight racists and fascists - and they do it for the working class, etc. The ‘thick’ working class can never be trusted to do this for themselves, can they?