Pingate (wearing the badge of UK fringe party For Britain) happened as Moz was releasing California Son – a selection of left-wing protest songs from his childhood – plus genderqueer covers of Jobriath, Melanie & 5th Dimension.
A tiny bit of research would have revealed that Moz had always loved these artists, even when he was almost behaving himself by being a socialist & wanting to guillotine Margaret Thatcher, who he still hates.
(From his autobiography, published in Penguin Modern Classics, 2013)
He also thought the Beeb had it in for Buffy – so it’s not just white Indie artists he thinks get excluded – it’s anyone with a message that disturbs the establishment.
& that tiny bit of research would have revealed that whatever he thought he was doing, he didn’t think he’d gone to the far right. You can’t disguise a fascist party with an anguished plea, it’s absurd to think anyone would try. But you can, esp. in our world of disinformation overload, be mistaken.
I despise racism.
I despise fascism.
I would do anything for my Muslim friends, and I know they would do anything for me.
In view of this, there is only one British political party that can safeguard our security.
That party is For Britain.
Please give them a chance. Listen to them. Do not be influenced by the tyrannies of the MSM who will tell you that For Britain are racist or fascist – please believe me, they are the very opposite!!! Please do not close your mind.
Labour is hopelessly naive.
Theresa May’s policies have turned Britain into a international target.
The BBC has closed down.
The Loony Left is concerned only with victim culture.
For Britain will keep British society together. Violence is not the way forward.
There are many problems in modern Britain that have become too large for Theresa May to deal with – mostly because she created them in the first place. The press appear to deal only in fashionable outrage; inflammatory and unjust comments against any new party that threatens the same old bloody pointless two-party system.
Please give For Britain a chance. They will bring an end to the modern Westminster mania for self-destruction. For Britain is the bulldog breed that will never surrender. Both Labour and Conservatives have already sold you down the river into righteous oblivion.
This is my last political strike. No wish to upset anyone! But the time has come to fight, and Labour and the Conservatives have their backs to the sea.
Are you capable of change?
Thank you, and peace for all of us
20 April 2018
A few articles explaining how & why the deeply unlikely leader of For Britain, Anne Marie Waters (lesbian, vegan, secularist, ex-Labour, Irish immigrant) had turned to the Far Right would have been useful journalism but the call of the clickbait & the thrill of the witch-hunt was too strong.
The Guardian (24th May, 2019) claimed to hear slimey trolling – in what is, a very sweet & sincere album (there is no decade of contentious proclamations, there’s a decade of them sifting through his interviews & on-stage patter to find half a sentence to condemn him for, usually connected to his belief in animal rights or dislike of Monarchy).
Merseyrail removed the poster. Indie record stores banned his records. DJs stopped playing him. The press tried to harass his collaborators into denouncing him. And the moral panic got into full swing.