Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012 11:54 Written by Ketlan Ossowski
Well, well, look who's popped his head up again. Eddy Morrison, or 'Unsteady Eddy', as he is more commonly known due to his close relationship with cheap booze, has emerged from the wilderness of the far-right to treat us all to his meandering thoughts on whatever holds his interest for more than five minutes.
Eddy, who has been a stalwart of the far-right since Nick Griffin was merely a worrying twinkle in Edgar's eye, has set himself up with a new blog from which he can, to quote himself;
'give regular and personal commentary on the issues of the day as they pertain to White Nationalism'
'give some extra Internet presence to my support for the National Front'.
Fair enough, though I wonder what makes him think that his incoherent ramblings might be of interest to anyone apart from his old drinking pals in the zillion or so nazi grouplets into which he has inserted himself.
In fact, Eddy's career has followed something of a dismal trajectory despite his, on occasion, being assumed to have rather more political nous than he actually possesses. Former BNP star Sharon Ebanks once courted him for her then new (and extremely short-lived) offshoot from the BNP, the New Nationalist Party, though she hastily backed off when Morrison, always the racist, immediately began questioning her on her 'racial ancestry'.
Morrison's ever-wavering interest in the numerous groups to which he has belonged has been noted and frowned upon by those he would assume to be his allies. Apparently, being a pissed nazi is one thing but being inconsistent is something else entirely. One comment on a nazi blog had this to say about him and his political meanderings;
'Eddy Morrison has indeed had a remarkable career. He has been fighting for 'Nationalist Unity' in the National Front, the National Democratic Freedom Movement (his own), British National Party (his own) circa 1977, National Front again, British Movement, National Action Party (his own), National Front (again), New National Front, British National Party, National Front (again), Aryan Unity, White Nationalist party, Spearhead Support group, Spearhead Group, Nationalist Alliance and finally British Peoples Party...'
And now, of course, the National Front (yet again).
Morrison, you may recall, stood in council elections in Bramley back in 2007, duping a pensioner into signing his nomination form by telling her it was a petition against the closure of a local shopping centre. When this ruse was uncovered a complaint was made to the local police but the case was dropped when Morrison got such a dismally low vote that it made absolutely no difference to the outcome.
I have a bit of a soft spot for Unsteady Eddy, mainly because he is one of the people who inhabit the far-right and inevitably cause chaos wherever they go, but also because he once described Hitler-worshipper Mark Collett, Nick Griffin's once blue-eyed boy, as 'odious'. Who can argue with that?
Despite his (rare) good points, Morrison's main fault is that he talks utter bollocks most of the time. Take this article from his new blog, in which he states;
'White Nationalists today are in exactly the same position as was Galileo Galilei when he was persecuted by the Inquisition for his assertion that the Earth went around the Sun and not the other way. He was forced under the threat of extreme torture to recant his views despite every piece of scientific evidence being in his favour and spent the remainder of his life under a sort of house arrest.'
Well, no. The story that the problem was that Galileo's claim that the Earth went around the Sun rather than vice versa (heliocentrism) was a heresy was just a part of the problem. I quote (as no doubt Morrison did) from Wikipedia;
'Earlier, Pope Urban VIII had personally asked Galileo to give arguments for and against heliocentrism in the book, and to be careful not to advocate heliocentrism. He made another request, that his own views on the matter be included in Galileo's book. Only the latter of those requests was fulfilled by Galileo. Whether unknowingly or deliberately, Simplicio, the defender of the Aristotelian Geocentric view in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, was often caught in his own errors and sometimes came across as a fool. Indeed, although Galileo states in the preface of his book that the character is named after a famous Aristotelian philosopher (Simplicius in Latin, Simplicio in Italian), the name "Simplicio" in Italian also has the connotation of "simpleton". This portrayal of Simplicio made Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems appear as an advocacy book: an attack on Aristotelian geocentrism and defence of the Copernican theory. Unfortunately for his relationship with the Pope, Galileo put the words of Urban VIII into the mouth of Simplicio. Most historians agree Galileo did not act out of malice and felt blindsided by the reaction to his book. However, the Pope did not take the suspected public ridicule lightly, nor the Copernican advocacy. Galileo had alienated one of his biggest and most powerful supporters, the Pope, and was called to Rome to defend his writings.'
'In September 1632, Galileo was ordered to come to Rome to stand trial, where he finally arrived in February 1633. Throughout his trial Galileo steadfastly maintained that since 1616 he had faithfully kept his promise not to hold any of the condemned opinions, and initially he denied even defending them. However, he was eventually persuaded to admit that, contrary to his true intention, a reader of his Dialogue could well have obtained the impression that it was intended to be a defence of Copernicanism. In view of Galileo's rather implausible denial that he had ever held Copernican ideas after 1616 or ever intended to defend them in the Dialogue, his final interrogation, in July 1633, concluded with his being threatened with torture if he did not tell the truth, but he maintained his denial despite the threat. The sentence of the Inquisition was delivered on June 22. It was in three essential parts:
Galileo was found "vehemently suspect of heresy", namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to "abjure, curse and detest" those opinions.
He was sentenced to formal imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition. On the following day this was commuted to house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life.
His offending Dialogue was banned; and in an action not announced at the trial, publication of any of his works was forbidden, including any he might write in the future.'
I would have expected Morrison to have supported the Inquisition. According to Wikipedia;
'Most of Medieval Western and Central Europe had a long-standing veneer of Catholic standardisation over traditional non-Christian practices, with intermittent localized occurrences of different ideas (such as Catharism or Platonism) and constantly recurring anti-Semitic or anti-Judaic activity and conspiration.'
As our readers will know, the idea of a nebulous and generally undefinable Jewish conspiracy runs deep within the nazi movement. However, getting back to Galileo, it is clear that, for his heresy, he merely served a loose form of house arrest - and this is a man who questioned the central tenets of an all-powerful Catholic Church. This is NOT, in any way, to be confused with a racist pisshead who somehow determines, using flawed research, that blacks are inferior to whites.
Morrison, who isn't half as stupid as he would lead us to believe, states the following;
'Today's Liberal Oligarchy which has dictated - again in the face of every bit of scientific evidence - that there is no difference between racial groups are carrying out a constant inquisition against us. Although we do not face the rack - we do face up to seven years imprisonment for telling the truth about race - not matter that what we say is the truth.'
Morrison knows what he is doing here. His written texts, as opposed to his drunk and slurring speechifying, compare with those of Lee Barnes, the BNP's former legal beagle, where fiction is crowbarred into fact and everything is distorted by selecting a few words that mean something into a phrase that means nothing at all.
His assertion that those who state that racial differencies are clear and visible are liable to serve seven years in prison is an attempt at self-aggrandisment and mean nothing. Arthur Kemp's tedious March of the Titans, which makes the same claim, has led to nothing, despite making the same erroneous point for years.
Nobody gets brownie points for claiming that blacks are mentally or physically inferior to whites, and frankly, when put up against the likes of Eddy Morrison, a drunken, incoherent buffoon, they shouldn't.
Morrison may believe he is part of the master race because he is white. Well, I'm white, too, and I'm ashamed to belong to any group of which he is a part.