UKIP is going to have to face down PC-fascism sooner or later, and Steve Crowther and Nigel Farage's reaction to Godfrey Bloom's quip relating to his famous joke about women and fridges illustrates that they have not as yet sussed the name of the game. By rising to the stupid bait, all that it creates is pointless internal division.
Surely a naturally anti-PC party -- a party that should recognise the key battleground to be over the hatred of the people-in-general that is the whole point of PC -- knows about the tired 'triangulation' tactic to make the mainstream appear extreme?
Steve Crowther foolishly rose to the bait when the media attacked my mere paper candidacy in an obscure local council ward when they dug out an ancient post on this blogsite in which I made the point that the scholarly analysis of the roots of PC was not itself somehow evil just because it was accurately cited by the mass murderer, Anders Breivik, in his appallingly misguided anti-PC action. It was the very trap that I was attacking that Steve Crowther then made for himself, and we see today he's not learned the lesson. Strange, because its quite a simple one.
There is inherently no limit to the absurdity of PC, and therefore attacks from that quarter will never go away, no matter how PC you try to align yourself. So the answer is to meet such attacks with the appropriate response to turn them into great boomerangs to whack the PC-fascist throwers on their own mindless heads.
Attack by PC-fascists actually is an opportunity for UKIP to develop a cogent anti-PC stance in the public eye.
Godfrey Bloom may well have pulled off just such a ploy today if he hadn't have been evidently so flustered by the nuclear response by the UKIP leadership to his 'slut' joke. When the (ex-Newsnight, now Channel4 News) journalist Michael Crick drew attention to the 'white' faces on UKIP promotional material, Godfrey on his usual form would have jokily turned the tables in pointing out what indeed could be considered the anti-'white' racism of Crick's facile jibe. Instead, Crowther's immediately preceding actions rendered Bloom completely out of character in a humourless rather angry funk, in the mood in effect to lampoon the UKIP leadership's adoption of what amounts to a defence of PC.
People in general are bored rigid and mightily pissed off with endless PC bollocks, so Godfrey Bloom, albeit ham-fistedly, represents much more the sort of political character they want to see. A Boris minus the Bullingdon Club toffy well-connectedness. Surely it will be a short-lived withdrawal of the UKIP whip. Let's hope that less Godfrey than the UKIP leadership reflect on a faux-pas that in impact was more their making.