Yesterday, the BNP membership list was published on the internet. 12,000 names, addresses and occupations of racist, right-wing, white supremacist Neo-Nazis who could be next door to you.
Today, the Neo-Nazis who throw around words like 'filthy Paki', 'nigger', spew hate-filled invective and toss the odd petrol bomb through a letterbox are complaining about 'privacy' and 'threatening phone calls'.
My heart breaks. No, really. I'm playing the world's smallest violin. I know it really sucks when you get a taste of your own medicine. Not a drop of schadenfreude here.
Well, maybe a whole ocean.
Amongst the BNP members are teachers, police officers, government workers, all people who have lied to their employers - as it is illegal to be a member of the BNP if you are a member of the police or armed forces, and frowned upon in other professions.
The icing on the cake, though, is that they are using the Human Rights Act to protect the privacy of their members...that's right, the act they desperately want defeated in the European Parliament. Frankly, I hope they lose, because knowing where BNP members are is as important to me as knowing where paedophiles are.
I have to have a grudging respect for those who have come out and said, we ARE members. But those who want 'discretion'? Who can't admit that they're members of a party they've CHOSEN to join, whose precepts they claim to agree with? Deep down, you KNOW you're wrong. If I can stand up in a conservative church and tell clerics that I'm pro-choice/artificial birth control, pro-married priests, pro-women priests and pro-premarital sex, surely, if you REALLY believe what the BNP stands for, you can stand up and say, "I belong."
So the publication of the list shouldn't be a big deal for you. You and your ilk have hidden behind executioners' masks, white sheets, and ignorant darkness for so long, don't you think it's time you came out into the light?
Obviously, for whatever reason, someone did. You've threatened people, their families and their livelihoods for years. Now, cosmic justice is asserting itself.
I know a lot of us out here certainly will.