The phenomenon of Tommy Robinson has best been described by prolific author and columnist, Douglas Murray. Douglas eloquently explained how the British society sometimes deals with the secondary manifestation of a problem, rather than the problem itself.
This is what Tommy is, he is a reaction. There would not be a Tommy Robinson had the state of affairs in a town like Luton gotten so bad, that a young lad such as Tommy essentially had no choice but to form some kind of resistance.
During the many debates and arguments I’ve witnessed and engaged in online, I’ve witnessed passionate defenders and antagonists of Tommy; as if the phenomenon of Tommy arose in a vacuum.
Tommy Robinson is an emblem of the failure of British society, specially around the issue of migration.
The issue of rates of migration, what’s sustainable and what isn’t I feel has been aptly addressed by folks such as Douglas Murray on many articles and videos on the subject; so I will leave that issue aside for now.
What needs commenting on however, is what Tommy Robinson is reacting to.
As someone who grew up until the age of 16 in Alexandria, Egypt; much of what’s been happening in the west, in particular to countries such as England, strikes me as downright bizarre and unexplainable.
It’s clear to me, that the combination of polite British culture and the specific set of operable laws, has positioned it in a place that is very difficult to navigate.
Tommy Robinson is reacting to, for instance, the beheading of a British soldier on english streets by radical jihadists shouting ‘allahu-akbar’. Another incident Tommy mentions often, is past demonstrations where crowds of jihadists would spit on returning soldiers and their families.
My aim, in writing this, is to bring an outside perspective to all this. A country like Egypt, for all its flaws, is deeply nationalistic.
Had crowds of foreign nationals started spitting on returning Egyptian soldiers, or committed an act of violence against a soldier on Egyptian streets, the response would have been by the people; and not the government; I can assure the reader of that.
To someone like myself, Tommy is simply a normal, average reaction to a problem.
It’s clear to anyone following this by now that the British establishment and media are simply panicking over the phenomenon that is Tommy Robinson.
The government has tried to literally imprison him (for using his Facebook app on a public road outside of a court), the mainstream media has not printed a single truthful article about him, and he had his Twitter, Instagram, Facebook accounts banned; and Youtube account severely restricted.
After his kangaroo court trial, there was probably thousands of Twitter discussions, involving people purporting themselves to be defenders of justice under British law, passionately and stridently claiming that Tommy “had broken the law, by jeopardizing the trial.” or some nonsensical variant of this argument.
Yesterday of course, we witness the Oldham police, promptly escorting a group of excitable young muslims (shouting “takbir, allahu-akbar”) to a Tommy Robinson campaign event, where they proceeded to throw rocks and bottles at a crowd of women and children, with several police officers seemingly standing guard.
If this doesn’t simply demonstrate to the reader that the system is simply broken, and that these are actions of a government in despair, I don’t think anything will.
The reason people seek to vilify Tommy, and the reason people chose to believe those lies is very simple: it’s easier.
It’s simply easier for the average Brit to believe that Tommy is just a one-off ‘racist’, than the alternative.
The alternative which is that Britain has had an immigration policy that wasn’t thought through, from cultures incompatible with the British one, that are forming parallel societies; and that you basically have groups of people, with little to nothing in common, simply co-habitating the same geographical location.
It’s much quicker and easier to digest to buy into the lie that Tommy is a racist, or that any of this is motivated by xenophobia.
Unfortunately, Tommy simply addresses a very complex, entrenched problem; one without an easy solution, if any at all. However, his reaction is completely warranted; vilifying him, silencing him, imprisoning him or interfering with his election campaign, isn’t going to make the problem go away; it will simply postpone it, while it’s being further exacerbated by a thoughtless immigration.