So I was going to write something about this anyway, but then I read this and decided to do it right this second than later. I thought I wrote about this before, but I can't remember - oh well, it's worth a double mention.
Tonight on UK tv there was a documentary about David Copeland. I read about him ages ago. I was 12 when he did his bombings and I don't remember them, however, he is known as the "London nailbomber" because in 1999, unsurprisingly, he committed three nail bomb attacks in London. One was in Brixton, which has a high number of black people, one was in Brick Lane which has a high Asian community, and then the final bomb was in Soho, which has a very strong gay community.
He killed a total of 3 people in his bombings. 142 were injured, many seriously, and several requiring amputations. This documentation was so emotive because those that had amputations actually gave interviews.
The reason why I remember this bombing beyond all others, despite barely remembering it when it happened, is that a pregnant woman and her unborn child died in a gay bar which was bombed. Her husband sustained serious injuries, and the godfather, who was gay, died too. I mean, the irony is just so tragic. To attack a gay bar, kill three people, and for only one of them to actually be gay - and an unborn child at that - just makes me so enraged I can't describe.
This guy was a Nazi, he had swastika's and that kind of crap all over his bedroom. He was the extreme. But it makes me realise why I don't support the right wing politics of George Bush and others like him, because (and not meaning to sound too melodramatic) events such as these make me think support of such people could lead to a repeat of those travesties supported by the Nazi party. It might have happened in 1999, it might have been the extremist actions of one individual, it might not have been condoned by the Conservative/Republic supporters, but this kind of shit is where it all ultimately leads to. At least from what I see. If you don't condone it, you must surely oppose it. At least from my opinion all opposition to gays or other minorities is resulting in discrimination - whilst not all casualties are like the extremes described here, the misery is just as bad and people like George Bush and his right wing religious zealot supporters are sustaining it. It has to stop!