Go over to Chicken Yoghurt to see how we are represented in America's Daily Show after the BNP gained a seat. No charisma, says the presenter re Griffin.
British fascist leaders are going to the dogs. Moseley - now he was handsome, athletic and a ladies' man. He had English ruling class and entitlement written all over him. Whereas Griffin could be the bloke from Credit Control in The Office, the one that would make David Brent look like sparky by comparison. Brought home as a prospective son-in-law, he would seem harmless enough. If he is a ladies' man, please can we be spared the pictures.
Moseley was for an age of outdoors oratory and arm waving rhetoric standing at the head of military columns (something which won him ridicule in the piss-taking Britain of his age). He is The Leader.
Griffin is reassuring, the rather sympathetic fellow who helps you out at the benefits office. He is not intimidating. Obama can get away with high-flown rhetoric in the USA but it wouldn’t work here. No, the low key wins the day. The ordinary is reassuring.
Griffin though does have a lurid fantasy life. As Hitler was sickened with disgust by pure German girls being attracted to bandy-legged Jews so is Griffin violently upset by Asian blokes getting off with young white women.
So anyone wanting to caricature him, surround him with demons with Asian heads. He’ll be in his armour fighting them, only he will be six foot two and blue eyed.