Whichever side wins the Brexit vote today one event will stick in people’s mind like nothing else – the death of MP Jo Cox.
However passionately they fought for one side or the other, they all agreed that this was shocking, not least because it appeared to be politically motivated.
Looking into his background it’s interesting that the Mirror decides to rely entirely on the SPLC for a history of Mair’s activities and affiliations:
According to a US civil rights group, he bought a handbook from an American-based Neo-Nazi group with instructions on how to build a homemade gun in 1999.
The Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC) published receipts which claim to show Mair bought a series of books and subscriptions from National Vanguard, the printing arm of National Alliance, a now-defunct American Neo-Nazi group, between 1999 and 2003.
SPLC claim records show Mair spent $620 on books including titles such as “Chemistry of Powder & Explosives,” “Incendiaries” and “Improvised Munitions Handbook.”
Thus the connection is made. Anyone who advocates what have been defined by the media consensus as ‘extremist’ views may be surreptitiously planning the next assassination, so if you don’t shut them up you may be contributing to the next ‘Jo Cox’ incident. Am I exaggerating?
Apart from the SPLC’s contribution we know very little about this Tommy Mair other than he had ‘mental health issues’.
Every cult must control what are the ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ thoughts and behaviors. Here was another little slice of trauma and mind control to keep controversial thinkers safely contained by emotionally and sub consciously fortifying the walls that define what can and cannot be said. All this behind the smokescreen of allowing a vociferous debate on the issue that has already been decided behind the scenes.
Isn’t democracy a wonderful thing.