What makes Nick Cohen and his fellow "progressives" so cock-sure of themselves and their ideology of "colourblindness",
is knowing that they have the mighty state 100 percent behind them, just as
in the Middle Ages it was behind Church ideology, on which it based its
legitimacy and authority (the principal means, next to the sword, by which
it dominated society).
Just as Church ideology was based on lies
(referred to as the "gospel truth"), so too is the ideology of a
colourblind, multiethnic NATION.
There is no such thing as a multiethnic (multi-racial
and multicultural) NATION (see OED definition), anymore than there is such
a thing as the "Son of God", in whom we must believe to avoid eternal
It is not Nick Griffin, or anyone else, that
the state and its apologists have to fear, but the TRUTH, now threatening
to expose the LIES on which its power, along with the political and economic
advantages it confers, are based.
Anyone who wants to combat genuine racism (rather
than most people's natural and legitimate need for a strong ethnic
component to their national identity, with which the state dishonestly
conflates it) must base their arguments on the truth (i.e. the importance
of ethnicity for most individuals' sense of personal, group, and thus also
national, identity) rather than on
state lies (the ideology of colourblindness and of "race doesn't matter",
i.e. is of no social or political significance except to evil "racists").