Still, we should learn from them.
There are two errors which we should avoid.
The first is to believe that Griffin may remain the leader of the BNP, and somehow things will improve. That is to fail to learn from experience.
The second error to avoid is to abandon hope in the BNP entirely. That is: to blame the party's popular policies for the poor election results, rather than its unpopular, corrupt, incompetent and divisive leader; or to believe that it is impossible to oust Griffin.
|Any beast is at its most dangerous when it is wounded|
Here is a short passage from the Book of Job which is very relevant to the current situation of the BNP.
"For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
"Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
"Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant."
This means that though the BNP may appear to be finished it may yet be re-born to new life. But only if it puts away "childish things", such as Mr Griffin, his immature style of political leadership, and his abhorrent ways, and instead drinks deeply of the spiritual "water" of an upright and competent new leadership.