Stuck indoors? Here are seven different ways to be an activist from home - Dr George Whale

If, for one reason or another, you're unable to participate in leafleting, days of action and other outdoor events, there are still many other ways to actively promote Britain First.

Here are seven types of activism that most people can do from home.

1. Letter-writing

Published in local or national newspapers, well-written letters on topical issues can reach very large audiences.

But because most media outlets are leftwing, you've more chance of getting a letter accepted that promotes Britain First's ideas and policies, rather than the organisation itself.

You can write letters the old-fashioned (pen-and ink) way, or you can email them - most newspaper websites have a contact page containing an email address for readers' letters.

2. Word-of-mouth recruitment

One the best ways to recruit new people is by word of mouth.

Friends and family, when discussing big issues like terrorism or grooming, will often say in exasperation: "Well, what can be done about it?"

That's when you step in and casually mention the great work Britain First is doing to highlight and combat such horrors.

Just imagine, if every Britain First supporter were to recruit just one friend or family member, we'd double in size!

3. Internet memes

An internet meme is a digital image with words added to convey a powerful idea online.

Memes employ humour, mockery, shock, eye-catching graphics and memorable slogans to get their message across.

Posted on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) the more popular ones, repeatedly copied/ shared by other users, can reach audiences of thousands, even millions, within hours or days.

To harness the power of the meme to spread our ideas, we encourage Britain First supporters to try meme-making for themselves, using one of the free online meme-making tools (Google "meme generators"), or a free image manipulation program such as Gimp (Google "Gimp download"), which allows more flexibility in combining text and image.

Please note: Any meme referencing Britain First or using Britain First images must be approved by HQ before posting online.

For more inspiration, check out the comprehensive library of memes at: knowyourmeme.com

4. Hashtag activism

Hashtag activism is a type of online activism using Twitter hashtags to highlight selected issues.

A hashtag is a keyword with the # (hash) symbol in front, and it enables topics to be organised and tracked based on that keyword.

So, for example, if you wanted to join the discussion about grooming gangs, you might include #StopGroomingGangs in a tweet.

Other example hashtags are: #BritainFirst #BanHalal #DeportIllegals #DefendFreeSpeech

Clicking on a hashtag brings up all the posts that mention it.

You can create your own or use an existing hashtag, preferably one that's currently popular ('trending'). Hashtags are used not only on Twitter, but also on Facebook, Tumblr and other social media platforms.

To learn more, Google "How to use hashtags".

5. Online commenting

Popular national news websites such as Mail Online, Express and Breitbart London, as well as local newspaper, TV and radio sites, allow readers to comment underneath published articles.

Comments can be seen by thousands of people, so are potentially useful to promote Britain First.

The best type of comment is one that connect the article to a particular Britain First policy or event.

For example, under an article on housing shortages caused by mass immigration, you might post parts of our immigration or housing policies; under an article about child grooming you might mention a recent day of action against grooming gangs.

It's best to prepare your text first in a program like Word or Open Office (which can be freely downloaded), so you can check spelling and grammar before copying and pasting into the online comment box. Language should always be reasonable and polite.

Don't include weblinks, as many sites block comments containing them.

And avoid getting dragged into long debates with political opponents - they lead nowhere.

6. Wearing/using branded merchandise

A Britain First tshirt or sweatshirt, even a branded mug or phone case left casually on a living room table, signals your allegiance and may prompt curiosity and discussion about Britain First.

Numerous branded items are available for online purchase at the BRITAIN FIRST STORE.

7. Telephoning

If you're a persuasive talker, you might want to have a try at radio phone-ins.

Local radio stations often have extended debates about topical issues, inviting local people to phone in and participate.

You might even, occasionally, get in a plug for Britain First before they cut you off!

Another possibility is tele-canvassing during election campaigns.

It's something Britain First may try, though there are strict rules around it, and we'd be aiming to train suitable volunteers for this role.

Conclusion

Some of the above home-based activities may seem small on their own - but remember, a popular meme, a persuasive letter or online comment can quickly reach a mass audience.

And when hundreds or thousands of people are producing them, the cumulative reach can be vast!

So why not get cracking!

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