End of the Road for the Five Foot Toad

David “Charlie” Sargent, founder and sometime leader of white supremacist group, Combat18 (and not to be confused with David Sargent, President of Suffolk University, Massachusetts) was convicted in 1998 for the murder of Christopher Castle, another C18 member. Nicknamed “Ginger Pig”, because of his red hair and short stature, this earned the headline from The Sun newspaper, “End of the Road for the Five Foot Toad”.

Similar will not soon for said for Formula One supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, pictured below.

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Past exploits include his donation of £1 million to the Labour Party followed by, in 1997, the exemption of Formula One from a ban on tobacco advertizing; and his purchase of the old Manresa Chelsea College following the relaxation of legislation which had prevented education establishments selling properties for non-educational uses.

As reported in The Times, Ecclestone has praised Adolf Hitler lavishly and suggested that he either got carried away or was mis-advized with his more egregious acts.

In the end he got lost so he wasn’t a very good dictator. Either he knew what was going on and insisted, or he just went along with it — either way he wasn’t a dictator

Hitler was a bad dictator because he killed lots of people and his Reich lasted only 1.2% of the intended period. The Hondurans make good dictators if only for their women.

I doubt Ecclestone could be described as a Nazi or, even, National Bolshevik not because his physical imperfection’ would have made him an ideal candidate for death under Aktion T4, but due to his belief that Britain should be run as a “business”. This would be against the anti-coporatism of those ideologies. His brain fart likely comes more from his status as a milti-billionaire accustomed to being in control of multi-national companies. At best he was being grossly insensitive, but there will be a streak of moral repugnance which sees all the victims of Hitlerism and the other forces burped up by the 20th Century simply as lost profit.

His power-worship extented to Saddam Hussein and the Taleban:

Politicians are too worried about elections,” he said. “We did a terrible thing when we supported the idea of getting rid of Saddam Hussein. He was the only one who could control that country. It was the same [with the Taleban]. We move into countries and we have no idea of the culture. The Americans probably thought Bosnia was a town in Miami. There are people starving in Africa and we sit back and do nothing but we get involved in things we should leave alone.”

If only he keeps his mouth shut about the Hitler-thing, he may get on well with the Stop the War – No! Not that One! – Coalition

He is unlikely to hear many challengers to his authority, and does appear to lack an awareness of possible negative effects of his words. In 2005, referring to female Formula One racing driver, Danica Patrick, he expressed a desire to see women represented as domestic appliances… a personal apology to Patrick was followed by a repeat of the comments, followed by a second apology.

He had previously suggested that Spanish racial abuse delivered against British Formula One racing driver, Lewis Hamilton, started as “a joke”, but later backtracked.

That said, in trying to see the inner light in everyone, his interview did show him as a vaguely pitiful character who borders on obsessive compulsion and is emotionally lost after his divorce this year, with his two daughters doting on him. Furthermore, he at least pulled himself up with his bootstraps, unlike close friend and motorsport associate, Max Mosley.

Ecclestone said that Mosley would make an excellent British Prime Minister. I doubt Mosley will thank him in view of his [Mosley’s] being the son of British fascist leaders who were allowed to return to their status of landed-priviledge after their preferred side lost in WWII. He was then involved with his father’s fascistic post-WWII political party; would have listened to his mother’s 1989 appearance on Desert Island Discs when she chose Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and informed Sur Lawley that the extent of the Shoah was disputed; and, more recently, cried foul when his image of public respectability was challenged by the sight of his spanking the cheeky-girls in private.

What is it about being in command of high-speed car-racing which lends itself to complete and utter twats?

Ecclestone’s former marriage, for 24 years was to a woman 28 years his junior; Croation, Slavica Radic. The two are pictured here in happier times.

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In light of hubby’s views on Hitler, one wonders who blessed their marriage. Father Krujoslav Dragonovic?

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