Big up to whoever it is who has started the English Disco Lovers social group.
A retort to the extreme right wingers, the nasty English Defence League (who I am not going to provide a link to here) the EDL—Disco Division—have been recruiting members on their Facebook page, as one race and one world united under the banner of beautiful disco music. Here’s a brief blurb:
The English Disco Lovers (EDL) are a pro-disco, anti-racism group.
We aim to spoof the slogans and emblems of The English Defence League, showing them for what they really are - racist, outdated and not the type you’d invite to your disco!
Unus Mundas, Una Gens, Unus Disco (One World, One Race, One Disco)!
Recently, the EDL—Disco Division—have passed round a new manifesto, which states their aim to supplant the English Defence League as the top search result for “EDL” on Google, and to get more likes than the English Defence League on Facebook.
Here’s the manifesto, or the disco statement as it has been labeled by the group, in full. It’s well worth a read:
This is a noble and worthy cause and I tip my hat to the English Disco Lovers.
We may all be losing heart over the wonder of Facebook these days, but if you want to see the Disco Lovers achieve their goal of more FB likes than the English Defence League (they are about half way there already) you can like the group on their page. You can also find them on Twitter.
And in the meantime, here’s some classic disco with a message of social unity:
The O’Jays “Love Train” (1972)