“(This article was written by our friend over at Advanced Ape and is such a good article that we couldn’t resist putting it on here and giving it the wider audience it deserves)
Paul Morris, otherwise known as ‘the Green Arrow’, has recently launched scathing attacks against veteran nationalists and denigrated their contribution to the cause, but who is Paul Morris?
It is perhaps time to take a look at Morris and his antics over the years. Is he the veteran British Nationalist that he likes to portray, or just a reactionary dinosaur; a fantasist with a predisposition for sycophancy and moronic behaviour?
Let’s take a look.
Paul Morris (Green Arrow) Time line
1976 – 1979 – Morris quits the Royal Navy, citing “bullying” by senior crew as the driver. Perhaps this explains Morris’s hatred for homosexuals; the neurotic attachment to militarism and the penchant for militaristic metaphors which pepper his writings; the need for an authoritarian figure; the desire for hierarchical structure and the sycophancy it often breeds.
Morris alleges that during the late 70s his house and his computers were searched by Special Branch. Considering computers in the late 70s would cost the equivalent of £10,000 in today’s money, anybody would be justified in questioning this story.
He also likes to retell the story about how he was introduced to a man who had possession of advanced electronic equipment, the super sleuth Morris quickly deduced that the man was a spy and tried to denounce him to all who would listen. That man is now 92-years-old and still a nationalist.
Are these the delusions of a fantasist? A fantasist desperate to concoct for himself a nationalist history?
How about the following;
- Morris states that he was a runner for the SAS in Northern Ireland.
- Morris states that he was a National Front ‘street fighter’, despite never actually holding membership of the NF.
- Morris states that he owned a nationalist printing shop – no address supplied.
- Morris states that he was an expert in bomb disposal and saved the life of a British general, but refuses to supply the name of said officer.
If even half of the above is true, Morris is a colossus of British Nationalism.
1979 – 2007 – Morris disappears from Nationalist politics for almost 30 years. What was Morris doing during his decades in the wilderness?
He has claimed that he ran a ‘hugely successful’ IT company, but didn’t reveal until later that the same company went bust, bringing Morris hurtling back to earth with his now trademark cough and splutter.
During the mid to latter part of the decade, Morris is forced to retire with a crippling case of arthritis, but is investigated by the DWP following complaints lodged by a disgruntled neighbour.
2007 – Onwards – After a 28-year break, Morris reappears under the pen name ‘Green Arrow’, reference to the Marxist Marvel Comics character. Morris has since said that it’s a bow to one of his favourite letter writers in the newspaper, this is a convenient and recent cover story, concocted following legal threats by the original cartoonist who created the Green Arrow character.
He quickly built up a following by publishing childish, and mildly racist, cartoon strips. (Morris has shifted these back into the January 2006 folder on his original blog, to give the impression that he has been blogging for a longer period, however, as always with Morris, he’s made a blunder. The cartoon strips carry a production date, November 2007. Again, an example of Morris trying to fill the gaps in his nationalist history)
The new BNP webmaster, Simon Bennett, graciously adds the link to the Green Arrow blog on the BNP’s national website. Morris reaps a massive traffic increase by ‘piggy backing’ upon the success of Simon Bennett and Arthur Kemp’s work. Stats later reveal that Morris’s site provided 0.9% of traffic to the official BNP website, whilst Morris received over 90% of his traffic via the BNP site. Quite the parasitical relationship.
An ego-massaged Morris appears on the Stormfront Forum and proceeds to lecture veteran nationalists on political activism. This brings him into conflict with veteran soldiers, who counter Morris’s claims about his military service, and veteran nationalists, who successfully de-construct Morris’s fabricated nationalist history.
As Griffin faces a battle with the Decemberist rebels, Green Arrow becomes the leader’s attack poodle on Stormfront. By this time, Morris’s reputation is in tatters, having been exposed as a liar. Further confrontations with serious nationalists leaves the moderators with no choice but to permanently ban his account.
Morris’s personal life takes a turn for the worse; drunken, public rows with his family members provides his exasperated neighbours with the motive for giving his address to anti-fascists.
A further blow to Morris’s super-inflated ego arrives when party officials politely ask him to remove ‘the 14 words’ from his blog banner, as part of the BNP’s attempt to re-brand itself. Morris refuses and replies with typical courtesy: “Fuck off!”
As a result, Morris’s link is removed from the official website.
Morris then believes that members of the hierarchy are trying to “destroy” him. He somehow deduces that these ‘infiltrators’ must be disloyal to Nick Griffin and are trying to damage the BNP. As a result of his own fantasies, Morris plots to have Arthur Kemp removed as web editor. Despite Mr Kemp having worked as a pro journalist, Green Arrow believed he could do better.
The plot is uncovered, but Morris offers no apology or explanation. Instead, in a fit of audacity, he offers polite chatter to his intended victim at the RWB.
A disgruntled Morris then holds a grudge against the entire BNP web team. This is the embryonic stage of the hatred he would eventually hold for Simon Bennett.
Following the election of BNP MEPs, Morris embarks on a traffic stealing scheme. He instructs his disciples to flood the party’s ground-breaking social networks and comments system with links to his own website. The final straw for web team administrators occurs when one of his helpers deploys a spam-bomb of over 5,000 links to the Green Arrow site, posted to every member of the social network. This results in an embargo on any links to his site.
Leadership and Reform
Morris’s involvement in the leadership nomination phase is completely malignant and without justification.
- Smears Simon Bennett, despite not having access to the facts.
- Smears Eddy Butler
- Threatens to publish the names of every British Nationalist who signs the nomination forms of Eddy Butler
- Attacks Andrew Brons
- Attacks Chris Beverley
- Attacks Richard Edmonds
- Attacks Richard Barnbrook
- Attacks Mark Collett
- Attacks Shelley Rose
- Attacks Peter Mullins
- Attacks Peter Stafford
- Deploys a team of attack dogs to disrupt a non-BNP political forum, hoping to stifle open debate about the party
- Propagates links to web pages and videos which contain libellous and defamatory content about the above persons
- Issues badges (medals) to those who disrupted the constitutional leadership challenge.
Morris’s odious actions over the past few months have disillusioned most of Wales BNP. One formerly close pal, who paid for military-grade body armour for South Wales BNP camera crew, has totally distanced himself from Morris, saying:
“Green Arrow has done more than most to deepen the fissures within the BNP, we want no part of his crusade”.
The question for BNP members and supporters;
Paul Morris, a veteran nationalist and valuable internet representative for the British National Party?
A malicious egotist with delusions of military/nationalist grandeur?
Personally, I think Paul Morris has mistaken himself for Chuck Norris.”