Leading BANANA Andrew Yeoman has spat the dummy.
For those of you coming in late, BANA — the
Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association Bay Area National Anarchists, most commonly referred to as BANANAs — is, or perhaps was, the name adopted in 2007 by a tiny group of white racist oddballs in San Francisco. Their mission, which they chose to accept, was to attempt to appropriate the most superficial elements of contemporary anarchism, and to use these to advance various otherwise routine forms of nationalist, racist and xenophobic sentiment.
Oh, and they didn’t like teh gheys too much either.
Apparently, BANANA’s three-year mission — to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations and to boldly appropriate symbology fascists in Europe have been using for perhaps the last decade or so — has become too much for Yeoman.
In a final missive so badly written it could’ve been penned by Richard Wolstencroft, Yeoman has a whinge, titles it ‘Calling it Quits’, and concludes “I’m not quitting. Not now. Not ever.”
Yes, he’s a complicated man.
In reality, what his long-winded complaint likely means is that BANANA will be replaced by Yeoman with some other vehicle, with a different name, but the same colour. In short, he’ll be back: like a dog compelled to eat its own vomit.
Beyond this, Yeoman’s disillusioned tractatus stultissimus contains a fairly typical array of activist angst: ‘I try hard but nothing seems to change’ / ‘Nobody seems to care’ / ‘I could be having funs rather than bashing my head against a wall’. The only other semi-note of semi-interest comes from Sydney-based neo-Nazi Welf Herfurth, whom Yeoman nominates as his mentor (as Herfurth once nominated Troy Southgate).
In response to Yeoman’s upset, Herfurth states that he regarded BANANA as the “spearhead” of national anarchism and its achievements as being “spectacular”, but otherwise counsels Yeoman to adopt a more realistic expectation of himself, what might be achieved by a tiny fascist groupuscule in California, and the (white racial) struggle ahead.
In Australia, Geelong teenybopper Scott is presumably too busy trying to join the army to babble much online; the ‘Yarra National Anarchists’ — ‘Yarra’ meaning ‘Melbourne’ and ‘Anarchists’ meaning a racist boofhead from Tasmania — has returned to his natural habit (Tasmania); another teenybopper named Sam is valiantly battling the multicultural hordes from his home computer in Hamilton; and one or two other racists are occasionally offering to the world various retarded outpourings on a range of peccadilloes.
For moaron local franchises, see:
On ‘national anarchism’, see : ‘Co-opting the Counter Culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction’ by Graham D. Macklin; National Anarchism (Again) (May 30, 2009) | The New Right in The Public Eye (December 18, 2008) | Anarchist statement on the New Right (October 21, 2007).