Australian Defence League rally : Sydney Opera House, October 9

The semi-fictitious ‘Australian Defence League’ (ADL) — yet another bastard offspring of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon‘s ‘English Defence League’ (EDL) — claims to be organising a rally @ the Sydney Opera House on Saturday, October 9 as part of a generally shambolic attempt by the nationalist Right to whip up further public hysteria over creeping Islamisation. Students of Australian history, political philosophy and theology (and their families) are being asked by the EDL ADL to gather together at the world-class performing arts centre in order to contemplate the rally slogan: Australia or Islamania? It’s Our Choice!. Voters in the unauthorised referendum will presumably have to battle crowds of foreign tourists on the day, as well as those queuing to see Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town, Verdi’s Rigoletto and various other cultural events in order to make their protest count.

The Sydney rally bears an uncanny resemblance to the group’s attempt to organise a rally in Melbourne on Friday, April 9. In both cases, the organisers are anonymous, the location is prominent, and the event is extraordinarily long — in the case of Sydney, six hours. Of course, the Melbourne rally ended up as being a handful of local racists crying into their beer in the pub opposite the site of their proposed demo. Just one (obviously drug-addled) sieg heiling bonehead attempted to pick a fight with the crowd of several hundred who’d gathered in opposition to the League at the centre of their supposed gathering (on the steps of Flinders Street station). In fact, such is the ineptitude with which the the ADL has attempted to organise itself, some on the anti-Semitic Right have accused it of being a front group for ZOG. Notwithstanding the fears of the tinfoil hat brigade, the gross incompetence on display by the League may be more easily explained by reference to its origins.

The ADL was launched as an Internet project by an English expatriate teenager from Perth named Jack *******. Jack must have been sorely disappointed with his magic beans (and who can blame him?), as he’s since attempted to wipe clean his online history. The League, therefore, and such as it is, appears to have become the fevered dreams of another. In this sense, the ADL has had only a vague half-life in Australia. Nevertheless, it has attracted the support of a handful of worried ex-pats, angry Australian yoof belonging to or associated with the ‘Southern Cross Soldiers’ and the tiny membership of the ‘Australian Protectionist Party’. One promotional video — youtube.com/watch?v=LTJOo3Uhclk, produced by a whinging Pom — proclaims that the League operates ‘in the spirit of St George’ (the patron saint of England) in ‘a battle for the very existance of Australia’; the video presents Simon Overland and former PM Keven Rudd as traitors who use ‘Unite Against Fascism’ and ‘Antifa’ as their weapons, in response to which the ADL calls for ‘full and total ressistance’.

Mad as cut snakes.

The remarkably amateurish nature of its ideological productions and occasional pronouncements on the evils of Islam (and immigration and multiculturalism) suggest that in order to save the whingers from becoming simply another bizarre, failed social experiment, a rich benefactor is desperately needed, but highly unlikely to appear on the scene. In any case, on the same day in Leicestershire, England, the E E EDL is planning on holding a (static) rally. Presumably, many hundreds of police will surround a small group of a few hundred hooligans who will assemble at or near a pub and proceed to get pissed while shouting incoherently about Mooselems; a few angry young men will attempt to break the police cordon (and get arrested), and the rest will be escorted by the filth back on to their specially-hired buses and then home: game over.

Who knows if anyone will be silly enough to rally at the Opera House.

See also : BNP expels Richard Barnbrook as bitter feud threatens to tear apart party, Matthew Taylor, guardian.co.uk, September 29, 2010.

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11 Responses to Australian Defence League rally : Sydney Opera House, October 9

  1. greer says:

    the perfect rebuttal to their rally…

  2. @ndy says:

    *perfectLY FABULOUS rebuttal.

  3. Toaf says:

    The comments on the facebook event page make my head hurt. Like this ripper from Josh.

  4. @ndy says:

    Kevin Carroll AUSTRAILIAN DEFENCE LEAGUE, THIS IS GREAT,YOU KNOW THE STORY FOLKES DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO,OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP LIKE US IN ENGLAND,FIGHTING FOROUR VERY IDENTITY AND THE RIGHT TO EVEN EXIST AS A CHRISTIAN NATION,SHOULD BE AGREAT DAY .WE WILL BE WATCHING AND SUPPORTING YOU ALL NSE.

    Josh Duck just invited ova 150 people to this event fuk yea lets go turbin slayin while we the this is australia this our our country no fuckin muslims one country one nation one voice and its aussie voices that should be heard

    Nick Slater Would love to be there ,its just i wont be able to get there ,good luck to all you fine people ,no place in our world for islam ,they go against one western nation,then they go against all of us !

    Daniel Ozipride Howard fuck theres 235 waiting reply,177not attending,48 maybe! theres more asians on a fkn fairy come one australia get with it

  5. @ndy says:

    In their dreams…

    Soldiers escape court martial over Iraqi beating video
    Michael Evans
    Times Online
    January 4, 2007

    Nine servicemen from The Light Infantry who were investigated after an amateur video was broadcast allegedly showing their involvement in beating up a number of young Iraqi demonstrators are not to face court martial…

  6. is the ADL related to football (or cricket) hooliganism?

  7. @ndy says:

    nah. there’s not a lotta football (or cricket) hooliganism to begin with. so, there’s a bit when it comes to football/soccer (which has a lot to do with the evolution of the sport in australia as an ethnic cultural institution w particular clubs aligned w certain ethnicities), but almost none inre football/aussie rules or football/rugby league. as for cricket… nah — the only ‘hooliganism’ is verbal afaik, and generally good-natured. beyond this, the only ultras i know are antifa; there was a neat hoax about a grp of collingwood hools a few yrs ago but…

  8. ScotTLeZ 293 ADL says:

    in regards to the lady gay gay vid, that is why the rest of the world hates the west and they have every reason to laugh at us, maybe we even deserve to be taken over by militant islam. And as for those who call us racist right wing facists, WE ARE AGAINST THE IDEOLOGY OF ISLAM ITSELF, NOT A GROUP OF PEOPLE, and one can see this from the multicultural face of the EDL and the up and coming ADL. People really need to stop this politically correct nonsense and realise that cultures are not the same and are not deserving of the same respect. Everyone loves the idea of tolerance but it is LUDICROUS to be tolerant of an ideology that wants to convert or destroy EVERYONE ELSE! OPEN YOUR EYES

  9. JAESUN WILLIAMS says:

    I was a member of the young National Front as a little nipper, when the fear mongering was all about the”asian invasion”. It is the muslim that is the rotten apple! They are the most dangerous threat this country faces. What was the point in our ANZACS, going to war and giving their lives for freedoms and liberties, and, AUSSIE WAY OF LIFE!

    I ask that as a TRUE BLUE AUSSIE, YOU TAKE A STAND, AND HONOUR OUR FALLEN HERO’S and say NO TO IMMAGRATION, FROM ISLAMIC NATIONS, NO TO THE BUILDING OF MOSQUES IN OUR SUBURBS, AND FIGHT TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY FROM BECOMING ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE SO CALLED ISLAMIC NEW WORLD ORDER! FCK FF Y WK GTTD, DNKY FCKNG RG HD PDPHL RP DG MGGTS! I STOOD AGAINST YOU CNTS, IN PARRAMATTA, YOU HAD TO STAB ME SO THE 15 OF YOU COULD RUN AWAY!

  10. JAESUN WILLIAMS says:

    4 Leb dgs jumped a young Aussie lad at Pulse nite club in Gosford on the central coast last Saturday. I CHALLENGE ANY LEB TO COME AND FACE A 1 ON 1 WITHOUT YOUR MOBILE PHONE! THATS IF YOU CAN FIND YOUR BACK BONES, PG FCKNG, L RGS! AUSSIE PRIDE! S.C.S! AUSTRALIANS UNITE!

  11. Lumpen says:

    Why are you mad, though?

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