Rose City Antifa tell me that neo-Nazi skinhead gang Volksfront may have gone to Splitsville. That is:
Volksfront, the white supremacist group which was for many years the dominant neo-Nazi organization in Oregon, and which grew to be a nationwide and then international presence in the bonehead (white power “skinhead”) scene, has now disbanded its presence in the US, according to an online post. The organization’s former website at VolksfrontInternational.com has also disappeared from the web.
Curiously, so has the Volksfront Australia site.
VF Australia has its origins in the early noughties when a few yoof belonging to the Australia First Party’s yoof wing the Patriotik Yoof Laegue decided that being a bonehead was more fun than simply hanging out with Dr Jim and his mates. This early incarnation didn’t get very far, but the franchise was revived a few years later by a couple more boneheads belonging to Welf Herfurth’s circle of friends. Aside from Mr Welf, the chief propagandist for VF was a bonehead called Chris Smith: Chris is also responsible for the anti-antifa-australia blog and nazi distro Heathen Noise http://www.heathennoise.com.
Of course, the other reason VF didn’t go far in Australia was because the local franchise of the Hammerskins told them to stay in Sydney.
Speaking of Hammerskins, in the US the group has generated a little more media attention this week ahead of one of their annual shindigs in Boise, Idaho (which *s two of the bands the mass murderer Wade Michael Page played in prior to shooting dead six Sikhs — and then committing suicide). In Australia, the killer’s status as a Hammerskin was remarked upon in one or two news items but otherwise ignored, as was their recent gig in Melbourne. Prior to this, the Hammerskins caused a fuss in April when their moronic Happy Birthday Mister Hitler celebrations got some noses outta joint, one of their number was exposed as a mercenary in Afghanistan in 2011 and way back in 2007 the Melbourne Croatia Social Club was exposed as hosting a Hammerskins gig. Curiously, last month two men were charged with plotting to murder Matt Tomas, the man who in his capacity as Melbourne Knights spokesperson at the time, described the Hammerskins as scum. Matt’s a good mate of the Mayor of Melbourne, Mick Gatto, who can often be spied composing poetry in Paris.
Funny old world.