RALLY AGAINST RACISM – Melbourne Sat April 4 @ Fed Square

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On Saturday April 4 the far right have organised a series of public rallies under the title of ‘Reclaim Australia’.

Because Muslims.

In Melbourne, organisers have elected to rally at the Shrine of Remembrance Federation Square.

A counter-rally has been organised under the title of ‘Rally Against Racism’.

The last time the far right attempted to rally in Melbourne was in May 2011. A strong counter-mobilisation ensured that the event was effectively disrupted. (A prior rally in April 2010 was also unsuccessful, being reduced to a handful of drunken boneheads shouting racist abuse.)

Please help promote the counter-rally among your networks. Muslim-hating may — with the assistance of segments of government and media — have become a national/ist sport, but there’s no need to allow mass public expressions of such hatred and contempt to go unchallenged.

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I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2017 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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32 Responses to RALLY AGAINST RACISM – Melbourne Sat April 4 @ Fed Square

  1. Chris says:

    What’s racist about this Reclaim Australia rally? I’m from an Aboriginal background and my wife is from Malta. My lifelong best mate is Tongan and I work with people from all nationalities. I will be attending the rally and so will my wife and best mate. You really are clutching at straws here, no wonder you need to resort to playing the race card. Get a life!!!

  2. Armor says:

    Help fight christianphobia and join the “Reclaim Australia” rally.

  3. Varinas/Marcus/Smithy/Brendan/nathanielsykes19/I Would Just Like To Say/I Sing The Race Electric/Andy Would Be Lost Without Nazis/Andy the facilitator of CFMEU thuggery/[pseudonymous nazi]/[random nazi]/Shamus/Sebastian says:

    One thing is of [sic] sure. ANDY won’t be there.

  4. Slackbastard, YOU are the one pulling the racist card and using hate to try and incite violence, the TOTAL OPPOSITE of our Reclaim rally. I’d like to know how your rally is legal ’cause sure as hell you wouldn’t have got all the required permits. No other organisations would have been given permits for any kind of event that morning as we already have the venue booked, legally, with permits. You are full of shit! You are brainless. The more you try and promote your hate rally, the more supporters we’ll get to back us.

  5. Aysha says:

    Why on earth are you trying to incite hate and violence against the Reclaim Australia rally? What is your real agenda? For your information my parents are from Egypt but I was born here (my name is Aysha, and yes I am Muslim. I’m sure a man of your intelligence can figure out the link between my name and Islam, right? lol).

    Neither me nor any of my family/friends are extremist and I am not religious at all. I am grateful to be living in this wonderful country, my parents have worked hard to give my brother and I the best life that they could. My parents also came here legally and were not country shopping! I eat all food I don’t believe in any of the halal rubbish!!!

    You are just as bad as the Muslim extremists by preaching your hate and your hidden agenda, why don’t you grow a pair of balls and take the blinkers off so you can see what is really happening in Australia because of people like you, people who despise anything normal and who have to go against the grain just to be difficult because you have nothing else in your miserable life!!!

    Kindest Regards,

    Aysha.

  6. BWS says:

    The only racist person/s on here are you and your cohorts [you’re] saying “STOP AUSTRALIANS FROM HAVING A SAY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY”. All we are saying is we want our country back so you can go crawl back under your politically correct rock and remain a slave to whatever faction so chooses to believe they have more rights in this country than any Australian and that is ANY Australian who loves this country, the people you are supporting HATE this country and want to use violence to have it the same way as the country they RAN away from in the first place, please just stop your anti-Australian bullshit.

  7. Omar says:

    It’s a rally against Islam not against racism. Islam is an evil death cult that is not welcome in the Western world.

  8. John Sweeney says:

    I cannot understand how anyone could support [an ideology] that denies women basic human rights. Kills homosexual people and supports human slavery. This march is against fascism. No one has [the] right to control another person’s freedom. I will be there to stand for anyone’s [right] to disagree with me. There will be people of all colors and walks of life there united.

  9. Rashid says:

    @Chris

    >>”What’s racist about this Reclaim Australia rally? I’m from an Aboriginal background and my wife is from Malta. My lifelong best mate is Tongan and I work with people from all nationalities.”

    ? So…therefore you couldn’t possibly be racist? But leaving the dubious logic of your non sequitur aside, I think it’s pretty clear reading further into the title (of the counter rally), that it’s also a broader protest against bigots of the Islamophobic variety, and their irrationally uninformed cheerleaders.

    One group of ‘We’re not racists because Islam isn’t a race’ cheerleaders who apparently will be attending, are the Patriots Defence League (PDL). National President, Torin O’Brien is quite happy to be photographed promoting the hashtag #waronwhites [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=351438921724890&set=o.237357993132774]:

    Whilst other PDL members readily explain who the ‘reclaiming’ needs to be done for:

    “Australians are by blood English Anglo-Saxon which makes us a race, Caucasian”. – Kane “K Ano” Fleming, PDL member who lists ‘White Genocide Project’ amongst his Facebook favourites.

    Principle promoter of the ‘Reclaim Australia’ rally appears to be Shermon “Eureka Brigade” Burgess, self confessed member of the Australian Defence League.

    “All our hardcore fans know we speak the truth. Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans and european countries invaded by Islam!” – Eureka Brigade Facebook post, April 16, 2014.

    “I’ve met some nice Aboriginal people I really have, but they’re few and far between. Really. So many of them are just dickheads man. See them on ‘metho’, passed out, bludging cigarettes and still blaming the modern generation for what happened 200 years ago which wasn’t even..th-this modern generation that did anything to them, y’know what I mean.” – Shermon Burgess, from Youtube post, Feb. 2, 2015.

    “If you did your historical study right you would know that the Aboriginals also wiped out a whole people. They wiped out the native pygmie tribes. The Aboriginals came, wiped out the native pygmie tribes and then took their land. And then the lefties sit here going ‘Ohh its bullshit’, no its not bullshit. Native Aboriginals that were supposedly the only owners of this land before British settlement, or anything like that, killed the native pygmie tribes and took all their land. Then later on the British came..yes they killed some Aboriginals and stuff, but, they built the country up to what it is today.” – Shermon Burgess, from Youtube post, Oct. 29, 2014.

    “Fucken oath I’m a bigot. I’m proud to be a bigot” – Shermon Burgess, from Youtube post, Oct. 23, 2014.

    Burgess, as Andy has previously noted, is also a fan and promoter of neo Nazi white supremacists Squadron 88, urging Facebookers earlier this year to attend their rally, and describing them as “a patriotic group from Sydney”. Only a few months earlier to Burgess’s ringing endorsement, Squadron 88 was letterbox dropping fliers to Sydney residents, telling them:

    “It’s time for all White Australians to stop being blinded by political correctness and Jewish lies about equality, multiculturalism and the need for so called diversity. Diversity really means white genocide. Join Squadron 88 now. A group that will do what needs to be done for White Australia”.

    So Chris, if you’re asking anyone to believe that you and your ‘non Anglo’ multi culti spouse and best mate’s presence will dilute the (racist) flavour of the event, you’ll have to pardon my mirth.

    And when you do heed Burgess’s call to attend the rally and ostensibly express concerns about Islam taking over Australia, will you be standing uncomfortably(?) with the racists, or strictly only with the bigots? Will you be shoulder to shoulder with the likes of the PDL, Shermon Burgess and Squadron 88? Or just a little to their left?

  10. Withnail says:

    Rashid, you are of course here to push Andy’s propaganda, which is why you blithely overlook the fact that Burgess unwittingly promoted a ‘Penrith Mosque’ event, which was not advertised as being hosted by S88. He has no interest in National Socialists, and he was quick to distance himself from S88. When he discovers ANY Link to far right activists he severs that connection. So you have got nothing. By the way, do you ever speak out AGAINST Muslim extremists? That’s a rhetorical question.

  11. ablokeimet says:

    Ah, the Fascists are out in force now! Complete with lies about who they are, of course. They’re not going to get away with it.

  12. @ndy says:

    What I wrote in response to a hostile critic on Facebook:

    ——

    1) I’ve written about the Reclaim Australia rallies on my blog: you’ve chosen to completely ignore what I’ve written.

    2) Implicit in the title ‘Reclaim Australia’ is the assertion that Australia has in some sense been ‘stolen’ from its rightful owners.

    3) It would be possible in this context to argue that, if Australia is to be ‘reclaimed’, it would be by its Indigenous peoples; obviously, this is not what animates supporters of ‘Reclaim Australia’.

    4) The organisers and supporters of ‘Reclaim Australia’ are animated by one overriding concern: Muslims. In this context, Australia is to be ‘reclaimed’ from them.

    5) The notion that Australia is under Muslim domination is preposterous.

    6) The chief propagandist promoting ‘Reclaim Australia’ is Shermon Burgess (‘The Great Aussie Patriot’).

    7) Burgess is/was a member/supporter of the Australian Defence League. Like the ADL, he denies any distinction between ‘radical’ and ‘non-radical’ Islam. He opposes the presence of Muslims in Australia on principle and regards Islam as an evil doctrine.

    8) He is a textbook case of Islamophobia.

    9) Islamophobia is an irrational doctrine and its spread causes real harm to Muslims in Australia.

    10) I oppose Islamophobia for this reason, just as I do anti-Semitism and other forms of racial and religious discrimination.

    11) As I detail on my blog, Burgess has expressed racist contempt for Indigenous Australians and expressed murderous contempt for both Muslims and asylum seekers.

    12) The ‘Reclaim Australia’ rallies will do precisely nothing to counter acts of Islamic terrorism in Australia. What they will achieve — and what they are intended to achieve — is to further vilify and marginalise a religious minority.

    13) For these and other reasons, I am happy to promote opposition to ‘Reclaim Australia’.

    [and]

    The title of the blogpost is taken from the title of the Facebook event page that has been created in order to promote the counter-rally in Melbourne. It is subtitled ‘Stand Up to Racist Scapegoating and Islamophobic Finger Pointing’.

    While I did not create the page nor am I responsible for its title, I agree with its sentiment.

    Regarding the relationship between Muslims and race:

    1) the majority of Muslims in Australia are non-white;

    2) the identification of race with skin colour is a relatively recent phenomenon (in the West it emerged in the mid- to late-eighteenth century);

    3) some argue that Muslims are subject to a form of ‘racialisation’, ie, Muslims are understood (esp by anti-Muslim activists) as being constituted as a ‘race’, not in the sense that they all share the same skin colour, but by possessing particular religious and other, cultural attributes;

    4) in this context, Muslims (in the West) are subject to a form of ‘cultural racism’ (as opposed to ‘biological racism’);

    5) it’s in this latter sense that those responsible for publishing the event page may understand ‘racism’ … though the fact that: a) as previously noted, most Muslims in Australia are non-white (or ‘people of colour’) and; b) the organisers and promoters of the rallies have a history of expressing more commonly-understood (and commonly-accepted) racist views, reinforces the notion that ‘racism’ of one sort or another is being channeled via these rallies.

    ——

    More later, but in the meantime, a question for Diane:

    As Rashid notes, Burgess is on record as expressing racist contempt for Indigenous Australians. You want to rally behind this racist meathead? OK. But as the old saying goes: Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

  13. Withnail says:

    Andy, you ask this question of Diane when you’ve solicited the help of CFMEU criminals, and engaged in the most perverse subterfuge tactics — your recent bogus Facebook exchange with Jim Saleam being a case in point. You realise that the screengrabs you used purporting to be from his account don’t even feature on any aspect of Facebook.

    You claim to be an anarchist and yet flirt with the state. It is a well known fact that you’re an object of contempt among the majority of the Aussie anarchist community. You ask about ‘reclaiming Australia’ which you say is Aboriginal, but if it was Aboriginal, why do we have two different flags? The Australia that Aboriginals reject is NOT the Australia that they rally under the red-black-and-gold flag. In that sense, whether stolen or bought for a song, Australia is NOT Aboriginal; they merely came with the acquisition. They did not build up this modern civilization, and if it wasn’t Europeans — as it might well have been the Dutch, Spanish or even the French — it CERTAINLY would have been the Chinese. And the Chinese are currently embarked on a cultural and economic imperialist adventure in this country. I think that the level of tolerance for Aboriginal “land claims” under their sway would be far less favourable than the leniency shown under ours. So yes, we speak of Reclaiming Australia.

    But as I’ve been trying to educate people (and they’re slow) it’s not about reclaiming it from foreigners — it is about reclaiming it from the traitors who share our own skin colour — namely those like YOU! YOU are the biggest threat, and it is YOU (I’ll call you lefties just for simplicity’s sake) that must be damaged. The rest can come later. But my message is slow getting across. The greatest traitors to the White race are, sadly, White.

  14. Withnail says:

    I just want to add to that last reply, my dear man, Andy, and make it absolutely clear that it is widely considered that Mark, the leader of S88, is an agent operating for the state in the interests of undermining the Australian far right. So when you condemn S88, bear in mind, they are there to serve YOUR purpose.

  15. @ndy says:

    Andy, you ask this question of Diane when you’ve solicited the help of CFMEU criminals …

    In reality, I helped promote an anti-fascist event in Brisbane in May 2014 and invited the participation of workers from a number of unions. Being opposed to racism, fascism and neo-Nazism — which are anti-working class ideologies — they agreed. And the neo-Nazis were sent packing.

    …and engaged in the most perverse subterfuge tactics — your recent bogus Facebook exchange with Jim Saleam being a case in point. You realise that the screengrabs you used purporting to be from his account don’t even feature on any aspect of Facebook.

    LOL. I thought the fact that that was a bogus conversation would have been obvious. Perhaps it’s a sign of the low regard in which Saleam is held by many that a number of people took it seriously (Saleam being the fella with criminal convictions for, inter alia, organising a shotgun attack upon the home of an ANC activist and the arson of a car belonging to a rival fascist in Sydney). In any case, it was a response to another such bogus exchange, circulated on various far right pages, between myself and some other person on Facebook.

    You claim to be an anarchist and yet flirt with the state.

    Yeah bro — it’s a real romance. LOL.

    It is a well known fact that you’re an object of contempt among the majority of the Aussie anarchist community.

    A ‘well-known fact’ that’s a comforting phantasy entertained by fascist dingbats who have bugger-all knowledge of anarchism in Australia.

    You ask about ‘reclaiming Australia’ which you say is Aboriginal, but if it was Aboriginal, why do we have two different flags? Etc..

    Oh God. I’m afraid responding to your pretzel logic is a task for some other day.

    But as I’ve been trying to educate people (and they’re slow) it’s not about reclaiming it from foreigners — it is about reclaiming it from the traitors who share our own skin colour — namely those like YOU! YOU are the biggest threat, and it is YOU (I’ll call you lefties just for simplicity’s sake) that must be damaged. The rest can come later. But my message is slow getting across. The greatest traitors to the White race are, sadly, White.

    Meh. My (anarchist) political perspective is at odds with white supremacy, yeah. If that makes me a ‘race traitor’ in the eyes of some, it’s not something that keeps me awake at night.

    I just want to add to that last reply, my dear man, Andy, and make it absolutely clear that it is widely considered that Mark, the leader of S88, is an agent operating for the state in the interests of undermining the Australian far right. So when you condemn S88, bear in mind, they are there to serve YOUR purpose.

    Maybe, maybe not: I don’t know who you are or what you mean by ‘widely considered’. I think it far more likely that Mark is genuine — but also a bit stupid. Time will tell.

  16. Rashid says:

    @Withnail

    Hi.

    >>”…he was quick to distance himself from S88. When he discovers ANY Link to far right activists he severs that connection.”

    Yeah but does he think they’re patriotic or not? Err right, so Burgess just decided to actively promote and encourage others to attend a rally he knew nothing about, organised and attended by persons he knew nothing of? When and specifically how has Shermon Burgess distanced himself from S88? When and how has Shermon Burgess distanced himself from “far right activists”?

    Just last week he was proudly informing his Facebook audience about being praised by a pro Nazi, white supremacist website:

    “I don’t know if you saw the write up that ah Whitelaw Towers gave us, it was pretty damn good. They said we’re pretty much kicking the opposition’s arse” – Shermon Burgess, Facebook video post, Feb 9, 2015.

    And when supporters of ‘The Great Aussie Patriot’ Burgess, and ‘Reclaim Australia’ visit this ‘White Pride World Wide’ website to check out his recommended write up, they can view amongst other things, videos of Adolph Hitler’s political testament (i.e. the Fuhrer opining that World War 2 was started by Jews and their sympathisers), and learn how ‘race mixing’ is unnatural.

    Not that there’s any ‘link’ between the site and Burgess. Heavens no, he’s just asking if people have been there to read the bits about him and ‘Reclaim Australia’, and hoping they’re really impressed that ‘someone’ thinks they’re doing so well.

    >>”So you have got nothing.”

    You’re not getting it. Who are Burgess and other ‘Reclaim Australia’ promoters/organisers ‘distancing’ themselves from in this upcoming rally? Have they told S88 they’re not welcome, or just to cover up their nazi t shirts? What about groups like the PDL and ADL? Welcome to attend wearing their ‘colours’ or not? And what is Burgess’s definition of ‘far right’?

    But more to the point, if ‘Reclaim Australia’ have no intention of publicly disassociating themselves from the agenda of such groups, what responsibility do you think they have to publicly state that as their position? What responsibility do they have to inform the public of Burgess’s affiliation with the ADL, of his publicly stated views about Aboriginal Australians and their history, and of his self confessed pride at both being a bigot and labelled as such? Are the Aboriginal speakers whom Reclaim Australia Facebook pages state are locked in to address attendees, from amongst the ‘few and far between nice ones’? Or are they from the mainly (according to Burgess) alcoholic, bludging, whingeing ‘dickheads’?

    Because perusing the various Reclaim Australia FB pages promoting the rallies, it looks like ignorant, if not deliberate, silence about their chief promoter. And whilst there’s much lamenting about ‘radical Islam’, ‘extremist Muslims’, and Islam/Muslims in general, there’s not a skerrick of implied or explicit differentiation between any of them. Which is of course the ‘open’ ideological position of both the ADL, PDL and Burgess himself. For example, the following ‘Reclaim Australia’ banner was posted on Burgess’s new Facebook page (The-Great-Aussie-Patriot-II), in the comments section of a video posted by him on Feb 8 last week. It was then personally ‘liked’ (endorsed) by ‘the Patriot’ himself.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1002595669750620&set=p.1002595669750620

    So, do Burgess and ‘Reclaim Australia’ have a responsibility to the general public to make clear that, unlike the currently presented front of a call to action, seemingly against ‘extremists’, their true position is support for the more general proposition that any Islam is a cancer? Which, by logical extension, would mean that all Australian Muslims are directly responsible for the maintaining and spreading of a cancer in this country.

    >>”By the way, do you ever speak out AGAINST Muslim extremists? That’s a rhetorical question.”

    And therefore also an ignorant one since you know nothing of my views or prior statements. Do you ever speak out FOR ‘any’ Australian Muslims? Or are they all more or less the same to you? Also rhetorical.

  17. bob hawke says:

    You gooses whos the moron of this site..you need to take a good look at youself and go and get a job..you must have rocks in your head,these muslims follow a phaedophile,murdering,theiving,rapist tortureous barbaric god and you agree with it.you need to see a psychaitrist and what about the tax ( halal ) they have forced on us to pay for these germs.
    islam is not a race or religion it is a political ideology but you would be to stupid to understand that instead of wasting your time trying to sabotage our rally which by the way will by attended by many ethnic people that love and respect our nation and its way of life, why dont you go and read that evil book ( koran ) and get your head out of the idiot box with the medias crap they go on with that you believe.open your eyes you thickhead..

  18. Rob says:

    Rashid and Andy you’re a pair of clowns denouncing people with legitimate concerns as racists and bigots, all the while dancing around and around (failing to identify) the central tenets of Islam.

  19. Rashid says:

    Hi Rob.

    The only people I’ve denounced as racist and bigoted are those displaying racism and/or bigotry. I haven’t addressed anyone else with such terms. So I’m not sure what to make of your ‘straw man shuffle’. Seems a bit out of sync to me.

    And I’m also not sure what you mean by ‘the central tenets of Islam’. As a Muslim I’m not familiar with the term. Do you mean the five pillars of Islam – i.e. bearing witness to the kalima (also called shahada), observing prayer, paying the religious charity tax (zakat), fasting during Ramadan, and undertaking the pilgrimage to the Kaaba in Mecca? Or do you mean the six articles of faith – i.e. belief in the oneness of God, belief in his angels, belief in his books, belief in his prophets, belief in the day of judgement, and belief in his decree?

  20. Marie Jones says:

    So was the Lakemba rally held in the name of Islam racist or bigoted? Frankly beheading all Infidels, barricading the Cenotaph, and screaming war cries to me is racist, bigoted and treason. Infidels from my understanding are any person despite race, creed, religion, age or orientation are Infidels so to me Lakemba rally was a sickening and vile act to the members of the Australian public, racist, treason to our country and bigoted. No one tried to prevent that rally, why? Because in Australia we believe in freedom of speech and those idiots at Lakemba had that right. Now it is the True Australians (all Patriots form all communities) right to speak to the Government about their concerns. You really need to listen to what Reclaim say, they do not pick on Muslims, they are against the extreme ideologies of a tyrannous book that is being used against the public. Racist, ha perhaps you are looking at the wrong people. Honestly people like you make me sick, you are the ones trying to incite racism, and by doing your pathetic counter rally only tells me you are out to cause violence. You are seriously demented and need help!

  21. moody says:

    See you there Andy.

    PS. Your counter rally as you call it… shouldn’t that be after our rally?

  22. Karl says:

    Australia is GOING – GOING – GOING Down Under! How far should we let this slide down to crap-land go on? Now is the time to stop the slide and make Australia the Australia we love.
    Reclaim Australia NOW before you realize it has become a far too hard slog back to sanity…

  23. jdrmot says:

    Dear (naive or blinkered) Rashid and Andy,

    “Whites” (and this probably includes Andy, but perhaps not Rashid…?) have every right, and even an obligation to begin to address the nefarious racist agenda of the political Left. This agenda is not directed at say Samoans who regard Maoris like scum, or vice versa. Nope. It’s not directed at Sri Lankan Sinhalese who likewise have little time for Tamils, nor does it address the Tamil racism against Sinhalese. It does not address the Hindu Brahmin racism against the untouchable class, or the inherent class struggle/structure of Hinduism which is far more diabolical than any ‘ah youz boongs’ type bogan racist taunt.

    Nope, the Left’s anti racism campaigns are directed at ONE group, and one group alone… and it is… you guessed it… “White” human beings. It’s purely because of their/our race. The classic expression of this distasteful and horrific racist agenda is found in the essay by former Harvard history Professor Noel Ignatiev who happens (surprise surprise) to be JEWish Marxist, when he writes:

    Abolish the White Race – By Any Means Necessary which is out there in cyber land running free to spread its loathsome hatred and division. I put Ignatiev’s race in CAPitals, because of ALL people on the planet, you would think that a Jew would be the last person calling for another holocaust of another race!

    Imagine the devastating influence a front page like the one below will have on uncountable people and how it will contribute to the radicalization of non white people when they see it on the front of the Harvard Magazine:

    “Make no mistake about it: we intend to keep bashing the dead white males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as ‘the white race’ is destroyed—not ‘deconstructed’ but destroyed.”

    http://harvardmagazine.com/2002/09/abolish-the-white-race.html

    I wonder if any thinker out there has tweaked to the ridiculous contradiction in that statement. It claims the ‘white’ race is a social construct (as in not a race, because ‘race’ IS a ‘social’ construct). But if ‘race’ is a social construct then race does not exist! So, how can you have ‘racism’?

    But assuming there can be a ‘social construct’ that we can call ‘white’ it would be simply stupid to think that such a construct would only ever be limited to people of white complexion. As they say, winners are grinners, but the losers want to be the grinning winners next time.

    It is only the unrelenting focus by the political Left on the idea of RACE which causes racism itself. Such a focus encourages a divided intolerant society.

    But we know WHY the left loves to do this. “We must increase class consciousness.” So it’s easy to say “White man … BAD”, “Black man … GOOD” or any other combination you like.

    And if this isn’t enough to keep you going, have a read of this to stoke your fires of self-righteousness, and *think* about who wrote this, and about whom? I’m more interested in the ‘why’ of it … because it’s like a confession!

    http://www.jewishquarterly.org/issuearchive/articled325.html?articleid=38

    I wrote to the author personally, to find out a few answers, including “do you have anything to say to these people considering they are ‘your’ people?”- he answered too.

    I suppose Andy and Rashid are busy protecting their genes, and stoking up their dopamine reward subsystem to convince them of the righteousness of their cause, but neither understand that their religious/political position is more related to a lack of sufficient oxytocin and vasopressin in their brains (as is true for most Lefties). So, we must accord them higher than usual tolerance because as Jesus once said: “They know not what they do”.

  24. @ndy says:

    @jdrmot:

    A few things:

    1. I haven’t read How The Irish Became White but am familiar with the basic thesis and Ignatiev’s (now defunct) journal Race Traitor.

    2. I don’t think it’s very productive to address “The Left” when commenting on my blog; I don’t speak for “The Left”, just myself.

    3. Racism is a human phenomenon, and present in all cultures and peoples, in some shape or form, to one degree or another. In the context of contemporary Australia, I believe Ghassan Hage’s remarks are germane. See : Continuity and Change in Australian Racism (Ghassan Hage).

    4. The underlying principle governing ethical action is relatively simple: an individual is responsible for their own actions, not somebody else’s. This applies in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Sri Lanka and India just as it does in Australia.

    5. Ignatiev is not the only person to address the question of ‘whiteness’, its history, political and social function. I think Nell Irvin Painter’s book The History of White People (2010) and the two volumes by Theodore W. Allen on The Invention of the White Race — Volume One (1994) is sub-titled ‘Racial Oppression and Social Control’; Volume Two (1997) ‘The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America’ — are worthwhile. In Australia, The Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA) publishes relevant material and holds conferences.

    6. In Australia, ‘whiteness’ constitutes a crucial element in its construction, and anybody who wants to understand Australia cannot avoid examining its history and function.

    7. The fact that something is a ‘social construct’ does not render it any less real. Aeroplanes and jelly beans are ‘social constructs’, and so too are race, class, gender and any number of other social and political categorisations.

    8. Your complaints about “The Left”, (theorising about) race and racism, Jewish intellectuals and so on are standard tropes: I’m surprised you haven’t made reference to the pernicious effects of The Frankfurt School or Cultural Marxism.

    9. Finally, your pronounced tendency to psychologise political and social positions is tedious.

  25. Marcus Benjamin says:

    Rashid said – ‘a broader protest against bigots of the Islamophobic variety, and their irrationally uninformed cheerleaders.’

    Massive fail mohammed boy. You will find out that many of the people attending the rally are not bigots and are rationally informed about the cult of islam. We are a wakeup to it and we will never submit to your false god and your false prophet and your crap sharia.

  26. harold says:

    Great posts from rashid and andy. Quite evident that the dumbest stuff here belongs to those supporting “reclaim australia”.

    Sadly from reading this blog and the various facebook pages it appears that the rallies are going to be a confused mess with people on both sides of the fence having completely no idea what they are even protesting. It seems that some are going to be protesting “extreme islam”, more are going to be simply racist bigots, more are going to be simply anti-bigot, some are going to be protesting racism in australia. Doubtful that anything meaningful can happen in these circumstances.

  27. harold says:

    Quite possibily a clever speaker could address both sides of the crowd and demand an Australia free from “extreme religion”, not mentioning islam or christianity. Both sides might go home happy.

  28. Gordon Kennard says:

    Dear ‘SlackBastard’,

    I couldn’t copy my letter here, so, if your concern is the well-being of non-WASPs – or WASPs – see my email to antifa.

    Enjoy your rally,
    Gordon

  29. Stuart.G.Browning says:

    Islam is not a race! It is a suprematist, aggressive, violent, intolerant, political, legal religion like no other religion. It wishes to control all others and make non Muslims second class citizens.
    Their religious leaders are calling for the institution of Saria Law which is misogynistic, calls for the killing of gays, a special tax for all infidels, probation of alcohol and gambling.
    It calls for the killing of all Jews and Christians, see Kenya on Thursday 147 Christian students killed, all Muslim students freed.
    One Muslim leader in Lakemba recently called for the establishment of an Australian Muslim Army. Last year at the same mosque, indoctrinated children called for Sharia and death to America.
    The Islamic State is true Islam, try educating yourself read the Quran.
    However beware of abrogation, in the early days Muhamad was weak and voiced peaceful coexistence with others, as this warlord thief, pederists, murderer and slaver became more powerful Allah changed his mind and replaced the earlier revelations with new voilent and aggressive verses which take precedent over earlier verses. It is also confusing as the verses are on order of length and not in historical order.
    Islam is not a religion of Peace it is a religion of the sword, forced conversion, subjugation and humiliation of all non Muslim Infidels.
    Muslims refuse to intergrate and as have all other migrant groups, the Koran forbids Muslims having friends with non Muslims.
    We must freeze all Muslim immigration immediately. Cancel the passports of dual Australian citizens involved in Jihad. Deport all Muslim non citizens convicted of a serious crime. Deport immediately all Muslim Hate Preachers. Refuse return entry of all who have been involved in Jihad.
    Please don’t call me a racist, my partner of many years is ethnic Chinese from Indonesia and I’m Anglo who’s ancestors came to Victoria in the 1850’s mainly because of the gold rushes.

  30. Where do you “deport” a muslim who was born here? What if their parents were born here? This isn’t the 1980’s anymore.. you will encounter this a lot more..

  31. Darryl says:

    Get rid of Multi Cultural Australia [etc., etc., etc..]

  32. patty says:

    An Islamic Sharia government is not running Australia, that is the answer to your poster. So really what is the point meant to be again?

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