Political football

Jews eh?

If it’s not John Safran complaining about his Eurasian fetish, it’s the ECAJ complaining about anti-Semitism, or Barry O’Farrell complaining about Eric Roozendaal playing with cards.

Jewish groups concerned at dramatic rise in attacks
Matthew Benns
The Sydney Morning Herald
November 29, 2009

JEWISH groups have reported an ”unprecedented” rise in racial violence and vilification in the past year.

The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in Sydney today will hear that there have been 962 reports of anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against Australian Jewish organisations in the past 12 months.

”That is more than double the average,” said Jeremy Jones, international and community affairs director for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, who has been logging attacks for the past 20 years…

Also in Sydney, a phantastic event, as a racist yoof grows up and gets with the strength:

Liberal candidate in bizarre race row
Lisa Carty
The Sydney Morning Herald
November 29, 2009

LIBERAL leader Barry O’Farrell has accused Treasurer Eric Roozendaal of playing the race card by opposing One Nation.

His unusual take on the fallout surrounding his party’s preselection of former One Nation office-holder Chris Spence for the seat of The Entrance has infuriated Mr Roozendaal.

Labor launched a no-holds-barred attack on Mr Spence and the Liberals in Parliament last week.

The Government said picking Mr Spence as a candidate showed that the Liberal Party endorsed racism…

Spence stood for Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Hanson in the 1998 Federal election and again in 2003. In 1998, his yoof was pitted against Labor warhorse Bob McMullan in the ACT seat of Fraser. Bob got 50,573 votes (52.4%), while Chris scored 4,773 votes (4.9%). In 2003, Spence scrambled for a seat in Parliament in the electorate of Barwon in NSW. For his troubles, he got 1,127 votes (3.0%). This was a drop of 17.5% on ON’s previous tilt (2001), and the precipitous decline in ON’s popularity and vote tally from its peak in 1998 helps to explain why people like Chris Spence are joining the Liberals. Others who remain committed to a White Australia have the option of joining one of the other groupuscules on the far right, in particular, and most prominently, the Australia First and Australian Protectionist parties.

On electoral history generally, see Adam Carr’s invaluable Election Archive, Psephos. See also : Eurasian Sensation, “Where East meets West – in human form!”.

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4 Responses to Political football

  1. banner man says:

    Do you believe the holocaust how history tells it, or only half the story?

  2. @ndy says:

    Nah. Half the story.

    There was also Il Duce.

  3. banner man says:

    Mussolini had nothing to do with the holocaust. His [sic] had the intentions to save those from execution.

  4. @ndy says:

    Every body has the right to be stoopid, but some people abuse the privilege.

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