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The two principal, party-political protagonists of White nationalism in Australia are the Australia First Party (NSW), under the leadership of Dr. James Saleam, and the Australian Protectionist Party, under the nominal leadership of Andrew Phillip (its National Chairman), but having as its chief spokesperson Darrin Hodges (NSW state chairman, and a former member of AF).
At present, while AF is registered in NSW, neither party has Federal registration; both have launched campaigns to obtain it. Whether one or both succeed is open to question. Thus AF was initially registered in 1996 by former ALP hack Graeme Campbell; it was de-registered in 2004. Saleam has declared the goal of 500 members within reach on a number of occasions, most recently in December 2008. The real level of support for the party — which is really a measure of support for Saleam himself — is at this stage perhaps no more than a few hundred, mostly in NSW, principally in Sydney, but also in Newcastle, where real estate agent Nathan Clarke does his best to keep the town a Jew-free zone.
Outside of NSW, the party has a tiny presence in Queensland — where its two chief spokesmen are a neo-Nazi from Toowoomba named Jim Perren, and a tennis-playing bachelor called John Drew in Brisbane (who also doubles as the Patriotic Youth League: “I may be too old to be a youth but I am very fit and an excellent tennis player”) — and also some support from a phone box in Croydon (Victoria).
As for APP, it appears to have fared a good deal better following the split in AF that produced the party (September 2007), although it has yet to reach the dizzying heights of popularity among the far right that AF has. In an attempt to hurry along the process of registration, on Invasion Day the party offered “free membership (no tabouli)”. How many accept the offer remains to be seen; certainly, there is some small degree of excitement on Stormfront Down Under.
“Why should patriots help APP? The Protectionist Party is the ONLY patriotic party to have an official policy of offering financial incentives to encourage Third World migrants to return home. Without this, Australia will become overwhelmingly an Asian country” quotes ‘Aussie13’. TrueDiversity1488 (14 = the 14 words of dead neo-Nazi David Lane, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children.” / 88 = HH = Heil Hitler) and ‘AryanQueen2000’, “a member of APP since the beginning” are also excited.
- At the time of his death, Lane (November 2, 1938 – May 28, 2007) was serving consecutive sentences totalling 190 years for racketeering (20 years), conspiracy (20 years) and violation of the civil rights of radio talk show host Alan Berg on June 18, 1984 (150 years). Berg was shot and killed in the driveway of his Denver home by three members of The Order.
Less excited is ‘Hobbit’, a supporter of AF. Unfortunately for Hobbit, and other critics of APP, while Saleam’s rants about the Jewish-sponsored ASIO campaign against AF are tolerated, criticisms of APP are considered to be strictly verboten by Perth-based moderator Paul Innes, and hence removed from public circulation. The same applies to criticism of Volksfront Australia, a new project being spearheaded by Douglas Schott (of neo-Nazi reich ‘n’ roll band Blood Red Eagle) in Newcastle and Welf Herfurth in Sydney. Poodle38, a supporter of the rival bonehead gangs Blood & Honour and the (Southern Cross) Hammerskins, whinged online about the new group, accusing Douglas of being a short-arsed loudmouth and Welf of loving “slopes” and cheating on his wife. Naturally, the moderator had to yank Poodle38’s chain, and little has been heard from him since he returned to his kennel.
Welf himself has his fingers in a number of different racist and fascist pies. Having previously been a member of the NPD, the Democrats, and One Nation, in addition to Volksfront, Welf is currently the leader of both the New Right (Australia and er, New Zealand), the National Anarchists, and is a close comrade of James Saleam, the terrible twosome overseeing the running of the annual Sydney Forum. This close association, and Welf’s more general dalliances with nutzis, did not prevent NSW state chairman of APP, Darrin Hodges, from joining the fascist ‘black bloc’ in Sydney in September 2007, where he and a few dozen like-minded unidentified flying racists gathered behind the banner of the New Right and the ‘national anarchists’.
Like Volksfront Australia, the fascists claiming to be anarchists have been criticised by their fellow racists, typically on the basis of their political incoherency (see: The New Right, “national anarchism”, and A White Australia, Monday, April 21, 2008). This may explain why, at this stage, Welf has only managed to recruit a handful of racist teenage refugees from Stormfront. Certainly, Darrin has not chosen to flog his very special brand of anarchism while promoting the APP.
In the final analysis, there is little doubt that Saleam will be remembered — along with his good mate Jack Van Tongeren — as being one of the hardest-working non-Whites to espouse a return to White Australia. Two of his most recent hare-brained schemes include protesting at the Coroner’s inquest into Tyler Cassidy’s death and pledging his support for any teens charged by Manly police for their racist shenanigans on January 26. In this context, Herr Doktor also asks: “What’s next: will some political time server Superintendent ‘do a Tyler Cassidy‘ and allow Australian youth to be unlawfully killed?”
Possibly. Or possibly Jim should treat himself to A Cup Of Tea, A Bex and A Good Lie Down.