I try not to pay too much attention to the ravings of local fascists, but promoting uneducation! by the Secretary (and likely President and Treasurer) of the Sutherland Shire branch of the neo-Nazi Australia First Party is just too funny. When he’s not selling sex toys to a community he despises, or attending to the many and varied duties that being James Saleam‘s sidekick entails, Darrin Hodges likes to write. Stuff like this:
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Standing at a suburban railway station handing out flyers. The flyers were about the destructive influence of multiculturalism on Australian society. Most people just take one and probably read it on the train. One wom[a]n took it, started to read [it], then stopped[.] I was thinking maybe she would give it back, but as she read more she started walking again. I think it’s part of the conditioning, that anybody who opposes multiculturalism must be a racist, therefore any literature [espousing] anti-multiculturalist ideals must also be racist.
The life of a neo-Nazi sure is an exciting one, eh? Certainly gives you plenty of time to think… of ways to mix tenses… or of reasons why a woman might walk away from you… all the while loitering… outside of suburban railway stations… distributing racist flyers…
For white men such as myself, having thrilled to Darrin’s tale, the only remaining question, naturally, is: Where do I join?
Eventually a State Rail employee [sic] asked me to move on, as I need[ed] permission from ‘Australian Posters’ to ‘advertise’ at the station entrance, so I went off down the sidewalk a bit.
That’s the ANZAC spirit! When challenged by authority, shuffle off down the sidewalk!
Of course, if Darrin spent less time poring over The Protocols and more time studying politics, he might be a little more curious regarding the lawfulness of such a request. Then again, Darrin might also like to keep in mind laws regarding racial vilification.
A bit later I noticed another State Rail [sic] employee carefully examining the flyer with another man[.] [E]ventually he came up to me and said:
‘[D]o you really believe this stuff, that educated people think multiculturalism is good and that uneducated people think it’s bad?”
The [passage, presumably derived from the flyer very much in question] he was referring to was this:
“Multiculturalism is an unsound political ideology, advocated by academics, social theorists, journalists, and politicians. Whilst its theory is supported by such anti-national [sic] people, its actual street-level reality [sic] is opposed by the majority [sic] of Australians.”
In other words, the undemocratic imposition of multiculturalism from the top-down was never voted for or agreed to by the general public. Of course our dear [S]tate [R]ail employee [sic] challenged this in rather simplistic terms, but accusing [my promotion of] an anti-multicultural view as being the same as promoting ‘uneducation’ (sic) is laughable[.] [I]ndeed, if a university degree leads to sweeping platforms and collecting tickets, I for one, would give it a miss.
To begin with, the railway worker arrived at a reasonable conclusion: if ‘multiculturalism’ is supported by “academics, social theorists, journalists, and politicians” — a group which might otherwise be termed ‘the political class’ (and which may, in turn, be defined as an uneasy alliance between the managerial class and the intelligentsia) — but is opposed by the majority of the population (the masses), then formal level of education would seem to be an obvious distinguishing feature. Unsurprisingly, to really believe this to be true requires a level of indifference to reality that beggars belief: ‘Do you really believe this stuff?’
Secondly, to describe this class as ‘anti-national’ on the basis of its supposed support for ‘multiculturalism’ is absurd… Unless, of course, one defines the properly ‘national’ character of Australian society as being White: precisely what the racist Australia First Party believes, and, on this basis, has a return to a ‘White Australia’ as its central platform.
In reality, the doctrine of ‘multiculturalism’ has a history and this history may be studied. And while Diane Teasdale, the grandmotherly President of the Party, may be entirely ignorant of both this and, no doubt, many other topics, there’s no good reason why the majority of Australians shouldn’t avail themselves of such resources. In fact, many do, and in so doing discover that the simplistic rhetoric of racist grandmothers is just that.
Finally, for all their pissing and moaning about ‘undemocratic impositions’ by the state — and ‘multiculturalism’ is, in essence, a state-based system of managing ‘cultural difference’ — the AFP’s objection is not a principled one: they’re hardly anarchists, after all. Rather, the tiny number of racists who flock to Saleam’s banner are motivated by racial animosity towards those they deem to be ‘non-White’. And the “street-level reality” of this smelly little unorthodoxy may be found standing at a suburban railway station handing out flyers, being met with hostility and indifference.
“You have your dreams, we have dreams of our own, we all have our dreams. Fortunately, we live in an age, when, as never before in human history, you can live your dreams.
The Internet is changing life as we know it, so through it, let us lend power, shape and style to your dreams. Your passions, along with the genius of our product line, and the integrity of our ordering / dispatch systems, combine to make a powerful elixir.
So drink deep and step into our world and let your fancy take on reality.”
No, I wouldn’t accept any kind of flyer from him! I would be very interested in borrowing his dictionary of profanity, though. “Anarchist Fucktard” might just become my new favourite expression!
Isn’t that the keystone of our democracy?, I have the freedom to disseminate a view and punters have the freedom to reject or accept that view. oh and Anna, that’s “Anarchist Fucktard™”, I’d also like to thank @ndy for the link to http://www.revolutionaryleft.com/ – comedy gold central!.
darrin’s dictionary of profanity is divided into two volumes: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and The Turner Diaries:
“The Protocols of the (Learned) Elders of Zion, also The Protocols of the Sages of Zion or The Protocols of Zion (Russian: “Протоколы Сионских мудрецов” or “Сионские Протоколы”), is a text purporting to describe a plan to achieve global domination by Jews. Numerous independent investigations have repeatedly proven it to be a hoax; most notably, a series of articles printed in The Times of London in 1921 revealed that much of the material in the Protocols was plagiarized from earlier political satire that did not have an anti-Semitic theme.”
“As literature, of course, it’s nothing but an abject failure. The writing is stiff, the characters are ridiculously one-dimensional, the plot monotonous, and the premise as droll as you can get. The end result comes off sounding like it was written by a skinhead stuck in study hall for a week with nothing else to do.
Above all, the book is just plain boring. But if you read it for insight into the dreams of a committed white supremacist, it might be worthwhile. Just be sure to keep an abundant supply of caffeine handy.”
i take it that your silence on each and every point i made in my post is evidence of your agreement with its contents.
is racism a keystone of our democracy? a provocative question!
as a gift, feel free to contemplate the following ditty while laughing at the ‘revolutionaryleft’:
Hitler has only got one ball,
The other is in the Albert Hall.
His mother, the dirty bugger,
Cut it off when he was small.
She threw it over Germany,
It landed in the great blue sea,
The fishes had their wishes,
And had scallops and bollocks for tea.
I have zero regard to hitler in any case, he should have stuck to his painting.
Jun 25th, 2006 at 10:57 pm
May 15th, 2007 at 9:08 am
Could you have not waited a month and a bit for the 1yr anniversary of this post?
wow, almost a year ago, doesn’t time fly?
[Fly away Peter.]
Wow, an anti-me! How cool is that?
Um, about as cool as a teenage Stalinist?
You sicken me. I’m an elected councillor building community far, far away from you, where we celebrate diversity together. Seems it’s not far enough from you. Good luck to your shire, it’s going to need it should you be elected.
(PS Need no for adult products here thanks, we are adult enough as it is…)
I will definitely vote him for chairman of the Australian KKK!
Its a pity that people dont really understand that this is ALL about MONEY you IDIOTS
Why are you only concerned about money Victor?