[Thanks to vigilante reader Bron.]
Good old Facebook!
See also : Part the 1st: “Fuck off we’re full.” (Of shit.) (January 28, 2009)
Racist Facebook group targets Aussie immigrants
June 10, 2009
A rapidly expanding social networking site has been slammed for its racist taunts against immigrants to Australia.
The Facebook Group, F*** Off, We’re Full, has nearly 65,000 members and believes any immigrants coming to Australia must adapt to what it calls the ‘Aussie lifestyle.’
“This idea of Australia being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity,” the site states.
“As Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle.”
The website is full of debate on its discussion board. The latest topics put up for comment include: Will Indian race-rioters be hunted down? and All foreigners need to be euthanised.
Matt, an active member of the group, said he joined because he believed immigrants were ruining the Australian way of life.
“That’s why I joined it because I’m a very proud Australian and I love this place and I wouldn’t give it up for the world,” he said.
He believed the Federal Government’s current immigration policies were too lenient.
“Personally I think that it should be put out there that we will shoot or destroy any vessel that comes into the Australian waters without the applicable visas or the Australian Government knowing of their existence,” he said.
Female member Courtney said she recognised the site was racist but stood by its beliefs.
“I believe if you are going to come here, then do what we do and if you don’t like it then leave,” she said.
Another member, who doesn’t want his name used, mirrored this view.
“I don’t see why it should be a problem to have a group that is basically of an opinion that our country is full at the moment and we don’t need any more bloody third world immigrants coming over here and making things worse than they already are,” he said.
Murdoch University senior psychology lecturer Dr Anne Pedersen said the Facebook members were contradicting themselves.
“Why should we make people of colour assimilate to the white Australian culture, when in fact Indigenous people were the first people here,” she said.
Project SafeCom coordinator Jack Smit, who advocates for refugee rights, said the site was incredibly offensive.
“Stop vilifying migrants and stop vilifying refugees who are running for their lives… and need to come here,” he said.
“Everyone who attempts to exclude a whole swag of nationalities from what they regard as true Australians commits a form of racism.”
Dr Pedersen believed shutting down the group would be pointless but said there was a limit to freedom of speech.
“I believe in freedom in speech, but with free speech comes responsibility and this is irresponsible,” she said.
The Australian Protectionist Party, which describes itself as the patriotic movement Australia is looking for, says multiculturalism is ruining Australia.
Party spokesperson Darrin Hodges regularly uploads topic discussions on the site and says the Australian identity needs to be protected.
Darrin spent many happy years posting on the Nazi Stormfront Down Under forum, as well as maintaining his multifarious blogs. He felt that the forged Protocols of the Elders of Zion were essential reading for all Nutzis, and opined: “I’m more interested in the purer form of fascism… and while I don’t subscribe to the whole ‘worship Hitler’ thing, his comments on multiculturalism and politics in general are still just as relevant today as they were 70 years ago”.
“Every country does have its own culture and way of life and they should be looking to preserve that rather than turning all countries into a globalised mish-mash,” he said.
“In terms of protecting the identity, that comes back down to immigration and who is allowed into the country and who isn’t.
“We would see immigration turned back to the more traditional forces of being Europe and Great Britain.”
On his blog and elsewhere, Darrin also describes Islam as a “religion of filth”, denounces “Negro savages”, and demands both groups be removed from our precious White soil. Other quotes by Darrin are below.
But Dr Pedersen said Australia was already a multicultural society and had been for a long time.
“It’s just that we’re not white anymore, walk down the streets, we’re not a white city anymore and thank god we’re not, “ she said.
Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities states that any content that is ‘unlawful, misleading, malicious or discriminatory’ could be shutdown.
Bonus! The Wit & Wisdom of Darrin Hodges
“Australia was a beautiful place once, before it was flooded with third-world sewerage from African [sic] and Asia.” February 26
“The hide of foreign students demanding our secular universities re-arrange everything just to suit the[ir] filthy religion…” February 25
(On why Darrin supports Aboriginal land rights) “Kosovo belongs to Serbia, not the Mohammaden hordes who with the help of the United States, have stolen the land.” February 17
(On the Stolen Generations apology) “…Rudd has re-written Australian history today and condemned an entire generation of Australians to a fate worse then [sic] death, he has condemned a people to extinction…” February 13
“How stupid do they think we are? The whole Habib family should be deported, they are a blight on this country.” February 9
“They are traitors just by the very fact they are Muslim…” February 5
(On contradiction) “This is the future the establishment have been longing for since before 1966 when the criminal traitors in the parliament opened the flood gates to the “yellow hordes”. The establishment is not beyond learning from history and are “asianising” Australia from the top and the bottom, with White Australia being squeezed out of the middle. The Establishment view Australia as an economic entity not as a nation of people and it doesn’t matter to them if the labour is white or yellow.” February 3
See also : Scrutinising the religious and political right (Alan Matheson) (November 8, 2008).