Update (March 27): James Hutchings is one of our guests on ‘The SUWA Show’, 5.30pm Friday, March 28 on 3CR (855AM).
The morans belonging to the Australia First Party (AF) have done it. Again. (See : Antifa ‘Slackbastard’ Outed And Named. By Morons., October 11, 2010.)
On the AF blog — australiafirstparty.net/andyslackbastard-revealed-as-james-hutchings/– and Stormfront website — stormfront.org/forum/t1030362/ — AF have misidentified me as James Hutchings. The party has made no attempt to justify their reasoning on this occasion, but would appear to be lashing out following the redecoration of their party headquarters in Tempe in February.
The most comprehensive profile of party leader Dr Jim Saleam to have appeared in print thus far is probably Greg Bearup’s piece ‘The Audacity of Hate’ (Good Weekend, September 26/27, 2009), while David Greason‘s 1994 book I was a teenage fascist (McPhee Gribble) provides a highly readable account of the early evolution of National Action (NA), Saleam’s previous party vehicle.
Seemingly unhappy with his privileged lot, Saleam has a long criminal history, ranging from the petty to the more serious. In 1984 he was convicted of stealing. In 1985 he was convicted of defacing walls. In 1986 he was convicted of possession of a prohibited article and, on appeal, sentence was deferred upon him entering into a recognisance to be of good behaviour for three years. In 1987 he was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with a non-parole period of twelve months on charges of receiving and obtaining money by a false statement. Most notably, however, in 1991 Saleam junked NA when he was sent to jail for organising a shotgun assault on the Sydney home of African National Congress representative Eddie Funde. He resumed his involvement in fascist politics upon his release by assuming leadership of AF. (On NA, see : Troy Whitford, ‘A political history of National Action: Its fears, ideas, tactics and conflicts’, Rural Society, Vol.20, No.2, April 2011.)
In October 2013, Saleam was barred from entering New Zealand in order to attend a function organised by the neo-Nazi group ‘Right Wing Resistance’.
In his 10th straight year at university but flush with his dead father’s cash, Jim Saleam bought a house at 725 Princes Highway, Tempe, for $90,000. It was 1983 and this grim little terrace, along the main trucking route to Port Botany and just beyond Sydney airport’s runways, has been the Australian headquarters for hate politics ever since.”
And then there was the incident in 1991, when a small group gathered for a little celebration on Hitler’s birthday. Saleam was not at home, but two skinheads, Wayne “Bovver” Smith and Perry Whitehouse, mates of Saleam and members of National Action, were residing at 725 Princes Highway. Smith was a fearsome thug who used to terrify students, pastors and gays and was, says a former National Action member, “one of those kids at school who’d thump you in the face and steal your sandwiches”. He also bulled the smaller Whitehouse relentlessly. One day Whitehouse snapped. He raced upstairs and grabbed a .22 rifle. ASIO was bugging the house at the time and recorded the entire incident.
“I’ll show ya what I got to say,” Whitehouse yelled as he came downstairs.
Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. “That’s what I’ve got to f…’in say.”
Smith’s last gasps could be heard on the bug as Whitehouse danced around, mocking him. Smith was wearing a T-shirt that stated, “Say no to the new gun control laws.”
There are a lot of skeletons in Jim Saleam’s Tempe closet.
A lot of skeletons, yes, but not a lot of bRanes …