antifa notes (march 20, 2015) : #ReclaimAustralia

In just over two weeks, flag-waving Islamophobes, White nationalists, neo-Nazis and other radical right-wing elements will be attending one of several rallies to ‘Reclaim Australia’ (RA) …

… from the Muslim ruling class.

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Among those jumping on the Muslim-hating bandwagon is US neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer. You may remember Daily Stormer from such online hate campaigns as that directed at Australian Muslim lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh, Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane (‘Operation: Filthy Chink Rat’) and Jewish Labor MP Luciana Berger (‘Operation: Filthy Jew Bitch’).

Daily Stormer believes that attendance at the rallies by neo-Nazis and White supremacists will provide them with good opportunities to meet like-minded individuals — and to recruit them. So does the Australia First Party, Nationalist Alternative and various other neo-fascist and neo-Nazi grouplets, including of course Nationalist Republican Guard (NRG) (see : slackbastard ~versus~ Australia First Party, Daily Stormer, Reclaim Australia (etc.), March 10, 2015).

NRG has for the last few months been joined by the face of RA, Shermon Burgess. Together they’ve produced a steady stream of YouTube videos promoting Adolf Hitler RA and warning Strayans about the dangers Muslims pose. NRG and Burgess’s videos are fairly poor-quality productions. In this sense, they’re very similar to Burgess’s previous expedition into music by way of ‘Eureka Brigade’ (EB). The band’s songs, inter alia, celebrated killing Muslims and burning down mosques.

Much of the material EB recorded has been removed from teh intarwebs, but some of their (appalling) efforts at making ‘Rock Against Communism’ muzak have been preserved on the ReclaimWhat site here. FWIW, Burgess’s bandmate, Alex John Wentworth, manages to capture the spirit of ‘patriotism’ on display at RA — and the easy-going nature Strayans are famous for the world over — in the following quip:

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Hurr hurr.

In other news, Iggy Gavrilidis, the leader of the Australian branch of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, is reportedly one of the speakers at the Melbourne RA rally (though I doubt he’ll be making an appearance). Pastor Danny Nalliah is also rumoured to be appearing in Melbourne and if he does will presumably be bringing with him a carnival of Christian fundamentalists. Otherwise, the stellar cast of performers at the Gold Coast includes disgraced former soldier Bernard Gaynor and crank cartoonist Larry Pickering.

On another, bizarre note, a Sydney Hobart resident and Burgess fan named James Richard Gilhome has popped a detecting hat on his head and come to the conclusion that I’m some other fella named Robert Godino. How did the citizen detective arrive at this startling conclusion? Here, James explains how his bRanes works:

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I suppose the only thing worth adding is that Gilhome’s cavalier attitude towards the possible repercussions for Robert Godino being identified as myself mirrors the attitude Burgess has towards working with convicted anti-Semites to promote patriotism.

Ho hum.

Finally, organisers in Melbourne claim to have received approval from Federation Square management to hold their hate rally in the heart of town. If correct, it would be a rather remarkable PR venture for Fed Square, which has to this point been more commonly associated with the promotion of liberal multiculturalism rather than, say, murderous hatred of Muslims.

You can contact Federation Square management here.

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2019 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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5 Responses to antifa notes (march 20, 2015) : #ReclaimAustralia

  1. Christian says:

    Does Jim live in Sydney? I’m sure he’s in Hobart.

  2. john adam sykes says:

    andy u and all ur antifa faggots and lezzos, will one day burn. HAIL VICTORY!!!!!! DOG!!!!

  3. melissa jayne says:

    Andy Flemming [sic], you are hateful & immoral to the core.
    You have a personal agenda, of payback to [S]hermon. Your [sic] spreading lies & assumptions.
    You are disgraceful. We have legitimate concerns about ISLAM. NOT ALL MUSLIMS like you keep drumming? You alone are creating hate under false pretenses.
    We are average family people. Nothing in our petition is malicious!
    You & your followers are the malicious ones. Attacking our values & character. You & you alone, have a personal vendetta, against [S]hermon.
    WE ARE NOT PROMOTING OR EXCEPTING [sic] ANY NAZI PRESENCE.
    **THAT IS YOUR LIES – ANDY FLEMMING** [sic]
    We are normal people, that you & hundreds have been attacking personally. Pushing people to have emotional breakdowns, pushing people to get aggravated, pushing people to get stressed.
    You have a total disrespect to us & you don’t care about the consequences.
    There is nothing what so ever, wrong with our CORE PETITION.
    YOU are the person in the wrong…
    YOUR behavior is appalling to say the least.
    YOUR [sic] the hateful one, spreading hate & fear.
    YOU took OUR dates & times. HAVE STRATEGICALLY started your rallies just before & after our rally times. YOU HIJACKED OUR VENUES.
    Which Reclaim had council & POLICE support plus approval months prior.
    This ( RECLAIM RALLY ) is a MULTICULTURAL GROUP…
    WITH MULTICULTURAL SPEAKERS…
    WHAT YOUR [sic] DOING IS EXTREMELY WRONG & UNJUST.

  4. @ndy says:

    Andy Flemming [sic], you are hateful & immoral to the core.

    Hi melissa, nice to meet you too.

    You have a personal agenda, of payback to [S]hermon. Your [sic] spreading lies & assumptions.

    I first encountered Shermon Burgess’s name a few years ago when he was actively promoting the Australian Defence League and (as Eureka Brigade) singing songs about killing Muslims and burning down their mosques. I took special note of the fact that he had a Facebook conversation with RAN sailor Jamie Patton in which he encouraged him to machine-gun to death asylum seekers off the northern coast. I came to the conclusion that, based on this and similar statements by him, Burgess was a rather unpleasant individual with a pathological hatred of Muslims. In January 2014 I wrote an article for New Matilda called ‘Who Are The Australian Defence League?’ which included ref to Burgess.

    Twelve months later, Burgess launched ‘Reclaim Australia’ (RA), having re-branded himself as ‘The Great Aussie Patriot’, having unpublished a number of Eureka Brigade’s more controversial songs (‘ADL Killing Machine’, ‘Border Patrol’ et al), and having wrapped his hatred of minorities in the Australian flag. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve published over a dozen posts criticising RA and encouraging readers to organise to oppose it.

    You are disgraceful. We have legitimate concerns about ISLAM. NOT ALL MUSLIMS like you keep drumming? You alone are creating hate under false pretenses.
    We are average family people. Nothing in our petition is malicious!
    You & your followers are the malicious ones. Attacking our values & character. You & you alone, have a personal vendetta, against [S]hermon.

    Re Burgess, see above. Otherwise: yes, I think the promotion of Islamophobia is bad and wrogn; I don’t know what petition yr ref to; RA thrives on denying the distinction b/w Good and Bad Muslims, asserting that Islam is EVIL!1! and the Muslim presence in Australia is deeply unwelcome.

    WE ARE NOT PROMOTING OR EXCEPTING [sic] ANY NAZI PRESENCE.
    **THAT IS YOUR LIES – ANDY FLEMMING** [sic]

    As noted previously, Burgess is collaborating w a neo-Nazi grouplet called ‘Nationalist Republican Guard’ to produce vids to promote RA. Further, every neo-Nazi and white nationalist grp in Australia has jumped on board the RA bandwagon and w good reason. The situ is akin to that faced by the EDL in E E England.

    We are normal people, that you & hundreds have been attacking personally. Pushing people to have emotional breakdowns, pushing people to get aggravated, pushing people to get stressed.
    You have a total disrespect to us & you don’t care about the consequences.
    There is nothing what so ever, wrong with our CORE PETITION.

    Again, I’m unsure what petition yr referring to but if it’s the statement published on the reclaim-australia site, I already addressed that in some detail. Otherwise, no, I don’t respect bigoted opinions.

    YOU are the person in the wrong…
    YOUR behavior is appalling to say the least.
    YOUR [sic] the hateful one, spreading hate & fear.
    YOU took OUR dates & times. HAVE STRATEGICALLY started your rallies just before & after our rally times. YOU HIJACKED OUR VENUES.
    Which Reclaim had council & POLICE support plus approval months prior.
    This ( RECLAIM RALLY ) is a MULTICULTURAL GROUP…
    WITH MULTICULTURAL SPEAKERS…
    WHAT YOUR [sic] DOING IS EXTREMELY WRONG & UNJUST.

    What I’ve done is write, here on my blog, on Facebook and on Twitter, analysing RA and calling on others to organise to oppose it. My main focus is on Melbourne as that’s where I live and where I can have the most impact, but I’m generally happy to promote such oppositional activity elsewhere (Brisbane, Perth, Sydney etc). At this stage, the three speakers scheduled to address RA in Melbourne — Elise Chapman, Rosalie Crestani and Danny Nalliah — are either Xtian fundamentalists and/or anti-Muslim activists. RA, in other words, has successfully managed to mobilise both neo-Nazis, white nationalists and right-wing evangelicals to publicly express their hatred of Muslims and other minorities.

    I think this kinda activity should be opposed and am happy to do what I can to promote it. If this causes you or others some degree of unhappiness, I’m hardly going to apologise for it eh.

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