Racist Internet celebrities Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern are touring Australia in July. According to tour promoters ‘Axiomatic Events’:
Axiomatic is proud to bring Alt Media commentators and conservative activists STEFAN MOLYNEUX & LAUREN SOUTHERN to Australia and New Zealand in 2018 for a free speech evening of stories, opinions, inspiration and Q&A … Stefan Molyneux is the host of Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy show in the world, with half a billion views, downloads and book sales … Lauren Southern is a Canadian journalist, political activist, documentary filmmaker and best selling author.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC):
A libertarian internet commentator and alleged cult leader who amplifies “scientific racism,” eugenics and white supremacism to a massive new audience, Stefan Molyneux operates within the racist so-called “alt-right” and pro-Trump ranks.
Of Lauren Southern, the SPLC writes (‘Lauren Southern: The alt-right’s Canadian dog whistler’, Hatewatch, November 17,2017):
Her anti-feminist, xenophobic, Islamophobic diatribes tiptoe at the precipice of outright white nationalism, while she coyly smiles at her viewers in a video on her YouTube channel alongside a graphic reading “I AM NOT A NAZI!”
… Like the Proud Boys, Southern claims to reject racism while embracing the supposedly palatable elements of the so-called “alt-light,” offering observations like “Black people are convinced by the media that they’re living in a system where everything white people do is trying to oppress them,” as she told a Vice reporter early this year.
Southern is a one-time Libertarian candidate for Canadian Parliament and former writer for Canada’s alt-right media hub, The Rebel, and a self-published author, who’s glommed on to the extremist right scene in her home country’s southern neighbor and found internet fame and controversy while becoming the movement’s white, blonde goddess of the moment (since Taylor Swift never returned the neo-Nazis’ affections).
In March, Southern was denied entry to the UK ‘after she admitted distributing “racist material” in London earlier this year. Southern also bragged that she had lied to a security agent’ (Far-Right Erupts As ‘Alt-Lite’ Activists Prevented From Entering UK, Jared Holt, Right Wing Watch, March 12, 2018). Happily enough, her campaigning activity on behalf of white farmers in South Africa and attempts to keep refugees from Africa and the Middle East outta Europe, on the other hand, would no doubt meet with the approval of the Australian government, so s’all good (see : Far-right activists are teaming up with white supremacists to exploit South African politics, Nina Mast, Media Matters America, March 6, 2018 | Brittany Pettibone and Lauren Southern are not “conservative” activists or “journalists”, Hope Not Hate, March 13, 2018).
See also : Controversial speaker banned from UK to tour NZ, Australia, New Zealand Herald, June 1, 2018 | Lauren Southern might be too controversial for alt-right media but she’s allowed to tour in Australia, Kate Wagner, Cosmopolitan, May 28, 2018.
As noted, the tour is being organised by ‘Axiomatic Events’, a new project behind which sits Queensland businessman and Media Guy (‘Hunni Promotional Media’) Dave Pellowe. A concerned Christian citizen, Pellowe, both via his now-deleted blog ‘The Philtheist’ and still-extant Twitter accounts (Dave Pellowe and VozMayoria/Voice of the Majority), expresses fairly conventional ‘AltLite’ views: he’s pro-Christian and anti-Muslim; pro-Trump and anti-abortion; a climate change denialist and a friend of the corporate sector. He’s also a former candidate for the Family First Party, running for the seat of Logan in the Queensland state election in 2015 (when he scored 1,098 votes or 4.1%) and for a Senate seat in the 2016 Australian federal election (collectively, FFP candidates received 52,453 votes or 1.93%).
See youse there!
See also : Conservative Forum 2018 /// Future Now & Steve Irwin Predicted Apex (April 3, 2018) | Police Arrest and Charge Four Right-Wing MILO Supporters With Assault in Melbourne (January 4, 2018).