See also : Keyboard Warriors of the Australian #AltRight : XYZ & David Hiscox, February 5, 2018.
1) Spectator Australia keeps publishing white supremacists and anti-Semites writes Cam Wilson (Crikey, April 21, 2023). The white supremacists and anti-Semites in question: ‘Lucas Rosas’ and ‘@rjhenderso1’.
2) Tim Wilms, editor of
The UnShackled The UnHinged blog: ‘Lucas Rosas has spent years monitoring far left extremists so you don’t have to. He lives in a secure location with multiple large and hungry guard dogs.’
3) Cam Wilson, Crikey’s associate editor: ‘Rosas appears to be the pseudonym for Luke Hollowood, a Townsville-based former member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). A title search shows that his address is leased to Defence Housing Australia.’
4) Michael Cook, editor of MercatorNet: ‘Ryan Anderson is an essayist based in Australia. His work has appeared in Quillette and other assorted publications.’
5) Cam Wilson, Crikey’s associate editor: ‘[Ryan Anderson’s Twitter] account spews white supremacist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric, as well as engaging with other bigoted accounts. It retweeted baseless George Soros-esque conspiracies about support for the Voice to Parliament campaign, and posted photographs of people praying to Mecca in public parks, attacking them.’
So far, so typical.
Hollowood began contributing to Tim Wilms’ blog in 2018 in defence of Stefan Molyneux and Lauren ‘The Great Replacement’ Southern. In subsequent years and scores of articles he assumed the role of an anti-antifa specialist. As such, the ex-soldier regularly disclosed the shocking-but-true fact that anarchists and leftists have played an active role in organising anti-fascist and pro-refugee rallies, local councils and progressive MPs have denounced racism, and both the ABC and the Greens take climate science seriously.
The increasingly shrill tone that’s characterised Hollowood’s blogposts over the last five years reflects his despair that outside of Wilms’ audience of various species of reactionary his diatribes are — with the exception of Rowan Dean and The Spectator and Tom Sewell and the National Socialist Network — largely ignored. Further, his near-constant whining about the nefarious influence of ‘Marxists’ upon the Australian body politic is standard fare for NewsCorprse, and racism and xenophobia are hardly unknown features of ‘Australia’s most-read columnist’:
As a general rule, however, the explicit endorsement of antisemitic perspectives is still considered a bridge too far, and why every now and again contributors to reactionary right-wing publications like The Spectator get into trouble if they’re revealed as such. As Cam notes, Hollowood and Anderson:
… join David Hilton as another former Spectator Australia writer exposed for anti-Semitic views. In 2018, the Southern Poverty Law Centre revealed that Hilton published under the nom de plume Moses Apostaticus in The Spectator along with the Daily Caller. The investigation also laid out his history of pro-Nazi comments, such as a Facebook post sharing an article about IBM’s involvement in the Holocaust with the caption “IBM did nothing wrong”. (That same investigation also drew attention to Scott Greer, the then-Daily Caller editor referenced by Anderson, and his links to white nationalists).
David Hilton’s cack-handed contributions to the defence of Western Civilization from (((Cultural Marxism))) were also noted on the blog in September 2017 and July 2017. But when he’s not helping ‘a Christian schools network, Australian Christian College’ develop its curriculum, David can be found inhabiting the classic Nazi paradox: simultaneously celebrating while also denying the Holocaust. Here, for example, he expresses delight in the macabre torture of a Jewish woman by Nazi scientists (The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty, Simon Baron-Cohen, Basic Books, 2011):
A few days after the Christchurch massacre, David opined that he has a much better command of written English than the killer:
And so on.
As for Ryan Anderson, unlike his Brizvegas kamerad Herr Hilton, Ryan is BASED in Melbourne. He’s also had a little more success in educating the public than David, having been published over a dozen times by #RowanFromMarketing, about as many times by ‘Mercator’, having lamented the impact of ‘demographic change’ *nudge nudge, wink wink* on the Victorian Liberals for Quadrant and — just once — been a cultural critic for Amateur Phrenology (sic) zine. Mr Anderson would appear to have deleted his Twitter account shortly after being contacted by Mr Wilson, but happily enough his tweets have been preserved for your reading pleasure.