- “If this is racist, well so be it. Call me a racist then.”
Racist twats on Stormfront Down Under are positively fuming over Tamworth Council’s recent (8:1) reversal (January 16) of an earlier (6:3) decision (December 12, 2006) to oppose the presence of Sudanese refugees in the town, the initial decision arising partly on the basis of Mayor James Treloar’s designation of the refugees as being anti-social, disease-ridden criminals: as it happens, a description of the general character of ‘blacks’ not terribly dissimilar to that constantly reiterated on Florida businessman Don Black‘s site.
(See also Australian town council reverses decision rejecting African refugees, Associated Press, International Herald Tribune, January 16, 2007.)
One pseudonymous member, ‘Aquila Audax’, is vewy upset, and has left a very personal message for the Mayor: “YOU SPINELESS GUTLESS USELESS VILE UN-AUSTRALIAN FILTH”. Another, ‘Standarten’, accuses the Mayor and the other “treasonous” councillors who joined him in reversing the decision as having “committed an act of Genocide against the white population of Tamworth”. (He also describes Tamworth’s Catholic parish priest Father Richard Gleeson (St Nicholas) as being a “piece of filth” for supporting the presence of Sudanese refugees in the town.)
Former spokesperson for the now-defunct Patriotic Youth League, Luke Connors, a/k/a ‘young_soldier’, opines that “We need a bigger organisation. We could have stopped this.” Stopped what? According to aussie_lad, the presence of “filthy criminal Africans” in Australia.
Jim Perren, a/k/a ‘303SMLE’, meanwhile, senses the shadowy influence of (gasp!) Communists in relation to the Council’s reversal: “The people of Toowoomba[,] to put it simply[,] have been the victims of nothing but lies and Marxist treachery”. Carl D. Thompson, a/k/a ‘Wodensvolk’, usefully reminds the reading public that, in reaction to this “disgusting display by [a] bunch of spineless race traitor cowards” regarding “these ugly retarded black savages”: “I have a rope and look forward to using it”.
Another thinker, Skrewdriver fan, Sydney bouncer and Australia First Party member, James Newman, a/k/a ‘JN’, claims that Tamworth Council is “terrified of being called that meaningless word ‘Racist’“. In a statement that is not at all racist, war widows’ retirement village vandal Ben Weerheym, a/k/a ‘Patriot Alliance Down Under’, decries the entry of “Third World Negro life-forms” into Tamworth.
As to ‘What to do?’ in order to forestall the Communist Jews’ dastardly plans to “destroy the unity of White Australia”, ‘mithar’ recommends joining the convicted neo-Nazi criminal Dr. James Saleam‘s Australia First Party — which, incidentally, is fielding John Moffat for the seat of (where else?) Cronulla in the upcoming (March 24) NSW state election.
All in all, they’re not a happy team at Stormfront, and while they ‘love’ their race — and will stoop to doing and saying just about about anything to ‘win’ their imaginary race war — they certainly seem incapable of riding the bumps with a grin!
The council’s original decision to “reject a Federal Government offer to be involved in a one-year trial resettlement program of five Sudanese refugee families” in The Country Music Capital of Australasia was made at a council meeting in mid-December, 2006, and was in response to an initial Federal Government proposal made in July, 2005. As Damien Murphy wrote in December:
Much of the heat is on Treloar, a lucerne farmer whose mercantile family belongs to Tamworth’s ruling class.
The Mayor says he is not against refugees, but fears the Federal Government program would maroon Sudanese in town without adequate support. The trouble is that Treloar keeps talking.
He links concerns about refugees with “Cronulla-style riots” and smears the Sudanese already in town, saying they live in overcrowded conditions, have been charged with eight offences — including driving without licences and assaulting local Aborigines — and fudges around suggestions of sexual assault. When pushed, Treloar says they harass librarians when told to stop hogging the internet.
“You see, in the culture they come from, women are treated abysmally. I mean, we’ve given [sic] women the vote here.”
While Treloar keeps running off at the mouth about resident Sudanese, the Oxley Local Area commander, Superintendent Tony Jefferson, gives the lie to the Mayor’s words.
He says some have been charged with assault, traffic and domestic matters — but “they do not stand out over any other ethnic group in the community”.
Unrepentant, Treloar says: “If this is racist, well so be it. Call me a racist then.”
Er… well yeah, anyway (*whistles*), for whatever reason, Treloar claims to have apologised for his initial outburst and decision — which fact has been reported in the local paper:
Mayor Treloar apologises to Sudanese
The Northern Daily Leader
January 15, 2007
EMBATTLED Tamworth mayor Cr James Treloar has apologised to members of both the local and the national Sudanese communities for negative remarks made as part of the city’s refugee resettlement centre debate.
The remarks, which included allegations of criminal offences and claims local Sudanese posed a health risk to the Tamworth community, were widely reported as racist slurs within Australia and across the world.
Cr Treloar said he had apologised to local and visiting Sudanese on two occasions, the most recent being on Sunday.
The apology revelation came yesterday when The Leader asked Cr Treloar if he felt the local Sudanese — who have been reported as feeling stigmatised by the remarks — were owed an apology.
“I have already given them (Sudanese) an apology,” he said. “I spoke to them in person. This was never about the Sudanese already living in Tamworth.”
Cr Treloar said it was unfortunate that when speaking about previous refugee resettlement program failures he used the existing Sudanese as an example. He regretted involving them in the debate and had acknowledged this at a meeting on Sunday.
“It was never my intention (to target the local Sudanese community),” he said. “I met them to let them know that they are welcome in Tamworth and that they are part of the Australian community.”
Cr Treloar said many of the problems had stemmed from the fact that the media had been running its own agenda…
The mayor did concede the refugee resettlement centre dispute had damaged Tamworth’s reputation in the national and the international marketplace and also expressed concern at the way the issue had been picked up by neo-fascist organisations such as Stormfront.
“It concerns me when I see white supremacy groups — who have no understanding of what the real issues are — support the decision,” he said…
See also : Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program: “a volunteer, non-profit, secular organisation that provides free English support & community services to the Sudanese refugee community in Melbourne, Australia” | Sudanese Online Research Association (SORA): “This website is devoted to the issues, journeys, images and stories of the Sudanese Diaspora. Whilst the civil war in Sudan’s South and West has forced many of the country’s inhabitants to flee across the world, there is still limited global awareness of the Sudanese situation. SORA strives to provide an internationally accessible centre for Sudan-related research and to raise awareness in academic and wider circles of the hopes, struggles and realities of the Sudanese people living outside Sudan.” | African Studies Centre: Sudan