- “If this is racist, well so be it. Call me a racist then.”
— James Treloar, Mayor, Tamworth Council, in Damien Murphy, Tamworth tainted by small minds, Sydney Morning Herald, December 23, 2006
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
Oh… so he never was referring to the filthy criminals living in Tamworth, just the filthy criminals who want to live there. I see, makes sense. 🙄
Why can’t we give this poor embattled mayor, who clearly supports the white race, the benefit of the doubt?
Because he’s a racist cockjockey? Yeah, that’d be why…
Muhammed Ali and Nelson Mandela had [the] unconditional support of their African peers. So, what’s the great debacle with Europeans supporting their own?
…maybe, it’s just that these [so-called] neo-Nazis are sick of the filth liberators are pushing onto Australians — MULTICULTURALISM!
Yeah, we can lose cool when situations don’t go our way.
No, Treloar, you are not a racist. You are, rightfully, feeling [wary] about letting these refugees into your unique community — many Australians feel the same way.
We have a clear understanding of the implications [of] offering unconditional citizenship to Africans: a system where tax-payers are forking out millions to, forever, pay [for] the direct needs of Africans; while normal Aussies lose out!
As is conventional for Scumfront members, yr comments are a delightful admixture of political incoherency and casual viciousness.
You obviously know next-to-nothing regarding either Ali (an African-American) or Mandela (a black South African): their ideas, lives or politics. The response to both on the part of their American and South African peers (‘Africans’) was hardly uniform — “unconditional support” my arse — and, like most everyone else, their ideas and perspectives changed over time, in response to both the criticism of others, personal and political self-reflection, and changing circumstances. Further, to place Treloar in an even vaguely similar category to either of these figures is ridiculous; their only relationship to him is the fact that all have addressed, in some manner, the issue of ‘race’ (albeit in extremely different circumstances and from radically different perspectives). Thus Treloar is merely a racist, whose fifteen minutes of fame will soon expire, and who will be remembered as being little other than ‘that bloke from Tamworth what didn’t like black refugees’. Ali and Mandela, on the other hand… well, I don’t think I’ll bother.
If anything, invoking these two individuals in this context demonstrates little more than the fantastically shallow breadth of yr political knowledge and vision (if it can even be called that, such as it is). And Treloar’s actions have 4/5 of 3/4 of 2/3 of fuck-all to do with “Europeans supporting their own”, however convenient such a characterisation is for yr particular brand of racial politics.
As for yr observation that the ugly racist hysteria expressed by members of Scumfront may in some way be justified by yr claim that “it’s just that these [so-called] neo-Nazis are sick of the filth liberators are pushing onto Australians — MULTICULTURALISM!”… Godwin, where to begin? Well, why not with Fr Richard Gleeson: according to some schmuck called ‘Standarten’, Gleeson is “filth”.
According to CathNews:
Parish priest of St Nicholas, Tamworth, Fr Richard Gleeson says that the council’s decision to stop the NSW city from becoming a resettlement centre for refugees is “heartless”…
Fr Gleeson said: “Tamworth is a city, part of a state, part of a nation, part of a region, part of the world… [with] responsibilities at each of these levels.
“Australia has a proud record of acceptance of refugees, in compliance with United Nations agreements and protocols,” Fr Gleeson said.
But “we are wanting, in my view, when it comes to the treatment we meet out to illegals and asylum seekers.”
“However, to lack the hospitality and generosity to welcome refugees is unbelievable.
“The blessings and the good life of Tamworth don’t belong to the few.”
“The refugee problem is a massive one on a global scale. It will not go away,” Fr Gleeson said.
“We can’t hide from that which we ought and must do – welcome the stranger and the distressed into our city on behalf of a caring Australia.”
You agree that Gleeson is human “filth” for uttering such ‘scandalous’ remarks, do you?
Notice that his statement has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘multiculturalism’ (whatever the fuck THAT means in yr sordid little imagination); nor is the padre in any way, shape or form a “liberator”… well, unless by “liberator” you mean someone who:
a) recognises that the Australian state has statutory obligations under international law with respect to refugees, and;
b) maintains that Australian citizens, including residents of Tamworth, have ethical obligations with respect to their fellow human beings, esp those fleeing from unimaginable horrors — obligations based on simple compassion and some notion, however vague, of social justice.
(I mean, you have HEARD of Christianity, right?)
In response to Carl D. Thompson’s expressed willingness to engage in racist lynchings, you write:
“Yeah, we can lose cool when situations don’t go our way.”
To describe this response as ‘inadequate’ seems somewhat redundant, but yr statement does at least have the virtue of capturing the sheer depravity of yr racist views — even if their depravity is seemingly inaccesible to yr conscious mind — as well as demonstrate the complete and utter contempt you feel for people about whom you know absolutely nothing outside of the colour of their skin; its (presumed) difference to yr own apparently justifying speaking of their murder with no more regard than if one were discussing the weather.
You understand nothing, and know even less.
“convicted neo-Nazi criminal Dr. James Saleam’s Australia First Party ”
Sorry, Saleam doesn’t own “Australia First”. Jim is a member and NSW state councillor.
We’ve ‘discussed’ this before. You wrote:
“Yeah, Jim Saleam is not the ‘leader’ of the Australia First Party, he is the NSW state councillor, Diane Teasdale is the head of the party.”
To which I replied, in part:
I’m well aware of the fact that Diane Teasdale is the titular head of AFP (President), and has been since 2001, when former President and founder of AFP, Graeme Campbell, pissed off to unsuccessfully contest a Senate seat for One Notion in WA.
In reality, Saleam does the thinkin’ for AFP (that is, providing the party with ideological guidance), while Teasdale — as the self-described ‘grand-mother’ — provides a more media-friendly (if radically inarticulate) img. That is, Teasdale is occasionally dragged out of hiding to provide soundbites –
– but is otherwise a token presence.
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While I am unaware of the actual legal structure of the AFP, and am therefore unaware of who, in a legal sense, owns it — perhaps Rob could elaborate on the typical legal structure of a deregistered political party? — and, notwithstanding the fact that it’s not unknown for far-right parties to get into all sorts of trouble over their structure — cf. ‘Pauline Hanson, David Ettridge and David Oldfield’s One Nation Party’ — I think a very strong argument could be made that, as its leading spokesperson, key thinker and organiser, AFP is, in the sense in which I imply ownership, very much the political ‘property’ of Dr. James Saleam. In addition, outside of Diane Teasdale, John Moffat and your own good self, I’m unaware of any other person speaking on behalf of the AFP as of late. Further, between these four, Saleam is far and away the most prominent, both in terms of media presence, organisational activity, and, of course, in terms of his voluminous writings on the great dangers associated with having too many ‘darkies’ Down Under.
I beez a thunker ma!
Hugs and kisses.
Evil Fash James.
Articulate as ever I see James.