And the winner is… Sydney!

    Welf: [threateningly] We Germans aren’t all smiles und sunshine.
    Jones: [recoils in mock horror] Oooh, the Germans are mad at me. I’m so scared! Oooh, the Germans!
    [hiding behind Gerbil] Uh oh, the Germans are going to get me!
    Welf: Stop it!
    Claus: Stop, sir.
    Jones: Don’t let the Germans come after me. Oh no, the Germans are coming after me.
    Claus: Please stop the ‘pretending you are scared’ game, please.
    Welf: Stop it! Stop it!
    Jones: [brief pause, then resumes] No! They’re so big and strong!
    Claus: Stop it.
    Welf: Stop it, Mr. Jones.
    Claus: Please stop pretending you are scared of us, please, now.
    Jones: Oh, protect me from the Germans! The Germans…
    Welf: Jones, STOP IT!

This weekend, August 25–26, Sydney will be playing host to the Sydney Forum 2007, Australia’s premiere gathering of white racists, fascists and neo-Nazis. As noted previously — 2007 Sydney Forum (May 23); 2007 Sydney Forum : Phantasy vs. Reality (June 15) — this year’s Forum has had its share of ups und downs, and the main organiser, Dr James Saleam of the Australia First Party (the Forum functions as a de facto annual conference for AF) has had to purge at least one speaker from the list following his successful campaign to have Baron Von Hund / David Innes expelled from first Stormfront and now, it seems, the weird and wacky world of (Australian) “White Nationalism” as a whole.

The crafty old bugger.

Notably, Saleam — with the full support of the National Council what runs the show — has also recently engineered the expulsion of a number of AF organisers; while at the same time failing to register the Party for the upcoming Federal election… and er, still working really really hard on gathering evidence to support his application to the Supreme Court to overturn the conviction won against him by the “corrupt” Special Branch in 1991; a marathon effort which is now entering its fourteenth year.

For the seventh year in a row, participants in the event will gratefully receive the strict disciplining only a bona fide German neo-Nazi can provide, in this case ex-NPD and One Nation member Welf Herfurth. Note that Welf gets (brown)shirty if you call him by name, these days preferring the idiotic label of ‘national anarchist’. On which subject, as comrades in the UK have remarked:

    The National Anarchists

    As an ideology National-Anarchism would appear to be about as logical as the creation of an organisation of Catholic Orangemen [or Aryan Anarchist Skinheads for that matter]. That does not stop Troy Southgate however.

    Attempts at finding anyone in the Anarchist movement to speak to them have been unsuccessful (can anyone forget Jamie DeBayo/Damji leaving the Anarchist Bookfair in 1998 head first?) whilst Southgate and co are just a little bit too weird for the rest of the British far-right. More years in no-man’s land beckon.

    Do say “National-Anarchism — now that is a brave innovation.”
    Don’t say “But how can you be a nationalist and an Anarchist?”

The stoopid is multiplied when you read that the mob he’s a part of (‘New Right’) — which used to include David Innes, since given the shiny black boot — has for months been exhorting readers to protest the G20 (sic) meeting in Sydney this September. Still, I guess the stoopid is only half as appalling as Mr. Wolf’s denial of the Holocaust. Speaking of which, below is a photo of Welf and Australia’s leading Holocaust ‘revisionist’ Frederick Töben; the two are pictured annexing Sydney using the MaGiCaL pOwErS invested in Horst Mahler’s flag and on behalf of the Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (January 27, 2005).

In any event, this is how Herr Doktor describes (in addition to himself, blonde-haired, blue-eyed fetishist Andrew Fraser, ex-Confederate Action Party dingbat Perry Jewell and a twat from One Nation) this year’s line-up.

Of filthy foreigners.

SPECIAL OVERSEAS GUESTS: A NEW RIGHT SPEAKER, A SYRIAN SOCIAL-NATIONALIST PARTY SPEAKER

This year, we are expecting two overseas guests.

In the interests of ensuring a quality event, we are not quoting names until the last possible moment.

We are offering a speaker with a deep knowledge and attachment to the movements of a ‘New Right’ character in Europe, someone who has published and spoken in several countries. Our speaker will address us twice on the first day. We are desirous that Australians are introduced to the radical ideas that have re-shaped political movements such that they can better assail the fortress of liberalism.

We are offering a speaker from the Syrian Social-Nationalist Party (SSNP) with up-to-date information on Middle East contention. This secular party, active in several countries, involves both Moslems and Christians, opposes the Islamist movement and the so-called ‘war on terror’ directed at it, locates Israel as the main reason for Middle Eastern contention and the driving opposite to Islamism.

Yeah, so a speaker from the New Reich (same as the) and a Syrian fascist. Oh, and word on the street is that the Forum will also be addressed by a bona fide supporter of Saddam Hussein’s regime, a member of the Ba’ath Socialist Party of Iraq (although whether or not he does so will depend, one imagines, on a number of other factors). In conclusion, it will be a rare honour that’s extended to the lucky venue that hosts this year’s Forum. Last year’s winner was Boris Lees, Secretary, the Estonian House Co-operative Society, and Sydney’s pro-fascist Estonian community, but this year…

—– Original Message —–
From: Adelaide Institute
To: Adelaide Institute
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 10:37 PM
Subject: FW: Another lie exposed – much like the ‘HOLOCAUST’ has reality only in memory but not in space and time!

From: Welf Herfurth [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, 5 March 2007 11:53 AM
Subject: Another lie exposed

Another lie exposed… I wonder if the Jewish Board of Deputies and/or Jeremy Jones will step forward and complain about anti-Semitism…

[Linkto: David Marr, Manning Clark’s fraud revealed, SMH, March 5, 2007]

The point here is not that he lied about having been there, the point is that he claimed to be there; used this to became a [sic] “acclaimed historian” and … other people started to quote him as a witness.

Welf.

See also : Neo-Nazi rampage triggers alarm in Berlin, The Times, August 20, 2007, in which 50 German youths — taking their cues from Kevin Andrews perhaps — attack 8 Indian men | Racist Manhunt in Small-Town Germany, Philipp Wittrock (in Mügeln), Spiegel Online, August 21, 2007

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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 And the winner is… Sydney!

  1. lumpnboy says:

    Though I know nothing of whoever might be involved in this, a SSNP rep isn’t necessarily a Syrian speaker – despite the name, the SSNP notably operates in Lebanon. Attendance at the forum doesn’t speak too highly of their politics, and they emerged from fascist and quasi-fascist tendencies, but I’m not sure that the party as a whole, now or historically, can be simply described as ‘fascist’ – they are certainly murky though.

  2. @ndy says:

    Something I prepared earlier inre 2006 Forum:

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    Following the withdrawal of filmmaker David Bradbury, the Syrian Ambassador to Australia, Tamman Sulaiman, and — last but by no means least — “a bloody funny sheila” named Sandy Thorne, the list of publically-advertised speakers was quite short: Neil Baird, Jim Cassidy, Greg Clancy, Andrew Fraser and Dr. James Saleam.

    No one was scheduled to replace David Bradbury, but it was announced at the time that A SURPRISE SYRIAN SPEAKER WILL ADDRESS THE FORUM in place of the Syrian Ambassador. And guess what? Having returned from his too-long holiday in the Carribean, Agent Gerbil can now reveal that the — SURPRISE! — replacement speaker turned out to be another fascist, a Syrian one: Dr. E. Melhem of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP).

    The SSNP is a weird mob: initially modelled, when first established in Beirut in 1932, on classical European fascism, it has since undergone a number of political shifts. In terms of support, the SSNP apparently has had some — both within Syria itself, and among elements of the Lebanese and Syrian diasporas — and has recently found increased tolerance, even Syrian government approval. Lack of support for the SSNP outside of Syria may have something to do with the (un-)popularity of the party’s vision of the imperialist project of constructing a ‘Greater Syria’, one comprising Syria, Lebanon, Palestine (/Israel), Iraq, Jordan… and who knows, perhaps even parts of Tempe.

    (Interestingly, a representative of the SSNP also addressed the Sydney Forum in 2003. See also the reactionary historian — and one of George II’s favourite academic poodles — Daniel Pipes on Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition. Another ‘mystery’ speaker was Rex Gilroy, described in publicity material as being “a historian and archaeologist”, he spoke on ‘The Ancient European Contact With Australia And The Pacific’. Apparently Gilroy “has investigated the contacts between… peoples of Eu[ro]pean racial origin from the Near East and Old-Europe… with Australia”.)

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  3. I would like to announce that the League will be attending the Sydney Forum. I will be attending the Forum as the Stalinist representative.

  4. Daniel says:

    Apparently you don t live in Sydney… I was trying to find a house and every time I was trying to find something like 20 groups of ASIANS AND ONLY ASIANS were in front of me… now, I am 25 and property here is becoming very very expensive, how the hell are we supposed to start? What about 10 year old kids, what are they going to do in 10 more years when all Sydney is taken by Asians?? Not to mention the rings that employ only Indians or only Koreans, where the hell are you from??? If you live in Sydney you probably live in an Aussie neighbourhood, not in Strathfield, Granville, Auburn, Ashfield, etc etc etc.

  5. @ndy says:

    Hi Daniel,

    I’m not sure what your complaint about real estate prices has to do with the Sydney Forum, however…

    No, I don’t live in Sydney, I live in Melbourne. It’s curious that the properties you’re interested in attract such a large number of ‘Asians’ — whereabouts are you looking to buy? In any case, from what I can gather, you believe that if Asians or people of Asian descent were somehow excluded from the residential property market, you’d be able to buy a house. There’s a certain logic to this, but only in terms of the fact that — all things being equal — if the market deliberately excludes a number of buyers, demand is reduced, and, consequently, prices fall. For example, if the largest category of immigrants to Australia — people from Europe — were somehow barred from purchasing residential properties — again, all things being equal — this too would have a significant effect on housing prices. (In the six months of July to December 2006, according to the Department of Immigration, the number of settler arrivals to Australia was 68,100, of which Europe, at 23.3% was the largest single contributor.)

    Besides, in a ‘free’ (sic) market, the COST of housing is determined in the same way as the price of any other commodity: by virtue of supply and demand. This has nothing whatever to do with ‘race’ or ethnic origin; whoever makes the highest bid wins.

    Cheers,

    @ndy.

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