Boneheads…

Listening to : The Movement

    “The senior officer had told us that he had received intelligence that the communists… were arranging an ambush for us. So he felt it best to avoid a confrontation which would result in violence, and [asked] for us to leave… We were tremendously pleased, afterwards, that no arrests had occurred and that none of us had been physically assaulted. We had avoided identification, too”. ~ Pseudonymous fascist on the subject of a protest by a neo-Nazi group at the Sydney APEC summit, September 8, 2007

East German police face neo-Nazi inquiry
Madeline Chambers
The Scotsman
September 15, 2007

A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry has been launched in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt into allegations that police failed to deal effectively with neo-Nazi attacks. A spate of crimes, including racially-motivated assaults, has left some politicians worried about their region’s reputation. Last month, a group of Indians were attacked in the small town of Muegeln in the neighbouring state of Saxony and in June, police in Saxony-Anhalt came under fire over their response to an attack on a troupe of actors [because they were dressed like punks]. The inquiry will focus on the police leadership in the city of Dessau-Rosslau. Several newspapers have quoted an officer there as advocating “turning a blind eye” to right-wing crimes. Far-right violence is on the rise in Germany. Last year, it reached its highest level since reunification in 1990. Groups who work with crime victims have long said that the country’s right-wing culture is institutionalised and criticise police and prosecutors for being slow to bring cases to court. “We must follow up every suspicion that civil servants or police officers are not fighting right-wing extremism and crimes properly,” Gudrun Tiedge, a Left Party representative in the Saxony-Anhalt parliament, said yesterday. The investigation, expected to take about 18 months, will look at six cases, including reports of police in one town refusing to record race crimes against asylum seekers from Burkina Faso. It will also examine the attack on the 14 actors in June in Halberstadt. Officers failed to arrest a suspect who returned to the scene while the victims were being questioned.

Meanwhile, in Melbourne, a neo-Nazi venue in Fitzroy, The Birmy, continues to receive the active support of local (fashion) punks. On September 29, three bands — No Idea, Sewer Cider and The Worst — are scheduled to play a free gig for the other (fashion) punks expected to make their way to the hotel on their hands and knees as part of the annual punk pub crawl. Two of the bands — No Idea and The Worst — have been rewarded for scabbing by being selected to support DOA when they play The Arty on October 19. DOA, incidentally, have just released a DVD called ‘Smash the State’. Says Joey Shithead: “I really wanted people to see the original version of D.O.A. performing. You know, the completely raw band that went out and took on the world. So I gathered together some of the best footage I could find and came up with Smash the State. Most of the footage is taken from shows in San Francisco and the East Bay. This makes a lot of sense, as San Francisco became D.O.A.’s home away from home in the late seventies and into the eighties.” Ironically, this afternoon, during the course of a conversation regarding the neo-Nazi presence in Melbourne and the scabs who support it, I discovered that one of my comrades from Melbourne actually played with Joey pre-1978…

On a brighter note, Sydney band Vae Victis has declared its support for the boycott, and soon other bands will be joining them.

Stay tuned!

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Boneheads On The Rise In Russia
Sasha Nadezhdina
ABC News
September 13, 2007

Against the bucolic backdrop of this summer’s Russian landscape, a shocking video emerged on the Internet. Under a large banner decorated with a swastika, two men dressed in camouflage are seen performing an apparent execution: First, they bind and gag their two victims, then one is beheaded and the other is shot. One victim was identified as being from the mainly Muslim Dagestan region and the second from ex-Soviet Tajikistan. The purported execution video was posted on the Internet, but removed less than 24 hours later…

Sociologists at the Levada research center say they have not seen such an upsurge of ethnic violence like this since the 1980s. One particular attack grabbed headlines. Two women, one from Azerbaijan and one from Kazakhstan, were attacked on the streets of St. Petersburg in February 2006. Police say the pair were stabbed repeatedly by boneheads as they shouted: “Russia for Russians.” Less than a month later, a 22-year-old Kurd was stabbed to death and his sister was seriously injured, once again by boneheads, according to authorities. These were attacks in a series of violent incidents that have occurred in and around Moscow over the last three years. Sadly, experts say, there’s no sign of the aggression subsiding. According to the latest statistics from the Sova Research Center, a Moscow-based human rights organization, more than 300 people were victims of racist and neo-Nazi crimes in the first six months of 2007; 37 of these resulted in fatalities…

Rise of far right alarms Germans
Tristana Moore
BBC News
September 13, 2007

News that the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) is nudging ahead of the mainstream Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the east German state of Saxony has shocked many Germans. According to a recent opinion poll by the Forsa Institute, support for the neo-Nazi NPD is at 9%. The poll suggests that the SPD would pick up only 8% of the vote if there were regional elections, while the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) would still maintain a clear lead at 39%. The main losers are the Social Democrats, whose support has shifted to the new Left Party, at 27%…

With many far-right gangs, known as Kameradschaften, operating freely in towns and villages, some politicians have once again demanded that the NPD should be banned. SPD leader Kurt Beck said he was going to put together a new legal initiative designed to outlaw the NPD…

Note that the model of the Kameradschaften is precisely the one being utilised by the far right gang that appeared in Sydney at the APEC summit. (Note also that the group’s chief theoretician, Welf Herfurth, is a former member of the NPD.) For further background on the attempted appropriation of youth and dissident culture by neo-Nazis see When Nazis Go Pop:

Stealing the Symbols — Occupying the Radical Left

Into those trend fits the adaption of former left-wing symbols: There are right-wing people nowadays wearing t-shirts with Che Guevara on, the (Palestinian) Kafiya-scarf and unobtrusive clothes popular at antifascists: sneakers, jeans, plain Carhartt jackets and baseball caps. This is a strategy used by the far-right trying to copy the autonomous left scene. They call themselves “autonomous nationalists” and adopt even left paroles like “smash capitalism” from the left. So nationalists use the logo of “Antifaschistische Aktion” (antifascist action); a circle with a red and black flag but calling it “Nationale Sozialisten” (national socialists). Some go even further and take the logo with the words “antifascist action” — pretending they are acting against some imaginary “left fascism”. Of course the intentions are clear: when left-winger are the real “fascists” the fascists aren’t morally bad any more. And also to humiliate their enemys and symbolically taking their power by absorbing their symbols.

That doesn’t mean that these “autonomous nationalists” are pro-left-wing now. One main field of activity is the “Anti-Antifa” – the collecting of addresses and threatening against all kind of left and imaginary left people…

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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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17 Responses to Boneheads…

  1. We wouldn’t have fascism if it weren’t for multiculturalism.

  2. @ndy says:

    Really? That’s a novel thesis Mick. Al Grassby’s got a lot to answer for eh?

  3. Western Values says:

    Al Grassby’s got a lot to answer for eh?

    That greasy little slimeball has a fuckin’ lot to answer for.

  4. @ndy says:

    Value Meals: while Al’s shirts were indeed loud, I don’t believe a mere fashion faux pas justifies calling someone ‘greasy’, ‘little’ or a ‘slimeball’; then again, I didn’t realise that being a ‘national anarchist’ centrally meant being a caustic critic of others’ dress sense.

    You may say I’m a dreamer, but surely there’s room for shirts of all colours, shapes and sizes in this world?

  5. Western Values says:

    I don’t believe a mere fashion faux pas justifies calling someone ‘greasy’, ‘little’ or a ’slimeball’

    I actually liked Al’s colourful attire. But his character deserves that title.

    You see, if we look at these quotes in this article:

    When they got here, they were no longer pressed into jettisoning every bit of their culture to “assimilate” into the mainstream Anglo-Celtic community.

    He introduced non-discriminatory procedures for the selection of migrants and the issue of tourist visas, and began to extend the infrastructure of education and support for migrants within Australia.

    We can see that Al really just wanted to play [his] part in the Trotskyist experiment of Whitlam government. These quotes are dulled down for the media as part of a eulogy to him. He, and indeed the whole Whitlam government, saw Australia as fertile ground for their efforts to reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator.

    The hard left claims to want to promote a community with security where everyone feels safe and you wouldn’t feel obligated to lock your doors. But they demand that we accept and live alongside different cultures even when they have [value] systems dramatically different to our own. Like ones that believe a woman is a whore if she doesn’t wear a hijab and has no recourse if she is raped (because it’s not the fault of the cats if the meat was uncovered!). Or ones that have no respect for property rights and believe in collective ownership of property you have worked for.

    Worse still, [Grassby] was the educated bourgeois of Australian society:

    Grassby went to university in England, trained in journalism and served in the British Army Infantry and Intelligence Corps for the last two years of the war.

    and for the majority of his life made his living from the government. In other words, never actually worked with the people he claimed to be representing:

    He returned to Australia in 1948 as a “ten quid migrant”, sponsored by an aunt, and soon moved to Griffith, becoming an information officer for the CSIRO.

    Finally, he was also one dodgy cunt who lived up to his ‘used car salesman’ look:

    But times became tougher for Grassby, who had grown close to many of the Italian families of Griffith, not all of whom were law-abiding Calabrians.

    His pro-Italian sympathies led him to become involved in the backwash over the Mafia-linked killing of Donald Mackay in 1977.

    Of course, you’ll continue to hold him up as a hero because he tried to inflict his multicultural dream (which is now widely denounced as a failure incidentally) on mainstream Australia, and not admit he was an arrogant little shit that thought he knew what was right for other people more than they know what’s right for themselves. Just like you’ll continue to hold Che [Guevara] as a hero and not admit that he was actually a brutal mass murderer, or admit that communism has killed substantially more people than any other political system.

  6. @ndy says:

    Value Meals:

    1 ) I couldn’t care less about Grassby, despite the fact that he obviously looms large in yr feverish imagination (as he does generally in the minds of White Australian racists).

    2 ) The Whitlam Government wasn’t Trotskyist(!).

    3 ) The idea that Grassby “and indeed the whole Whitlam government, saw Australia as fertile ground for their efforts to reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator” is nonsense of the highest order.

    4 ) With respects ‘the hard left’, see 1). Feel free to address my thoughts and opinions.

    5 ) Inre values: I don’t know how you define ‘the hard left’, especially given that you define Whitlam as a closet Trotskyist (for fuck’s sake!). Nevertheless, within mainstream political opinion, support for ‘multiculturalism’ is always and everywhere accompanied by simultaneous support for liberal forms of capitalist democracy, and within this framework, in Australia, rape is a crime punishable by imprisonment. The idea that support for ‘multiculturalism’ implies the abandonment of otherwise ‘mainstream’ values — such as sexual equality or the recognition under law that sex without consent is a crime — is a lie. Further, you confuse the issues of left-wing politics and notions of communities ‘safe’ from crime with broader questions of culture, value systems, lifestyle, (specifically Islamic) religious beliefs and practices, the utterances of an imam, property rights and the idea of collective ownership.

    In other words, you’ve made a dog’s breakfast, and I’m neither a dog nor especially hungry.

    6 ) If by ‘bourgeois’ you mean ‘middle class’, yes, Grassby was ‘bourgeois’. And?

    7 ) I’ve never held Grassby up as a ‘hero’. In fact, in over 800 posts on this blog, his name does not occur once.

    8 ) The same goes for Che Guevara. In fact, I consider Saint Che to be more of a villain than a hero, as do anarchists generally; an opinion not unrelated to the fact of anarchist persecution in Communist Cuba.

    http://slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=53
    http://slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=350

    9 ) You’re an idiot.

  7. Western Values says:

    Whitlam is a closet Trot. The Fabian Society simply gives him an acceptable gloss, but even you must admit, he would have to be at the left edge of even the members of that group.

    The idea that support for ‘multiculturalism’ implies the abandonment of otherwise ‘mainstream’ values — such as sexual equality or the recognition under law that sex without consent is a crime — is a lie.

    Bullshit. In the context of left-wing support for multiculturalism, yes it does. When Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke here on her experiences with [Islam] in Europe the left bagged her out. She criticised Islam on the basis that Islam does not have sexual equality or the recognition under law that sex without consent is a crime (among many other things). Her position seemed pretty reasonable to me. However it appears that the left, particularly the insipid latte left and the unwashed hard left, don’t feel this way.

    Further, you confuse the issues of left-wing politics and notions of communities ’safe’ from crime with broader questions of culture, value systems, lifestyle, (specifically Islamic) religious beliefs and practices, the utterances of an imam, property rights and the idea of collective ownership.

    You can’t separate value systems and politics. Politics is the use of force to enforce a value system. Value systems affect lifestyle choices, culture, are directly related to religious beliefs and practices, and naturally are directly related to property rights and collective vs private ownership. Your attempt to seperate [sic] them is a load of crap and a way of dodging an issue you know will undo your whole political philosophy.

    If by ‘bourgeois’ you mean ‘middle class’, yes, Grassby was ‘bourgeois’. And?

    And he never worked with the people whose interests he claimed to be protecting (accept [sic] maybe the crime bosses). He was just another ballroom socialist imposing his experimental value system on others through politics.

    The same goes for Che Guevara. In fact, I consider Saint Che to be more of a villain than a hero, as do anarchists generally; an opinion not unrelated to the fact of anarchist persecution in Communist Cuba.

    See, we do have some common ground. Now, if you’d only improve your personal hygiene and get better taste in music.

  8. [Please continue] putting brackets, editing and [sic] in my posts, you [sexy man you]. Are your readers too stupid to work … out for themselves [say, in a gymnasium of some sort]? Or [am I] fulfilling some [kinky] school teacher fantasy [by joining New Reich]? Just put up what I wrote and let it stand on its own merits, you [fabulously handsome daredevil].

  9. hahaha says:

    fuck your a childish idot [email protected] pants

  10. @ndy says:

    1) “Whitlam is a closet Trot” is a claim, not a fact. It’s also a claim for which you provide no evidence. As for his left-wing credentials, in reality, during his tenure as leader, Whitlam was almost always on the ‘right’. Of course, the simple fact of the matter is that yr utterly beholden to the same hoary old myths the Australian far right is generally regarding ‘Grassby’, ‘Whitlam’, ‘Trotskyists’ and ‘Fabianism’, all of which bleed into the same amorphous mass.

    I, however, am not.

    2) Name one ‘left-wing’ supporter of ‘multi-culturalism’ in Australia who maintains, on the basis of their support for this doctrine, that rape is not a crime and should be made a lawful practice.

    3) You’re thick. Of course there’s a close relationship between ‘values’ and ‘politics’; my point was not to dispute this, but to draw your attention to the fact that your statement “The hard left … blah blah blah … community … security … blah blah blah … different cultures … blah blah blah … value systems … blah blah blah … a woman is a whore if she doesn’t wear a hijab … blah blah blah … cats … meat … uncovered … no respect for property rights … collective ownership … blah blah blah …” is a complete fucking dog’s breakfast of an argument which runs together a whole series of highly questionable assumptions, references to current events and plain daft ideas in order to demonstrate that you’re, like, all intelekshual ‘n’ that.

    Which, however, you are not.

    4) You’re not only stupid and a political illiterate, but boring and unfunny too.

    Welcome to the real world.

  11. @ndy says:

    teeheehee:

    That’s “you’re” and “idIot”.

    Idiot.

  12. Western Values says:

    This is just rubbish, Andy. It’s not an argument, or a position, or a refutation.

    The only things worthy of addressing are this:

    Name one ‘left-wing’ supporter of ‘multi-culturalism’ in Australia who maintains, on the basis of their support for this doctrine, that rape is not a crime and should be made a lawful practice.

    Well, Andy, they don’t come out and actually state this. That would expose the pathetic contradictions in left-wing positions. They just say things like this.

    and this:

    “Whitlam is a closet Trot” is a claim, not a fact. It’s also a claim for which you provide no evidence.

    And all I can say is some other time. It’s simply not worth the twenty posts to argue this one out, to end in a fucking dog’s breakfast like your post above.

  13. @ndy says:

    Value Meals:

    Much as I would normally sympathise with someone who battles to be articulate, I have little sympathy for you, as yr basic ideas are so repugnant to me.

    And yr rude to boot.

    I also agree that yr writing is rubbish, yr argumentative skills poor, yr political positioning weak and yr refutations, such as they are, grossly illogical.

    Thus far you’ve described Whitlam as being a Trotskyist (an utterly ludicrous proposition); claimed that support for ‘multiculturalism’ (nowhere defined) mandates support for the practice of rape; idiotically claimed that both Al Grassby and Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara are my heroes (despite the fact that strangely, for one of my ‘heroes’, Grassby’s name appears nowhere on my blog, and the one or two references I’ve made to Che have been in the context of attempts to de-mythologise the man) and so on (and so on and so on)…

    With regards the evidence supporting yr contention that leftist support for multi-culturalism mandates support for rape, you quote a comment made by someone called Kim on a blog.

    Here it is:

    ===

    “Agreed, tigtog (and thanks!) – I think the Algerian example demonstrates how her view on Islam is too much coloured by her own experience and culture (remembering that there are Islamic or Islamic influenced cultures rather than a singular Islamic culture). I also think that what she has to say about modernity and secularism is fairly lightweight. That’s not to diminish her passion and her lived experience – but I think in some ways she’s backed herself into a corner with her politics.”

    ===

    Prior to this, ‘tigtog’ writes:

    ===

    “Great post, Kim. I was working my dander up to posting about Ali, but now I don’t have to!

    Like you, I have a great deal of personal sympathy for her experiences. I don’t agree that demonising her ex-coreligionists is the most ethical or the most pragmatic response to undertake in the aim of ensuring that it doesn’t happen to other little girls anymore.”

    ===

    Self-evidently, Kim’s comment in no way, shape, or form supports your contention.

    Grow up, or kindly go away. I’m frankly tired of yr little boy antics and political incoherence.

  14. Western Values says:

    Thus far you’ve described Whitlam as being a Trotskyist (an utterly ludicrous proposition)

    As ludicrous as your form of anarchy being a viable political philosophy?

  15. @ndy says:

    What you lookin’ at? You all a bunch of fuckin’ assholes. You know why? You don’t have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin’ fingers and say, “That’s the bad guy.” So… what that make you? Good? You’re not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don’t have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There’s a bad guy comin’ through! Better get outta his way!

  16. Dayv says:

    What’s the deal with DOA? They’re fash-sympathisers now????? :'(

  17. Dayv says:

    Oh wait, i just confused two bands in my head… nevermind my last comment 😛

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