Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad

The aftermath of the Reclaim Australia (RA)/United Patriots Front (UPF) rallies of July 18/19 has produced some interesting results.

• To begin with, the President of the UPF, Shermon Burgess (AKA ‘The Great Aussie Patriot’), has declared that the boys will be rallying again in Cronulla in a few months. How NSW authorities and especially Cronulla locals react to this news will be fascinating to watch. Burgess himself has previously boasted of his attendance at the ‘riot’/’White Civil Uprising’ in Cronulla. See also : Cronulla Anniversary: A Kiwi Perspective (December 27, 2006) | Communists on Cronulla (December 3, 2006).

• Somewhat remarkably, a few days after July 18, Burgess published a video confessing to having engaged in a group assault upon a group of ‘anti-fascists’ in Melbourne. An edited version of the video is below:

Given the intense media scrutiny surrounding the weekend’s events — and the considerable criticism to which police have been subject — it seems possible that police may be compelled to take a closer look at the alleged incident Burgess refers to in the video: time will tell.

• It’s also remarkable that Burgess has chosen to promote a song perfomed by defunct Belgian reich ‘n’ rollers Kill Baby Kill. KBK were a neo-Nazi band that split following the suicide of its lead singer, Dieter Samoy. His decision to kill himself apparently occurred after he learned that he would be forced to abandon his teaching career after being convicted of a racist assault. The band toured Australia several years ago in a tour organised by local neo-Nazi groups Blood & Honour and the (Southern Cross) Hammerskins. The Hammerskins gained some small notoriety in 2012 after one of its members, Wade Michael Page, shot dead worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. See also : Dieter Samoy : Still Dead Baby, Dead (January 15, 2012) | Dieter Samoy : Dead Baby Dead (January 20, 2010) | Wade Michael Page and the (Southern Cross) Hammerskins (August 15, 2012).

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• A few articles of interest:

Inside the strange dynamic of Reclaim Australia’s rallies, Martin McKenzie-Murray, The Saturday Paper, July 25, 2015.

Trainspotters note: “At the top was a thick picket line of counter-protesters – largely a mix of anarchists and Socialist Alliance members, but not restricted to them.” A majority of socialists present were members/supporters of Socialist Alternative and the Socialist Party (though members of the Alliance were undoubtedly present).

Reclaim Australia: ‘concerned mums and dads’ or a Trojan horse for extremists?, Joshua Robertson, The Guardian, July 24, 2015.

Comment: Robertson’s article includes extensive quotes from John Oliver, described as an ‘RA spokesman’. Unmentioned is his role as the sometime President of the ‘Patriots Defence League of Australia’, a handful of whose members were present on July 18 in Melbourne. Several months ago, Oliver established a GoFundMe campaign in an attempt to obtain my d0x:

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(Note that ‘Australians Against Islam’ is described as a splinter group from RA in Brisbane, est following the July 19 rally.) ‘Concerned dad’ John — whose staunch opposition to racism, fascism, neo-Nazism and to the intimate involvement of his patriotik comrades in neo-Nazi and fascist politics can surely never be questioned — also expressed the view that I should be hunted down like a dog, have my testicles removed and then attached to my forehead:

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Top bloke, John.

As for the PDLA, its ‘Eastern Victoria Charter’ was present on July 18, or at least its President, Damien Kourevellis, and its Vice-President, Some Other Bloke, were. (On Kourevellis, see also : Court told violent man not detained, Steve Butcher, The Age, March 26, 2009.) Here they are: a) pictured walking down an alley and; b) having a yarn with neo-Nazi Glenn Anderson:

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Reclaim Australia re-energises radical nationalism, Troy Whitford, The Conversation, July 24, 2015.

Trainspotters note: “Reclaim Australia’s position is probably best articulated through the propaganda arm, The Nationalist Alternative, which was established last year. It argues that the agenda of Australian nationalism is to promote Australia as ‘… an organic nation founded upon Western/European ideals, and created by it’s [sic] descendants primarily the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic ethnicity as well as fellow Europeans from northern, central, southern and eastern Europe.'”

While RA’s position may arguably be best expressed by or thru Nationalist Alternative (NAlt), it is not RA’s propaganda arm, nor was it established in 2014. Rather, NAlt was founded in 2008/9 in anti-mosque agitation in Williamstown. Further, from the time of the emergence of both RA and Burgess adopting ‘The Great Aussie Patriot’ persona, the principal propaganda arm for RA has been ‘Nationalist Republican Guard’ AKA ‘European Australian Civil Rights League’ AKA Melbourne-based neo-Nazi (and criminal anti-Semite) Neil Erikson. Erikson left the group last year, but not before he and some of his comrades outed Mark Hootsen as NAlt’s leader. See also : Nationalist Alternative throw their former Führer under the bus #antifa (December 14, 2014) | Nationalist Alternative : “just a bunch of students from Melbourne” (July 8, 2009).

ReclaimWhat on Facebook maintains a close watch on the various shenanigans of RA and the UPF.

• Later today I’ll republish some of the comments of UPF leader Blair Cottrell on the subject of Jews, politics, Jews, nationalism and Jews.

Goodbye Monsieur Venner, Hello French Hammerskins!

French far-right historian Dominique Venner (April 16, 1935–May 21, 2013) has committed suicide in a rather spectacular fashion. Venner’s action was apparently prompted by his fear that France was becoming ghey and Muslamic. You can read his suicide note here; The Huffington Post records some thoughts here, including the reaction of others on the French far right to his death. For her part, Marine Le Pen, leader of the French fascist party Front National, reckons Venner was a top bloke, and his action laudable. Others agree, but it may be that the example may have to be repeated several thousand times before Venner’s argument really cuts through…

As an aside, and further to the margins of the political right, a few days ago (May 18/19) neo-Nazis in France gathered under the sheltering umbrella of the French Hammerskins. Or did they? Accounts vary. It seems that, while there was meant to be a large gathering of European neo-Nazis on the weekend, there was instead only a small meeting near Montpellier, involving perhaps 100 or so key members of various neo-Nazi organisations from across Europe, meeting overnight. A French antifa website (fafwatch) reckons it was organised by the French Hammerskins. A few hundred antifa demonstrated on Friday and Sunday in Perpignan – which is where they thought the meeting would take place (instead, it took place in a community room, one booked, typically, under false pretences).

In Australia, two weeks ago the boneheads belonging to the Australian franchise (Southern Cross Hammerskins) rocked out in Queensland (May 4), while more recently in the United States (the birthplace of the Hammerskins) the FBI has released some documents regarding the boneheads’ mass-murdering comrade-in-arms Wade Michael Page. Note that Ultimately, the FBI found there was no conspiracy behind the shooting, which officials labeled an act of “domestic terrorism.” In November, the FBI said Page acted alone in the rampage, finding no evidence to suggest the attack was “directed or facilitated by any white supremacist group.”

Of nazis with guns, David Sterman (The Atlantic, April 23, 2013) writes:

Right-wing extremists are more likely than violent Islamist extremists–or, as they are sometimes called, jihadists–to have military experience. They are also better armed, and are responsible for more incidents. The past two decades have seen multiple attacks from right-wing extremist veterans, from Wade Michael Page, who trained at Fort Bragg, to the group of former and active-duty soldiers in Georgia, who collected weapons to carry out a plan to assassinate President Obama. In 2011, Kevin Harpham, who had served in the army, placed a bomb along the route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. During the 1990s, violent extremism in the militia movement and other right-wing movements relied heavily upon those who served in the military. Timothy McVeigh, the perpetrator of the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil before 9/11, was a military veteran whose libertarian views were also heavily influenced by a novel by a former American Nazi Party official. Eric Rudolph, the anti-abortion extremist who bombed the 1996 Olympics, had also enlisted in the army.

See also : Happy Birthday Mister Hitler! (April 20, 2011) | Dieter Samoy : Still Dead Baby, Dead (January 15, 2012). For an interesting account of the ways in which shootings are portrayed by the media and their meanings, see Who Becomes The Face Of A Horrific Attack?, WUNC.org, May 21, 2013.

Dieter Samoy : Still Dead Baby, Dead

Oh hai.

January 15, 2012 is the second anniversary of the death of Dieter Samoy. Samoy, a Belgian neo-Nazi skinhead, committed suicide several days after being sentenced to two years in jail for taking part in a violent, racially-motivated assault upon Togolese immigrant Raphaël Mensah in May 2006. Mensah was rendered unconscious in the assault, hospitalised, and spent one month in a coma. He died a year later (of apparently unrelated causes).

At the invitation of local boneheads, in 2008 Dieter’s band, Kill Baby Kill, toured Australia, playing the annual Ian Stuart Donaldson memorial gig (at a pub in Beaconsfield in outer Melbourne) along with local neo-Nazi bands Blood Red Eagle and Ravenous. While Blood Red Eagle has since departed the fold of Blood & Honour sponsored bands in Australia, Ravenous carries on and may even be performing at the Happy Birthday Mister Hitler/Hammered Festival in Brisbane in April.

While on tour a soon-to-be-dead Dieter and his band joined local artistes to record a charming little song named ‘Oh no here comes an Abo’. Sadly, the video of the recording session has been withdrawn from YouTube; happily, you can obtain a copy of the song through local neo-Nazi distro 9% Productions, either online or, indeed, at the gig. Further, those interested in songs in a similar vein need look no further than ‘More Dead Niggers’, which is available on the Deaths Head albums Hang the Traitors and Metal Skin… and may even be played live in April, who knows?

Of course, Dieter Samoy is not expected to be joining them. But if he did…

Dieter Samoy : Dead Baby Dead

That the guitarist and vocalist for neo-Nazi ‘skinhead’ band Kill Baby Kill (KBK), Dieter Samoy, is dead is not exactly news: he hanged himself last week. But it is news for some in Belgium:

KBK toured Australia in late 2008, and recorded songs with local (Melbourne) bonehead Jesse [email protected]#$%^&* including the smash hit ‘Oh no here comes an Abo’. Sadly, the song has been temporarily removed from the roster of tens of thousands of neo-Nazi toons on YouTube, but Jesse himself has a channel, genocidal88, which has many other fine examples of his work.

The tour was organised by local neo-Nazis belonging to Blood & Honour and the Hammerskins. Justin O’Brien — the Victorian state representative for B&H — was a big help, as was Jesse [email protected]#$%^&* (a Hammerskin). Jesse will be prancing about on stage on the Gold Coast with other neo-Nazis on April 17, 2010, in a tour being touted as being bigger than Ben Hur. When he’s not trying to find me and kill kiss me, Justin may be found @ Hold Fast Body Art in Burwood.

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„Kill Baby Kill“ Bassist Does It Like the Führer and Commits Suicide!
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19. Januar 2010

Those of you from Göttingen or surrounding areas might remember the name from the planned, but stopped, concert at the „Moonlight“ strip club in the city a couple of years ago. All the whining and complaining about not being racists, not having anything to do with fascists, and being poor victims of the big bad antifa PC police, well…turns out „Kill Baby Kill“ were not only racists, but cowards as well.

Dieter Samoy, aged 28, was convicted on January 12th of a racist aggression against a man of Togolese origin and his friend in the proximity of the infamous „Kastelein“ bar in Bruges. The man spent over a month in a coma, and finally died almost a year later due to a pulmonary infection.

Not one hour after learning of his conviction to two years in prison (yes, only two!) good old Dieter committed suicide. He will be missed by nobody except a bunch of cowardly racist drunks in a shitty bar in Belgium (and some people in Göttingen). And speaking of the cowards from the shitty bar in Belgium…its really impolite to keep people waiting for you for so long after you open your mouth so wide about „killing the reds.“ But dont worry…we can come back whenever you want! 🙂

Source: „Suicide dun Skinhead“

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See also : The Deceptions and Distortions of BNP activist Beverley Kerry, Norfolk Unity, January 17, 2010 | Anarchists claim Northcote Neo-Nazi attack (October 16, 2009) | What, me worry? (April 7, 2009).

And remember Kids…

Hold Fast Body Art : “It’s (neo-Nazi) shit!”

Dieter Samoy goes to jail baby jail?

[Further update : judging by the amount and nature of the nattering on various neo-Nazi networks, it appears that Belgian bonehead Dieter Samoy really is dead. How and why is unknown. Given his sentencing last week, it appears possible that he killed himself in order to avoid undergoing two years imprisonment for a violent assault he committed in Bruges in 2006.

Samoy was 28.

Update : unconfirmed reports suggest that, at some point in the last few days, Samoy has committed suicide.]

In sad news for fans of Belgian reich ‘n’ roll band Kill Baby Kill, it’s been reported that its lead shouter and string-plucker Dieter Samoy has been sentenced to two years jail for his role in an assault upon Togolese immigrant Raphaël Mensah in May 2006. Mensah was rendered unconscious in the assault, hospitalised, and spent one month in a coma. He died a year later (of apparently unrelated causes).

On the bright side, you can listen to Kill Baby Kill on Myspace here, and their albums are available for sale through various neo-Nazi online distros, including Final Stand Records, Micetrap Distribution, NSM88 Records and of course Australia’s own 9percent.

Kill Baby Kill toured Australia in September 2008, playing a gig at the Beaconsfield Hotel, and recording a number of sing-a-longs with locals, one of which implores ‘Abos’ to fuck off and die.

Arf arf.

Note that Australian state and society is already doing a pretty good job of ensuring indigenous peoples die young, their life expectancy rating as among one of the lowest in the world: “In Australia, an indigenous child can expect to die 20 years earlier than his non-native compatriot. The life expectancy gap is also 20 years in Nepal, while in Guatemala it is 13 years and in New Zealand it is 11” (UN report paints grim picture of conditions of world’s indigenous peoples, January 14, 2010).

The tour by Kill baby Kill was organised by local neo-Nazi networks Blood & Honour (Australia) and the (Southern Cross) Hammerskins. The two are also organising an (aural) assault on the Gold Coast in April, featuring local reich ‘n’ rollers Ravenous and Open Season, as well as special guests from some-place-where-all-them-foreigners-live.

At a previous gig organised by the boys in Melbourne in 2006 (at The Birmingham Hotel in Fitzroy), a woman considered insufficiently white was confronted by several white racial/Australian patriots: ‘Blondien (not her real name) says she was walking alone to her car on Johnston Street the same night when she was surrounded by about seven men. She says the men screamed abuse at her, calling her a black c..t and forcing her to repeat the insults. “It’s disgusting that people would single out one person and you have to say stuff about your race to get out of it,” Blondien said’ (‘Victim of white supremacist abuse returns to join protest chorus’, Marika Dobbin, The Melbourne Times, October 18, 2006).

Disgusting? Maybe. But incidents such as this, hosting neo-Nazi gigs and groups for many years, and being a fan of Johnny Rebel, was not enough to prompt a number of local punk bands not to play the pub or to support its manager, Gary Wayne Kitto, following the call for a community boycott of his business. Nevertheless, and despite the Punky Brewster’s best efforts, the pub did eventually undergo a change in management. So when 2008 rolled around, Dieter had to goosestep on stage in Beaconsfield, not Fitzroy.

Anyway…

Skinheads veroordeeld voor racistisch geweld, Extreemrechts in Vlaanderen, January 11, 2010 [Machinetranslation]:

It has just as lasted but the skinheads who kicked Togolees because of its dark skin colour in a deep coma, was today nevertheless condemned then. Of the skinheads four years got effective cell sentence for assault and battery with permanent incapacity for work. Two kompanen of the violence ear must for three and two years behind the tralies. The attacked Togolees, Raphaël Mensah lay after the attack on 7 May 2006 more than one month in coma. He was afterwards transmitted to a hospital in Paris, where he died a year after the facts. Its Flemish friend who shared him that day accompanied also heavy in the slaps. fin penny Eggerick, the skinhead who was as first on the spot, were condemned to an effective prison sentence of four years; Jimmy Cludts got 3 years cell sentence to its trousers, and for the Samoy 2 years. For assault and battery, with racism as aggravating element. Pieter Huys and Bjorn Verkoeyen got each a work sentence of 200 hours because of guilty staff absence.

VANDAAG UITSPRAAK OVER MOLESTEREN VLAMING MET RASTAKAPSEL EN PARIJSE GABONEES. OPMERKELIJKE NIEUWE CD VAN KILL BABY, KILL!, Anti-Fascistisch Front (AFF), January 12, 2010.

See also : Tot vier jaar cel voor skinheads die Togolees mishandelden, January 13, 2010 | N – – – – r lovers and faggots // Bullets in your head! (December 29, 2009).

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