The PFF – a soft and sloppy party farty farts again

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Once upon a time, the offspring of a Russian immigrant yearned to stamp his presence on the Australian landscape.

The resulting impact could be likened to the thud a parasite-ravaged dead autumn leaf makes as it plops to the ground.

Nicholas Hunter Folkes started his relentless quest for Führerdom with the Australian Protectionist Party, founded by former Nazi Darrin Hodges.

Seeking some sort of respectability and by now enamoured of Dutch far right politician and Muslimhater Pursuivant Geert Wilders, Niqi (named for his favourite piece of women’s clothing) and his ragged band of disciples then split from the APP and founded the Party for Freedom, named after Gertie’s little lot in the Netherlands.

Niqi’s revered mentor Geert Wilders in a landmark contemplative moment

You can read some of Niqi’s history here, slackbastard has more here and you can actually watch him in a rool TV series here (provided you pay cash-strapped SBS for the privilege).

Far right self-styled “white nationalists” are universally dim bulbs at best but even Niqi seems to have realised that going hard on Muslims might be not the way to go at the moment, given the sad fates of fellow Muslim haters and white supremacists Nathan Abela and ADF KP veteran Ralph “Sad Sack” Cerminara , both of the ADL.

Ralphski fights the Islamic hordes

To date to the best of our knowledge Niqi has not yet been charged with anything  but there is always a first time.

You don’t have to look very far to see that Niqi has a long history of Chinese-hate. On the other hand he has stated on several occasions his preferred Australian is something called an “Anglo-Celtic”.

Since Niqi is neither Anglo nor Celtic we find that rather puzzling.

So Niqi and his faithful body servant Radka Smith (AKA “Ozzie Possum”) along with a scattering of really weird people are taking on the supposed fiscal might of the PRC and the billions of Chinese poised to invade the Great Golden Mountain and steal all our McMansions.

The Yellow Peril strikes again!

Now the way in which you’d expect the pffs to conduct their research would be to do drive-bys of auctions and open houses and count the number of Asian faces they see then extrapolate that into a tsunami of fear and loathing against the Chinese. We’ve seen them do that sort of “research” before with other minorities and it lets the pffs pretend they are normal people with amazeballs knowledge of demography and economics.



 The facts

There are 1.5 million people of East Asian descent living in Australia. The forebears of some of those families have lived here longer than Niqi’s family. However contrary to the pffs’ delusions they are not all Chinese.

The largest group of East Asians are people of Chinese descent, and they range from new arrivals to second, third and fourth generation Australians.

The next largest East Asian group is Filipinos. Filipinos have lived in Australia since the beginning of the 20th Century. The smallest group is the Tibetans, most of whom are refugees.

However as you can expect pffs cannot tell the difference between Chinese and all the other East Asian people who live here. It’s a bit like assuming all Europeans are the same, or all Africans. It’s called prejudice.

So if an East Asian family or (shock horror) a mixed couple fronts up to an auction or open house, the pffs scramble back to their sewers and declare that Straya is being invaded by Chinese.

Josh Qong Tart – part of the imaginary Chinese invasion?



Japanese, Chinese – to the PFF they are all the same. From a racist flyer littered around the inner west and lower North Shore of Sydney.

Actually an Opera House done up as a Chinese flag would be cool for the Vivid Festival. Tourists would love it.

According to FIRB data, the dollar value of real estate investment approvals by country last financial year looked like this:

China $12,406m
USA $6,135m
Singapore $4,303m
Canada $2,945m
Malaysia $2,038m
UK $1,795m
Netherlands $1,720m
NZ $1,362m
Hong Kong $1,279m
Germany $1,169m
South Korea $1,083m
And that esteemed body the Reserve Bank notes in its report that:

The available data, while incomplete, suggest that for much of the past decade or so approvals granted for foreign investment in the residential sector have remained around 5–10 per cent of the value of dwelling turnover in Australia, and perhaps half that share of the total number of dwellings turned over. The actual level of foreign purchases of dwellings has been significantly lower. Foreign purchases appear to be most concentrated in new rather than established dwellings,in higher- rather than lower-priced dwellings, in medium- and high-density dwellings rather than detached dwellings, and in inner-city areas of Sydney and Melbourne rather than other locations

And this article tells us the following:

Blaming foreigners for astronomical prices is nothing but a scapegoat for the policies enacted by government on behalf of bankers and landowners that makes housing unaffordable. Those who are discontented with the current states of affairs should focus their attention on our own government rather than searching for foreign influences.

Add to that the universal tendency of the residential property market and developers to talk up their offerings, to oversell and to bully councils and communities into accepting unsustainable developments and you have the reasons why housing costs so much.

Maybe Niqi with his cosy perch in one of the wealthiest suburbs in Sydney with at least one property in Rozelle does not get that.

We do.

Anti-Muslim Rally Draws 600,000,000 People to Rozelle, NSW

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Report by Nick Folkes on the Protest held 24 January 2014

Last Friday’s protest was called to highlight the unfortunate rape of yet another Australian woman by a Muslim asylum seeker. The victim has joined a growing list of Australian women who have been sexually assaulted due to the past Labor government’s ‘open borders’ policy on illegal boat people.

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Sorry, did we say the rally attracted 600,000,000 people? That was a mistake. There were 5 people including the organiser Nicholas Folkes.

Now this is just damn confusing. I thought Australians stood against rape. And looking at the signs above, it appears that the message is that Australians are never guilty of it. It’s the Muslims who are doing all the raping.

So with a population of 7.239million in NSW, how come an anti-rape, pro womens’-rights rally only attracted 5 people? 

Perhaps people are smarter than Folkes gives them credit for. It’s one thing to oppose rape. It’s another to attribute all rape to a singular race or religion.

Here’s Trevor W Sullivan of the Nanango Christian Faith Centre – one of the lonely few commenters on Nicholas Folkes’ blog:

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Rape is a worldwide problem. Here is an important fact to keep in mind when considering whether or not an asylum seeker (who has few friends, family or contacts in a new, imposing foreign country) is going to be a rapist.

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Overwhelmingly, men are responsible for rape. Very few women, many, many men. Men from all walks of life. Different ages, different backgrounds, different religious and non-religious devotion. Why do Nick Folkes and his miniature army of cacafuegos refuse to address rape as a societal issue and instead choose to focus on Muslims and/or asylum seekers? 

A PERTH man has been jailed for 11 years after breaking into a woman’s home, threatening to murder her sleeping children and then brutally raping her – before forcing her to drive to an ATM and withdraw cash.

Cameron John Graham, 22, will have to serve at least nine years after the offence that Judge Christopher Stevenson said almost defied description.

After spending a decade behind bars, the serial sex offender had been out on parole for two years when he raped and strangled Melbourne woman Jill Meagher.

“They should never have let me out,” Adrian Bayley told police after confessing to killing Ms Meagher.

A JUDGE has labelled a serial rapist “cunning, devious and dishonest” as he sentenced him to serve 80% of a 20-year jail term.

John Collins, 74, was convicted after trial of sexually assaulting seven women, raping six of them, on his yacht, the Pan Pacific, off the Queensland coast between the Whitsundays and the Gold Coast from 1986 to 2000.

A Canberra serial child molester has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail for the public rape of a three-year-old girl and the racially motivated bashing of his neighbour.

In September, Shane Williams, 40, from Campbell, was making his way to a police station for his annual sex offender check-in when he decided to stop at the Belconnen Library to use the toilets.

He was browsing the books inside when a three-year-old girl wandered over to him and said hello. He then sexually assaulted her.

Eighteen year olds Norman Kernan and Ginger Green were this afternoon each sentenced to 15 years in prison for the armed robbery and multiple rapes of two European tourists who were sleeping in their car in a suburban street in Alice Springs in May last year. The offenders’ non-parole periods were set at nine years.

In case you’re new to the blog, here are a bunch of other fails that Nicholas Folkes, Darrin Hodges and Sergio Redegalli have been the face of.


1) Murder, rape, and pillage at Jabesh-gilead  (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)

    So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children.  “This is what you are to do,” they said. “Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin.”  Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.

    The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives.  But there were not enough women for all of them.  The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel.  So the Israelite leaders asked, “How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead?  There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever.  But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God’s curse.”

    Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem.  They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, “Go and hide in the vineyards.  When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife!  And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, ‘Please be understanding.  Let them have your daughters, for we didn’t find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'”  So the men of Benjamin did as they were told.  They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance.  Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them.  So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.

Obviously these women were repeatedly raped.  These sick bastards killed and raped an entire town and then wanted more virgins, so they hid beside the road to kidnap and rape some more.  How can anyone see this as anything but evil?

2) Murder, rape and pillage of the Midianites    (Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)

    They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men.  All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle.  They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.  Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder.  They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived.  After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

    Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp.  But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle.  “Why have you let all the women live?” he demanded.  “These are the very ones who followed Balaam’s advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor.  They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD’s people.  Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man.  Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.

Clearly Moses and God approves of rape of virgins.

3) More Murder Rape and Pillage   (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

     As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace.  If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor.  But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town.  When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town.  But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder.  You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.

What kind of God approves of murder, rape, and slavery?

4) Laws of Rape   (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

    If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

What kind of lunatic would make a rape victim marry her attacker?  Answer: God

5) Death to the Rape Victim   (Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)

    If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

It is clear that God doesn’t give a damn about the rape victim.  He is only concerned about the violation of another mans “property”.

6) David’s Punishment – Polygamy, Rape, Baby Killing, and God’s “Forgiveness” (2 Samuel 12:11-14 NAB)

Thus says the Lord: ‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house.  I will take your wives [plural] while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor.  He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight.  You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.’

    Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”  Nathan answered David: “The Lord on his part has forgiven your sin: you shall not die.  But since you have utterly spurned the Lord by this deed, the child born to you must surely die.”  [The child dies seven days later.]

This has got to be one of the sickest quotes of the Bible.  God himself brings the completely innocent rape victims to the rapist.  What kind of pathetic loser would do something so evil?  And then he kills a child!  This is sick, really sick!

7)  Rape of Female Captives   (Deuteronomy 21:10-14 NAB)

“When you go out to war against your enemies and the LORD, your God, delivers them into your hand, so that you take captives, if you see a comely woman among the captives and become so enamored of her that you wish to have her as wife, you may take her home to your house.  But before she may live there, she must shave her head and pare her nails and lay aside her captive’s garb.  After she has mourned her father and mother for a full month, you may have relations with her, and you shall be her husband and she shall be your wife.  However, if later on you lose your liking for her, you shall give her her freedom, if she wishes it; but you shall not sell her or enslave her, since she was married to you under compulsion.”

Once again God approves of forcible rape.

8)  Rape and the Spoils of War (Judges 5:30 NAB)

They must be dividing the spoils they took: there must be a damsel or two for each man, Spoils of dyed cloth as Sisera’s spoil, an ornate shawl or two for me in the spoil.   (Judges 5:30 NAB)

9) Sex Slaves (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are.  If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.  But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.  And if the slave girl’s owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter.  If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife.  If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.   (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

10) God Assists Rape and Plunder (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB)

Lo, a day shall come for the Lord when the spoils shall be divided in your midst.  And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle: the city shall be taken, houses plundered, women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be removed from the city.   (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB)

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They failed again. Nicholas Folkes’ The Australian Protectionist Party Australian Party for Freedom in partnership with fellow frequent failers The Australian Defence League have conducted another public humiliation rally in the Bankstown-bordering suburb of Revesby (in Sydney).

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“The countdown to the rally is on.”

The Australian people were clearly geared up for this one after Nick’s Facebook page and website had spammed the event to death for weeks leading up to the massive event. (editor’s note: all references to the event have now been removed).

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“ADL will be there in full force.”

Would you like to see what ‘full force’ looks like? Surely a mass combination of the ‘Australian Party for Freedom’, ‘The Australian Protectionist Party’ and ‘The Australian Defence League’ would be able to muster up enough members and people in opposition to Islam to number in the tens of thousands.


I mean, if Nick Folkes had to use a megaphone to reach his unintelligible rumblings to all attendees, it must’ve been a rally of epic attendance.

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Alas, no.

Nick used this megaphone to speak to a circle of somewhere between 14 – 16 people who stood around him like an embarrassed, defensive ring of twats. Don’t be fooled by the pictures. The people in the background consist of bewildered onlookers, annoyed residents and a few Muslims who turned up to witness the spectacle.

Oh yeah – and there was a police presence. So your tax dollars paid for police to sit back and watch these time-wasting buffoons.

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Smashing the fash: fascism in Australia


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Added by Anon on August 30, 2013.
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My formative years were spent in Mascot Public School, a typical underfunded school. It was a school that didn’t aspire to much: its motto was in plain English and hoped for the least worst of its students (“strive to achieve”); the school gates were adorned with a picture of the official mascot, a jet plane, chosen for the school’s proximity to the airport.

And, much like any underfunded school in an underfunded town in Sydney, it was a school that confronted me with ethnic diversity and tension, not unexpected in a suburb where 70% of people were born overseas, or had parents who were born overseas.

I thought of my childhood, as I’d dully gaze through the side fence of the school, waiting for a bus, of how it helped me grow and whatnot. But one morning, the school sign caught my attention instead. Someone had stickered over it with obscene messages, demanding that multiculturalism be abolished, that ‘international students’ – at a primary school – be sent back, and that students should not heed the anti-Australian lies of their teachers, designed to police the thoughts of the young. At the bottom of each sticker lay proudly: Australia First Party.

We’re told to never forget, because there is a danger in allowing the past to repeat itself. Fascism wasn’t an anomaly of world history, but is rooted in something visceral within society. It has an economic and political vision that strives to protect the legitimate members of society from the ebbs and flows of global finance and immigration; it seeks to create hope in the less fortunate by blaming society’s ills on the least fortunate. It thrives on crisis and decline, and mobilises movements by encouraging the masses to rise up against decay and attain power for the rightful heirs of the state, usually white ‘natives’.

The fringe

The leader of Australia First is Jim Saleam, who is currently running in the electorate of Cook against Scott Morrison. He was a founder of National Action in the 1980s, a far-right nationalist group that plastered racist graffiti on shop walls, intimidated multicultural groups, and produced propaganda against the ‘New World Order’; he was also convicted of his role in a shotgun attack on a member of the ANC, Nelson Mandela’s party,  and conspiring to car bomb a political opponent.

“Hi, is this, uh, Jim – James – Sa-le-am?” I stumbled over my words; embarrassingly mispronouncing a name he greeted me on the phone with (it’s “Say-lem”). It’s difficult to find the right words when the phone is picked up by one of Australia’s most notorious far-right leaders, but I manage. He speaks with a thick Australian accent, and sports a vocabulary one would expect from a PhD. His thesis, The Other Radicalism: An Inquiry Into Contemporary Australian Extreme Right Ideology, Politics And Organization 1975-1995, was supposedly written from a jail cell.

Jim Saleam refers to the aforementioned incidents as an “apocryphal history” that has now, unfortunately, become a part of the movement he is now at the forefront of. This was a concerted attack by the media, according to Saleam, with claims of Lebanese ancestry in the Sydney Morning Herald to discredit and “ethnically cleanse” him. He also claims that he was “targeted by the state” and bullied by the Special Branch of the NSW Police Force, a “notorious organisation” known for monitoring left-wing activist groups. Now disbanded for its endemic corruption, Saleam admits that the Special Branch used far-right groups to assault left-wing groups.

“Morrison is all for refugees”, he says when I ask about the election struggle in the Sutherland Shire. And Saleam? “Absolutely none.” Saleam and Australia First propose deporting refugees back to their countries of origin, assisting them with grants funded by the seizure of assets from those who aid and abet asylum seeking. Saleam denies the label of fascism, and instead identifies with “Australian nationalism.” He uses this label to defend the party’s support of an Aboriginal sovereignty as a ‘legitimate culture’ of the continent that manifests in separatism, as “they can think whatever they want of European settlement … but what’s coming is the end of Indigenous society.”

But Australia First is not the only far-right nationalist party – Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, Rise Up Australia (RUA), and the Australian Protectionist Party (APP), parties recently infamous for their deals with minor libertarian and centrist groups in this election, promote similar views. But combating immigration and multiculturalism is only the most visceral policy tying the parties together; they also agree on the nationalisation of industry, banning foreign ownership, and expanding welfare to vulnerable Australian citizens – conditional on the expulsion of undesirables.

(Israel is a point of contention – Jim Saleam and Australia First considers Zionism as a danger to Australian society through its role in the media and corporations, while the APP and RUA self-identify as Zionists who see Israel as an ally against Islam.)

Appealing to the working class is a notable function of far-right nationalist and fascist mobilising, in contrast to the libertarian right that tends to have disdain for those in poverty. This isn’t anomalous, despite their right-wing tendencies: Franco developed a national trade syndicalist organisation, and Hitler saw the role of the state in mediating class conflict, a concept absent in classical liberalism and capitalism.

Far-right groups use this populist agenda in recruiting members who do not identify with the strict nationalism of the party line. I spoke to Troy Ellis, a candidate for APP in the Western Australian electorate of Swan. Ellis was a former member of the Greens and the ALP, and a participant in Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and the Australian Conservation Fund. Confused, I asked him why he joined the APP. “They sounded like a fairer party,” noted Ellis. It was their taxation policy that drew him into the party, and he identified with the economic arguments of lowering immigration.

But he was unsure about the more extreme elements of the party. “I’m not such a hardliner on immigration myself … there might be some in APP, but I’m less of a radical myself.” The anti-Muslim stance of the party, a recent phenomenon in the far right, especially amongst RUA and One Nation, is also a topic of contention with Ellis. “The party takes a hard stance on Muslims, but I don’t mind Muslims myself.” He also spoke of his strong belief in justice for Palestinians. Ellis seemed uncomfortable with this dissonance with the party line. “But a lot of people who come here from Muslim countries are psychologically damaged.” He buttressed his sincerity in wishing to “soften the party.” Compare to co-founder Nicholas Folkes, who recently left the party and began the (more) anti-Islam Party for Freedom and believes that multiculturalism is a “failed policy” that has brought “chaos to Australia.”

Similarly, the One Nation website explicitly denounces multiculturalism and multiracialism, but has members that are unaware or uncomfortable with this policy. When asked about the political line to abolish multiracialism, Rod Evans, the national contact for One Nation, replied: “I was not aware of that … I do not adhere to that policy myself.” But, along with the rest of his party, Evans believes that Australia’s primary problem is with “the radical Muslim culture”, an issue to be resolved through a policy of “deportation.”

The far right have capitalised on the issue of Islam to build an agenda of fascist and nationalist politics. Unlike 20th century fascism, the focus of the individual is located within a civilisation as opposed to a state. While the Nazi Party promoted the Aryan Germanic race, APP, One Nation and likeminded parties speak of the threats to Western civilisation. Perhaps an intellectual response to The Clash of Civilisations thesis, or a strategic impulse to work with non-Anglo European ethnic groups against the new enemy, the far right analysis of global politics is one of conflict between Islam and the West.

Just like enemy combatants setting up camp beyond no man’s land, Melanie Vassilou believes Muslims have created “ethnic enclaves in Auburn” that “make you feel like you’re in Saudi Arabia.” She sees the face veil as a risk to society, noting “paedophiles are taking advantage of the face veil.” Running for RUA in Chisholm, Victoria, she rejects the racist label: “when you speak out on the issues, you can be perceived as racist.” She notes that their leader is Sri Lankan, and, perhaps justifying her position, Jim Saleam denounces Rise Up Australia as a multiracial party.

The mainstream

But the germination of fascism lies not only in the fringe of politics, but has roots in the centre. A passing comment by Saleam on his past struck me: “our roots were in the Australian Labor Party.” The White Australia Policy attracted the monoculturalists of nationalism movement, but beyond this, the protectionist economics and belief in industrial nationalisation appeal to some of their left-wing tendencies. National Action, after all, classified themselves as National Bolsheviks, and Australia First’s Queensland Senate candidate, Peter Watson, was a former member of the ALP and Stalinist League; Jack Lang is revered by many fascist groups in Australia; and the Victorian Socialist Party, a faction of the ALP early in the 20th century, developed a fascist tendency that dissolved into the Australia First Party.

Fascist elements also reside in the periphery of the Liberal Party in the hard right, or ‘Taliban Right’ or ‘Uglies’, faction. The roots of far right nationalism in the Liberals, that often comes into contention with the classical liberal and libertarian tendencies of the party began when the Nationalist Party merged with the United Australia Party, that soon after became the Liberal Party; likewise, the Young Nationals merged into the Young Liberals.

More uncomfortable for the party is Lyenko Urbanchich. He fled from Slovenia to Australia, having been a Nazi collaborator during the Second World War. When in Australia, he founded the Liberal Ethnic Council, using recent refugees and immigrants from the Soviet Bloc to intervene in the Liberal Party. Urbanchich was an outspoken critic of the threat of “Jewish-communism.”

The hard right is, according to some accounts, the largest faction of the NSW Liberal Party; it is the spiritual homeland of Tony Abbott; and it is the philosophical foundation of the Sydney University Conservative Club, a member of which once admitted to sympathies with fascist philosophy, in particular the belief that the poor and the rich have their ordained, natural positions in society.

The streets

Although many of the early nationalists in Australia have turned to political careers, the tendency in Europe has moved towards the opposite. Golden Dawn, for instance, organises on the street through demonstrates more than it does through parliamentary processes. The British National Party (BNP) has lost appeal in England, and the English Defence League (EDL) has grown to a threatening size. It was the EDL, after all, that Anders Breivik communicated with prior to his massacre of young social democrats in vengeance against Islamic immigration.

Unlike the BNP, which sports a comprehensive conservative agenda, the EDL is particularly opposed to Islamic immigration. Note, for instance, that the EDL has a Sikh division, as well as an LGBT division. However, organisational liberalism does not hide the fascist tendencies of the movement, but instead is a tactical endeavour to build it; Italian fascism, after all, supported expanding democracy, including the universal suffrage of women, and artistic movements such as Futurism. Progressivism in some areas veils an overall reactionary agenda.

Like the EDL, the Australian Defence League (ADL) focuses specifically on Islam. But the ADL is a grassroots movement, utilising street demonstrations and mass mobilisation to affect change. My first encounter with the ADL was on a Facebook event, when a member threatened to murder me. Although most of its demonstrations are unsuccessful, it is a growing movement, one that encourages current discourses of disintegrating borders. Searching through the closed ADL Facebook group, users complain about “muzzies”, promote gun culture against Islamic immigration, and refer to Muslims and left-wingers as “scum”.

These groups are not the main organising tools of the movement, but do provide insight into the models through which ultra-nationalism and Islamophobia develop. The ADL may ultimately not be successful, but it is a glimpse into the future of reactionary activism – on the streets, in community groups, in churches and unions, at dinner parties. Skinheads and Nazis such as the Nationalist Alternative and Southern Cross Hammerskins likewise react on the streets. The old methods of the Left have been appropriated into a movement that is reacting against the supposed failure of the political class to protect Australians.

The response

Fascism is a word prolific in dusty archives but hushed in current affairs. It is a word that is historical, that is used to define the past, but one that can never happen again. We’ve moved on: fascism is passé, thrown into the dustbin of history where it pathetically lies.

But Australia is at risk of forgetting the dangers of fascism. From experience, the term ‘fascism’ is met with mockery – it is a term people define as an extreme, and Australia is seen as a country of moderation. Popular opinion divorces fascism from an intellectual history, from its philosophy, from its economic and political strategies, and from its realness.

Although there are groups and individuals that oppose fascism in Australia, they fail to make an impression in public opinion. Anarchist blogger slackbastard follows the trends of fascism in Australia, but is a lone writer. Fight Dem Back was prolific in combating racial hatred in Australia, but is effectively defunct now. Compare this to the United Kingdom, where the National Union of Students holds a policy of ‘No Platform’, where office-bearers refuse to share a stage with members of fascist organisations; or where the Conservative, Labor, and Liberal Democrats collectively oppose the BNP, citing the legacy of Churchill who was a member of all three parties; or where the organisation Unite Against Fascism regularly demonstrates against fascist groups; as do squads of anti-fascist socialists and anarchists who clash with fascists in English communities.

One could argue that the rise of fascism is not likely in Australia. But the policies – or the trajectory of policies – of many of the groups mentioned in the article, say otherwise. While not every individual in One Nation or the Australian Protectionist Party may espouse negative attitudes towards migrants or non-white Australians, there is an organisational pressure to strengthen the state, to mobilising workers against immigrants, and to isolate Australia by solidifying its borders – and military. Authoritarianism, nationalism, and, ultimately, fascism are not ghosts of the past, but real existing tendencies in Australian politics.




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Election special No.4 – Teresa van Lieshout “They can’t win without me, because I am one of the smartest people in this country.”

1. The little engine that (thought it) could

We must give serial far right candidate Teresa van Lieshout full marks for persistence. And having checked out the background material, that is all we would do.

2. It’s my party (and I’ll cry if I want to)



3. You don’t own me


Dumped WA candidate says Clive Palmer is promoting human trafficking


Educator and author Teresa van Lieshout will contest the Labor-held seat of Fremantle. Picture: Supplied Source: PerthNow

THE WA candidate dumped by Clive Palmer’s party says the billionaire is promoting human trafficking

FALL OUT: Mr Palmer labelled Ms van Lieshout an “opportunist”. Source: The Courier-Mail

with his idea to fly asylum seekers to Australia.

Education consultant Teresa van Lieshout was endorsed by the Palmer United Party as a candidate for the federal seat of Fremantle last month, but was dumped less than two weeks later.

Mr Palmer labelled Ms van Lieshout an “opportunist”, after previously backing her on the same day he met her.
In reply, via YouTube, Ms van Lieshout said Mr Palmer’s radical idea to allow asylum seekers to fly to Australia was akin to promoting human trafficking.

“Their asylum seeker policy is garbage because he wants to fly people in – which means Clive Palmer is really engaging in human trafficking,” Ms van Lieshout said.

“What they did to me was very nasty, very dishonest and very evil.

“They can’t win without me, because I am one of the smartest people in this country.”

The devoutly religious Ms van Lieshout will now stand for the far-right Australian Protectionist Party (APP), whose policies include a zero-net immigration policy, saying migrants should be “sourced primarily from traditional sources such as Europe and Britain”.

“That is to enable a homogeneous society where we can all live in harmony, free from the ethnic and racial strife caused by social-engineering experiments like multiculturalism,” the APP says on its website.

Ms van Lieshout said protectionist politicians demonstrated “strong determination, moral fortitude, vision, community ethos and worked tirelessly for the advancement of Australian culture, interests, and society”.

The APP said it intended to contest all 15 federal electorates in WA.


4. Fools Rush In (now with no added Niqi)


Here’s some of Teresa’s selfies.

They’re all too long to post  up.

We prefer the 60s hits anyway. Way more forward-looking than Teresa’s far right politics.

Election special No. 3 – Marella Goodwin-Harris receives “endorcement” (sic)

In its eternal hunt for candidates, One Nation certainly digs down the bottom of the dumpster. Here’s yet another one to join the departed and unlamented Stephanie Banister.

Marella Goodwin-Harris might even be marginally more intelligent, though an association with thuggish street gang the ADL does not help any perceptions of either intelligence or sound mental health.

Here she is bubbling with excitement as she announces her “endorcement” (sic) as a One Nation candidate to a bunch of ADL desperates huddled in one of their noisome Facebook groups, as they explode in a frenzy about the potential for enlisting signwriters for the coming struggle against normal mainstream Australia.

ADL sign-writer at work


Marella is no newcomer to hate politics. Here are some of the groups she “likes” on Facebook. We are still processing the notion of an EDL group for gender- diverse people.

Sounds like these Fascist street thugs want to attract them over so they can more readily beat them up and harass them.


She is already a member of weirdo conspiracy theorist coven the Q Society and has a disturbing obsession with halal.

And it does not really like anyone who is not like its members.


Here she is on yet another forum protesting that someone has unfriended her after finding out about her obsessive xenophobia.

We would think most sane people would be unfriending her too.


And last year Marella was the President of a so-called “Hoxton Park Resident Action Group” leading a campaign to get rid of a Muslim school in Hoxton Park

Here’s a lovely shot of Marella fighting the good fight against those lethal hordes of Muslamic terrorist schoolkids watched by a handful of what we presume are locals.

We are very familiar with Resident Action groups and can say that most of them are a good thing – an opportunity for locals to band together and to fight the encroachments of greedy developers and environmental vandals.

We are not so sure about HPRAG. We find no evidence of any ongoing concerns from them for sustainable development or for the preservation of high conservation value areas in this fast-growing area of Sydney.

So we are pretty much convinced that it is a front for Islamophobia.

This is a new and disturbing trend with the far right as they attempt to cloak their ratbaggery in legitimacy by attempting to hijack respectable causes such as the environment. Or secular humanism

World English Dictionary
entryism (ˈɛntrɪɪzəm)

— n
the policy or practice of members of a particular political group joining an existing political party with the intention of changing its principles and policies, instead of forming a new party


— n , — adj

Want more evidence that it wasn’t “just about” development?


1,000 brain-dead Aussies can be wrong

Imagine over 2,000 posts on a deliberately provocative question from  shock TV current affairs programme Sunday Night regarding the tragic murder of  Trooper Lee Rigby in London.

Over 90% of the posts are bigoted repetitive rubbish. We feature but a small selection here.

What stands out is that the fact the murder took place in Britain seems to have completely escaped the motley array of ignorant bogots commenting.



What, ONE politician should be watching? Probably an Islamophobe – are you listening Cory Bernardi?

Err Kerry, WHAT dictatorship? The UK? Well some Brits may think so but we don’t think the UK has reached North Korean levels of oppression quite yet.


Umm…derr  “this man” (we assume you mean Anjem Choudary) never lived in Australia. The murder of Lee Rigby took place in Britain. Choudary is British.


Well Alyson is correct, though not for the reasons she thinks. Australia is a secular country. And we do not have an established church or any other established religious body.

The UK actually does. It is called the Church of England and 21 of its Bishops sit in the House of Lords, the upper house of the UK Parliament. There are no clerics from other religious bodies who have this privilege.

Now for the guffaw factor – Matthew fervently whispers “atleast (sic) the adl is on the way”


You mean these muppets?


Blake parades his paranoia, followed by Monika who decides the story will “outrage Aussies”. Well we do get outraged when we see a gathering of the most ignorant parading their ignorance on a public forum. Makes us wish we were in a more civilised country.

And Alex Car-name has decided that “AUSTRAILIANS” should form lynch mobs for some non-existent threat.

Now we knew it wouldn’t be too long with so much ignorance stewing before some of Australia’s least wanted turned up to join the hate-fest.

First comes the beige shirts of the (Niqi-less) APP complete with an ad for their dreary web page.


Now here’s a supporter of serial electoral rent-seeker Pauline Hanson


But she’ll collect her taxpayer funding on the way right Melanie?

Oh here’s another Hanson fan who wants the National Anthem before the news each night.

We prefer Clarke and Dawe ourselves, but perhaps we could arrange for the PM to send Noel a reel-to-reel tape in keeping with the quaintness of the sentiment.

And let’s NOT have the guns ever back in this country. Remember Port Arthur, Columbine, Virginia Tech, New Town?


And here’s an old “pal” we featured a while back. Still an extremist nutjob spouting lies.


It looks like Cassandra is bedazzled by yet another foreign extremist.


Hate to bust your romantic balloon Cassandra, but Wilders is a bigot.  And his party has actually lost support.


So here’s Scott Moerland again, promoting an extremist far right party with an extremist far right founder in the form of the notorious Christian preacher Danny Nalliah.

It was only a matter of time before “Debski Bebski”, intimate friend of a range of trolls, fronted up to give her 2 cents worth of homespun theology. And 2 cents is all it is worth.


We’d like to suggest that “Debski” gives up on the amateur theology and withdraws from bigotry.

Here's "Debski" AKA Deborah Daldy of Western Sydney. She likes walks on the beach and blatant bigotry.

Here’s “Debski” AKA Deborah Daldy of Western Sydney. She likes walks on the beach and blatant bigotry.

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Geert Wilders in Australia, February 2013


Posted on February 2, 2013 by @ndy

Update : Fairfax has an article on Wilders’ tour titled ‘White supremacists ready for fight’ (Natalie O’Brien, The Age, February 2, 2013). It refers, inter alia, to the ‘Australian New Nation’ website — established several years ago in order to replace the White Pride Coalition of Australia site — and the Internet radio show ‘Australia Calling’. ‘Australia Calling’ is produced by Brisbane nazi Carl D Thompson, who briefly came to public attention some years ago when he lost his job editing the One Nation newspaper after publishing some anti-Semitic material.

Muslim-hating Dutch rightist Geert Wilders is gonna be touring Down Under in a few weeks. The Flying Dutchman’s tour is being organised by an anti-Islamic group known as the Q Society, and Wilders is scheduled to speak in Melbourne on the 19th, Perth on the 20th and Sydney on the 22nd of February, with the venues only being announced a day or two prior.* Unsurprisingly, having already roused controversy, Wilder’s tour is expected to generate some opposition, but also a good deal of support, especially among the far-right fringe. To that end, a number of individuals drawn from racist and fascist groups will be attending Wilder’s events :– some ostensibly in order to protect them from disruption.

Or were . . .

Within 48 hours of declaring that it was the sacred duty of White racialists to attend Wilder’s event in Sydney — largely in order to show the dastardly Reds who’s boss — Welf Herfurth — the leader of the minuscule forces of the New Right (NR) in Australia — changed his mind, and declared it to be a positively dreadful idea, one which risked aligning the NR with Zionists (ergo Jews).

Well, kinda . . .

Actually, the former NPD, ON and Democrats (!) member was admonished by his master, Troy Southgate, to pull his head in and think a li’l moar about the implications of aligning his handful of followers with The Jew. Thus:

Note that Herfurth’s mob last reared its head in Sydney back in November, when police provided them a platform at a Palestine solidarity rally; Herfurth himself is a Holocaust denialist and strong supporter of his kamerad Uncle Fred Toben.

Australian Protectionist Party & Conservative Islamophobia

Of course, support for Wilder’s message also extends deep into the conservative heartland, and includes prominent Muslim-baiters in the Tory party as well as handsomely-paid hacks in the corporate and state media. Further, the conservative embrace/promotion of paranoid fears over Muslamics has stolen a good deal of oxygen from a number of racist, right-wing fringe-dwellers, including Anders Breivik’s friends in the Australian Protectionist Party (APP). Just five short years after its foundation as a more ‘moderate’, less anti-Semitic version of the Australia First Party (AF), the APP has undergone its first major crisis, with the entirety of its Sydney branch decamping in order to establish yet another marginal bunch of kooks, this time modelled on Wilder’s Freedom Party (the APP modelled itself on the BNP). Whether or not the handful who spat the dummy can actually assemble another party remains to be seen, but given that they were the only active members the APP possessed the Protectionists seem doomed to disappear back into oblivion.

Or perhaps not.

Andrew Phillips, APP National Chairman, has relocated himself and his PO Box to Tasmania, while the party continues to nominate two others as contacts for NSW and VIC. Having lost perennial losers Darrin Hodges and Nicholas Hunter-Folkes, Phillips is now begging someone — anyone — to nominate themselves to undergo the humiliation of losing another popularity contest. Those interested can write to P.O. Box 170, Dover, Tasmania 7117 (which also functions as the postal address of Meals On Wheels in that part of the world).

*According to Q, “Details will be advised to paid-up patrons 48 hours prior to event. Expect a function centre within easy reach of the CBD. Photo ID is required to enter; only one small handbag per patron permitted into the venue.” Paul Sheehan writes for the defence here and you can read more about the Q Society on their webshite.

(More) Bloody Foreigners Making Trouble

Overseas: Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka ‘Tommy Robinson’ aka ‘Paul Harris’), the leader of the E E EDL, has been sentenced to 10 months jail for ‘possession of a false identity document with improper intention’, viz entering the US to attend an anti-Muslim gathering using a false passport. (Tommy’s troubles mirror those of Martin Brennan, another whinging Pom and the former leader of the A A ADL, forcibly expelled from Australia in August 2011 for immigration offences.) Also in attendance at the gathering in New York in September last year was Yanqui crackpot Robert Spencer. Spencer is described as ‘VP Islamic Scripture and History’ for the Q Society and runs a loon website called jihadwatch; the Coordinator for Victoria/Tasmania and Secretary of the Society is Ralf Schumann; Andrew McDonald is their Administrator in NSW while in Perth Debbie Robinson coordinates teh stoopid. Anyway, here’s a picture of the patriotic sheila from Perf (Debbie Robinson) and two foreign loons (Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer) holding the Strayan flag at SION:

More on Geert’s tour later maybe . . .


“Get rid of the prok (sic) in Australia” – bilateral evidence-free bogots strike (again)

A few days ago, a fire broke out in the roof of a small shopping complex in suburban Adelaide. Fire crews and ambulances attended and no lives were lost.


Read more carried some pictures of the incident

Now of course as yet it cannot be shown what caused the fire without an investigation by the appropriate authorities and no news source even speculated on what might have been the cause.

However this didn’t stop a US-based anti-Muslim hate page from picking up the story, and to put their own spin on it, even though they’d be hard-pressed to tell you where Adelaide even was.

And of course they were ably assisted by some of our local self-appointed fire experts.


According to this hysterical huddle of xenophobes, the butcher shop in the complex was supposedly “fire-bombed” and not only that but the supermarket in the complex carried “no pork or bacon” after alleged “attacks on the products”.



However in the real world which most people inhabit here is absolutely NO EVIDENCE FOR ANY SUCH THING





The theme was actually taken up on another forum, again with no supporting evidence whatsoever but with plenty of bilious grunting.


And you might be interested in “Jack Johnson”. We certainly were after we read his paranoid rants to a US forum on combat knives.

In fact we know him as this loser.


And here’s a picture of him amusing the people of the Inner West a couple of years ago at a community forum.


He was also quite happy to get up close and personal with former self-appointed Mahdi to the Muslim masses Ibrahim Sidddiq Conlon, while also making baseless claims to having been involved with Australian volunteer veterans who dismantle mines on former battlefields in Indo-China.

So bizarre were his fantasies that even the far right, no strangers to bizarre delusions and outrageous utterances themselves, were unable to stomach him and he was ejected from both the Pathetic Party and an anti-lefty whinge group.

Ah bogots – the same yesterday, today and tomorrow