What a beautiful sentiment, Kerry. Thank you for sharing.
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
– Dalai Lama
Joel Buckley is seen here with beige-shirt Facebook group “white nationalist” micro-party the Australian Protectionists, formerly steered by Darrin Hodges, who had previously been a loyal member of Jim Saleam‘s neo-Nazi Australia First Party. Darrin left Australia First when he found out it might not be a good idea to be publicly spouting anti-Semitism, since several of his erstwhile associates were regularly running foul of the law while fervently pursuing the Nazification of Straya.
Daz is featured in quite a few shots with Joel at this anti-Muslim demo in multicultural Newtown, along with Daz’s former bestie Nicholas Hunter Folkes, and a ragged clutch of the boys and girls who regularly feature at this blog, including “John Harris” Paul Toohey who likes to saw (sic) with eagles (or is it iggles (sic)).
At the time we featured Joel Buckley, we received this message from an ex-friend of Joel’s, after we’d had a procession of nutzis turn up to tell us that the tattoos and the militaria somehow had “nothing to do with the Nazis”…
i used to date this guy for 2 years. true story, it IS an ss flag. He bought them and other parafanalia online. He’s a dangerous person and im relieved to see other people noticed.
So after some contacts were made involving national security we were rather surprised some years later when one of our supporters sent us this.
Leaving aside the regrettable spelling mistake in the headline, where a major urban centre on the NSW coast is misspelt, we were gobsmacked to read that Nazi Joel is “… the 6th generation in his family to serve as a Defence member”.
So at some stage one of his relatives would have been fighting Fascism in some theatre of war in WWII – the irony did not escape us.
We also read:
In his spare time, Joel enjoys many activities including target shooting, hunting, four-wheel driving and reading, in particular, military history books.
Oh we can just imagine what sort of military history…
And Joel is currently involved in joint exercises with the US Navy – wonder if they know about his colourful past?
Oh and there is even more irony. Juxtaposed next to a smiling Joel cooking up a storm for the sailors is an interesting headline for another article.