Australian is a race and it’s white, apparently

We’ve come to the conclusion that the far right live in an inferior alternative universe which has unfortunately intruded on the real world.

You certainly could be excused for thinking so after reading nonsense like this

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Distinguished ethnologist Kane Fleming, known to his crowd as “K Ano” has taken on the task of explaining race to his fellow knuckle-draggers.

So for the benefit of any ignoramuses who might drop by let’s pull Kane’s theories to pieces and consign them to the rubbish bin.

Briefly, since this is a complex field

*Firstly, there is no such thing as “race”. Modern humans are all one species descended from a common ancestry.

*Secondly, the term “Caucasian” is a relic of theories around at the end of the 19th Century which tried to explain the diversity of modern human populations in racial terms. Modern science does not.

The only people who can lay claim to the name “Caucasian” are people who live in the Caucus region of Asia Minor, which Wikipedia describes as one of the most culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse regions on the planet.

*Thirdly, though the term “Caucasian” may be used in police dramas on TV to identify suspects, it is not a scientific term. It just tells the cops that the suspect looks white and the use of the term is a relic of a racialised past.

*Fourth, “Anglo-Saxon” denotes a language group, not  an ethnicity.

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* Lastly, there were probably a million Indigenous people in Australia when Kane’s beloved “Caucasians” arrived. These people had occupied the continent for over 40,000 years, so were more “Australian” than the newcomers.

Now by Kiwi “culture” is Kane referring to NZ culture as a whole? Or Maori culture?

Remember white people from Britain also invaded New Zealand but unlike their compatriots who invaded Australia, they drew up a treaty with the original inhabitants.

Not unexpectedly given the company he keeps, Kane hates Muslims.

And while we’re at it we’d like to know how 2% of the population can discriminate against the other 98%. Apparently Kane and his band of scholars know.

And here’s some of Kane’s “likes” which tend to reveal how he developed his batshit theories. Note the neo-Nazi and decidedly geriatric Australia Firsties, the far right politician, the obligatory right-wing nostalgia group, the Muslim-haters and the two Pathetic Defence Leagues with their half dozen or so pimply adolescents bearing plastic light sabres.
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The ADL trashes Australian values on ANZAC Day

Australians everywhere from all backgrounds are commemorating Anzac Day. Many have attended Dawn Services and marches. Some will be quietly gathering with friends and family at home. Some will be reading and reflecting on our history and remembering the men and women who died serving their country.

This year the contribution of Indigenous soldiers is being remembered and highlighted. The terrible toll of PTSD on our veterans young and old has also been examined by former serving soldiers like Major General Peter Cosgrove and by researchers, psychiatrists and psychologists.

However as usual we have come across a rabble who would rather spend the day hating other Australians.

Just take a look at this.

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We are wondering where exactly Wayne Krug served. Behind the counter at Maccas?

No decent ADF veteran would have a bar of the ADL.

We are also wondering where these clowns get the notion that “Anzac related materials” are being sold anywhere.

The word ANZAC and its derivatives and imagery are copyright protected by legislation.

Each September that admirable organisation Legacy use an army of service personnel and volunteers from schools, youth organisations and service clubs to sell badges and pens which raise money for its work with the families of veterans ( WA has its badge day in April each year).

You will also find some retailers are selling rosemary sprigs, poppy badges and other small mementoes around Anzac Day. None of them have been attacked by anyone – unless the ADL are doing it.

You will also find amongst those volunteers Muslim students and soldiers.

But the rubbish continues

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And again

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