by Dr. Jim Saleam, October 15, 2018
‘I noted the recent ‘attack’ launched by Dr. Kaz Ross and her White Rose Society, in tandem with ABC propagandists, against a group of ‘Alt-Right’ people, who were alleged to have been conspiring to take control of the Young Nationals in New South Wales.
The expose (sic) broadened out into a series of rants from the usual suspects (Professor Rob aka Slackbastard) and Antifa and so forth about neo-nazis, racists and so forth being a political “threat”.
I note that Kaz has given me a bit of billing, so I rely upon that as my personal right to ‘reply’. She said (in the article reproduced below):
“Noted ethno-nationalist Dr Jim Saleam attracted only 709 votes — or less than 1 per cent of the vote — as an Australia First Party candidate in the recent Longman by-election.”
Yes, well. She ignored Cassie Orrock of Australia First Party who won 4747 votes and 15.85% last year in Blacktown, but never let a low vote score, when we’re competed against by the Hanson circus, to get in the way of a supposed put down.
According to Kaz, this Alt-Right is trying to enter the mainstream and win influence and to do that it must first broaden that which may be properly discussed in the political dialogue.
Dr Kaz Ross – ‘post-fact’ of an Asian indulgence
Kaz’s inductive fallacy over a banquette of Kung Pao Chicken with extra wontons, home delivered:
“Here’s an example of how it works. The plight of white farmers in South Africa was the basis for a series of rallies in Australia in early 2018. Conservative politicians and political contenders such as Avi Yemini (Australian Liberty Alliance candidate), Andrew Laming (Liberal), Fraser Anning (independent) jumped on the issue and called for special visas for the white farmers. In response, Minister Peter Dutton then asked Home Affairs to look into providing assistance, describing them as ‘the sort of migrants we want to bring into our country’.”
“Suddenly the notions of ‘white minority under threat’ and ‘white genocide’ became part of everyday political discussion. “
“Less than six months later, visiting alt-right provocateur Canadian Laura Southern wore an ‘It’s OK to be white’ T-shirt as she landed in Australia. Senator Anning was sharing memes about “white pride” online and talking about the “final solution” in the Senate.”
Australia First Party Right of Reply
We say that the Alt-Right and other patriots don’t get it. What is the point of special visas for white farmers?
Rather, we nationalists are interested in demanding sanctions against South Africa as long as the ANC government threatens the European minority.
We are interested in the right of South African whites, particularly the Afrikaner nation, to preserve its identity and protect themselves as all citizens are generally allowed. And we note that major Afrikaner organisations take the same line we do. They don’t want to emigrate! It is their country.
So we are not linked to the Ziopatriots of the Australian Liberty Alliance or the Zionist hatemonger Avi Yemini, nor do we think Peter Dutton some sort of good guy. We say that the rallying of certain Alt-Right people and other patriots to a Liberal Party satellite operation shows a lack of political sophistication. What, the Liberal Party mass-immigrationists are somehow ‘on our side’?
And we have only to ‘influence’ them to get some sort of good political result?
No, they just want to suck people in. We would tell Fraser Anning that he got much of the story right, but by running around with Yemini and saying that Israel is a great bastion against Islamism is plain ‘stoooopid’. Maybe someone should tell Fraser that Israel was busy of late assisting ISIS in Syria?
And we aren’t convinced that the Canadian girl Lauren Southern has anything to offer us either. What Canadian nationalist party does she run? Errrr, none!
Yet the Alt-Right people stood guard at her meetings as if it was a leg up to ‘influence’.
Instead, the nationalists represent an independent politics and we will have a politics of our own! We are not in the business of chasing will-o-the-wisps, of serving others with their own agendas. That doesn’t mean either we are in the business of ‘infiltrating’ mainstream parties (as if it would work?!) or of getting into blocs with people who are keen to absorb and demobilize the nationalists. Most assuredly it doesn’t mean blurring ideological lines to the point where we are swimming in effluent.
Nonetheless, I would thank Kaz Ross for putting it all on the line.
The Alt Right people and some other patriotic people may now see that there could be two possible roads for them to take. This is the great opportunity. What if the Alt-Right was to take that opportunity and cleanse itself – and embrace nationalist ideology and politics?
The failure of the plan of some Alt Right members to ‘infiltrate’ the Young Nationals highlights a problem of ideology and politics. Not that we dislike the Nationals having a problem or two with anyone – but that is not the point we are raising here.
Essentially, it is the opinion of the nationalists that the Alt-Right and through to the Lads Society and related circles are not nationalists, but they often describe themselves as such.
They mesh together libertarians and conservatives who make up the majority and then a few people who are either playing about with, or seriously pickled up by, the shiny dead world of German National Socialism and fascism generally and who use it to shock and ‘inspire’ silly political-children (sic) who may end up as prey for ‘operators’.
In their get-togethers, these ideas are an ill defined mixed-pot and all are regarded as part of a fraternity of ideas and that people can sprout off as they choose.
Of course, the media and the anti-fascists play upon the latter cliques with their hyper alien foolishness and render the debate toxic.
The mess has consequences: we note many of these people have turned out as veritable doormen for certain foreign speakers who are not nationalists and that they go on demonstrations with people who are not nationalists and that they continue to work even with people who have betrayed them shamefully. In other words, they do not profess an independent politics.
What is the problem?
All these folk say there is a problem with Australian identity and our heritage and our independence being destroyed, but scrupulously ignore the very Australian historical-political heritage that defines us and when mobilized – can save us. The irony is absolute.
Let me say it plain:
- Australian nationalism has precise historical origins and source pools.
- It comes out of nativism and labourism and radical-nationalist thought in the pre Federation era.
- It lingered on as part of public discourse in the great Labor Party (of the first decades of the last century) and resonated in the thought of PR Stephensen and John Curtin.
- It told us that our European Australia had an identity of its own and that its wealth could create a Working Man’s Paradise and our self-reliant idea of social improvement, a Vision Splendid of a new society.
This nationalism comes from our soil alone.
It does not come out of clever commentary from contemporary foreign commentators, let alone broken old models of ‘representative democracy’ and individualistic capitalism and the conservative parties and it certainly does not issue from the ‘thought’ (sic) of those who think they are interpreting fascism in some relevant way.
Let me go further: this mixed up Alt-Right pot has itself become a problem and if the current dox-job done on some people who tried to ‘infiltrate’ the Young Nationals has done anything at all it has shown that it is time for its supporters to think. They cannot now do otherwise. Do they wish to move on?
The XYZ group, which is a conservative structure and all but a Liberal Party satellite group, said today:
“Real Australians thus have two options:
1. Form a new real conservative party to either drag the Liberal Party back to the right or to replace it entirely.
2. Take back control of our ostensibly conservative parties by any means necessary.
Ideally, politicians such as Pauline Hanson, Bob Katter, Fraser Anning, Cory Bernardi and David Leyonhjelm should be the key cabinet members in a real conservative Liberal Party. At the very least they should be encouraged to join forces into a mega conservative party. And we should applaud the young men who have taken real steps toward option 2.”
No, real Australians do not have two options. They have one option: to build a nationalist party to the Three Tier Method.
These ‘conservatives’ who are portrayed by XYZ as ‘the real Liberals’ (is that not what they are saying?) do not stand for the defence of the Australian Identity, nor do they represent a movement that would put power and wealth into the hands of the entire working population (workers, farmers, small-business-people and other working people), nor would they take the hazard and launch Australia along the road to independence. They are all, in one way or another, system-tinkerers.
This shows by the way they usually rally to the Liberal Party itself like a pack of stooges. The young people who have taken up the Alt-Right exterior are now at an important moment of choice.
Do they want a “real conservative Liberal Party” or a radical nationalist party? Yes, the latter is a leap of faith and a jump into an unknown.
In my next piece, I will discuss the cleansing process that is now incumbent upon this movement.”
.. Meanwhile The Nationals seem upset…
NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro says party may have been ‘easy target’ for far-right figures
by Michael McGowanin, Mon 15 Oct 2018, in The (leftist) Guardian
‘The NSW Nationals leader, John Barilaro. The NSW Young Nationals has removed members after revelations it had been infiltrated by members of Australia’s far-right. The New South Wales Young Nationals has expelled one member and suspended two others after revelations the group had been infiltrated by members of Australia’s alt-right movement.
On Sunday the ABC’s Background Briefing revealed that members of the NSW Young Nationals were members of the Lads Society, a far-right fight club whose leaders include the prominent alt-right figure Blair Cottrell.
The Young Nationals – including one member of the party executive – were or had also been members of a Facebook group called the New Guard, whose followers include self-described fascists.
Membership to the party’s youth organisation has also been temporarily suspended.
On Monday the deputy premier and leader of the NSW Nationals, John Barilaro, admitted his party may have been an “easy target” for members of the far-right seeking to influence mainstream politics.
NSW Nationals leader, John Barilaro:
“We are a grassroots party that is brought together by geography so I think we are probably an easy target. If you want to become a member and then start bringing more members in, we are a small party so a small number of members joining can actually change the structure of a branch or an electorate council as we call them. So maybe it’s because we are an easy target for individuals to infiltrate.”
Barilaro admitted the reports were “worrying”, saying there was a “question mark” over how influential the members identified by the ABC had been in developing policy within the party’s youth wing.
He downplayed the significance of the group on the wider party.
“The Young Nationals are of course a voice for young Australians who want to be part of the democratic process in politics and they have an opportunity to influence, I suppose, party policy. But they are only a very, very small part of our party. Our policy positions are always endorsed at conference annually around the state [and] the Young Nationals would only represent a very small number [of members] at best. The reality is, can they influence policy? No. But they can get on the floor and debate issues and at times that can be embarrassing for the party.”
The former deputy prime minister and Nationals leader Tim Fischer, speaking to ABC Sydney, blamed the rise of the alt-right in Australia in part on social media helping groups build networks as well as “people falling between the cracks” of economic growth.
“They have an agenda which is poison, which is toxic, at a time when we want unity of purpose in this country,” he said. “All I can say is as parliament resumes our colleagues down there in the Nats room will be discussing this and making sure it’s dealt with at another level.”
The Lads Society was founded last year, renting an office space in Cheltenham, a suburb in Melbourne’s south-east. It has since expanded to Sydney, where it also meets in an undisclosed location.
It describes itself as a “traditional-style men’s fraternal society” but is the latest project for former members of the defunct far-right group the United Patriots Front, including Cottrell, its former leader.
The group hosts regular fight clubs and posts videos of the meetings online.
The ABC’s Background Briefing investigation revealed three members of the Young Nationals had attended the meetings, while other members of the party had racist in-jokes containing coded references to Hitler, and theories of a global Jewish conspiracy related to the alt-right movement.
In a statement on Saturday, the Young Nationals said “radical ideologies have no place” within the party, and announced they would carry out an “urgent investigation” headed by the party’s constitution and ethics committee.
“Allegations regarding the infiltration of the NSW Young Nationals by ‘alt-right’ and/or ‘far-right’ persons or groups is of the [utmost] concern to the NSW Nationals,” the statement read.’
The subject Kaz Ross ABC propaganda piece: ‘The New Nazis: How the meme-rich world of the internet is a threat in Australia’
– October 14, 2018 – by Dr Kaz Ross, lecturer and coordinator in Asian Studies, in Global Cultures & Languages at cash strapped Tassie Uni
Tassie Uni motto translated: “Open to foreigner talent cashed up and keen on migrating.”
‘Everyone’s Nazi these days, it seems. Bothered by punctuation mistakes? You’re a grammar Nazi. Like to protest hate speech? A leftist Nazi.
Nazi is most often used in our society to describe a person intolerant of the beliefs of others. It’s become a confusing term, with some even believing that Nazis were actually socialists (for what it’s worth, they weren’t).
In Germany, the use of Nazi symbols is still prohibited, although a ban on Nazi imagery in computer games was recently lifted. But at the same time, the tightening of anti-hate speech mechanisms on social media platforms (including heavy fines in Germany) has led to an exodus of neo-Nazi groups. Many are moving their cyber-activities to unregulated online spaces such as the Russian-hosted platform VK.
Yet on the streets of the United States and European countries like Germany and Sweden, identified neo-Nazi groups are still regularly marching and demonstrating on hot button issues like immigration. Sometimes that action results in violence to property or people such as in Charlottesville or Gothenburg. The sight of swastika flag-waving men shouting “Jews will not replace us” and “blood and soil” while marching en masse is genuinely terrifying.
What about Australia?
On the surface, things don’t look too bad here. Individual Nazis rather than organised groups have been in the news for serious and violent crimes such as murder and drug and firearms offences.
The Nazi group attracting the most media attention, Antipodean Resistance (“The Hitlers you’ve been waiting for”), have been operating for over a year but so far have confined their activities to putting up stickers and posters on Australia’s eastern seaboard or taking hikes in the bush. Noted ethno-nationalist Dr Jim Saleam attracted only 709 votes — or less than 1 per cent of the vote — as an Australia First Party candidate in the recent Longman by-election.
So does Australia have a neo-Nazi problem?
In short, yes. Look not on the streets but online. Nazism is thriving in the meme-rich world of the internet. The 21st century’s “Nazi 2.0” looks very different from its predecessor.
What is the ‘final solution’?
Senator Fraser Anning said the “final solution” to what he called the problem of migration by Muslims was a national vote.
The goal these days is to shift mainstream political debate to the far-right around certain key ideas: white genocide, the importance of rejecting globalism, and establishing a white ethno-state. This process is called shifting the “Overton window” and is based on the idea that politics and policy can be deeply influenced by expanding what’s acceptable to talk about publicly.
Here’s an example of how it works. The plight of white farmers in South Africa was the basis for a series of rallies in Australia in early 2018. Conservative politicians and political contenders such as Avi Yemini (Australian Liberty Alliance candidate), Andrew Laming (Liberal), Fraser Anning (independent) jumped on the issue and called for special visas for the white farmers. In response, Minister Peter Dutton then asked Home Affairs to look into providing assistance, describing them as “the sort of migrants we want to bring into our country”.
Suddenly the notions of “white minority under threat” and “white genocide” became part of everyday political discussion.
Less than six months later, visiting alt-right provocateur Canadian Laura Southern wore an “It’s OK to be white” T-shirt as she landed in Australia. Senator Anning was sharing memes about “white pride” online and talking about the “final solution” in the Senate.
And Pauline Hanson put up a motion calling for recognition of the “deplorable rise of anti-white racism and attacks on Western civilisation”. She asked the Senate to acknowledge that “it’s okay to be white”.
Where do these ideas come from?
Instead of looking to Germany, we find the source of the neo-Nazi playbook is David Lane, an American ex-Ku Klux Klan member who formed a white supremacist terror group called The Order. While serving a 190-year jail sentence for violence, he churned out bulk Nazi materials and coined the key neo-Nazi expression, the 14 words: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”
His manifesto, The 88 precepts (H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, so 88/HH is code for Heil Hitler), outlines the foundational beliefs for Nazi 2.0. According to Lane, the white race must be preserved against deliberate attempts at genocide by a global Jewish conspiracy. And the white ethno-state is the solution he proposed.
During 2017 and 2018, a meme frequently shared on Australian patriotic Facebook pages asked exactly this: “Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans. But what about the white race?”
Or as Senator Anning has put it, “diversity should be managed to remain compatible with social cohesion and national identity”.
What makes statements like these Nazism? The underpinning belief that only shared ethnicity (blood) can create strong and cohesive societies. And that these societies need to be tied to traditional lands (soil).
Australian Nazi 2.0
But how does this work in Australia? After all, Europeans have only been here a few hundred years.’ (distracted by trying to keep Asians out since 1818).’