What do anarchists and our public broadcaster have in common? That’s a no-brainer, a rapport with ANTIFA!
Monday night’s Media Watch effectively eschewed all allegations made against Antifa in a recent News.com interview with its “founder” Shayne Hunter. By doing so the public broadcaster actually validated the criminal actions of this militant left-wing set.
We will stop for a minute. Did Hunter actually found Antifa in this country? Unlikely, Nationalists are aware of how the media works, a concession to the truth you should not expect from the gunsels operating under the Antifa banner.
But that same allowance is never forthcoming when it involves those on the opposite end of the political spectrum from your partisan ABC reptile.
For example, Media Watch made no fuss about fake news freelance journalist Luke McMahon’s egregious and defamatory attacks on two Nationalists. Any claims of exaggeration in the piece on the Antifa defector have nothing on those whoppers casually printed by Fairfax and gobbled up by everyone from Victoria’s Police Commissioner to the reactionaries who obsessively inhabit the myriad Facebook pages dedicated to the Patriot VS Left sideshow.
Likewise, there was no dissection of the Bendigo Three case in which our mate Chris Shortis was convicted along with two others of inciting serious ridicule or contempt against unspecified Moslems. That same sort of stunt was conducted as a matter of programming content on a weekly basis by their darlings from The Chaser.
These were textbook cases of why Media Watch exists in the first place, to highlight factual and ethical breaches by the Australian media. Yet, while the program and its host Paul Barry quietly condoned those outrages by psycho troll McMahon, he was quick to leap to the defence of Antifa; an obscure client to champion you would think.
The entirety of Antifa’s violent form was reduced by Paul Barry to the incident involving conservative commentator Andrew Bolt in which an Antifa clown attacked him with “shaving cream and glitter” (and got pounded for his folly). These remarks were juxtaposed with footage of witnesses at the London Bridge attack to diminish perceptions of the genuine threat Antifa poses against comparisons with ISIS.
When the Australia First Party’s President’s apolitical son was jumped by Antifa cretins outside his Tempe home in 2015 while they were high on the dangerous drug ice that wasn’t as benign as the flippant Barry implied.
The family of the Golden Dawn members murdered in Greece by Antifa terrorists surely wouldn’t be assuaged by Barry’s playing down of the allegations made by Hunter.
And what were those allegations? He is reported to have admitted to News Corps reporter Corrine Barraclough among other things that:
- “It’s more dangerous than ISIS”
- “I read that Antifa in the US is training people to shoot and punch. It’s the same here. Antifa in Sydney are doing martial arts (ED-Lol!) to, as they would put it, ‘fight the Nazis’. It’s a paramilitary mindset.”
- “The radical left of Antifa presents itself as being about compassion and empathy; it’s a Trojan horse. All conversations are about entitlement and rights, not responsibility. When these people talk about freedom, they really mean freedom from responsibility.”
- “Often the people who are drawn to this cult don’t have a strong identity outside it.”
- “Antifa would say there is nothing good about Australian society. Their minds project that belief, and everything is filtered through this ideology.”
- “Without a doubt it’s a huge and growing threat to Australian society. It’s a miserable mindset.”
It’s hard to know whether the journalist was selectively paraphrasing Hunter or he did indeed make these claims verbatim, but there is nothing in the content of any of those sentences that we would dispute. Well, perhaps “growing threat to Australian society” is a bit rich. Antifa doesn’t pose the threat they merely enforce it at a gutter level. Nonetheless, all the rest is pretty much what Nationalists have said from the word go.
Responding to a predictable salvo by Antifa maximum leader Rob Sparrow on Slackbastard, Hunter issued denials in the comments section of its blog, writing:
- “More dangerous than Isis’ (sic) was a hyperbolic comment, in the video below i (sic) explain that content.”
- “I didn’t claim i (sic) started antifa, i told the journalist i made a call out in brisbane (sic) to get all the elements of the far left to meet up an certainly took a leadership role in organising the first counter rally against reclaim Australia.”
Addressing allegations of rape made against him by jilted former comrades, he wrote: “The smears of my characters (sic) are disgusting, and many of the people in the radical left if they were honest with themselves will admit that baseless slurs of sexism or racism etc happen all the time when people have disagreements, etc.”
He finishes by defiantly asserting, “Although the news.com.au article isnt (sic) the [choice] of words i (sic) would of used if it had control it (sic), i do not regret it as many people have been bullied by the SJWs, from ex radicals to current lefties to ex far right extremists to former friends and lovers of people who become ideologically possessed. If it helps those people i am happy.”
The fact that the ABC bothered addressing the article when there is so much fake news about demonstrates the interrelationship of the Far Left with your ABC.
As Paul Barry plays White Knight to the toe-rags of Antifa the true Left are more critical of them. In September on www.counterpunch.org in an article titled ‘Antifa in Theory and in Practise’, Diana Johnstone took Antifa to task post-Charlottesville, concluding that, “In the United States, the worst thing about Antifa is the effort to lead the disoriented American left into a wild goose chase, tracking down imaginary “fascists” instead of getting together openly to work out a coherent positive program.”
Earlier she observed, “The idea that the way to shut someone up is to punch him in the jaw is as American as Hollywood movies. It is also typical of the gang war that prevails in certain parts of Los Angeles. Banding together with others “like us” to fight against gangs of “them” for control of turf is characteristic of young men in uncertain circumstances. The search for a cause can involve endowing such conduct with political purpose: either fascist or antifascist. For disoriented youth, this is an alternative to joining the U.S. Marines.”
In effect, she is saying the ideological warriors of Antifa are driven more by a desire for a purpose in their rootless lives and they are picking a ‘colour’ much like the Black and Latino gangs. When it comes to the ideological component of their cause Johnstone points out they tend to get in the way and will just as easily turn on left wing voices who they believe through a difference of opinion are supporting those phantom ‘fascists’. This effectively bespeaks the tyranny they oppose.
Likewise, late in August Gabriel Black wrote on the World Socialist Web Site, ‘Why is the media promoting Antifa?’
He defines a very interesting relationship with Antifa in America and the Democratic Party. Black argues, “Indeed, many of the groups involved in Antifa are essentially factions of the Democratic Party. By Any Means Necessary, BAMN — is among the most fervent advocates of the racialist politics of the Democrats. It received national attention in 2014 for its campaign for Affirmative Action, which was waged in alliance with the Democrats and sections of the corporate elite and military.”
In essence, what Nationalists have long been saying, we are now corroborated by the legitimate Left, Antifa is useful tools of the neoliberal Globalist state.