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Dec 23, 2016

Trumpocalypse Down Under is closer than you think

It is not difficult to imagine a far-right coalition emerging that includes figures from both inside and outside Parliament.

Shakira Hussein — Writer and academic in multiculturalism

Shakira Hussein

Writer and academic in multiculturalism

The Trumpocalypse unleashed in the United States has added urgency to the question of whether Australia’s so-called patriots movement represents (as they claim) the silent majority or the noisy (if disturbing) minority. The rally held by the True Blue Crew and the United Patriots Front to celebrate Trump’s victory outside Victoria’s State Parliament a few days after the election was reassuringly small, with the 40 or so patriots heavily outnumbered by police and anti-racism protesters.

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  1. brihop

    Errr….seriously? A rambling and disjointed piece that links Larry Pickering to the likes of Anders Brevik!!?? 0/10… Journalism it aint!

  2. GideonPolya

    Idiot Trumpism, Neonazism, One Nation, Coalition Far Right (now Coalition Centre?) etc and their attendant egregiously ignorant and egregiously stupid bigotry, anti-Arab anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, warmongering, climate change denialism etc etc can only be defeated by (a) clear numerical statement of reality coupled with (b) clear moral conclusion. Unfortunately the Mainstream media are far too used to One Percenter-protective lying by omission. Thus the bottom line in any sensible social/political discussion should be avoidable death (avoidable mortality, excess death, excess mortality , deaths that should not have happened) but these very terms are resolutely ignored by Mainstream media from the Murdoch-dominated Yellow Press of White Australia to the craven, gutless ABC.

    Example 1: There are 3,000 million Asians and 1,500 million Muslims between White Australia and Mother England, and only 2 Australians have ever been killed in Australia by jihadis while 85,000 Australians die preventably each year under successive Lib-Lab (Coalition and Labor Right)governments – yet US lackey Australia has been involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars (40 million Asian deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation) and is fanatically involved in the US War on Muslims (32 million Muslim deaths from violence, 5 million, or deprivation, 27 million, in 20 countries invaded by the US Alliance since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity that killed 3,000) – ergo, leave the genocidally anti-Semitic, mass murdering US Alliance (see Gideon Polya,“Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115.htm )

    Example 2: Climate criminals (e.g. the Australian Lib-Labs) disproportionately complicit in the mass murder of about 10 million people each year by climate change or air pollution – massively deadly neoliberal state terrorists, corporate terrorists, carbon terrorists and climate terrorists as compared to the vile, US imperialism-aiding, Muslim-origin non-state terrorists who merely kill 18,000 people each year – must be stripped of all assets and subject to life imprisonment with hard labour (see Gideon Polya, “Humanity Must Pledge Inescapable Dispossession And Custodial Retribution For Climate Criminals”, Countercurrents, 20 December 2016: http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/12/20/humanity-must-pledge-inescapable-dispossession-and-custodial-retribution-for-climate-criminals/ and Gideon Polya, “Judicially arraign, try and punish climate criminals for 10 million deaths pa”, Bellaciao, 22 December, 2016: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article23567 ).

  3. John Hall

    Without a double dissolution (shame Turnball) Pauline Hanson would probably be sitting on her own. Australia has compulsory voting while ‘democratic’ USA doesn’t and State discouragement of certain voters. If our government can do a little more to help the battlers most of the ignorant alt righters will lose their cardboard boxes.

    1. Marty Wallace

      John it is not compulsory to vote. It is only compulsory to register your presence at a polling station.

  4. AR

    In order to be an article worth reading the verbiage has to have a premise, backed by facts or at least some indication of why the premise (if any) is valid.
    This was word salad aimed at the usual suspects, the bien pissants dropping smashed ‘cado crumbs on their Pads.

  5. marjorie ward

    It makes me feel ill. Marjorie Ward.

  6. Altakoi

    We certainly have the racists. But do we have the interlocking network of moneyed ‘astroturf’ groups to drive the appearance of a political uprising ala Tea Party. I’v been reading Jane Mayers “Dark Money” and it makes we wonder if there is something like that in Australia, because its pretty clear that the empowerment of the right in the US was less a matter of failed mental hygeine (racism, sexism etc), and more a very savy selling of policies to people who already thought that way.

    1. AR

      Paid astroturfers that spring immediately to mind are Menzzzzzies Haus (the Too Often Spotted OneHand), the IPA & the mudorc’s minions -Blot appears to pretend to believe the krapola he write but not even he could be so stupid to believe a fraction of what he scribbles.

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