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Robyn Dixon writes: Australian far-right extremists often call themselves NEET — not in employment, education or training — and condemn “ruthless elites” and intellectuals. Many of them blame Jews for non-white immigration.
One Melbourne-based group known as the Dingoes runs a regular two-hour podcast, “The Convict Report.” Their obsessions are the predictable stuff of white supremacism: discussion of “breeding” of whites versus other races; the WP (or women problem) with females generally despised but required for “breeding;” a hatred of Lefties (left wing liberals) and immigration and a disgust of vegans and soy eaters.
A related Melbourne group has aired white supremacist programming called “The Absolute State” from “Melbadishu” (a reference to Somali migrants), “churning out wrongthink,” advocating eugenics and restricted voting rights.
A few weeks ago, “The Convict Report” welcomed a New Zealander named Johan Wolfe, author of a blog called the Dominion Movement, for a rambling conversation punctuated with guffaws and camaraderie that seemed designed to suggest the banter of ordinary blokes propped up at a pub. The atmosphere was not fury but humorous contempt and despair about the common “problems” faced in Australia and New Zealand.
The anonymous hosts who call themselves Tory, Digger and Herschel expressed admiration for Wolfe’s website and its message: “White New Zealanders are standing up.”
On Friday, the Dominion Report distanced itself from Tarrant, claiming its ideas were peaceful, and announced the site would be closed down. But articles by Wolfe and others remain online.
Although Australia’s white supremacists share many ideas with U.S. far-right extremists, they often espouse casual anti-American sentiment. Americans are called “seppos,” which derives from a shortened form of the slang term “septic tank,” rhyming with “Yank.”
In “Straya,” they say in their slang, true blue cobbers all speak the lingo. Straya refers to Australia. A cobber is a loyal friend. True blue means genuine. Lingo is language.
The person identifying himself as Tarrant used the word “cobbers” in a final posting on the unregulated far-right message board 8chan just before Friday’s attack. “You are all top blokes and the best bunch of cobbers a man could ask for,” apparently referring to the virulent online community of Australian extremists from whom he found affirmation.
From ApplyMagicSource.com after I gave it access to my Twitter account:
Openness to experience describes a dimension of personality that distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional people.
Your digital footprint suggests that you are intellectually curious and appreciative of what you consider beautiful, no matter what others think. You might say that your imagination is vivid and makes you more creative than many others.
Conscientiousness concerns the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses.
Your digital footprint suggests that you are random and fun to be around but can also plan and persist when life requires it. It appears that depending on the situation, you can make quick decisions or deliberate for longer if necessary.
Extraversion is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world, versus being comfortable with your own company.
Your digital footprint suggests that you are similar to people who prefer low-key social occasions, with a few close friends. You might say that it’s not that you are afraid of large parties; they’re just not that fun for you.
Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and social harmony.
Your digital footprint suggests that you can find it difficult to get along with others when you first meet them. You might be suspicious of others’ motives in this situation. It also looks like people warm to you over time, and you to them, although that doesn’t stop you telling them “how it is”.
Neuroticism refers to the tendency to experience negative emotions.
Your digital footprint suggests that you are generally calm. You come across as someone who can feel emotional or stressed out by some experiences, but your feelings tend to be warranted by the situation.
Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
INTPs are quiet, thoughtful, analytical individuals who don’t mind spending long periods of time on their own, working through problems and forming solutions. INTPs tend to be less at ease in social situations and the “caring professions” although they enjoy the company of those who share their interests. They also tend to be impatient with the bureaucracy, rigid hierarchies, and politics prevalent in many professions, preferring to work informally with others as equals.
INTPs’ extraverted intuition often gives them a quick wit, especially with language, and they can defuse the tension in gatherings by comical observations and references. They can be charming, even in their quiet reserve, and are sometimes surprised by the high esteem in which their friends and colleagues hold them.
You really scooped everyone yesterday by posting the manifesto even before the first news reports were coming in. How did you get hold of it? [LF: 8Chan]
The mainstream media is of course ignoring the substance of what Tarrant wrote. I heard one terrorism expert on CBS news this morning say there was nothing new in it, which I suppose is true, but it does give a comprehensive and coherent insight into his motivations.
It seems that Tarrant (and to a lesser extent Brevik, but not Dylan Roof) believes that (1) Western civilization is worthy of preservation and defense, (2) Western governments are not interested in preserving or promoting Western civilization with official and unofficial actions undermining traditional Christian beliefs, promoting immigration and favoring immigrants over natives, not inculcating immigrants into Western values, but promoting multiculturalism and preservation of loyalty to the immigrants’ home country. Tarrant subscribes to the oft quoted maxim that immigration without assimilation is invasion.
He is very focused on declining birth rates among those of European stock and the higher birthrate among immigrants of non European stock.
He clearly believes that the day is coming when whites will be a minority in countries in which they used to dominate and that as a minority they will find themselves in a situation where the majority discriminates against them, and discrimination may be the least of the problems if the immigrants and non-European stock do not accept and enforce western style protection of human rights.
Last night when I told my wife he had written “For Rotherham” on his rifle stock, she told me it sounded like I was saying his action was justified. I am sure that in his mind his action was justified. He thinks of himself as a modern John Brown (who hoped his raid on Harper’s Ferry would be the spark for the civil war that would end slavery).
These questions [about Western Civ] need to be asked of all politicians and leaders among the immigrants, and according to Tarrant, especially Muslims (he seems to think that the Turks are the worst, and of course they have been in Germany long before the more recent wave of refugees inundated the country).
Rather obviously, and I regret that I have to say this, but if I don’t what I write will be misinterpreted, what Tarrant did was commit murder under the laws of New Zealand. In the U.S. it would also be a hate crime. Since these are the effective laws of the country, Tarrant will have to answer for this criminally and if New Zealand had the death penalty he would be put to death. As it is he imagines he will be vindicated and released from prison after 27 years, like Mandela which would put him in his mid 50’s. I wonder whether Newsom would refuse to enforce the death penalty against Tarrant if he were convicted of 49 counts of murder in California and sentenced to death?
So I want to make it clear, I unequivocally condemn this action. Nothing that I write should be seen as in any way condoning Tarrant’s act. This analysis is however important in understanding his motivation.
The other side of this is what Tarrant hoped to accomplish. As Tarrant points out there have been and continue to be many terrorist acts perpetrated by Muslims in Western Countries. These range from the 9-11 attacks, to the Bataclan attack, to car attacks, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, to the sexual grooming of English and other European teenagers by Muslim gangs. As anyone knows, there have not been similar attacks on Muslim communities in the West. The Baruch Goldstein attack in Israel is one, and this is another, but that is about it. One can argue, as many Muslims do, that the West doesn’t need to engage in these sorts of attacks since military actions taken in many Muslim nations (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen (although not directly by Western powers there) and of course Israel against Palestinian areas, have killed and terrorized a far larger number of Muslims than what Muslims have done in the west.
I think that one of the things that Tarrant was trying to accomplish was to make Muslim immigrants aware that their position in Western nations is not secure and that unless and until there is full assimilation (which according to Tarrant is impossible absent abandoning Islam for Christianity) at any time they could be targeted. In this way he is trying to make them take the same mindset as Jews have in many countries in Europe with large and restive Muslim immigrant populations. I think the natural response to this is not to be terrorized but rather will lead to the employment of private security guards, training members of the Muslim community to defend the Mosques, and more police protection.
But it is important to realize how effective a series of terrorist attacks can be in undermining the psyche of the Muslim communities. Under the British Mandate in Palestine, there were many attacks by Arabs on Jews and this was most effectively dealt with when the Jews began terrorist reprisals against Arabs. This persisted throughout the war of Independence as a way of “encouraging” Arabs to leave areas the Jews wanted for themselves. This same pattern played out in the war for Algerian independence. It also was used after the breakup of Yugoslavia following Tito’s death. It was used by settlers against Native Americans, who responded in kind when they were able to.
We shall see whether there are in fact others who are willing to act in the same way. As the New Zealand authorities said, none of the suspects arrested were on any sort of watch list. The left plays up that there is some sort of huge secret underground neo nazi right even though there is precious little evidence of that. That Tarrant called himself a fascist will also be used to discredit him.
But when you look at the “principles” ranging from anti corporatism to pro environmentalism, I am sure that those aspects of what Tarrant espoused will be whitewashed and only his racism and fascism will be stressed.
The Christchurch killer: