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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Brown-trousered fascists

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New Right posterOne of the delights of living near Cuba St is the diversity of cultural and political expression, in protests, graffiti and posters. Sometimes this can get a little stomach-turning, though, as in this poster which recently appeared.

If the "New Right" banner doesn't tip you off, the use of the Celtic cross should: if not the National Front itself, this is definitely from a related organisation. I held my nose, took a deep breath, and navigated to the web site listed on the poster. It's the same old mix of barely-disguised racism ("maintain and revive New Zealand's European character"), monarchism, militarism (universal military service) and paranoid anti-communism. But there are some eccentrically daft statements as well, such as:
"The high point of a really New Zealand culture was reached during the 1930s and 1940s and the generation of Poets Rex Fairburn, R A K Mason, Dennis Glover et al. Since world war II and the rise of America, New Zealand’s culture has been stunted and is on a downhill slide."
I wonder what Mason would have thought about this crowd in the 40s, when he edited a communist newspaper? They also advocate euthanasia to eliminate "the criminal underclass", which would surely wipe out their core powerbase. Then there's this gem:

Finally, someone to defend the endangered English "langauge"!

It's easy to laugh at these idiots, but we should be wary in case another Lionel Terry appears. They may be becoming more active, and are planning a leaflet drop, targeted at properties that could potentially be used to settle the Wellington Treaty claim.


At 12:49 pm, October 19, 2005, Blogger Baz said...

Barmier than a bag of distempered weasels.

But there's probably some logic to "criminal underclass" once you take into account "Ethics - Christian". Expect the criminalisation of homosexuality, abortion, miscegnation, witchcraft, goat stroganoff, and the teaching of anything that contradicts the King James Bible.

Whereas murder is just fine (if you ask Pat Robertson).

At 12:53 pm, October 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe New Right are a whacked out offshoot of the whacked out National Front. In some ways it's nice to see The National Front crash and burn (again...) but some of these folks just don't know when to give up.

For example, Kerry Bolton, who was the NF National Secretary and is now involved in this thing. Dude, it's time to put your feet up...

At 2:53 pm, October 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a bit of a review of Mr Boltons activities:

Born in 1956 and educated at Hutt Valley Technical College, Lower Hutt, he currently resides in Paraparaumu.

Previous Affilitations

* Joined the National Socialist Party at age 14.
* 1975 — Involved with NZ Democratic Nationalist Party. Produced manifesto opposing overseas aid, communism, liberalisation of homosexual laws, etc.
* 1977 — North Island Director of National Front. Wrote letters to media supporting Pinochet Dictatorship in Chile. Tried to infiltrate the National Party but was found out before able to cause any trouble.
* 1980 — Founded the Church of Odin, based on worship of viking pantheon. Membership explicitly excluded Jews. Left it after it wasn't doing what he had hoped. He has also been a Mormon in the past and claims to be a Christian as of 2005.
* 1981 — Founded 'New Force', designed with a tight cell structure. Stood a candidate by the name of Zandbergen in the Western Hutt electorate and got a pathetic 30 votes. Produced 'Nationalist News' with a pro-apartheid stance right in the middle of the Springbok Tour protests!
* 1983 — New Force changed name to Nationalist Workers Party. Produced manifesto for election in 1984 with very Nazi looking bare chested blond worker smashing chains on cover. Manifesto called for a hard line against Polynesians to avoid "the further bastardisation of the white New Zealander."
* Expelled overtly Nazi skinhead faction and extreme free marketeers from a cult-like group called Zenith Applied Philosophy (ZAP) who had been inside NWP. Had a hui/meeting with Mana Motuhake that got them nowhere.
* 1990 — Produced magazine 'The Realist' billed as 'Journal of the Faustian Society' with a symbol on cover of pentagram, sword and snake. Contained Holocaust denial articles, articles by British Nazi-Satanist David Myatt and bastardised Social Darwinism etc.
* 1998 — Joined the NZ Fascist Union. Bolton tried to link fascism to socialists such as Labour MP John A Lee in the 1940s (something he did again in April 2005 in a leaflet written for the NF). NZFU propaganda also portrayed ex Labour Prime Minister (and later head of World Trade Organisation) Mike Moore as a Jewish Communist!
* Produced magazine The Nexus which contained adverts for Waffen SS patches, advert for Australian Occult Nazi Metal band "Spear of Longinus," reviews of international Nazi mags, anti-Jewish articles, obituaries for Nazi general Otto Remer and Satanist La Vey etc.
* Used name "National Destiny" for one man organization affiliated with an international alliance called Liason Committee for Revolutionary Nationalism (LCRN). This was an alliance of groups who take a pseudo-left Strasserite position.
* Produced extensive book catalogue of fascist and occult-Nazi material using imprint of Renaissance Press. Catalogue included stuff by Goebbels, Streicher, Leese, Mosley, Myatt, Evola etc. The catalogue is carried internationally by others such as the National Socialist Movement in U.S.A.
* 1999 — Established the NZ Workers' Front, a national syndicalist group with Strasserite outlook. Used a sword and hammer symbol taken directly from the Black
Front, which was the organisation Strasser set up when he broke from Hitler. Flags with this symbol were still being used on NF sponsored demos as recently as 2004.
* 2000 — Produced a pamphlet called From The Right under the imprint of Spectrum Press. His hilarious back page refers to himself in the third person and includes this: "The author is described by the Security Intelligence Service as 'a danger to international relations and/or national security'."
* 2002 — Produced magazine NZ Examiner with all the usual stuff.
* Produced another unintentionally funny pamphlet by Spectrum Press called Useful Idiots of the New World Order which claims there has been an anti family conspiracy begining with Plato (!) and including the Illuminati, the Fabians and Bolsheviks. The best bit? "[I]t is shown that the super-rich have funded the promotion of abstract art" — shock, horror, eh?!
* 2003 — Associated with Australian holocaust deniers the Adelaide Institute.
* Wrote letters to NZ Listener defending the Nazi regime on the basis of its legislation opposing creulty to animals because "the Third Reich … legislated on the manner by which crabs and lobsters were to be boiled to minimise suffering". He also wrote similar letters defending their health policies banning smoking in public. (Nothing about killing disabled people or 'smoking' Jews!)
* Wrote Renaissance Press pamphlet Portraits & Principles of World Fascism praising the various movements as having a "heroic ethos".
* Tried to infiltrate anti-Gulf War demos using front name "Anti-Zionist Alliance".
* 2004 — Satanist.net still listed information about Bolton's Satanic organisations Ordo Sinistra Vivendi, The Black Order and The Order of the Left Hand Path.
* 2004 — Joined NZ National Front as National Secretary.

Current affiliations

* 2005 — Briefly changed from National Secretary to Information Director following internal disputes in the National Front. Currently, established 'New Right', a reference to a stream of Fascism (surprise, surprise) rather than Thatcherite/Reganite views.

Kerry Bolton Trivia

Impress your Friends! Delight your Party Guests!

Kerry has a half Maori son from a previous relationship. A photo of the two together, wearing full satanic garb, featured in an old Satanist magazine.

In terms of ideology he has been very consistent in promoting the same favourites regardless of whether he is being openly Nazi, supposedly conservative or a bleeding-heart lefty. He is into Spengler, Evola and Yockey.

Spengler might still be known in wider circles but the other two are a bit esoteric. Spengler criticised the Nazis from a snobby elitist position, describing their policies as "The organising of those who can't find work, by those who don't want to work"! He wrote a dull and heavily determinist book on cyclical history. Bolton often adopts Spenglers jargon and terminology.

Evola was into mystical stuff and Hinduism. He wanted to turn things back to ancient times when there was a hierachical warrior leading caste society. He looked down on the Nazis for their use of the lower orders.

Yockey wrote a very big and boring book dedicated to Hitler and lead an interesting life associating with Post-war Nazis.

(This info is an ammended article taken from the website run by 'Fight Dem Back', an anti-Nazi website focusing on NZ and Australia)



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