• Alain

    Kudos to them. This is exactly what is required in every country of the West multiplied by the millions.

    • One day. It will come.

      • Censored_often

        We, unfortunately, are the “awakened pioneers”, for whatever reason. It will take several attacks, and perhaps another 9/11 or two before the average citizen left of center (however defined) oppose Islam – the totalitarian doctrine of death – in a significant way. Call me a realist.

        • Zaba

          A fellow pragmatist agrees.
          270 million dead humans at the hands of islam
          hasn’t yet done the trick.

      • Surele Surele

        From your lips to God’s ears.

  • pop

    Aussies have never had to stand up in their own land.

    • Julie from Adelaide

      Australia has never had a civil war, but Australian territory has been shelled/bombed by Japan; in Sydney and (far more deadly) in Darwin, in WWII.

      The 100 year anniversary of the first “terrorist” attack in Australia will come in April; the “Battle of Broken Hill” in while 2 Afghans set up in position to shoot at the annual picnic train heading out from Broken Hill. They injured a few passengers. One young girl was killed. Later a vigilante team killed both men.

      Parallels have been drawn to the hostage situation in the Lindt cafe in Sydney, a few months ago, in which 2 hostages were killed as well as the muslim terrorist.

    • The Eureka Stockade saw men put their life on the line.

  • Julie from Adelaide

    From a SOUTH Australian; where there was no rain, just a delightful autumn day.

    Hi all.

    The highlight of Easter Saturday for me was the “Reclaim Australia” rally. I had a very good time, talking to different people. There was no violence at the rally in Adelaide; just lots of shouted critical slogans from “the usual suspects” (bless their little misguided hearts).

    I took a big poster board, on one side it had white paper and “RECLAIM EQUALITY AT LAW” (in fluoro yellow, outlined in black) and on the other, blue paper with “RECLAIM OUR LAWS NO SHARIA” in red, white and blue. outlined in black. I like big posters, so that people in cars going by can read the words.

    I travelled both ways by tram. One older woman, white-haired like me, told me “very good!” pointing at my blue sign, just as she left the tram, during my in-bound journey.

    I arrived at Elder Park very early. There were already a few dozen people in the area around the beautiful rotunda, which was used later as a platform by the Reclaim Australia leaders to make a few announcements. I chatted to a few strangers briefly, and learned that one was a Q Society supporter; naturally, I encouraged her to attend supporter meetings. People assembled as time passed and I greeted a few familiar faces. I spent most of the waiting time near the road, so that passing traffic might see my poster. That led to chats with more strangers, who appeared to be allies. Some people wandered about taking photos of the assembly. I wonder which were on our side. I posed with a smile for one picture, holding my umbrella up to shade my skin. As I was also wearing a hat, maybe that will seem funny to viewers.

    There was a little verbal confrontation, far off, between some Reclaim Australia supporters and some opponents, who had for some time been yelling the usual tripe about “racism” and supporting “muslims”. I was told, by someone who had watched it more carefully than I did, that the police were not being effective, at one stage, in keeping the opposing groups separated by a safe distance.

    Finally, the march phase began. I joined the stragglers who hastened to follow the column of people walking northwards on King William Road; they were very shortly to halt and assemble on and around the steps of SA Parliament House.

    I noticed a man, walking just ahead of me, placing adhesive stickers on poles on the roadside. I was concerned at the vandalism, so I stopped to read them. Most were identical, vile, racist propaganda against sexual contact between “black” and “white” humans … with a suitable image. I could not stand it, though it was “freedom of expression”; the combo of vandalism and racism was too much. I looked for a “Reclaim Australia” marshal, saw none at the tail of the march, which had almost passed fully by while I dithered, so I removed the vile stickers myself.

    Then started the first of several valuable conversations with people asking what the rally was about. (1) a white-haired woman, a little older than I, who was very knowledgeable about Islam; younger women (2) and (3) arrived during (1) and were far less knowledgeable but I educated them on a few matters, somewhat successfully.

    Arriving at the terminus of the march, I was not able to hear ANY of the speeches well enough to understand them, due to the breeze, the opposing yelling rally across the road and traffic noise, so I talked to more allies who were part of the march, then weaved through the crowd to a better vantage point to display my sign to on-coming traffic.

    Standing at the edge of the gathering, still unable to hear the speeches, I talked to more strangers, some of whom asked what it was about, while others seemed to be allies in the march.

    I think that my bodily appearance marked me out as a safe person to ask. I am short, fat, female and 60; I think I look “mostly harmless”. I stayed long after the rally dispersed, talking to anyone who wanted to ask questions. It was great fun! The trip home was uneventful. A departing organiser said that next year’s rally will not be at Easter. I think a repeat rally earlier than that would be good.

    • Brett_McS

      Great report! The Reclaim Australia people are an odd mix: In Newcastle we had one talk by a ‘professional’ atheist, and another by the founder, who is also pushing for a republic, which I think is silly. The crowd got a bit restless when they started pushing their own hobby horses. But they are mostly good people where it counts, and not at all thuggish like the ADL (modelled on the EDL) people tend to be.

      Black Mamba lived in Adelaide for a while. I hope she reads your post.