Thanks to the rise of the alt-right, 2017 has been a bumper year for the phrase “You just call anyone you disagree with a Nazi.” Shockingly, it’s also been a bumper year for people doing actual Nazi shit.
Whether or not you believe its proponents have been emboldened by Trump‘s victory and the rhetoric he used to achieve it or not, deeply racist nationalism has seen a sharp rise globally that coincided very closely with the Trump campaign, and we’ve not been safe from it here in Australia.
If you hate yourself, don’t value your time, and enjoy the feeling of wanting to rip your own eyes out of your skull and swallow them, I’d recommend you check out ‘dingo Twitter’ – Australia’s answer to the alt-right – for an example of the sort of shit that’s being peddled by white nationalists here. Alternately, you can save yourself the time and pain and just imagine if you combined the dipshit racist memery of 4chan with a bunch of inner-city neckbeards pretending to be country larrikins – it looks like that.
It’s also creeping insidiously into real life, with some highly fucked and weirdly Pokemon-themed racist posters popping up in Sydney over the weekend.
— Andy Fleming (@slackbastard) July 10, 2017
The fact that these dumbass racist fucks don’t even know the difference between the naming conventions of Pokemon and Digimon notwithstanding, as you can see, this shit is fucking heinous.
The posters, which were spotted in Leichhardt and Petersham, link back to freshly made WordPress site, which made this amazing maiden post less than a week ago:
Pretty eye-opening stuff. Other than that, the blog features a weird video montage of white families and European countryside, and also a full set of the posters, which seems to suggest more have been plastered around the city.
The remaining posters go after Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Waleed Aly, and Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young. Seemingly hitting a wall in that you cannot “catch & deport” a white person by their logic, they changed the slogan on Hanson-Young’s to read “Gotta catch & hang them all“.
The group promoting the posters describe themselves as follows on their ‘about us’ page:
“This is an example of an about page. Unlike posts, pages are better suited for more timeless content that you want to be easily accessible, like your About or Contact information. Click the Edit link to make changes to this page or add another page.”
Not hugely helpful, I must admit.
If you see any of these posters about, feel absolutely free to tear them down or cover them up with something less fucked.