XYZ has published in defence of the blackest sheep that the far-right has ever regurgitated. Once were Peter Coleman and David Palmer, but Neil Luke Erikson is in a category equally as odious as those cockroaches.
Erikson, 36, is an interloper, but the question is, who for? His politics are incomprehensible – he’s jumped from clomping about as part of a Hollywood Nazi trio (one of whom has joined Tom Sewell) to Nationalist Alternative, where he attempted to bring down that group, to shilling for the Zionist anti-Islam movement, to being a provocateur-at-large who’ll jump on any issue that’s situated even vaguely to the right. Erikson stands against but not for anything. His connection to the shadowy Liberal party beagles has been observed and catalogued. He is wrong on every level. He appears to do it for self-promotion but we’ve been around too long, and know what he gets away with is insidious. The courts do nothing to alleviate this doubt by giving him a pass every time.
XYZ is denouncing his latest prosecution as an example of White persecution. This willful obstinance to the truth is indicative of the Left, next they’ll be arguing that the Murphy Brothers were casualties of a feminist-driven historical injustice. There is no end to their political imbecility. Mere tribalism won’t suffice, accountability must happen. It is astounding they defend in the name of Whiteness a dog who denounced all those who participate in White Nationalist organisations.
He is effectively amnestied in their readers’ eyes for crimes against patriots and it’s mind-boggling. But then, XYZ is not what it seems any more than Erikson was.
Erikson sold out the UPF, he turned on Blair Cottrell, he doxed everyone under the sun, he has operated with ‘Antifa’ elements, but, regardless, later on, we see Blair in grip-and-grin shots with Erikson after the Bendigo Three court case. This despite how in 2016 he leaked a video of Cottrell discussing ‘the Jewish question’. It wasn’t only the video, he revealed private messages between the two.
“My personal opinion is stick to the Muslim shit and Cultural Marxism for max support do Jews later you don’t need to show your full hand,” Erikson messaged. Cottrell concurred, replying, “Yeah good advice and that’s my current attitude as well. It will take years to prepare for the Jewish problem. If any of us came out with it now, we would be slaughtered by public opinion.”
What happened? Nothing. Cottrell’s interactions with Erikson thereafter were cordial. Years later, we witness Erikson engaged in a “friendly” homo-erotic boxing match with Herr Sewell at The Lads Society. This is after he ratted Phil Galea out to the terror squad. How can he be forgiven for that?
Galea was arrested in August 2016. Erikson uploaded a video to his Facebook channel in which he was on his mobile to Galea as the anti-terror squad busted down his door. He laughed and made a joke of it. Galea was arrested for Erikson’s plan, and “Nool” gave him up. Later, he posted another in which he texted Galea while the latter was in custody; an act that justifies the suggestion it was a signal to his handlers.
How long has Neil been finking on the far-right, and why do certain types wish to promote the Judas who sent Galea to prison for a staggering 12 years? We don’t see XYZ declaring Galea innocent, or running editorials on Phil Galea’s behalf. The fact they don’t bespeak volumes about what sort of a set-up they run.
Neil Erikson is a pathological liar and narcissist, no doubt why he was selected. He lies as a bird sings or a rose blows from nature, as the tide washes in and out, as a falling apple answers to the laws of gravity. Lying is simply in his creation. We’re not manufacturing unfounded claims, his mass of incongruities have been on display in the public domain ever since he popped up as a notorious figure on social media; they’ve played out for everyone to see and question. Most don’t. How gullible can people be? And, if they aren’t stupid they must be as hinky as he is.
XYZ has once again abused the term “nationalist” running it in the course of their endorsements of Erikson. Funny how all these actors link together. And it’s staggering given on the one hand you have Neil “don’t be Nazis” Erikson, while on the other you have a New Zealand lad who seriously believes he is George Lincoln Rockwell reincarnated. Yes, they’re postulating that Thomas Sewell is a victim, and not a fool, or worse. How does this bi-polar editorial come to happen?
By the looseness of their content, by their air of generality, XYZ are not nationalists, they’re not even civic patriots. They and their friend Matty Roebuck are so undefinable by their skunking of far-right ‘issues’ that it’s impossible to tell which part of the muddy lake they lurk underneath.
More preposterous is how David Hiscox and Matty Roebuck attribute the injustice of Erikson’s fortunes in his latest legal wrangle to a “Jewish” judge. Yes, there has to be a scapegoat because it couldn’t be Erikson who was the gremlin, narc, and the architect of his troubles. Yet, they forget the video of Erikson denouncing “Neo-Nazis” for “anti-Jew conspiracies.” We’re linking to this and other Neil videos just so our readers can fully appreciate the deception. Remember, too, that we only just read about Erikson in an online chat with Blair Cottrell about “the Jewish question.” Was that a lure, too?
Before we watch those videos, however, we will recount his legal matters to date with a comment about the differences faced in the dysfunctional legal system if you are a sincere nationalist and not a weasel. Bear in mind, Neil’s involvement in Galea’s arrest, his making light of it in two videos (we only have one). Erikson also slandered Whitelaw Towers, a former White Nationalist blog run by the late Peter Campbell.
Erikson was in consultation with Whitelaw Towers in a consigliere capacity, as were other UPF members. Without warning (or because he had infiltrated as deep as his handlers needed) he turned dog on Whitelaw, as he had done to Nationalist Alternative, Jim Saleam, and later the UPF … along with countless others. If muck was to be thrown, it was Erikson’s job to throw it; the price of avoiding jail for the 2014 Rabbi Dovid Gutnick arrest.
We revisit his legal capers because there are two streams of justice in this country. One is for some, and the opposite is for ‘others’. It so happens that a nationalist friend, a writer of ours, in fact, is one of the ‘others’. Now, his experience with the filth and the courts is severer than Neil’s. Where Neil is allowed endless license, our friend can’t move a muscle without the cops wanting to arraign him on fresh charges. Moreover, our chap doesn’t try for the publicity given to Erikson or Sewell.
The charges would never have stuck ten years ago. In this hyper-political climate, however, what with the Christchurch shooting, our mate’s neck was first on the block. It is a tale of such inequity that his formidable barrister and lawyer, hardened cynics though they are, offered their services precisely because the conspiracy is a prima facie travesty of justice. And, Erikson intersects with this complicated plot, but we can’t provide the full account of that owing to suppressions.
The Crown is demanding a custodial sentence for what are frivolous charges in a case of selective prosecution. As he waited at the Downing Centre for an available judge the cops were wracking their brains for excuses to charge him with new offences. But Erikson has a rap sheet that would’ve sent our friend to the guillotine. Compare the two and question how it is that a nationalist gets treated as if he bombed the Hilton Hotel, while the other breezes through the system granted break after break.
Let’s look at Neil’s form and ask how he avoids jail every time. As we do, and after we view the videos in which Erikson lies right to your face, we can point the finger at XYZ, at the very least, for giving aid and comfort to the enemy, while ignoring true nationalists who’ve never changed allegiances.
In 2011, Scott Morrison would never have imagined in a few short years he would become Prime Minister.
At that time, he was the opposition immigration spokesman. The Age reported in February that year that during a December 2010 meeting, he urged the shadow cabinet to “capitalise on the electorate’s growing concerns about ‘Muslim immigration, ‘Muslims in Australia’ and the ‘inability of Muslim migrants to integrate”. Bear this in mind.
The following year in September, after the American independent release of a low-quality Zionist-produced anti-Muslim film The Innocence of Muslims, Salafi Moslems took the Sydney CBD, initially to picket the American consulate in Martin Place. But the gathering erupted into a riot with Moslems attacking police. Australians were disgusted.
Come December 2014, Australia tasted its first high-profile terror incident with the Lindt Café siege in which two people were killed along with the hostage-taker. The next year, Reclaim Australia was launched. Ordinary Australians were sick of Moslems.
Erikson was not yet a figure in the anti-Islam movement. He had only met Nationalist Alternative in about 2012 or 2013. We can’t be sure of the exact date. However, he was attending heir meetings (as would Blair Cottrell) as a supporter at a building in Melbourne’s Toorak.
At this time, Erikson’s head was shaved, and he dressed like a skinhead out of Romper Stomper. Neil has never explained what had set him on this path. During December 2012 and January 2013, Erikson was drinking heavily and trying to impress his “Aryan friends” by making harassing calls to Rabbi Dovid Gutnick at Melbourne City Synagogue. His witticisms included taunts like, “Give me the money, Jew, or else I will get you.”
Members of Nat-Alt confided to Australia First Party president Jim Saleam they didn’t trust Neil, and while Erikson resented his mere ‘supporter’ status, they were not inclined to allow him membership. Nevertheless, they arranged for Jim to meet with him and discuss his troubles with the law. Saleam had much experience with the legal system to draw on.
Saleam first spoke to Erikson by phone a couple of months after his arrest. Later that year, he travelled to the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh where he met Erikson in a restaurant at the mall. He remembers that Erikson brought legal papers, and was visibly anxious. They discussed his case and the possibility of a not-guilty plea. Erikson confessed to suffering depression, having unspecified “troubles”, and admitted to alcohol addiction. He unburdened about his fears of being jailed and that the thought terrified him.
Erikson appeared before Magistrate Donna Bakos in December 2014. According to SBS, she said that “his crimes were motivated by prejudice and found he had little remorse for his crime.”
While the prosecution urged a custodial sentence (as they do) she ignored them and instead sentenced him to psychological evaluation and a community correction order involving 150 hours of unpaid work. This is a significant turn of events as things panned out because Erikson now went against all of those “Aryan friends” he had so badly wanted to impress.
Between the time his Nat-Alt allies were assisting him and Erikson avoiding a jail term, for no discernible reason he double-crossed Nat-Alt. In June of 2014, Erikson seized control of National Alternative’s Facebook supporters’ page. While squatting on it, he published material attacking its leader, and fabricated a claim that one of them had sent pictures of his penis to a 15-year-old American girl. Once again, Nat-Alt called on Jim Saleam, who negotiated with Erikson for the release of the Facebook page. But for the ‘leader’ in question, he had lost his role as a Stormfront Downunder moderator and retreated into the shadows for the sake of his tattered reputation. Neil would continue this practice of doxing and blaming the victim.
A Nat-Alt leader admitted to Jim Saleam that he suspected Erikson had “done a deal” before his court appearance. Their mistrust of him had proved merited.
The United Patriots Front
The United Patriots Front was born at the time of Reclaim Australia, which was a movement established on social media by three ‘mum and dad’ Aussies horrified by the Lindt café siege and its Islamic extremist perspective.
Through a Facebook page, RA received a groundswell of support from regular Australians as its team utilised the new technologies to organise nationwide rallies for 2015. The issue was the incompatibility of fundamentalist Islam in this country. Those among the Liberal party’s right-wing who’d mulled the subject of Islamicism were coveting events and sending out scouts to either scuttle community efforts, such as Howard Crawford and the Penrith mosques or else voyaging to engage with this original conservative phenomenon, which was about to grow its most controversial tentacle yet.
According to former UPF associate Indie Norris, whose account of her time with the UPF was shared with Vice, “I started following The Great Aussie Patriot group run by Shermon Burgess on Facebook not long after the Lindt Café Siege. We began communicating daily and UPF was born. He asked me to design him a UPF logo and it went from there.”
Burgess certainly laid claim to being the UPF’s author. We will not detail the history of the UPF or the patriot movement. We only relate those facts pertinent to Erikson and his magic carpet-ride through the transgresses against his comrades, the law, and the cause to which he was supposedly dedicated to.
One of those involves Shermon Burgess, who is not the subject of this analysis, but who was, himself, as questionable as Erikson, and who played a game of two-timing every bit as perfidious as the latter. Another interesting particular is that in 2014 Erikson was let go by his employer, Toll.
We aren’t privy to their reasons for dismissing the former forklift driver, but Erikson would carry a grudge against the company which resulted in a court order being imposed on him at a later date, and his breaching it, without penalty. This provides a sample of Erikson’s pathology, along with an item of him yet again enjoying the protection of a minder.
Erikson was one of the UPF’s earliest members. Later, while at war with his former comrades, he would boast of him and Shermon having founded the group. Just how he flitted from Nat-Alt into Shermon’s orbit is their secret. It certainly surprised Nat-Alt. One couldn’t expect the truth by inquiring of either. Was the UPF established as a honeypot trap? Only the presence of Burgess and Erikson could sustain that argument.
Regardless of his status as the UPF’s sire, Burgess handed control of the organisation to Blair Cottrell months after its foundation. At the time, he hastily filmed a video on his phone, establishing his reason as the lack of respect from ‘patriots.’ Despite that, Cottrell likely intimidated him into retiring. Did the UPF’s hierarchy know something about Shermon they weren’t telling?
The mock beheading
In October 2015, Blair Cottrell, Christopher Shortis and Neil Erikson travelled out to Bendigo City Council. This followed the 2015 shooting of civilian police worker Curtis Cheng by 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar outside NSW Police Force headquarters in Parramatta.
Aside from this latest act of terror, the UPF were about to make a statement slating council approval for a mosque in Bendigo. To dramatise their narrative, they beheaded a dummy filled with red dye. Wearing a mock keffiyeh, Shortis shouted “ALLAH AKBAR” as he knelt and dealt the knife to the neck of the substitute infidel. Those gathered around laughed. It was amusing.
But for all that, by proceeding with the stunt Neil Erikson had flagrantly ignored the advice of the UPF’s Qld operations man, Jim Perren.
Custodian of the Whitelaw Towers blog, and an experienced activist, Perren cautioned Erikson, during one of their frequent consultations, that the stunt would backfire. He warned him explicitly that if he pursued this caper, to ensure none of the UPF’s leadership was involved. He was quite strict about this. Erikson ignored him. In the light of events was he always likely to have done so?
It took Victoria Police over a year to charge the trio with inciting contempt against Moslems. No Moslem had complained, the charges were laid, albeit belatedly, on behalf of them by VicPol.
The subsequent hearings at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court became international news as pro-immigration agitators swarmed the entrance and police escorted supporters of the Bendigo Three in and out of court. In September 2017, all three were found guilty, convicted and fined $2000. Blair Cottrell was the only one of the three to appeal his conviction, unsuccessfully.
Erikson had left the UPF not long after Shermon Burgess. The two joined forces and shared audiences as they went on the attack against “Nazis” and the UPF. They slandered, they invented, they doxed, they fabricated, they lied. Some of the lies were traceable to an actor within the Antifascist milieu and could only have been generated with direct contact between the parties. Nevertheless, their followers lapped it up as if interactive entertainment. It was all just a soap opera now.
Reclaim Australia organisers were none too pleased with the United Patriots Front. Their high-octane testosterone element had attracted the ‘Neo-Nazi’ fringe. It was upsetting the mums and dads and leading to violent encounters with anti-racist troublemakers who turned out to disrupt rallies.
As Ralph Cerminara, the former firebrand with the Australian Defence League got involved in rallies he took upon himself the role of marshall, ejecting Nazis such as ‘carpark Canaris’ (as a wag dubbed him) Glenn Anderson from a Melbourne rally. Anderson feebly appealed, “But…but… I’m right-wing.”
Then came the infamous episode when Squadron 88 leader Mark McDonald (revealed as a state actor) and Ross “The Skull” May were ejected from a hired coach at Goulburn, outside of Canberra, on the way to a Melbourne rally. The eviction was preplanned (without the knowledge of McDonald or May) and intended to showcase the UPF’s anti-Nazi credentials. The organisers had all along known about the duo. The Skull was filmed by ABC at Central as the coach departed. Their removal from the bus was staged.
Burgess and Erikson were now inquisitors as far as ‘Nazis’ were concerned. They produced videos and other content denouncing them. In their eagerness for mainstream acceptance, they applauded ‘the Jews’ for opposing Islam and censured those who promoted canards against them.
Only, the definition of ‘Nazi’ had widened to include anyone who was opposed to non-White immigration. Jim Saleam, who had travelled interstate to counsel Erikson on his legal woes, and with whom he had made a video in late 2015, was sacrificed to this myth.
Christopher Shortis recalls Erikson’s fury at Cottrell for allowing Nat-Alt to attend the UPF’s second rally at Bendigo. At the time, it was based on them being ‘Nazis’, but it was probably because of what he’d done. He likely feared reprisals.
Late in 2015, after a whirlwind of events too chaotic to be observed whole, Erikson leaked the aforementioned video of he and Cottrell discussing ‘The Jewish problem.” Note, the palpable hypocrisy of Erikson engaging in this subject, unless all along, Erikson initiated the dialogue to this precise purpose, as per the requirements of whatever deal he made to avoid jail. It wouldn’t be the first time he set traps for others, nor the last. Erikson’s erratic behaviour was yet to be quantified. The effect on the UPF was devastating. Blair Cottrell was a confirmed Nazi in the eyes of Australian media, while, in reality, he is still just a hardline conservative, with all the prejudices that typify a Tory.
Thus, a group set-up by a pair of fishy characters, lured in unsuspecting protagonists for a diegetic of contemporary race relations, which the two ‘originators’ abandon short of a year into the project, but who go on to condemn former mates for their ideological failings. The group itself becomes the archetypal ‘right-wing’ menace triggering rage-bait across all media. That sure was easy, wasn’t it!
Despite announcing his retirement, Shermon Burgess didn’t stay put. He couldn’t. For him, for all of them, social media was a drug; they craved the dopamine high, it was their soma.
Erikson wasted no time switching guises so’s to reenter the game. He was out of UPF, slandering his former comrades across the board, but maintained a considerable following, which he took with him to his newer Facebook enterprises.
Late in 2015, Burgess allied with Nick Folkes. The two hoped to capitalise on the 10th anniversary of the Cronulla Uprising for publicity. Folkes approached his latest escapade as a marketing exercise and promoted a range of merchandise, such as a T-shirt bearing the slogan, “Cronulla, it’s a riot!”
This tacky strategy was characteristic of Folkes’ mentality, which insisted on showmanship that distracted from any purported political objective. In short, the man was a clown. Folkes was about self-publicity, but never politics. Politics provided the context for his shenanigans. Otherwise, his intentions were appropriation of political ground (as had been the case with the Australian Protectionist Party under his mentor Darrin Hodges), particularly since the longstanding focus of his former party and its leader was on the Australia First Party.
Folkes was using the same rhetoric against the AFP that Hodges had, that they were extremists, that Jim Saleam was a Nazi. They fostered to themselves the idea the PfF were the safe mid-ground that ordinary Australian mums and dads could trust. Only, his Party for Freedom were anything but. The core participants were a rabble of alcoholics, drug addicts, and bunko artists. Into the bargain, just as with the APP before them, this antagonism towards “Nazis” was relative. For instance, a newcomer to the PfF, the overweight and suspiciously dark-skinned teenager Toby Cook came to style himself as a neo-Nazi. The group even incorporated Nazi symbols into their graphic art, as the Alt-Right was on the rise. Why this double-standard?
Worse still, they would soon cosy up with former Squadron 88 leader and nark, Mark McDonald, another layer of incongruity in Folkes’ flickering standards.
Returning to the Cronulla Uprising anniversary, in the lead-up to their planned outing, Mike Baird, the then Liberal premier of NSW, interceded to prevent the proposed meeting on grounds of public order. Leaping over the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction, the Federal Court carried out a judicial coup, using the provisions of the Racial Vilification Act’s notorious Section 18c. They also banned the meeting by way of injunction.
Jamal Rifi, a Lebanese general practitioner and lobbyist for the Lebanese Moslem Community, who has powerful connections to the Liberal Party, was cited as a complainant who before legal action raised the matter with the Human Rights Commission.
Rifi claimed to have taken offence, and was humiliated and offended by material on PfF and Burgess’ websites.
To cut a long story short, Folkes and Burgess had their meeting, at a far-flung part of the beach where almost nobody turned up. On the other hand, no effort was made to stop Antifa, who travelled to the southern beach in large numbers and were provided with a train for their safe return courtesy of the state government.
In the meantime, the Sutherland Shire Council hit Folkes and Burgess with fines of $20,000 apiece. Shady Liberal party connections provided legal counsel for Folkes and covered his half of the fine. We have no idea what happened to Burgess, but he was impecunious, and nothing came of it. Likewise, Rifi eventually dropped the matter.
You may say, this is all very interesting, but what does it have to do with Neil Erikson?
Remember who it was behind Folkes. Consider what Folkes did for these forces, by way of his attacks on legitimate nationalists, which Shermon and Erikson were about to join. Were the same forces, the Liberal party, the ones in the background? We know they were behind Folkes, it would later be claimed by Erikson they were backing him, too. Claims he would hastily retract for whatever reasons. But first:
2016 — Spoiler Groups
Erikson hadn’t yet attained national infamy. He spent 2016 upsetting the UPF, and nationalists. He began by appropriating the name from the French nationalist movement Génération Identitaire (now banned in France), creating a Facebook page Generation Identity, which was to include in an offline group, among others, Burgess and Ralph Cerminara.
Thanks to Jim Perren, who contacted the French GI, they issued a condemnation and Erikson folded the abortive project. It’s probably easier to list all the incarnations that Erikson undertook from then until now. It gives an idea of his mercuriality: Cooks Convicts, Nationalist Uprising, United Patriots Front Originals, Ban Islam Party, Nool’s Tools, European Australian Civil Rights League, Aussie Patriot Party, Australian Settlers Rebellion, OzConspiracy, NRG Media, Neil Erikson Media, Patriot Blue, and Pauline Hanson’s Guardian Angels.
During the Federal Election of 2016, Erikson offered his support for Pauline Hanson under his latest guise, Pauline Hanson’s Guardian Angels. Later on, he would endorse the Liberal Party in the Victorian State Election. Why? Good question. That would be revealed later on in 2018. Erikson was enjoying not only the protection of a guardian angel of his own but was receiving support from background operators in the Liberal Party.
2017 – The Sam Dastyari Incident (The Senator Slayer) And Other Hijinks
Neil Erikson wasn’t exactly quiet during 2017, he had reinvented himself on Facebook as Patriot Blue. He took the name off a ‘patriot’ group dramatised in the Stan series Romper Stomper, a streaming series sequel to the 1992 Australian film.
Erikson by now was living with extended family in Tasmania. Once again, he was employed by Toll. That wouldn’t last long.
The Bendigo Three trial, as it was dubbed colloquially, concluded in early September with all three accused being found guilty. That month, Neil used news of the Yarra City Council’s vote to replace Australia Day with a citizenship ceremony to test drive his newly minted Patriot Blue, storming a meeting of the council.
In October, he and his loose group of followers repeated the stunt at Moreland City Council, one of them carrying a coffin to symbolise the death of Australia Day.
Erikson’s antics yielded publicity, and now he was providing sound bytes to media reporting his monkeyshines.
However, when he and two others tracked down disgraced former NSW Labor Senator Sam Dastyari to a Melbourne pub, where he was scheduled to hold a launch for his book One Halal of a Story, the serial gatecrasher broke as national news. Calling Dastyari a “monkey” and a “terrorist” (a slight on his Iranian origins) while filming him and his associates, Erikson and his crew made national news. He told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell, “We were trying to put him on show … He called me a redneck, which is a racial slur.” Nationalist observers asked themselves whether Erikson concocted the plan to ambush Dastyari independently, or if he had been directed to his whereabouts by opposition operators.
Erikson was the subject of legal intervention, brought not by Dastyari, who might’ve had him prosecuted for racial vilification, but his former employer.
Toll objected to his wearing one of their hi-vis shirts in the video; and by doing so, bringing the brand into disrepute. The court ordered him to take down the videos in which the shirt was visible and return the apparel to his former employer. Erikson was feeling like the king of trolls. From then on he referred to himself as The Senator Slayer with full bravado.
Yet, Toll weren’t the only ones displeased with Erikson’s misuse of corporate branding: he was threatened with legal action by Stan and Roadshow Pictures, the producers of the series from which he appropriated the name for his equally fictional group.
Perhaps his handlers were unwilling to cough up the figure being mooted in a lawsuit, for Erikson dropped the name, and no further mention was made of the promised suit.
Not that Erikson’s legal bother ended there. As miscegenationist homosexual Alt-Right “troll” Milo Yiannopolous toured the country, Erikson and his boys were guaranteed publicity given Milo’s triggering of Far-Left protesters. The fact that Yiannopolous is “married” to a black man, threw off-kilter both his membership in the Alt-Right pantheon and the Far-Left’s accusations of racism. It also raised the question of why supposed Far-Right activists would support him. Nevertheless, it kicked off.
Yiannopolous was secretly scheduled to speak at Kensington, Melbourne, on December 4. His tour was sponsored by men’s magazine, Penthouse. But somebody couldn’t keep a secret. The location was leaked. It was a provocative venue, given its proximity to social housing of which a large proportion are of African origin. Commies went around beforehand whipping up support from disgruntled minorities. As it is with these things, push came to shove, as both the Left and Right used the opportunity as a theatre to dramatise their platforms. Erikson and his four compadres were arrested along with three Far-Left protesters when they became involved in the brouhaha. All were charged with various counts of affray and assault.
Worth noting is that the major battle that went on into the night didn’t involve Milo’s supporters. A witness who was there on the night told us, “CARF (Campaign Against Racism and Fascism) went into the flats spreading a rumour that a girl had her hijab ripped off and riling up the blacks, then they bailed when the riot squad turned up and left the houso kids and a handful of Antifa to face the cops. The main battle was with the cops and it went most of the night, there were only a couple of scuffles with the Milo supporters.”
Oh, did we say legal bother before? What bother? Come May 2019, when Erikson faced court, he was convicted, but — and this should surprise nobody by now — he was spared jail. The Senator Slayer? More like the Teflon Troll.
2018 – 2019: Erikson Holds Court Again
The self-described Senator Slayer was back in court in January for breaching court orders by failing to return his uniform to Toll and take down all the videos.
Appearing before circuit judge Suzanne Jones, the unemployed instigator told the court he didn’t return the tops because he discarded them. Also, he admitted he hadn’t removed all the videos, because he “forgot” he had a YouTube and Twitter account.
Erikson amused the court by unwittingly picking up the Koran to swear his oath before an employee pointed out his mistake. It was indeed ironic.
At the final hearing, Judge Jones found him guilty of contempt. In her judgement remarks, Jones said, “Even taking into account the fact that [Erikson] was self-represented, and that he is a person with limited education, I did not find the Respondent to be a particularly persuasive witness. I formed the view that it was likely when it suits him [Erikson] has a tenuous relationship with the truth.
“Given the notoriety of the particular incident in the general media, I do not accept that [Erikson] had forgotten about his YouTube page, or forgotten that he had posted the video footage on his YouTube page. I found [Erikson’s] evidence that he had forgotten he had a Twitter account to be completely implausible, in circumstances where on 27 Nov 2017, he posted the images of Mr Turner in a Toll uniform, appearing to hold a man in a headlock with a police officer in the background, on his Twitter account. The heading to those images is a ‘classic stitch up’.
“Erikson’s failure to inform Toll that he had done so likely just reflects a lack of common courtesy on [Erikson’s] part,” she concluded.
Nonetheless, Erikson’s guardian angel would once more flutter down to rescue him from the consequences of his actions.
In May, Erikson was fined $10,000 for breaching the court order, but the penalty was suspended on condition he did not upload any more content featuring his former employer. If only nationalists enjoyed such a free ride through the legal justice system.
In May, the Erikson show travelled to NSW, where, in Gosford on the central coast, he and his sidekicks invaded a service at the progressive Gosford Church, known for its wokeness. Erikson was dressed as Jesus Christ, wielding a whip, while another of his henchmen wore the costume of a Roman soldier and waved about a plastic sword, distressing the congregation. Erikson was charged with breaking the obscure law of threatening a clergyman and preventing him from discharging his duties. Erikson failed to appear in court on the set date, and a warrant for his arrest for the non-custodial offence is still outstanding in NSW.
In June, Erikson, Ricky Turner and Scott Moerland flew to The Gold Coast to attend a “non-official” Liberal National Party “conservative recruitment event.” The controversy surrounding this iffy gathering led to the expulsion of LNP powerbroker and senate candidate David Goodwin over allegations of “branch stacking” relating to the presence of Erikson et al. Subsequently, Goodwin brought a defamation case against the Qld LNP following his expulsion in 2018. LNP heads are still rolling in the aftermath of the revelations of this matter, which came to light following a video Erikson appeared in on The Unshackled, another alternative front-group for conservatives, not dissimilar from, and connected to, the gibbons from XYZ.
In it, Erikson alleged that he had been “working with the Liberals since 2017.” Among his claims was that he was directed to the Melbourne pub to confront Sam Dastyari in 2017. He alleged he was paid by the Liberals to fly across the country to indirectly whip up support for the Libs at the upcoming 2019 Federal Election. He also claimed he was at a “secret meeting” with federal Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and Ian Goodenough in Perth. His flight expenses were covered by the party. To back up his claims, he posted an image of an air ticket.
Describing the Gold Coast meeting to left-wing news site Buzzfeed (imagine talking freely to Buzzfeed), Erikson followed up on the sensation surrounding claims he also made of attending the Gold Coast LNP shindig. He adduced that the meeting was “invite-only” and among the attendees were David Goodwin and “the Victorian Liberal guy.”
The following passage is taken from Buzzfeed:
“The meeting started off with friendly chatter and then a projector was used to display what they said was sensitive Liberal party data, statistics and party structure,” Erikson told BuzzFeed News over email.
He alleges that a branch-stacking strategy was discussed, a “war inside the Liberal party between 2 factions” was mentioned, and that the help of those at the meeting was required.
Erikson claimed to BuzzFeed News he was asked at the meeting to address his criminal conviction for religious vilification, which he said he did.
Erikson’s claims were substantiated by Fraser Anning party candidate Scott Moerland in a video. Now, Moerland, for all his faults, is a much more reliable witness than Erikson. Regardless, the details provided were too sophisticated for a (dare we say it) knucklehead like Erikson to have fabricated.
Remember, too, during the federal election, Erikson promoted the Liberals’ Victorian federal candidate. Similarly, nationalists all along believed Erikson was “put up” to the Dastyari lark. Otherwise, the randomness of his discovering the venue and sizing it up as a golden opportunity for content seems far-fetched.
Additionally, Erikson had publically stated that it was useless trying to sue him since he was stone-broke. Travel of the sort Erikson had engaged in, flying to and from Tasmania, or even from Vic interstate, is expensive. So are the additional costs involved in travel. Anybody who has ever been short of money and done so knows this. Therefore, it’s almost certain he had a financial benefactor. This leads us to accept that Erikson was telling the truth about the Queensland meeting, as also supported by Moerland.
His other claims, about meeting Hastie and Goodenough, are sketchier. Erikson did attend the rally in Perth, which was in support of White South African farmers. According to The Guardian, Goodenough said there was a “brief meeting” at the Perth rally when Erikson approached the MPs.
Hastie, who was put on the spot when quizzed about the meeting while standing beside PM Scott Morrison, was more obfuscating. He gave a non-denial denial, responding he was “confident” the meeting hadn’t taken place. Remember, Hastie is part of the Liberals’ far-right and one of the parliament “wolves”. He was slotted to chair the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. Interesting choice, huh? However, he was replaced as the chair. Could this have been the reason?
Erikson maintains he had a beef with the Liberals after his Facebook and YouTube accounts were deleted following the Christchurch massacre. Many of us had our accounts nixed at that time. For a Prime Minister who courted the idea of playing up to anti-Islam sentiment, being in bed with far-right firebrands like Erikson — even at such a distance — wouldn’t have boded well for him or the party. All tracks needed covering, all prints wiped away.
And, of course, Erikson would blow the deal. That’s the sort of hothead they were dealing with. He would have no compunction about calling in the chit the moment he needed to use the relationship as collateral. We believe that’s exactly what he did. But despite that, Erikson retracted his claims.
On May 18, hours after polling booths closed on Election Day, Erikson released a video entitled The Media Are Idiots — Sorry Hastie.
According to The Australian Erikson told his viewers, “I made up that I met Andrew Hastie and Ian Goodenough at the South African rally in Perth. Now Andrew Hastie is a top bloke, got nothing against him but he is part of the Liberal Party and that fit my narrative so I had to do it.”
He added, “I merely walked past (the MPs) at the rally, I didn’t even know who they were.”
Hastie retained his seat of Canning with voters swinging to the Libs by 4.6 per cent. In the same story, The Australian reported that Hastie was considering legal action against those who published about the meeting.
So, that was Neil was just lying again. But was he? What could’ve forced his hand to make such a retraction? After all, Goodenough admitted to a meeting but was coy about its significance. Hastie was altogether put on the spot. We can be almost 100% certain the Qld meeting took place. Other claims of Neil’s match up, even if he is an inveterate liar (perhaps the best cover story that his handlers could have to save themselves).
We believe we can supply a possible answer to that. What never made the rounds at the time of the White Farmers rally were allegations made against Neil by a young woman from Perth who Neil had allegedly met while at the event. The allegations were of a most serious nature — rape.
A loyal nationalist who is known to us, and who we have conferred with, recalls a Facebook user connected to the Patriot movement referring the young woman to him. She was seeking advice. She explained what happened, not in any great detail, and said she was scared. Our man advised her to go to the police but the thought of doing so terrified her even more.
He couldn’t understand, if she had a reasonable complaint, why not follow it up? Erikson was a dog, and with all due sympathy to the young woman, it was the perfect opportunity to get him out of everyone’s hair.
If those allegations contained a constituent of truth, and if, as they were known to others, the Liberals got a whiff of them, then what a perfect way to shut Erikson up. The timing of events seems too convenient. On the other hand, it would also explain the young lady’s fear of authority, if perchance she had already been visited over the alleged matter. We stress, if.
In Erikson’s retraction, the words are unconvincing. They’ve been hastily cobbled together. Moreover, there are too many unexplained aspects. He says he didn’t know who Hastie and Goodenough were, but he was familiar enough with them to make the allegations in the first instance. And if one were to suggest the young woman was making it up, as if she was a fast girl who sought out bad boys like Erikson, how come she only ever divulged the story to a limited audience. How come she was so genuine?
If the intention were to glom off his notoriety for attention, how come she went to such lengths to avoid publicity when such an allegation would certainly have profited her?
Sure, she could’ve made it up, but if she had, why bring the story to someone like our man? There was no jilted-ex vibe about it at all.
However, if that allegation were the fulcrum in political blackmail to call Erikson’s bluff, it all makes sense. The girl won’t talk out of fear of being visited by spooks, while Erikson wouldn’t have a leg to stand on. If she had blabbed, he would’ve been cactus. Damage control may have taken place early on. That wouldn’t have lessened the impact of his allegations against the Libs, though, and his foul deed would only have made the dalliance worse. This was the best course of action all around. And, it was only keeping in the pattern set so far with Erikson (and Folkes) – bailing them out of the trouble they so keenly brought upon themselves.
Erikson is once more before the Victorian court, representing himself; the proverbial fool for a client. His latest crime is having wilfully disturbed a peaceful Moslem ceremony in April 2019. That’s hardly everything Neil’s been arrested for, such as when he trolled the Slutwalk in 2020.
The question now is, will he still have a get-out-of-jail-free card to play?
Sceptics may suggest that the courts have nothing to do with the political police, not directly anyway. But that’d be wrong. They have long been. One might even ask, how would it be possible to secure Neil such favourable outcomes?
Police have many tricks they use, which might never be known to the prosecution or press gallery, and might not be spoken aloud. One such is known as a ‘comfort letter’, which is an instructive note provided by police to the magistrate that outlines the very ways in which an accused has assisted police. Some rules protect ‘informers’, which the prosecution may not learn about. Another technique used by police is withholding certain evidence. Sure, it is prosecutorial misconduct, but it’s a method long used by the boys in blue.
As John Cooper Clarke wrote, “I cross my heart and bend my knee/the guardian angels are working for me.”
Perhaps Kristina Keneally and the “Joint Committee” would like to put this in their pipe and smoke it before designating what constitutes “extremists” they can proscribe.
Erikson’s amoral pursuit of the spotlight was once more on show at the end of 2018 when in November he piggybacked off the controversy surrounding Andrew Nolch, whose own depraved hunger for attention culminated in an inglorious prank whereby he painted a 25-m penis at the Princes Park memorial for slain woman Eurydice Dixon.
Erikson made videos with Nolch and attended court to support him.
It is a mistake to assume that Neil is breaking ground by being a dirty state player. There is a history of this with the political police. And, funnily, it always involves “far-right” characters running ops against Nationalists.
Nationalism is unto itself not to be considered among the variety of far-right gigs out there, principally because it’s not far-right. This is one of the reasons we nationalists get so vexed by the misuse of the term. But it’s the ideas, the reasonableness of nationalism, but also the inherent oppositional aspects of it which make it more of a threat than, say, far-right actors or Hollywood Nazis.
Hollywood Nazis, such as those played by Thomas Sewell and his National Socialist Network, are no threat at all. They are useful idiots. They offer the system the very bogey it desires while causing headaches for nationalists. Theirs is a cult, a fantasy game where they take on the defence of the ‘white race.’ Nationalists are interested in Australianness, neo-Nazis are about ‘whiteness’, and while they attempt to interfuse the two, the interests are pronounced. The very existence of true nationalism repudiates National Socialism, as defined by the Germanophiles of the neo-Nazi cultists and their corps, since it is foreign, and subsumes the Australian aspect of our identity in favour of an extraneous ‘Europeanness.’
Nationalism has a vested interest in achieving an outcome for Australians as a distinct people, National Socialism a la Nazism only cares for our “Aryan” (sic) roots. Nationalism holds no truck with the fancies of mysticism that detract from a wholly political enterprise (which isn’t to imply electioneering exercise). We do not care for their extreme ‘racial policies’ which find reasons to reject even White men on fanatical grounds . Finally, National Socialism, as envisioned by Nazi Germany, is a discredited system that failed of itself, not because of any ‘Jewish’ international conspiracy of the allies and its backers.
This means, such a system would collapse almost as soon as it was implemented. It would not even get that far because to preach this Germanic cult is to misunderstand the nature of the Australian people which deplores authority as opposed to the Germans who’ve had a historical bond with leaders and regimented collectivism. An example of a great leader of the Australian people is not Adolf Hitler, Mussolini or Oswald Mosely, but John Curtin. It is another Curtin that we need, especially with the rise of China, not an Alois Shickgruber.
By the same token, the far-right is far on the right of the very plane that nationalists wish to replace. It retains the vices of internationalism even if it claims otherwise. It is capitalist, corporate, authoritarian but also permissive whatever fundamentalist creeds it might employ. It serves the few and not the many, it is chauvinistic and elitist. It is simply not nationalism and no amount of posts from XYZ or their counterparts in The Unshackled can change its nature to suit them. Given these realities, nationalism is a wholly distinctive proposition. This explains why it is the essential target of who the Eriksons of this world work for. This is why stooges such as him are doing what they do even though they don’t realise it. The whole thing is a disruptive program. In Neil’s case, it amounted to pushing support to far-right satellites such as Hanson and Anning et al, whose preferences inevitably favoured the Liberals. But by attacking nationalists as ‘Nazis’ they wholly misrepresented nationalism to the undecided Australian voter who was leaning to the right but wasn’t convinced by the big-party status of the Liberal Nationals.
The history of the war against nationalism has been going on since 1978 with the National Front and National Alliance, as revealed in ASIO files. But the operations intensified, getting serious with the advent of National Action in 1984. It was precisely the focus of Australiananity of the NA that drew ASIO’s prying since previous groups had never been entirely Australian in their outlook, but again, viewed us as Europeans, which didn’t bother the powers that were since the unreality of their vision precludes them as a national threat.
The only Australian arrested in the wake of Christchurch was a nationalist, who wasn’t given any publicity by the likes of XYZ or The Unshackled. He wouldn’t have been because they’re not nationalists. But the fact that this man has no get-out-of-jail-free card bespeaks both his credibility as a nationalist but also attests to the attitudes held by the authorities towards different camps.
Erikson, Burgess and Folkes, among others, have been performing roles. The objectives, all complicated, have never been understood even to them. They simply had a license to do their thing, but the compromising attacks they’ve made upon nationalists and others has been a clue all along.
There has never been a political purpose to Erikson, if so, what is it, other than oblique? He has served as a kind of pied piper leading followers nowhere. There is nothing desired by his mischiefs than publicity, but not for a cause, and not always just himself. What is the point in actions they take a cause nowhere, where the existence of a cause as such is not clear? Neil worked against, not with. He wasn’t for anything, other than those lurking in the shadows, who manipulate and misdirect.
One of those in their sites was Blair Cottrell. One Liberal party trickster commented in a leaked remark that the two most dangerous political figures were Jim Saleam and Blair Cottrell. It is only fair to point out that Cottrell has never been in the same boat as many of those around him, in the sense he was a different beast altogether and was not likely to prove a useful idiot. This might explain why he has been pushed aside, as was Christopher Shortis, who was equally courted by the likes of those on the False-Right, such as Dia Beltran AKA Claudia Benitez, and Tim Wilms, who wanted to get him away from the AFP.
They did not succeed and Chris remains a loyal comrade. Cottrell, on the other hand, is stuck in a wilderness. While a highly intelligent man, his central faults are his chauvinism (particularly around body shape) and elitism, which are characteristic of the conservative Far-right anyway. We still haven’t heard him adopt anything native in his rhetoric.
Meanwhile, XYZ has acted like a variety page for the far-right. All along they’ve promoted the very people we’ve mentioned while exploiting the term nationalism, and ignoring nationalist issues and activists.
They are now at the fore of championing the NSN, who is about to go tits-up in a dramatic way, and why wouldn’t they be?
Whether or not you support the substance of Neil or Sewell’s actions is not the point. One cannot grant a reprieve to someone based on a popular move when a seemingly commendable action obfuscates a litany of betrayals.
Let’s wait and see whether the powers that control Erikson are finally ready to throw him away, or whether yet again he’ll slip through the net with another pass.
This article hasn’t served merely to inform readers about the facts surrounding Erikson, but to pull the rope wider and set you thinking about the schoolboys at XYZ, and how they are an extension of the amoral animal Erikson is. If you promote those who commit the crimes you’re as guilty as the person you promote. You cannot be everything, there is no united far-right because of the very nature of each competing worldview. Theirs is a garden, or cabbage patch, full of noxious weeds. Don’t go there.