Many of you, much like us, have been watching the last few days in sheer anticipation for the inevitable explosion – and today, it happened.
It started a long time ago, however, started to erupt about 3 days ago, when Shermon ‘deposed’ Hervey Bay, Bunbury, and Canberra in one go. He claimed their “political agendas” got in the way, but as we reported (and later confirmed), there was a growing dissidence within Reclaim Australia (RA) of people wishing to throw Shermon out, for tainting the movement, and forcing people to sell T-Shirts for his profit that were made on Bangladesh.
It began this morning, after days of whinging, complaining and downright pathetic bitching coming from Shermon’s ‘Great Aussie Patriot’ page about how the rallies were being tarnished by ‘traitors’ to the movement.
Mike Holt (of 10,000 strong islamophobic group Restore Australia) took the opportunity to slap down Shermon publicly.
Mike and Shermon have seemingly butted heads, particularly immediately after the April 4 hate rallies, when both Holt and Folkes ‘stole the limelight’ and took to the media to discuss the rallies. Ever since then, there has been a growing tension. This morning, whilst things were already weakened and shaky, Mike took his stab.
Then, around midday, Reclaim Australia Melbourne took the opportunity to disown Shermon, too. Unfortunately we were unable to grab a screenshot of this. Scott Moerland also took the opportunity to pass Shermon a backhanded slap for his ‘schoolyard’ antics regarding the Mandy Chapman situation, after he sicked his followers onto her.
We would like to take a brief opportunity to thank the many ‘lefties’ who went over to the Reclaim Australia – Hervey Bay page and defend Mandy. Although we will always disagree with both her tactics, rally and ideals, it shows great courage and humanity to be able to help someone being attacked by the far-right regardless of your political persuasion.
After some more whinging, and a growing audience of questioning on the GAP page, Shermon quickly realised the situation was untenable – something had to be done. We assume he consulted with Neil Erikson, Blair Cottrell and Scott Moerland.
So, what was the result? Well, at about 4PM AEST, Shermon threw in the towel. He disowned Reclaim Australia.
He proclaims that the reasoning was due to ‘political infiltrators’. ReclaimWhat can confirm this is not true.
We have the following information:
- ReclaimWhat has consulted with many RA admins from around Australia regarding the past few days. One common growing theme was the discontent with Shermon’s behaviour and direction of the rallies. They claimed he was too bogan, hateful, divisive, and associated with Neo Nazis/White Supremacists which was damaging the brand. Particularly Erikson and Cottrell.
- Shermon registered the ABN for Reclaim Australia AFTER the movement had begun on many pages. His claim to ownership was false, although he built up numbers through hate campaigning, many complained his following was simply causing unwanted attention to the rallies.
- Shermon claimed political agendas for the reason of the splits, but as many found out, it was to do with the separate image of ‘GAP’ hijacking the RA movement.
After all of these issues became apparent, sometime today, the admins of RA told him it was enough. He was out. Although Shermon does not own any specific trademark to Reclaim Australia, it is likely he will have to drop the imagery, as the copyright is owned by Monika Evers from ‘Stop the Mosque in Bendigo’ who is also reportedly unhappy with Shermon’s behaviour.
This does leave the question, what will happen to Reclaim Australia Brisbane? Shermon obviously wishes to completely ditch the brand, but by having Moerland in his ‘new party’ will likely cause more tensions amongst other RA admins.
After Shermon’s announcement, he released a video. The video detailed his reasoning (which does not differ from the above lies) and made mention of how Aboriginals were ‘ruining’ the Reclaim Australia name with their ever so insistent claim that Australia wasn’t Shermon’s to reclaim. He also made mention that a movement should be run like a ‘business’ with a boss and ‘supervisors’. Not how a business runs, but ok…
People took this badly, particularly his own followers. Some of the most fervent followers of his page threw in the towel at his attitude and actions. People stopped buying his shit.
So, his new group name seems yet to be decided. It seems to be a toss up between ‘United Patriotic Front’ and ‘United Australia Front’.
Where have I seen the name ‘Front’ before?
Could it be National Front (UK) who vehemently oppose non-whites?
Or could it be the fact that far-right self declared fascist party (yes, they identify as fascists, unashamedly) ‘Australia First Party‘ already tried launching that name in 2011?
Regardless, Shermon’s latest ‘committee’ is made up of a man who was charged with harassing a rabbi for being Jewish, circumcised, and demanded “give me the money Jew or else”, Neil Erikson, the boy who takes far too many steroids, self declared ‘Nordic’ who claims xenophilia (different racial breeding) a disease, and took the opportunity to over saturate his profile picture of his blue eyes, Blair Cottrell, disgraced and racist RUAP candidate for Oxley, Scott Moerland, who spent years in a tent in Afghanistan on tour with the ADF, masturbating and reading the Quran, “The F’n Aussie”, who has no idea what ‘xenophobia’ is, and finally, Danny Nalliah, head of the RUAP and staunchly homophobic pastor, who in 2009 claimed the Black Saturday Bushfires in Victoria were the result of laxed abortion laws.
There is a common theme here. Race hate. Probably won’t be long until Nalliah is thrown out for being brown, but time will tell.
Regardless, the next few days should be interesting. Everyone should take a moment to pat themselves on the back for exposing Shermon and his dirty ties, which finally resulted in RA ditching him.