Today, we are apparently saying goodbye to Shermon Burgess and Neil Erikson. Call me pessimistic (optimistic?), but I believe we will see both of them again, very soon.
Shermon Burgess announced today, around 4.30PM, that he was leaving United Patriots Front and handing the reins over to Blair.
He blamed this mostly on ‘patriots’, including a convicted murderer Michael Beeche, who has been supposedly spreading ‘vicious’ rumours about Shermon. Basically, he pulled a Tony Abbott, blaming everyone but himself.
In an odd turn of events, though, Neil Erikson also quit, albeit in a much less rage-like manner.
A few months back, we predicted that Shermon would soon step down, although, we thought it would be done through coercion. In saying that, however, there isn’t yet reason to believe he wasn’t coerced into stepping down.
Typically for the far-right, this is now an excuse to steal money.
This was also apparently in motion for some weeks – news networks began referring to Blair as “national leader” in reports, and Shermon was absent for majority of recent stunts.
To understand the reason we believed this, one only needs to asses Blair, and the way the UPF was formed.
The formation of UPF came off the back of the Reclaim Australia ship sinking. We documented this throughout early May 2015. He formed the United Patriots Front shortly after, and took on 2 new, but old faces.
The first addition was Neil Erikson. Neil was involved in The Great Aussie Patriot for many months prior to the formation of UPF under the guise of “Nationalist Republican Guard”, but was seemingly kept under wraps due to the fact he was a convicted antisemite, and had a long history of neo-nazi online mishaps.
The second new addition was Blair Cottrell. For months prior to the formation of UPF, we had seen ramblings of Blair on the wall of The Great Aussie Partriot, and his presence under Nationalist Alternative guard at the April 4 Reclaim Australia rally.
Blair’s comments on these pages were… different.
It is for this reason that we believe the UPF is about to take another right-turn. Anyone who has analysed the differences between Blair and Shermon has definitely noticed that Blair talks far less about Islam, and far more about pseudopolitics.
In fact, very few of his posts even focus on “Islamisation” or “Sharia Law” like most other bigots do. No, his posts focus on perceived “Communism, Anarchism” and “diversity agent dogma.” His stance is anti-humanitarian, anti-multiculturalism, anti-LGBTQI, anti-feminine and anti-equality. He has an ugly history for this, too.
One must ask, what direction is the UPF headed? We’re of the belief that it will slowly turn away from Islamic-based rhetoric, and more broad anti-left, anti-government, conspiracist commentary.
Only time will tell…