Words by: Jonathon Davidson
Like me, you’ve probably heard of Reclaim Australia via word of mouth, typically from the more left-wing leaning progressives among your friend circles, usually slathered in outrage at the audacity of this strange, obnoxious collective completely unaware of their overwhelmingly xenophobic views. We’ve seen just about every youth media publication “infiltrate” a Reclaim Australia rally and provide Gonzo-style reports of the disgusting, troll-like people who make up the group. However, a rarely ventured side of the insanity that is Reclaim Australia is their website.
Whoever designed the homepage clearly dropped out of web design in 1995 and then never bought a computer again until recently, because holy shit this thing looks old. The only thing that stops you from disregarding it completely is the fact that Reclaim Australia are a fairly contemporary organisation, and definitely still active today. So with that in mind, and due to popular demand, I have decided to take a look through reclaimaustralia.net to get a good idea of what kind of group we’re really dealing with: a highly contradictory outfit of radical nationalists fueled by good doses of Irish godfearing, Jew-hating, Bible-loving, herb-taking psuedopolitical rhetoric.
Spoiler: they’ve absolutely cooked it.
“The Principality of Caledonia“
The first thing that comes apparent to me while trawling the Reclaim Australia website is that Reclaim’s members are not only preoccupied with the arrival of refugees to Australian shores – they are deeply concerned for the role of contemporary Australia, and they portray it as being stuck between the British Commonwealth and the United States Government. What follows is a lot of incoherent political rambling, Reclaim Australia essays on the Magna Carta, and a lot of love and support for ‘The Principality of Caledonia,’ a separatist state that “annexed” from Australia, and also doesn’t exist. It not existing is the most important part.
Supposedly, the Principality of Caledonia, or “The Commonwealth of British Israel”, separated from Australia in 1992 – 1993 and became an independent estate, however it appears on no maps, and the only source of information about it is the Principality of Caledonia website, which for all intents and purposes seems to be run by Reclaim Australia, or someone involved within it.
The bottom line is that we are dealing with a highly pseudophilosophical group with a surprising amount of rhetoric to point towards – strange, Irish-Celtic religious roots run alongside fervent beliefs in Orthodox Judeochristian beliefs. According to Reclaim, the Commonwealth of Australia is an American corporation, the relationship between Australia and Britain is only “temporary” and can be destroyed with a loophole, and modern Australians have links to biblical characters.
So far, everything is clear!
Everything is run by the Jews
This one disappointed me a little, because Zionist world control is a pretty standard calling card of all extreme nationalist groups everywhere, so here I’m deducting ten points for lack of originality. The general story is always the same: the Bible has been written wrong deliberately to provide evidence of a Jewish plot, the Jews killed Jesus and his own Judaism is forgotten. Whether or not “Jew” refers to the ethnic or religious background is never established so as to increase chances of applicability throughout all conspiratorial tangents.
The pink link leads to all ten chapters of a book online for free called “The Secret Terrorists,” and you guessed it, Jews are the cause of all the world’s wars, and always have been. The holocaust was an organised plot to guarantee seizure of Israel and from there everything has gone downhill.
The following excerpt is my favourite part, and just so you know I’m not joking, please find the rest of the text here.
The greatest tragedies in the last two hundred years can be traced to the Jesuits. We will now show that the Jesuits planned and carried out the sinking of the Titanic, and we will show why they did it.
Since the early 1830’s, America did not have a central bank. The Jesuits desperately wanted another central bank in America so that they would have a bottomless reservoir from which to draw money for their many wars and other hideous schemes around the world.
Everything can be solved with herbal remedies
By far the most cared for part of the website is the “Health” section, which has undeniably been created by a once-tech-savvy hippy/bikie wife or girlfriend of a Reclaim Australia member – the little sunflower gifs that bulletpoint half of the available health links really drive this one home. If we are to take this page as any indication, Reclaim Australia are all about vitamins and minerals, and Australia’s best kept secret “Kakadu”, which I’m assuming are either supplements or pills for your dick.
Of interest here are the informational pdfs provided on Reclaim Australia which give pharmacological information on the herbs they’re promoting to quite an intellectual standard, so there is that.
On the other hand, “licorice as crop” sounds promising.
Reclamation with Christly redemption
“Scriptual Redemption: Still Under Construction” has got to be the deepest and most universal truth that a quasi political association of zealots have ever produced. Someone in Reclaim clearly has a strong dose of Irish nationalism because lots of references to Celtic Catholicism pop up on the website, case in point “Ekklesia of Yhwh”, which would be Yahweh, and Yahweh is the Israeli God of ancient scripture.
Why would Reclaim Australia be promoting redemption through Yahweh, Israeli God-King of old, on the same website that claims Jews are behind all world disasters? Beats me. I’m still wondering what the hell the “Commonwealth of British Israel” is all about. In confusion, I go back to their homepage and re-examine the paragraph that sits below their title.
All Law is biblical, and that it represents a Covenant between Man and God which is characterized as divine revelation. when we consider that government is founded exclusively on law, government itself then becomes a religion to implement or execute or enforce divine revelation. when government abuses the authority delegated by God through God’s Law, then it also becomes a false religious cult. this makes all western government nothing more than a cult surrounding the false religion it created with its own unjust law because this law has become a vain substitute and an affront to God’s Law found in the bible
Yeah, nah, still lost. Put down the meth, guys.