A week after this rampage, any member of the public interested in this crime could have deduced the alleged perpetrators were Tongan morons. Or perhaps morons who are, regrettably, Australian citizens but portray themselves as “nigga gangstas”. The reaction of the various state agencies to this crime was best described in a Herald editorial last week as “a torrent of the most extraordinary obfuscation, and a reluctance to acknowledge the reality that local residents live with every day”.
Just as Goulburn jail, home to the most violent offenders, is dominated by Aborigines, Pacific Islanders and Lebanese Muslims, so is racial hate-mongering in our society disproportionately represented by these same groups, even as the ideologically tainted human rights industry obsesses about white racism.
And this charming portrait of Islander gangsta culture:
On the internet you can find hundreds of video clips featuring variations on the Tongan-moron theme, glorifying crime and racial violence. Here’s a smattering of lyrics from a rap song on YouTube: “I want your head boy … Two niggers in the front, two niggers in the back … My homies … brains over the sidewalk …”
Take, for example, some of the responses on the internet to one video from a group of self-styled Tongan gangstas, known as Gee-40, a group allegedly affiliated with the five teenagers charged in the rampage at Merrylands High:
– “Tongans showing their class.”
– “You’re not in America. Get a life.”
– “A f—ing disgrace to Polynesians all over. I’m embarrassed to even be culturally associated with you wannabes.”
– “Get the f— out of Sydney, coconuts.”
– “Sad flops, coconuts.”
– “F— u faggots ain’t shit lil boys talkn rubbish u betta hope u’s dont get lokd up juvi or big boys ma uso’s gona f— u’s up” (Threat posted by samoan2170).
The Sydney community are slowly waking up to the “minority bigotry” in their midst. This will prove very challenging to the ideologically driven anti-racism industry that has for decades failed not just to deal, but even to identify the racism of minorities against the greater population and each other. The positive, if there is one, is this is exactly the debate we need to have.
My only concern is that the debate will again be hijacked by the “usual suspects” who will yet again blame everything on social disadvantage, white racism and continue to perpetrate the black victim mentality that helps to justify and sustain the bigoted bullies like the ones responsible for what happened in Merrylands High.