November 22, 2017
Before American History X, there was Romper Stomper.
Released in 1992 and starring the lead actor from Gladiator and Fightin’ Around the World, Romper Stomper followed the lives of a bunch of Australian neo-Nazis who delivered a virtuous ARSE-KICKING to gooks and other invasive species in suburban Melbourne.
And, as with American History X, Romper Stomper’s aspirations often clashed with its legacy: though intended to depict neo-Nazis as jackbooted thugs who hated Asians simply because they look weird and make soup with chicken feet floating in it, it ended up making Nazis look cool, rebellious and masculine.
“Ewww, I’d rather sleep with a liberal!” – said no woman, ever.
Alas, it looks like the Eternal Boomers and Jews who control Australia’s television industry haven’t learned from their past mistakes. In yet another attempt to force-feed us the overused “Evil Nazis vs. Righteous Leftists” narrative that no one believes in any more, they’ve commissioned a new TV series of Romper Stomper for release in 2018.
The new year will get off to a riotous start in Australia, with all six episodes of the Romper Stomper series set to drop on streaming service Stan on January 1.
“Romper Stomper the series is nothing like the original movie in terms of how it presents,” said Stan CEO Mike Sneesby at the Screen Forever conference on Thursday, just hours before the first trailer for the show dropped. “It’s a continuation, and some of the characters are coming back, but it brings it into a modern context and it sheds light on what is a very important topic.”
The trailer features a clash between white nationalists – calling themselves Patriot Blue – and a group of masked antifa (anti-fascist activists) at a multicultural festival.
That scene drew its inspiration from a real world incident in which anti-Muslim protesters and anti-racism activists clashed violently at a halal festival in Melbourne last April.
In a bizarre case of life imitating art imitating life, Stan recently took legal action against a white racist group that had adopted the name Patriot Blue. The group gained a moment of notoriety earlier this month when it posted video of a verbal attack on Labor Senator Sam Dastyari in a NSW pub.
Sneesby says he is prepared for a divided response to the decision to revisit the subject matter of Romper Stomper.
“There have been questions about why is Stan doing this show, it [white extremism] doesn’t deserve a platform,” he said. “But the reality is if you go out there into middle Australia, you can absolutely see a world where people get roped into it.
“Dastyari only got coverage because he’s a senator, but that shit happens all day, every day, in corners of Australia.
“For us to lay it all out in context, and show what happens, is important. If we cop flak for it, so be it. I think it’s an issue that needs to have light shed on it.”
So I suffered through the entire three-minute trailer (don’t say I’ve never made any sacrifices for you, goys) and determined the following:
- The series will depict White Nationalists as forces of oppression, the antifa as heroic freedom fighters braving their lives for a noble cause, and non-white immigrants as victims of the former group’s public marches (imagine my shock!)
- The right-wing characters look rough and masculine, while the antifa and immigrants look faggy and unwashed
- The series’ leading White Nationalist character – Faramir from Lord of the Rings – might deliver some Derek Vinyard-style speeches about immigration that inadvertently awaken viewers
In other words, Romper Stomper seems poised to make the same mistakes that American History X and its 1992 predecessor did, though we won’t know for sure until it is released.
Indeed, the only thing we can ascertain at this point is that it looks… well…