‘Apology’ from the Red Rattler Theatre!!

The Apology.!

The The Red RattlerWe would like to apologise for the email that was sent to you by one of our staff members. The email was inappropriate and not the reflection of the values of the Community Board of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc.

The Red Rattler Theatre Inc condemns racism of any kind.

The Red Rattler Theatre Inc. is a community theatre space which promotes diversity in a safe a respectful environment.

We welcome organisations from all cultures and walks of life and actively encourage cultural diversity.

Our content policies refer to ensuring a safe and respectful and inclusive environment for LGBTQI, culturally diverse and indigenous members of our community which includes creating a safe space for members of the Jewish community.

We also apologise that it has taken so long to respond to both your and Mr Vic Alhadeff’s email.  As a nearly entirely volunteer run organisation.

With no full time staff, it has taken a few days for the email to be appropriately escalated to The Red Rattler community Board of Directors for review. Please be reassured, we have taken this incident very seriously.

We would like to welcome further conversation, in the hopes that we can discuss the possibility of future events Hillel might be able to hold in the space.

Sincerely,

The entire community Board of Directors of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc.

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Personally I do not for one moment believe the sincerity of this apology. I was very involved in this Green/Leftist area during the Marrickville Council’s boycott of Israel and the BDS action against Max Brenner.

I’ve seen these people in action and they hate with a vengeance.

I think they saw the groundswell against them and saw this  being referred to the AHRC – Australian Human Rights Commission AND it maybe costing them money in legal fees.

Hillel, based at Shalom College, University of NSW.

I spoke earlier with the Director of Hillel and would urge you to direct your young family and friends to an excellent Jewish youth organisation.

http://www.theshalominstitute.org.au/Hillel/Home/Home

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16 comments

  1. They should at the very least have the person removed that did write the original letter.

    The apology has no truth in it until the show happens! and guarantee there will be protest by the crazy left, and the Greens if it does go ahead.

    regards

    sergio

    • I don’t see it matters who wrote the letter. Just only proves that is the policy of the place.
      Leftist racists.

  2. They need to name the staff member who wrote the letter, also need to sign the apology with the names of all the board memebers. They are hiding behind the title “The entire community Board of Directors of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc”

    Not good enough! Name yourselves and hold yourselves accountable.

  3. I’ve just writen the following on their fb page, but I bet they remove it –

    Your apology for your anti-Semitism did not go far enough. You need to name the staff member who wrote the letter rejecting a Jewish organisation, also need to sign the apology with the names of all the board memebers, rather than hiding behind the title “The entire community Board of Directors of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc”

    This is cowardly and pathetic! Name yourselves and hold yourselves accountable if you are sincere about being sorry for your racism. Otherwise it looks like you just made a token apology to avoid being caught by the Race Discrimination Legislation.

  4. Well, they didn’t removed it, but got the following from one of their followers:

    Alison Orr
    March 24 at 8:27pm

    Will you hold YOURself accountable for the murder, theft, destruction, torture and genocide being carried out by Israel in your name??

  5. I do not mean to be too harsh, but this disgusts me:

    “The Red Rattler Theatre Inc. is a community theatre space which promotes diversity in a safe a respectful environment.

    We welcome organisations from all cultures and walks of life and actively encourage cultural diversity.

    Our content policies refer to ensuring a safe and respectful and inclusive environment for LGBTQI, culturally diverse and indigenous members of our community…”

    I am sure that I must be a terrible person, but I cannot help but think, when I read the words above, of these lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “Neiborhood Bully”:

    Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace
    They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease
    Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep
    They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep

    When I first saw this story I bookmarked it, thinking that I might write on it.

    But then I knew, for sure, that Shirlee would.

    • Michael by all means write it up. It needs to be out there to show those weird and wacky leftist/artistic/alternative lifestyle types who claim to love all people, are really those with screwed up minds who hate.

      One only had to see and hear the hate from these ‘leftists’ on the streets of this very area a few years ago, during their BDS actions against Max Brenner, to witness what they are really like..

      They claim they hate no one yet embrace those who do.

      • Antisemitism is deplorable. So is stereotyping:

        ‘…weird and wacky leftist/artistic/alternative lifestyle types who claim to love all people, are really those with screwed up minds who hate.’

        One loses their credibility when they speak this way. I know you are angry, and understandably so, but this is unnecessary. I have friends and family members who are both Christian and Jewish, left-leaning and conservative, and they are all lovely and reasonable people.

        • Kyle I also have friends who are of all races, religions, faiths and nationalities and they are all very nice people.

          Clearly you haven’t had any dealings with ‘…weird and wacky leftist/artistic/alternative lifestyle types who claim to love all people’ if you had you’d know most of them do have screwed up minds and are consumed with hate.

          • I am an artist, live in Marrickville Council and often vote Green. I also believe antisemitism is deplorable and incompatible with an open, creative and progressive society.

          • Kyle, if as you say you believe antisemitism is deplorable, why are you voting Green?

    • Michael, I too thought about Bob Dylan’s song, still as relevant today. Funny how pacifists and those who practice ‘non-violent resistance’ support terrorism. I guess they justify it by arguing they are just resistance oppression. Sickening.

      By the way, I had another nasty reply to my post on Red Rattler, urging support for BDS.
      Can someone go on their fb page and respond please.

  6. I’m afraid I couldn’t help myself and got into a verbal stoush with a couple crazy left wingers on the site who love palestinians so much they are willing to accept murder and embrace terrorism to further their political agenda- anti Zionism.
    It was pointless to express my thoughts if I had a hope of speaking to an open mind …but I knew I had to address their propaganda and lies and I hope I suceeded a little to illustrate my point.
    I have immense regard for the Jewish people…their tenacity and courage in the face of great evil is inspiring…and their love for each other and dedication to survival is brilliant.

    • Join the club Christine! Welcome to JDU.

      They have no argument. All they have is hate and lies. They make their point by posting graphics, videos and URLs.
      Been doing this for as long as I care to remember. Give them one accurate fact and they are all of a dither.
      My favourite is when they call Gaza a prison.
      Just tell them that Israel withdrew unilaterally in 2005. Then throw a curve at them telling them to search things like universities, restaurants, riding schools,hotels etc in Gaza.
      I am on my phone so I can’t give you the URL . Search “Luxury in the world’s largest prison” Don’t give them the web address. Do what I do say “search whatever” that’s what I do and once in a while you get one with a brain who will actually do it. I have an Arab guy I’ve been in conversation with now for 9 months

  7. i have taken out my own complaint at the anti discrimination board, they are investigating if i have valid claim. i am not part of any group or directly involved with members but i do think this was the straw for me, as an artist and creative person the idea i could be stopped from preforming because of the actions of a foreign government is ludicrous and insulting.

  8. ah, just in case anyone was wondering my claim was rejected on the basis that it was not me personally whom experienced the discrimination. no surprise really.