Redleg V artists

Robert Raymond Cripps

sues artists for defamation:

Redleg Museum Services (ACN 105 986 829) sues

Demetrios Vakras (artist)
Lee-Anne Raymond (artist)

Supreme Court of Victoria
SCI 01484/2011

Cripps' crack legal team: Christopher Dibb & Buddy Low (Efron & Associates, Melbourne) Tao Jiang (replaced)

1. Redleg Museum Services now runs RUBY'S MUSIC ROOM , Registration number:    B2409701A, ASIC;
2. Cripps' Redleg Museum Services Pty Ltd was the respondent to objections raised in VCAT regarding his Ruby's Music Room
3."The team behind one of Melbourne’s much loved galleries and performance spaces, Guildford Lane Gallery are very proud to present Ruby’s Music Room."

Note: Redleg runs Ruby's Music Room, and in the past ran Guildford Lane Gallery. That is a simple fact. But to mention it, and make sure that we are not sued for some reason on grounds we are not aware of and have not anticipated, entails that we have to make "a bigger deal of it" than we otherwise would. It would have been simpler to just mention the fact, but by leaving it at that might be said to have been done by us out of "malice", or that it may have been wrong in fact; hence we need to show where the relationship lies between Redleg and Ruby's Music Room. Indeed, it becomes MANIFESTLY obvious that we could avoid mention of the fact and avoid any legal repercussions; self-censor; which is precisely the the outcome achieved by Australia's 2005 Defamation Act, though the act itself asserts categorically that it is not designed to "unreasonably" impinge on the right to freely impart (and receive) information (though not necessarily expressed by these exact words).

Defining "racism"
An essay by Demetrios Vakras, 5 January 2014

There appears to be an attempted expanding of the definition of the concept of “racist” in English that intends to have it that, a racist is someone with a well articulated argument in which a claim is made of the superiority of one race over another, (which is actually racialism), which is not what “racism” means.

A racist is someone whose OPINION attributes to a "race" characteristics, and on the basis of those characteristics is prejudiced or discriminatory against that "race".

A prejudice is a belief and OPINION that is not necessarily supported by any facts.

An OPINION that is racist is not one supported by facts; it is a prejudice.

Cripps attributed to Jews the characteristic of being responsible for war/conflict.

The Nazis attributed to the Jews the same characteristic, even while, to be blunt, the Nazis were rounding up Jews to send to Auschwitz.

p. 35, FACES OF THE ENEMY - reflections of the hostile imagination. The psychology of Enmity. Sam Keen. ISBN 0062504673. Even while Jews were being exterminated, the Nazis proclaimed that the Jews bore the guilt for war and were responsible for the fate that was befalling them. The Muslim Nazi al Husseini made the same pronouncement a decade after the war.

Cripps' objections were in response to my painting attempting the destruction of the secular muse.

On p. 25 of Humanist Transhumanist I write:

"This muse is in the middle of a bomb–cratered landscape. The figure attached to mechanical devices is assailed by war. The war is that of religion against a secular society. The religion that assails secular society today is Islam." (highlighted text above)

The essay from pp. 25-26 was posted alongside the painting.

Cripps declared that Jews cause conflict, not Muslims and that Muslims are the Jew’s victims.

Cripps decried the quotes from the Koran as “opinion” because the quotes from the Koran incite Muslims to wage perpetual war with the aim of war being to be killed while waging war. This conflicted with his prejudice against Jews in which Muslims could only be passive victims and that only the Jews could be perpetrators of violence.

It was Cripps' own personal racist beliefs, his prejudices, and his OPINION, regarding characteristic's he claimed for Jews as fomenters of war, that led to his 1) declaring us to be racist, 2) to his posting of disclaimers, 3) his posting of a large
WARNING! , and 4) to his rescission of the contract on those grounds. Cripps acknowledged that he hated Jews and openly admitted that this was racist.

It is a characteristic of the left to characterise critics of Islam as "racists", as did Cripps.

It is a characteristic of the left to associate criticism of Islam with "pro-Zionism", and to claim that the corollary to criticism of Islam is support for Israel which for the left means that one is racist.

It is a characteristic of the left to attribute to Jews the characteristic of being warmongers, a characteristic claimed for Jews by Nazis which includes Adolf Hitler.

The hatred of Jews was a racist prejudice that characterised Adolf Hitler who expressed his hatred of Jews in Mein Kampf.

It is the sentiments expressed in Mein Kampf that have been adopted by the left, which does not mean that it is necessary to read Mein Kampf to have adopted the sentiments Hitler expressed in it. That this is so is a matter of history.

"The sentiments Hitler expressed in what he claimed was his kampf against Jews were not an expression of antisemitism that was the creation of Hitler, a "creation ex nihilo" by Hitler, but the expression of the sentiments of the (German Christian) people; of his society. Today's left (in Australia) express the sentiments expressed by Hitler in Mein Kampf; or conversely, the antisemitism of the Australian left intelligentsia was the sentiment expressed by Hitler in Mein Kampf!" ( )

Cripps is a manifestation of the left.

This can not ever mean or be made to mean that, on Cripps' admission that he is a racist, that I mean to IMPUTE he is a “dangerous racist”. And it does not mean that his manifesting the SENTIMENTS - the general feelings - regarding Jews, SENTIMENTS consistent with leftist prejudices, can ever be made to mean that Cripps has "adopted the failed theories of the National Socialists", unle$$ tho$e who propo$e $uch a claim believe they can po$pectively make $ome financial gain by making $uch a claim. $ince when do "feeling$", "$entiment$", become the preci$ely articulated "theorie$" of the Nazi$?

Au$tralia’$ defamation law $hould not be about how $omething can be di$torted in $uch a way that it might be made to mean $omething el$e $o that one party can make a financial windfall from it - e$pecially if it involve$ an immutable historical truth: the SENTIMENTS of the left have been expressed before by Hitler and the Nazis.

Deal with it Cripps!

It is a perversity of Australian law that one party can sue another because of their embarrassment over that which they should be embarrassed. Cripps SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED by what is an historical fact. Cripps made himself an object of ridicule before an audience and prior to mine and Lee-Anne Raymond's writing of his actions that made him ridiculous. It was what Cripps did himself that made him ridiculous not that we wrote about it.

History DID NOT BECOME SO ON MY STATING IT, it was already so before I stated it.

This entire case is an abuse of process undertaken against me knowingly by Cripps' legal counsel on Cripps' behalf.


Jews foment war and seek a state in "Palestine" as a base to use toward that end:

"For while the Zionists try to make the rest of the world believe that the national consciousness of the Jew finds its satisfaction in the creation of a Palestinian state, [what] they want is a central organisation for their international world swindle, endowed with its own sovereign rights and removed from the intervention of other states." Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 294

"Today I will once more be a prophet: If the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe! ... If this nation [Jews] should once more succeed in inciting the millions which compose the nations into a conflict which is utterly senseless and only serves Jewish interests, then there will be revealed the effectiveness of an enlightenment which has completely routed the Jews of Germany in the space of a few years. The nations are no longer willing to die on the battlefield so that this unstable international race may profiteer from a war or satisfy its Old Testament vengeance."
Hitler, Speeches, p. 197,12/9/1938.

AL HUSSEINI, Muslim, Nazi:

"In 1954, Husseini wrote that 'our battle' was 'with World Jewery' and its colonialist allies. … In postwar Cairo, Husseini wrote...: '[the Jews] did whatever they could to lead to its [Germany's] destruction. This is the main reason for Hitler's war against Jews and for his strong antipathy toward them. They brought disaster upon Germany and led to its defeat, although Germany was the most powerful nation, from a military point of view. Germany's revenge against the Jews was harsh, and it annihilated millions of them during the Second World War. In this way, the Jew's aspirations in Palestine and their acts against Germany during the First World War aimed at achieving the Balfour Declaration, became the main reason for the disaster that befell them during the Second World War.'" p. xiv, Herf, Nazi propaganda for the Arab World. (

Cover of Herf's Nazi propaganda for the Arab World. It  is readily available from the Melbourne University Baillieu Library.


Robert Cripps, above, ran a failed-gallery. Cripps realised and accepted he was racist to hate Jews ("self-confessed racist" means just that). He preferred to call me "racist" in my critique of Islamic doctrine (the Koran) because he preferred to blame "the Jews and their state in Palestine" for a conflict that was not mentioned in my criticism of religions. Supporters of the "Palestinian cause" call "racist" any critic of Islam - as they did recently in Melbourne, Australia, when they organised pro-"Palestine" protests against a critic of Islamic doctrine.

 Author: Demetrios Vakras 5 January 2014

edited at 9:25 AM, 6 January 2014 to replace a few more "S" with "$", and to correct from "$ince when do vague "feeling$", "$entiment$" become exact or preci$ely articulated "theorie$" of the Nazi$?" to "$ince when do "feeling$", "$entiment$", become the preci$ely articulated "theorie$" of the Nazi$?". Also added was "Cripps made himself an object of ridicule before an audience and prior to mine and Lee-Anne Raymond's writing of his actions that made him ridiculous."
At 9:55 AM, 6 January 2014, added the italicised blurb about Cripps.
At 12:01 PM 6 January 2014, added "
It was what Cripps did himself that made him ridiculous not that we wrote about it."

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