Vandal Extinguishes Australia’s Eternal Flame Memorial With Fire Extinguisher (Video)

A vandal today climbed over a fence at the Eternal Flame Memorial in Australia and extinguished the flame with a fire extinguisher.

The Shrine of Remembrance was built between July 1928 – November 1934 to honor the 114,000 men and women of Victoria who served and those who died in the Great War of 1914-1918.

The Shrine of Remembrance is the main war memorial in Victoria, Australia.
On the walls of the Shrine are carved the words:


Today a vandal put out the flame.

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  • NeoKong

    Uh hoh man….You gotta’ be a real A-hole to pull a stunt like that.

  • old glazier

    Dead man walking.

  • Benton Park Avenger

    Chinese would have turned it off sooner or later. No big deal.

  • ar05075


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  • Warthog

    Light it again and then throw him in.

  • accidentwaitingtohappen

    I would feel sorry for the fire extinguisher after I shoved it up his ass


    #3 May 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    Benton Park Avenger commented:
    Chinese would have turned it off sooner or later. No big deal

    Well said Benton Park…So what’s it going to be Australia…The most magnanimous country in the world or the evil Chicom’s hell bent on world domination through threats of imprisonment, torture, death and silence. Communism and socialism’s hold on it’s people are through the above. All souls seek freedoms and liberty it’s what the Chinese and Russians are most afraid of. As for the Douche that Doused I would track him down like a dog and put him before the people to decide his fate.

  • Multitude

    Progressives, like their first cousin Taliban and radical Islamists, cannot stand tradition that competes with theirs. Recall the Taliban blowing up the Buddhas carved into the side of a mountain, a remarkable global piece of history let alone an important site to Buddhism. But the Taliban could not stand the presence of an ideological outside.

    This is one of the most important things you can understand about “Progressive” ideology; it is why it turns inside and kills its inner enemies rather than focusing outside. Conservatism is afraid of outside enemies, while Progressives must define inner ones. Look at how the German national socialist progressives had to find Jews, Roma people (“Gypsies”), Communists, Libertarians, intellectuals, etc. to hate, attack and eradicate. Look at how Stalin went after his inner spies. Mao did the same. Look to Kampuchea (post-Cambodia) to see how communitarianism eradicated nothing but inner enemies, “necessarily constructed” as those who resist the egalitarian program of the communitarian system. These are Obama’s heros; this is why Barack’s and Michelles hands are already soiled with blood. These are the heros Obama’s inner circle put on their “Christmas” tree (Anita Dunn in particular, who worships Mao, Lenin and Stalin).

    Please encourage your friends and family to vote out Obama. Germans did not think it possible that their idealistic but somewhat misguided communitarian progressives would slaughter millions. Our neighbors think the same; what can one man do? Nobody believes in ideology anymore, especially in this era of ESPN, Playstation, cable TV with endless reality programming and other distractions. Certainly man is beyond the desire to exterminate those who resist, right?

  • spotted reptile

    I live near there. The Eternal Flame at the Shrine has always been a target of vandals. Usually drunk idiots pee into it or throw beer into it and occasionally extinguish it. It’s not guarded after working hours. The best thing about it is that the gas is easily relit. It was designed to be easily accessible to everyone, but I kind of wish they’d stuck it a bit higher up, so if you’re going to try and vandalise it there’s a fair chance you’ll break your neck.

    This wasn’t just some kid, though the guy was in his 40s. A 40 year old moron. Great life you got going there, mate. Feel proud do you?

  • Remco Kimber

    Perhaps it was a little arrogant or presumptuous to call it “eternal” in the first place,

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  • Hussein Soetoro

    Ted Kennedy has an eternal flame too, but it’s “green” and energy efficient. They stuck a wick in his navel and it burns off the alcohol in his body.

  • Time to bring back public flogging?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The authorities should either know who did it, or find out who did it fairly quickly. They just love them some cameras down there – for speed, red lights, surveillance…

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  • Stella Baskomb

    What I believe is important. What you believe is unimportant.

    Fundamental ethic of leftists everywhere. And of 2-year-olds.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    The flamer didn’t want the competition?

  • mg4us

    I didn’t know Obama made a secret trip to Australia. . .

    Actually, as sad as this flame being extinguished is, worse is Obama extinguishing the flame of individual responsibility in our country as well as lowering our triple-A credit rating!

  • Vengeful

    I hope he has life insurance. Expect a visit…

  • BurmaShave

    It will be interesting to find out the motives of this man.

    My guess is that he is “global warmer.”

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    When the upcoming civil war between the societal parasites and those who work for a living finally arrives, places like this will be the first to go because, like another poster wrote, they’ll want to destroy anything that represents “tradition” in an effort to demoralize the rest of us and so they can replace these traditions with their own once they take over (in their minds).

    Not only will various eternal flames be extinguished, I fully expect monuments just like this all across America, which largely are totally unprotected, to be kicked over, smashed, and defaced. It’s what these people do when they come out at night and take out their frustrations because they haven’t found anybody to beatdown.

  • Buster

    I bet he thought it was real funny

  • Suzanne

    I know a better use of his fire extinguisher and it involves his bare bu++!!!! Look for the OW’s to do the same at our National Monuments.

  • Tim in Cali


    Just in case you needed a good laugh this morning..
    here’s some hints…

    1. 340 lb woman
    2. Piggly Wiggly
    3. Beer ,bacon and chicken wings
    4. Pepper spray

  • bobdog

    The eternal a**hole strikes again.

  • Seth

    I suspect that this tool will brag about his “victory” in some bar, to his friends, or even on Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube, or somebody will drop a dime on him, and he will be identified.

  • The lack of respect and hatred for “tradition” is a sign of the end result of what we have allowed to be bred. The sixties generation were the first. They grew up had kids, influenced other kids (Obama being one), who then grew up and had kids and influenced kids (rappers and WTO protestors), who grew up and had kids and influenced kids- which beat people for fun and claim victim status when doing it.

    All because we didn’t B-slap the sixties kids back into line in ’65.

  • Stan

    Kids around the world will be giggling as they send this “WIN!!!” to each other–any humiliation of the military, police, or Christianity is a WIN!!! to the youth of the world.

  • Cobalt-Blue

    Boot to the head. Repeat until, he is no longer moving.

  • Everything in life is connected.

    I try to teach people that but many think their actions are limited to their situation. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In 1999 a popular politician got a divorce from a “B” actress in California and by mutual decision had the records sealed. In 2004 he was in a campaign against a relatively newbie but the campaign was tight never the less. The backers of the newbie sought the release of the divorce records. A “smart” judge in L.A. decided it was in the best interest to do so, even though children were involved (lets you know how corrupt judges are). The records were embarrassing (not true- just ramblings of a pissed off woman wanting money) and the popular politician removed himself from the race. The replacement was a fool and the young newbie won easily in 2004.

    That newbie sprang to the forefront in a speech at a convention. Four years later, he was elected as President. Four years after that our nation is in a downward spiral, trillions in debt, suffering continuous assaults by cronies of that newbie politician against its treasury, its cultural structure, its laws and its Constitution, all the while the newbie is losing two wars thousands died to win.

    And all because a “B” actress wanted more money and a judge thought undermining a contract agreed upon by the interested parties for nothing other than political gain was fun.

    Nothing happens in a vacuum. Nothing.

  • Patty

    Well, expression of his dishonoring those who fought for freedom.

    And expression of ignorance and I hope he gets locked up. Then…… 😆 I have so many ways I can express my thoughts. But won’t here.

  • Fionnagh

    #22 I fully expect monuments just like this all across America, which largely are totally unprotected, to be kicked over, smashed, and defaced.

    Yep, just like human beings in the knock-out “game.”

  • CT

    I would suggest Australian patriots put this Asshats fire out with an extended water boarding.

  • Andrew X

    #31 – A great party trivia question. “How are The Borg responsible for getting Obama elected?”

  • TiminPhx

    #22 I agree it’s coming and coming fast.

    I also feel that those are times when acts of violence against such assaults on are very way of life, our culture is totally justified.

    Let’s hope we as a nation have not become so PC, so pussified, that there isn’t someone around to dole out some quick, painful justice to such “people.”

  • Pete

    This may be an attempt to avoid the new carbon tax there ?

  • TrickyDick

    Very good chance he was a muslim.

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