The Daily Mail online recently published a series of photographs taken in Australia in the late 1800s and ‘1900s’ they called ‘shocking’, ‘haunting’, and ‘chilling’. Australia Day is approaching so there are no prizes for guessing the subject of the photos. They are photos of chained Aboriginals in what look like work gangs. They are indeed photos of miserable penal groups that shock. They are all the more shocking without any context of time and place. They are recycled regularly to show what a bad lot (white) Australians are. Reinforcing the prejudices of some Daily Mail readers is also a motivation.
In their haste to smear and blacken (white) Australians, the editors of The Daily Mail did not even bother to check the time framework. All the photos were taken in the late 1800s. It is easy to see. It’s just as easy to see that none are of Australian conditions in the late 1900s. This is the haste of bigotry. The Daily Mail editors obviously don’t know that many billions of dollars have been spent over the last forty years to improve the lot of Aboriginals. Governments have bent of backwards to appease the loudest voices. And the ignorant sanctimonious editors of The Daily Mail even quote a UN document about rights to us. There is, however, a larger issue here than the smearing of white Australians.
The series of photos and the sanctimonious sensationalised commentary take their place in an unrelenting ideological and political campaign against white people and European Civilisation. If Australians (most of us are white) want a comprehensive account of the rising anti-white racism, I strongly recommend one reads Douglas Murray’s THE STRANGE DEATH OF EUROPE. It applies as much to Australia as to Europe. Indeed, Australia gets a big mention. The book will explain so much of prevailing political attitudes among leftist political parties and groups.
As for the photos, context and time are everything. One might investigate the punishment meted out to reoffending convicts in colonial Australia. On Australia Day, Australians should have a look around and see what we have achieved since 26 Jan 1788, and then compare that with the vision on our television of events in the Middle East and Africa.