Category Archives: Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism – the great delusion

Of course, multiculturalism is a delusion for those who have swallowed the Marxist rhetoric. For the unrelenting and remorseless Marxists, multiculturalism is perhaps their heaviest weapon in their campaign to corrupt Western Civilization.

Not a week ago, The Netherlands was set ablaze by Eritrean political factions (migrants) battling each other over political problems in Eritrea.

What more is to be said about migration from Islamic countries? In every nation of the West where Muslim migrants have managed to get a foothold you have crime and violence and the refusal to integrate. Now we have weekly demonstrations of Muslims agitating on behalf of Hamas and shouting antisemitic slogans.

The Muslims are not to blame. They are just bringing their incompatible culture with them. No, it’s the woke ideologues in our governments, education and civil service that are treacherously responsible.

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Prophet and Loss

Bryan Wimborne, Quadrant 21st February 2024

Ideas can be dangerous. Among the most dangerous are those that are utopian and therefore bear little or no relevance to the real world. In recent years, a popular but ill-considered utopian idea has been multiculturalism. This ideology appeals to impractical idealists and was readily adopted by the Left, which saw it as the means to undermine Western values. Multiculturalism dates from the 1963 Canadian Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, but did not become that country’s official policy until 1971. As more immigrants moved to English-speaking countries in the West, multiculturalism travelled with them. In Australia it was adopted as official policy in 1973.

The success of post-war migration to Australia should not blind us to the failings of multiculturalism. When most new settlers originated in the Western world or possessed Western values, multiculturalism appeared to work. However, it was a mistake of epic proportions to import settlers whose cultures were not compatible with those of Australia. Those who promote multiculturalism often stress the diversity it adds to the community. That is true, but there is no reason to believe that diversity is beneficial. It is a woke idea unsupported by facts. There is a fine line between diversity and disunity, one that can be erased only through integration and assimilation.

When widely differing cultures come into contact, they inevitably clash. This historical reality has been ignored by many governments who hastily embraced the theory of multiculturalism without giving thought to the dangers it poses for national cohesion.

Concerns about the effectiveness of multicultural policies to integrate migrants were eventually expressed by several world leaders. David Cameron, in his first speech as Britain’s prime minister, spoke of radicalisation and the causes of terrorism. He criticised state multiculturalism and later signalled a tougher stance on groups promoting Islamist extremism.  Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy declared multiculturalism a failed concept and called for a renewed focus on France’s identity. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said the so-called multicultural concept—where people would “live side-by-side happily”—did not work. The governments of Netherlands and Denmark, recognising multiculturalism’s disruptive effects on their communities, returned to an official policy of monoculture.

In Australia, as ethnic social unrest resulting from multiculturalism increases, it might be only a matter of time before monoculturalism is introduced to unify the nation.

Read the rest here . . .

Only white people are racist

Far and away the most multicultural countries in the world are the European countries and those lands settled by white people, like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US. Not too long ago, those countries were predominantly white by a large margin.

In the mid-1960s, the Marxist-left launched a campaign to change the migration laws to allow the entry of non-white peoples into these predominantly white countries. A multicultural society would enrich the country, they said.

At the same time, nobody launched a similar campaign to enrich Asian and African countries by allowing unimpeded migration of white people. After all, if the standard applied to white countries, why not Asian and African? In fact, the opposite was the rule. Many African and Asian countries kicked out white people.

But that was not the rule for the Marxists. Their rule was to smash white, male, capitalist society. You see, by definition capitalist countries are white and masculine.

The Marxists have achieved a stunning victory. Those formerly white countries are now on the point of dropping below the 50 percent level of white people.

They have taken in people from the poorest, crime-ridden, undemocratic, violent countries. And many have brought their troubles with them.

White countries have given non-white people the opportunity for the best education, the most freedom, and the most stable government.

Are they happy with the privileges they would never have had in the countries they still give their allegiance to? No, they are now discovering there are too many white people around them, who make them feel inferior. The presence of white people is suffocating.

The passing of a white majority can’t be too soon. Indeed, one looks forward to the time when white people are made to suffer for what whiteness has done.

Invasion day? Worry about the one taking place.

The British Australian Community has produced a blockbuster video, providing a brief historical account of what made Australia the great nation that it became in a miraculously short time.

Wonderful scenes are shown of the Australian people as we used to know them. In contrast with these rousing scenes is the threat of runaway migration that includes people from incompatible cultures with suspect intentions. See my previous comments about the Chinese community.

Insidious Chinese nationalism

Two comments ago, I focused on the power of ethnic voting blocks in Australia. I cited the large Chinese community as an example. It was justifiable claimed that the Chinese community voting as a block shifted enough votes to the Labor Party to enable it to win the 2022 federal election. Why did they get behind the Labor Party? Or, perhaps a more accurate question was, ‘Why did the Chinese community vote against the Liberal-Country Party Coalition?

The second question is more accurate because many, if not all, Chinese residents vote for the party that best represents their ethnic interests. Their ethnic interests fundamentally include their identity as Chinese, an identity situated in Communist China. Chinese nationalism is irradicable in most Chinese.

The Chinese community punished the Morrison government for their fierce criticism of the Chinese government.

Below are three videos which display the sort of nationalism found in the Chinese diaspora – as it’s called. The first begins with well-known youtuber Brendan Kavanagh playing the piano at London’s Pancras Station. There is a group of young Chinese just visible in the background. It seems harmless enough. What could possibly happen in such a cozy, inoffensive scene?

About nine minutes into the video, the scene suddenly transforms to Kavanagh’s increasing bemusement. What develops is partly hilarious and partly sinister.

The second video reveals who the Chinese were, and the third is by an American who has been a resident in China for ten years. He makes some relevant comments about Chinese nationalism, comments that people should take note of in countries that have a large Chinese community. He clearly made the comments as mere observations without any political intent.

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The Brendan Kavanagh Affair:

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Who the Chinese provocateurs were:

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Great surge of nationalism in China.

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POSTSCRIPT:

Chinese go on the attack with lies and distortions. People should watch the original to see the falsehood of the allegations:

OUR CRITICAL IMMIGRATION PROBLEM

Australians with ancestry going back to the 1800s to mid-1900s will ignore this video at their peril. Ethnic voting blocks are already happening. There are suburbs in Sydney established in the 1800s and early 1900s by Australian and British settlers that are now 90% Asian. The Chinese community voted against the Morrison government because of its vigorous resistance to the bullying of communist China. The loss of the Morrison government has been attributed to the critical shifting of the Chinese vote to the Labor Party. Australia must review its immigration policy before its too late.

Colonization is a fact of history

Anyone with a modest education would know that Islam arose in the 7th century and then proceeded to conquer and colonize the countries around Mediterranean which were mostly Christian. If the Islamic armies had not been stopped outside Vienna and later driven out of Spain, the map of Europe and the peoples of Europe would look a whole lot different. Islam is in essence a conquering colonising religion. They will not stop. The empirical evidence is overwhelming. Paul Collits takes us through the evidence below.

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Colonisation 2.0

PAUL COLLITS, Newsletter, 6 DEC 2023

Two statements struck me this week. 

One came from a Hamas leader, who said that 7 October was “just a rehearsal”.  Which kind of makes Israel’s strategy of wiping out Hamas look pretty sensible.  Proportional, blah, blah, blah.

The second comes from the classical historian Victor Davis Hanson:

The pro-Hamas crowd has little appreciation that colonizing Arab Muslims have one of history’s longest records of “settling” other countries far from their historic birthland.

Like Rotherham, United Kingdom, where the local teenage girls received undue attention from the incomers [widespread cases of grooming and sexual abuse], just to take a random example.  Or Paris.  Or Lakemba.

Hanson continues:

They “settled” and “colonized” the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Middle East, Berber North Africa, and southern Spain. Millions of Middle Easterners migrated to—“settled?”—supposedly infidel European cities, where they often self-segregate and do not assimilate fully with their magnanimous hosts.

So, the Palestinians are both serial terrorists AND colonisers.  But why pick on them?   We are all colonisers.  Every damned one of us, since Adam was a boy.  We know that the British were.  Post 1788 bleaters, typically located in settler colonial studies programs housed in our more prestigious universities, never, ever shut up about it.

Hanson also states:

Before Israel even retaliated, the mass murdering of Jews earned praise from the Middle East, the international hard Left, and especially the faculty and students of elite Western campuses. See The Unhinged Among Us.

Note the third cohort of Jew-haters mentioned here.  The faculty and students of elite campuses.  Three things have simultaneously occurred over half a century in the academy to turn it into a seed-bed of social revolution.  First, there was the takeover of the humanities by post-modernist Marxism-Freudianism.  Second, we massively increased the numbers going on to higher education.  And third, we corporatised what were formerly communities of scholars, turning academics into employees and colonising – I use this word deliberately – the activity of teaching and learning with mini human resources dictatorships.  The universities have become the fulcrums of the push to change society.

Well, if VDH [Victor Davis Hanson] is correct, it is true that Aborigines and Palestinians do have much in common.  They are engaged in more or less aggressive re-colonisation (or de-colonisation) projects.  Tent embassy founder Gary Foley recently said:

Aboriginal people have a deep understanding of what Palestinians are going through because we are going through the same.  We stand with you to the end.

Intifada dreaming, as Timothy Cootes calls it.  Cootes says:

Decolonisation, as activists and professors like to remind each other, is not a metaphor.: it must involve taking back of land and the reclamation of sovereignty, and one might have to be armed when doing so. See Intifada Dreaming.

Read the rest here . . .

City of Stonnington – treachery and betrayal

One has to look for the non-ideological municipal councils across Australia to discover just how few have not lost their reason and subscribed to wokism. That would be easier than counting those who have been hijacked by the extreme Green-Left. The only question about the hijacking is the degree of lunacy.

When it comes to lunacy, Stonnington Council in an affluent area of inner Melbourne, must take the prize. They truly are what Tony Abbott called a bunch of millionaire lefties, turning on the people they shake down to gather their funds.

I thought the Mornington Peninsula Council was the champion of green-left wokist lunacy, but Stonnington trumps Mornington.

Wokist green-left councils have a range of crackpot policies that usually go against the wishes of the majority. Mornington shines in this respect. The population of the Mornington Peninsula consists of mostly retirees. It is fact that people of retiring age have no interest in leftist policies in general let alone the crackpottery of the woke class.

But do you think the Mornington Peninsula Council takes notice of the many complaints about their green-left wokist policies. Not on your life. That juvenile bunch of councillors simply give their finger to the oldies – in reality telling them to go and get stuffed. They won’t be changing anything, they have declare.

As I say, the Stonnington councillors have this Christmas season taken wokist action that defies all belief – and puts wokist Mornington to shame. Wokist unreason has so overtaken them that they made up and had printed (obviously at great cost) the street greeting in the photo below. They just could not bring themselves to wish the people of Stonnington a Merry Christmas.

Most normal people would be deeply embarrassed to be found guilty of such idiocy. Not the wokist/green left. Ideology will always overcome feelings of stupidity.

Of course, we are by now familiar with the justification of such imbecility: inclusiveness. They don’t want people of other cultures feeling left out. A little thought about the argument would show it is contradictory.

Christmas is a centuries old European tradition. Cutting it up in the manner below is to wipe it out. The sign below is an insult to most Australians. Second, to desecrate the tradition of Christmas in favor of other traditions is to admit the integrity of a tradition per se. But surely it is contradictory – at least a double standard – to recognise the integrity of the traditions of foreign cultures but to deny those of Australia.

False and stupid reasoning is of no account to those governed by ideology – an ideology that is bigoted, anti-white, and anglophobic.

Local councils have served their purpose, especially now that the wokist/green left class has taken possession of them. It’s time to get rid of them.

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‘Absurd woke-ism’: City of Stonnington urged to “Reinstate ‘Merry Christmas”

A group of inner-Melbourne residents have slammed their local council for removing the word “Christmas” from its holiday messaging.

Jack Evans, 15 December, news.com.au

A small group of inner-east Melbourne residents have slammed their local council for removing the word “Christmas” from its “inclusive” holiday messaging.

This year, the City of Stonnington elected to use the slogan “Make Merry” in some of its public messaging and decorations for the Christmas period.

At the time of publication, some 200 residents of the local government area, which covers some of the state’s wealthiest suburbs, including Armadale, Kooyong, Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra, Toorak and Windsor, have signed a petition demanding the municipality: “Reinstate ‘Merry Christmas.”.

“While we appreciate efforts to promote inclusivity, we believe this change may unintentionally diminish the cultural and religious significance of Christmas for many residents,” petition lead Mikhail Anossovitch wrote

Stonnington City Council has come under fire for its 'Make Merry' Christmas decorations

Stonnington City Council has come under fire for its ‘Make Merry’ Christmas decorations

“Christmas is a time-honoured celebration, and the phrase “Merry Christmas” has long been embraced as a warm and traditional greeting.”

Ms Anossovitch said the community respected the “importance of diversity but argued the change threatened “diluting the unique cultural heritage associated with this festive season.”

“We kindly request that the local council reconsider this change and restore “Merry Christmas” on holiday signs,” she wrote.

Some of the hundreds who signed the petition also shared their thoughts on the council’s decision.

“Christmas is special and does not offend any of my colleagues and friends of other faiths – it only seems to offend atheists in the main so why should they have such disproportionate influence over these decisions,” one wrote.

Read the rest here . . .

Hysteria meets facts about colonialism

The video below is of an attempted debate about British colonialism between historian & broadcaster Rafe Heydel-Mankoo and television personality Narinder Kaur.

While Rafe Heydel-Mankoo reels off basic facts about British colonialism, Narinder Kaur launches into a screaming rant. Kaur drops to the depths of imbecility with the accusation that Heydel-Mankoo ‘sounds quite mad.’

Narinder Kaur is representative of many female commentators – though most are younger than Kaur – whose views are driven solely by emotion, often wild emotion. They have an emotion about a particular issue, and that’s the end of it. Say what you want, it does not matter. Come with the most undisputed facts, it makes no difference. In Australia we have a clone of Kaur – Lidia Thrope. You could not meet a greater crackpot than Thorpe.

There are more than 5,000 comments on this ‘debate’. I have included two below that are representative.

Rafe Heydel-Mankoo has his own channel. I highly recommend it. His fluency and grasp of historical detail is impressive.

@jeremyphoenix1366

1 month agoI have a headache after listening to this woman. $500 hair , $300 nails, $1000 outfit, screaming at everyone on a public forum that she is somehow opressed by the people who gave her everything including the freedom to yell and scream at everyone. Bloody hell…..

@justinecooper9575

2 months agoA woman sitting there in beautiful clothes (well, to my eye anyway), perfectly styled hair, professionally applied makeup and in seemingly perfect health screaming that she’s not lucky. Poor thing.

Noel Pearson is wrong

Noel Pearson is one of the more reasonable ‘indigenous’ people promoting ‘an Indigenous voice in the Australian Constitution’. In article in today’s Australian, Noel Pearson’s lesson is that all Australians can be one as an opportunity to unite the nation, he is reported as long believing:

‘Australia has three stories: Indigenous foundations; British institutions; and multicultural migra­tion. On Friday, he told an assembly of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students – including migrants – that the referendum Australia was heading towards was a chance to reconcile them all.’

But Pearson is wrong on both accounts. A division along racial lines won’t unite anyone. I will defend that claim at another time. Here I am concerned with what he calls ‘three stories’, but more accurately are three divisions or classes of Australian society, the indigenous class implicitly the superior class. It is the alleged foundations that he gets pitifully wrong.

The idea of a nation is not that of a mass of land. A nation is a coherence of traditions, customs, law, manners, and a system of justice, developed over time. Edmund Burke called it a ‘moral incorporation’ . The physical environment of the moral incorporation influences a nation’s growth in a secondary sense.

When Captain Arthur Phillip drove the British flag into the earth of Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788 and later read the public commission to the assembly of First Fleeters on 7 February, he signalled the foundation of a new nation with its cultural and political lines going back to the British Isles. This was the foundation of the nation which officially became known as Australia several decades later.

The many local tribes had absolutely no input into Australia’s foundations, let alone those dispersed around the vast continent. Some of these would not see a European until decades later. As I wrote in my book Prison Hulk to Redemption:

‘It is misleading and false to talk about the Aboriginals before European settlement as “Australians.” Indeed, the word “Aboriginal” is a post-settlement term to refer to a group of several hundred distinct tribes with different languages … This is the hard reality, whether one likes it or not. It would make more sense to adopt a collective noun like “Aboriginalia” to refer to the collection of tribes before settlement. After settlement, everything changed—in the same manner it had done throughout history when peoples were on the move. The peoples of Aboriginalia would, in time, become integral members of the new nation Australia and make their own unique contribution. Aboriginalia would drift into the mists of history.’  

All the present talk about First Nations, land rights, justice, civil rights and so on, presupposes the nation of Australia as I have described it.