Thursday, December 15, 2005

Is this just the beginning?

I’ve received the following email quite a few times in the last few weeks....

Subject: It's Our Country
Australia- The Right to Leave
Our Country - YOU Have the right - the right to leave ! 
After Sydney not wanting to offend other cultures by  putting up Xmas lights. 
After hearing that the State of South Australia changed  its opinion and let a Muslim woman have her picture on  her driver's license with her face  covered. 
This prompted this editorial written by an Australian citizen.  Published in an Australian newspaper. 
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are  offending some individual or their culture. Since the  terrorist attacks on  Bali, we have experienced a surge  in patriotism by the majority of Australians. 
However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about  the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a  grudge  against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to  Australia. 
However, there are a few things that those who have recently  come to our  country, and apparently some born here,  need to understand.
This idea of Australia being a multicultural community has  served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity.  As Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our  own language and  our own lifestyle.

This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have  sought freedom. 

We  speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese,  Japanese, Russian, or any other language.  Therefore, if you wish to become part of  our  society,  Learn the language! 

"In God We Trust" is our National Motto. This is not some  Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this  motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles,  founded this  nation,  and this is clearly documented.  It is certainly appropriate to display it  on the walls of our  schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another  part of the world as your new home,  Because God is part of our culture. 

If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like  " A Fair  Go", then you should seriously consider a move  to another part of  this planet.

We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change,  And we really don't care how you did things where you came from. 

This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE,  and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. 

But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our National Motto, or Our Way of Life,  I highly encourage
you take advantage of one other great  Australian freedom,
             "THE RIGHT TO LEAVE"      
If you aren't happy here then leave now!  We didn't force you  to come here.  You asked to be here.  So accept the country YOU accepted.  Pretty easy really, when you think about it.  
I don’t consider myself a racist, or a bigot, but I’m beginning to tired of all the political correctness bullshit that is being forced upon us.

Just last week, a primary school principle felt obliged to write a letter of apology to a family after they took offense to the word “Christmas” being written 3 times in a school newsletter.

And even more recently are the events of last Sunday at Cronulla in NSW where thousands of people took to the streets to “take back their beach” after 2 local volunteer lifeguards (aged 15 & 19) were brutally attacked by a gang of men of “middle eastern appearance”.

It brought further to light the true amount of segregation that is evident here in Australia, despite the impression of a multicultural heaven that is portrayed around the world.

The media is doing a fine job of blaming the “white neo-natzi” supporters for all the happenings, but what they are failing to show is WHY these people felt they needed to take a stand. Here is a little information on what has been happening over the last couple of years.

So why haven’t the police put a stop to this kind of intimidation and abuse? Because they can’t.

Here is an exert from The Daily Telegraph (the full article is here)

I'm a police officer - and I am scared

This open letter, from an anonymous police officer, was being distributed to locals in Cronulla yesterday

December 14, 2005

I AM a NSW police officer with more than 17 years' experience and I tell you that I am scared.

I am scared to do my job and I don't blame the community for taking the law into their own hands.

In the late '80s when I first joined the police force, I saw how the old school police did things. I agree there was corruption and things had to change, but what the Government, judicial system and ultimately society did to the police force was just disgraceful.

In days gone by, if there was a group of hoodlums hanging around intimidating people outside a pub, two 6'2" burly coppers would turn up in a big F100 truck.

The way they spoke, their stature, respect and how they dealt with these hoodlums gave them real power and not some weak piece of legislation given to them by some reactionary Government.

If these hoodlums hadn't already run off because they knew what was coming, they would cop a flogging, a kick up the bum, a slap over the head. The young kids were afraid of the police and that's how we controlled and protected the community.

Fear is the only thing a young male understands. That real power is now lost forever.

Let's look at how the new police force would handle the same job.

Firstly, we changed our name to a "service" because it was aggressive to use the word "force". We send two small female officers, wearing silly little yellow caps.

If we want to move these thugs out of the area, we have a very strict procedure we must follow. We have to announce our name and place of duty. The thug laughs and starts calling us by our first name.

We have to tell them why they have to move on. We have to warn them that if they fail to move on, they may be arrested.

If there is more than one thug, we have to do this to each one.

They tell us they don't speak English, start stating their rights and call their friends by mobile phone to come to the location.

The process we have just started doesn't work with a drunk who wants to argue - it just makes it more confusing.

We have to make detailed notes of the conversation and caution them not to say or do anything in case it incriminates them.

Each time we use a power, we have to tell the hoodlum what it is and why we are doing it.

From the very outset, they have the upper hand and it continues. They have the real power ... we have pretend power.“

I don’t agree with the attack on the innocent people who, solely because of their ethnic appearance, got caught up in the events of Sunday’s ”riot“.

I don’t agree with painting every person who shares the same heritage or religious believes with the same brush.

I don’t agree with the politicians who are blaming the ”anglos“ and sweeping wrong doings by ”minorities“ under the carpet because they’re afraid if they do, they will be labeled as unsympathetic and racist.

I don’t agree with the government that seems to have had it’s back bone surgically removed that is allowing all this PC crap to go on.

Is this all just a storm in a tea cup that will be forgotten about in a month or two, or the true cracks of multiculturalism beginning to show?


Blogger Catherine said...

Funny...I just got the first one...but with AMERICA emblazoned where AUSTRALIA is in yours. lol

2:46 AM  
Blogger Lorem ipsum said...

My God... the United States has annexed Australia at last! I thought they were so busy trying to annex Canada and Iraq the Australia plan was on the back burner. Does this mean you have to pay for your health care out of pocket now, American-style, instead of lumped in with your taxes? If so, sucks to be you!

And I hope someone tells that ignoramus that there is no such language as Lebanese. There is a Lebanese dialect of Arabic, as there is with any particular area. But we are Lebanese, the language is not.

Oops. I meant Lebanese-American. Or does that rub them the wrong way too?

And who cares if a Muslim woman's face was covered on her license? It's not like she's one of Bush's daughters trying to pass off a fake ID. But that would make a good story. I almost wish it were true.

4:44 AM  
Blogger MC said...

Chan have a look a Janet Alchbrectson's (spelling?) article in The Australian on Wednesday, 14th Dec. It is well worth the read as she mentions the stuff that has gone on before, including the gang rapes of teenage girls by Lebanese gangs (now serving jail time). She also had an article a few weeks ago on the excuse, sorry my culture made me do it.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I remember how the cracks appeared when Pauline Hanson stood up for the rights of White Australians.

My biggest problem with that first letter is this: There were people here before white christians and they were obliterated. They were not white and they did not speak english. But so many folks who think it's ok to forcefully stand up for being white also think the massacre of the aboriginals is ok too. And they were literally massacred.

What goes around, comes around. In a month it will be forgotten. In a century we will probably not even exist in the same way we do now. But we'll all still be fighting over the same old shit.

3:08 PM  
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3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Channy, I have to say for one of the very few times in my life- I'm ashamed to call myself Australian cause of all this bullshit. I don't have a picture perfect portrayal of Australia in my head but it sounds like we are turning into America in so many ways, which scares the hell out of me. I know racism has always existed and always will (unless that total cloning thing ever happens) but to start being known in the world like this, is humiliating and makes me feel so outraged. I have to say I agree with Jill's comments. I also wish the law would change in some ways so that we could start to feel safe and secure for a change- death penalities for repeat offenders of rape and child abuse would be a good start. Give the lives back some sense of order and power instead of being so damn concerned about upsetting one person. I could go on and on but I won't. Love ya and I'm still waiting for those pics!!!!

2:35 AM  

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