BAC News Review
As silly season winds up, we return with a review of the news over the Christmas break, and we promise we won’t mention anything about a certain Serbian tennis player, of which we’re sure you’ve all heard quite enough (unless you have just returned from exile in the depths of Siberia).
CANZUK ties strong and growing
CANZUK International released a summary of their activity for 2021. Without passing judgement on the particulars of the details of trade or immigration policy advocated therein, it’s worth highlighting the support shown by large swathes of the public in all the CANZUK nations for stronger linkages between these British-derived polities, as evidenced by CANZUK International-commissioned polling. When it comes to international relations, it’s hard to beat ties of language, culture, history and blood.
Not surprisingly then, the Australia-UK Free Trade Deal was signed without much fanfare, with support coming from the usual quarters [paywall], naturally downplaying the degree to which ethnic affinity makes such bureaucratic arrangements possible, instead it’s our love of “rules” (and the “rules-based order” they beget) which unites us to the United Kingdom.
Awaiting the flood
The steady drumbeat to open up our borders (350,000 immigrants for altar of the god of GDP!!) to all and sundry has continued, despite the mounting evidence of “modern slavery” being acknowledged by the national broadcaster. Separately, the SBS has provided a handy summary of recent changes to our immigration laws. You can save yourself the time of reading the latter by realising that the Immigration Department is engaged in handing over residency to whatever provider of potentially cheap labour happens to be physically present in Australia, by hook or crook.
In related matters, the federal government has made it easier for community groups to sponsor the arrival of refugees in Australia. No doubt this was seen as a fantastic cost-saving opportunity, by outsourcing the import of new (totally fungible) human capital into the Australian Economic Zone. Don’t hold your breath for the government to allow the sponsorship of Anglo refugees escaping state-backed violence in South Africa or Zimbabwe… apparently those people are expected to be able to look after themselves.
There was some welcome pushback [paywall] from Judith Sloan against all the pro-growth fun, but is she whistling in the wind?
2001 Cabinet Papers revealed
After the mandatory period of secrecy, the 2001 Cabinet Papers were revealed to the public. Much of the media focus was on the Howard Government’s hard line on illegal immigration via boat, culminating in the Tampa affair. As part of this release there were some unintentionally revealing comments from the former Prime Minister which the media mostly skipped over:
“You couldn’t have a firm policy … If you have an optimistic view about the capacity of this country to continue taking in a large number of migrants, and also having a sizeable humanitarian program, you have to always remember that the maintenance of those two things depends crucially on the acceptance of immigration by the Australian people.
“And the evidence is overwhelming – whenever the public thinks immigration is out of control, the support drops, but once they see it back under control, then most Australians have quite a positive view.”
Public opinion must be managed to enable a high rate of immigration. We only stopped the boats to enable the planes. As usual, the Australian public’s views on the appropriate rate of immigration are something to be worked around by our political class.
Further detail provided here:
Population policy is another interesting focus in the papers.
The then immigration and multicultural affairs minister, Philip Ruddock, had for some time favoured a higher profile for government-led population policy discussions in Australia. In pursuit of this he meshed discussion of long-term challenges, including an ageing population and declining fertility, with related issues of skilled migration, the workforce participation rate of women and older Australians, and the environmental impact of overall population levels.
While Ruddock was a population policy enthusiast, ministerial colleagues were concerned about the political sensitivities of such discussions. Cabinet decided at the beginning of 2001 “to continue to resist the development of a formal population policy or the setting of long-term population targets”. [emphasis added by BAC]
Our governments and their nominal opposition in Parliament have known for a long time that the immigration issue is best hidden away, kept totally out of sight and mind. To discuss it would open the door to a political opportunity for low-immigration backers more in-tune with the opinions of Australia’s founding stock.
Indigenous Tomb Mooted
In the latest attempt to put a stop to the ethnic animus tearing apart Australia’s national unity, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the former leader of the Liberal Party, Brendan Nelson, has suggested building a tomb for “unknown custodians”, an Indigenous-only equivalent to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier. Nelson shows the level of understanding typical of the timid conservative:
However, he thinks it can offer a threefold solution: deal with the practical issue of repatriating Indigenous remains when it is not known which traditional land they are from, publicly recognise the violence perpetrated against First Nations people and their dispossession, and address the increasing disquiet over marking Australia Day on January 26.
As sensible as some of these elements may appear to the disinterested observer, it totally misses the underlying political dynamic: the attacks on Anglo-Australian heritage will not stop until the political class collectively acknowledges the legitimacy of that heritage as Anglo-Australian, not as a colourblind, universalist creation with optional bolt-ons for non-Anglo groups.
The conservative attempt to treat veterans and the military as a proxy marker of Anglo identity [paywall] is already being called out as racist, and will be attacked accordingly.
We need an ethnic détente, which is not possible when the main player in the conflict is expected to remain quiet, their name unspoken. If we are to acknowledge the Indigenous nation, then we must acknowledge the Anglo-Australian nation. The Nelson proposal will go the same way as other gestures of goodwill from Anglo-Australians such as the Apology and native title legal reform – it will be seen as confirming the elite narrative of the essentially evil nature of British settlement and Anglo-Australian culture and will incentivise the Indigenous-political complex to up their demands against Anglos further. And, lo and behold, a mere two days later the very same paper which originally reported Nelson’s thought bubble ran a column making things abundantly clear to Anglo-Australians: it doesn’t end here.
Horror story debunked?
The Australian has reported [paywall] that a team of researchers has questioned the validity of the Risdon Cove massacre of 1804 in Tasmania. This supposed massacre of 30 to 50 Aborigines by British settlers is a crucial component of the view of history which see Anglo-Australians as nothing but bloodthirsty murderers bent on exterminating Indigenous Australians.
The substantial details of the massacre were revealed in a book by Phillip Tardif in a 2003 book and were based on the eyewitness testimony of an Edward White, who testified in an inquiry into frontier conflict in 1830 that the number of deaths was many more than the 3 or 4 originally reported by British officials immediately after the incident. At some points since, the estimate of deaths has increased up to 200 or even “an entire tribe”.
The team of professional and amateur researchers led by Scott Seymour have found that the Edward White who was at Risdon Cove in 1804, and then testified in 1830, in fact died en route to Australia! It appears the ‘Edward White’ who later testified may have been a different man, not an eyewitness, merely repeating the stories he had heard in the local area, stories that had likely gained much in impressiveness if not accuracy over the decades of retelling.
The BAC will continue to monitor this story as it develops. This kind of historical investigation may appear as unimportant to some, but it’s stories like this which provide crucial support to the ongoing blood libel against Anglo-Australians, which denies anything positive in our cultural inheritance and would turn it all into the historical equivalent of a snuff film, for the benefit of a politically-connected clique of left wing activists.
A mystery fire at Old Parliament House
A fire broke out during some kind of demonstration at Old Parliament House. If you read this article [paywall] it would appear that intrepid journalist and head of The Australian’s Canberra Bureau, Joe Kelly, was unable to provide any identifying characteristics of the protestors or their cause… they must’ve moved in and out of the scene very quickly.
Joe’s News Corp stablemates at news.com.au were at least able to eventually inform us that the perpetrators were right-wing “sovereign citizens”. Any proximity of the events in question to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is, of course, entirely coincidental…
Ouroboros: Parliamentary Edition
There is a certain satisfaction one gets in knowing that politicians must now undergo the same kind of ‘sensitivity’ training that ordinary people in the public and private sector have been sitting through for years. These are the people who should’ve protected Australia from the clutches of overweening bureaucracy of this type, so to see them consumed by the same monster is, in some sense, as gratifying as it is terrifying. Pauline Hanson seems to have stood aloof for the moment, but as for most other issues which this de facto representative of Anglo-Australian interests is involved, we expect an eventual capitulation.
The Australian has a useful article [paywall] looking back at the ongoing (official) mystery of the assassination of Donald Mackay in Griffith, NSW in 1977. It’s widely understood that Mackay was murdered by elements of the Calabrian Mafia for his anti-drug stance, when the Mafia were making out handsomely from the cultivation and distribution of cannabis. While it’s not often covered in the sense of ethnic conflict, the murder of Donald Mackay stands as a symbol of the difficulties involved in assimilating ethnic groups even as closely related genetically and culturally to the majority Anglo-Australian ethny as Italians are.
The article also covers the disgraceful antics of Al Grassby in working for the benefit of the Mafia and smearing the Mackay family after the murder of their patriarch. Truly this man must be one of the most grubbily evil men to have ever served in a position of power in an Australian government, a cheap conman and sleaze merchant who burned with a hatred for Anglo-Australia.
Time has vindicated Mackay though, and it is now his likeness which is immortalised in the main street of Griffith, not that of Grassby, a man destined to be a mere footnote in the history of a period of Australian decline. To the discredit of the Labor Party and our national political establishment, there still exists a statue in Grassby’s honour in the Multicultural Centre in Civic, Canberra.