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Australia Day Self Flagellation

The most prominent news that followed on the heels of our last update was Australia Day. Well, not Australia Day itself of course, which consisted mainly of the usual citizenship ceremonies and BBQs with friends and family, but the yearly browbeating from leftist white-ants in the mainstream media presented to Anglo-Australians as a ‘debate’.

We heard everything from “it’s only a recent celebration”, to “it’s offensive to indigenous” to “it will help us avoid this destructive annual debate” [paywall].

The perceptive reader will notice that all the links above are from News Corp properties. In fact, the News.com.au website was explicitly pushing a campaign to change the date of Australia Day. Yes, the Evil Empire of Rupert, which Crikey has informed me is a deeply racist outpost of settler colonialism (amongst other modern sins), has in fact been pushing to totally devalue a day of massive historical and cultural importance for Anglo-Australians… thanks for nothing Rupes!

The final piece, the column by Senator Andrew Bragg is worth examining in more detail. Bragg’s significance, as a left-wing member of the Liberal Party, is as a marker of the leading edge of conservative capitulationism. For a man who appears to be both white and straight, he has certainly made a lot of his (non-banking industry) bones on pushing gay and indigenous identitarianism – this must be the price of being Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs Liberal Party ‘Senator-at-large’. To see what he is in favour of is to see our near future unless things radically change.

There’s nothing like kicking off with some empty legalism posing as profundity: “Australia’s birthday is actually January 1, 1901”. Top marks to Mr Bragg for totally missing the point.

Mr Bragg then goes on to tell us that changing Australia Day goes hand-in-hand with changes to our Constitution that would elevate indigenous Australians above all others: “It is about completing our Constitution and giving Indigenous people a say over special laws, impacting only them, which are made by our parliament.”

Is the same privilege to be extended to Anglo-Australians? Is there to be special recognition only of the indigenous, but not of the people who formed the state which makes such recognition possible? Not even some thanks for the people who, as a friend pointed out to me, have tripled indigenous life expectancy since their arrival on this continent?

In any case, how are such boundaries to be enforced? Despite the farce of Andrew Bolt’s 18C case, it is plainly obvious that the average actual Aboriginal DNA in any given bunch of indigenous activists is roughly similar to that found at the AGM of your local outer suburban lawn bowls club. Given American precedent, it’s likely there are currently prominent Australian ‘indigenous’ activists with 100% European genetic heritage. Does anyone, in their heart-of-hearts, expect this “Voice to Parliament” to be anything but a massive bureaucratic feeding trough for a bunch of shameless post-Anglo failsons? Does a man like Mr Bragg even care?

As we continually emphasise, this only ends when we have formal recognition of Anglo-Australians as Anglo-Australians. Until then, any accommodation of the like that Bragg suggest ends up being merely the latest notch in the anti-Anglo ratchet, a tactical retreat which ‘conservatives’ like Bragg sell to their constituents with the consoling line of “well at least it was an orderly retreat”. A forward-thinking man like Senator Bragg knows Australia Day is only the start.

But don’t let me give you the impression that our national broadcaster didn’t get in on the fun! They provided some vox pops from some extremely representative people. Yep, just average, ordinary, everyday Aussies telling us what they think about Australia Day. Just the facts from the ABC! No agenda here at all. I’m sure it must feel good for these *very serious journalists* at Aunty to be pumping out the same fare as the Daily Mail. How long until the side panel of the ABC website is nothing but links to the latest PR set-piece involving pneumatic MAFS girls?

And, what the hell, the Greens used the occasion to call for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission! Why not? Seems to have worked out pretty well for South Africa. They are known for their racial harmony and general societal wellbeing right?

The consensus-manufacturing machine was in overdrive elsewhere. Push-polling found a majority of Australians want to change the date. Corporate Australia has been cowed into silence or is on the enthusiastic attack. The public sector is allowing a de facto downgrading of Australia Day as a public holiday.

Make no mistake, at this rate it is only a matter of time until Australia Day is substantially denigrated and downgraded in some form. Mass acceptance of the proposed change is nowhere near what is portrayed in the media, but what the tepid [paywall] and isolated defences [paywall] offered up in the commentariat shows is that the elite anti-national consensus will continue to grind on regardless, as it has for nearly 80 years. Anglo-Australians need to prepare for a future where Australia Day, our Australia Day, is offered no special privileges. The metapolitical assault is already translating into conflict over physical space. In the near future, we will need to give of our own time, comfort and income to celebrate the deeds of our ancestors in the manner they should be.

Endeavour found

On a more positive note, we were informed that the famous Endeavour, the ship in which Captain James Cook charted the East Coast of Australia, paving the way for British settlement of our continent, was found at the bottom of a harbour in Rhode Island, USA. Or not.

In any case, it is heartening to see historians still working on this task which, if and when the Endeavour is found, will prove of immense value to Anglo-Australians and our brethren in the wider Anglosphere.

Hermetically-sealed Chinese infiltration ring busted

It has been widely reported that ASIO has broken an effort by a foreign businessman, in service to a foreign power, to find and financially support major party candidates to run for Parliament. Though the candidates would be unaware of the link to the foreign power, the idea is that they would be in metaphorical debt to the “puppet master” and therefore give undue influence to his policy preferences, themselves aligned to the foreign power’s wishes.

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, it was eventually revealed by Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching that the foreign power was China and the major party was Labor (not to imply for a second that the Libs are above this kind of thing). And furthermore, that the puppeteer in question was Chau Chak Wing.

So far, so ho hum. Of course, what barely anybody in our commentariat has been willing to touch is the connections to the very large population of ethnic Chinese in Australia, many with Australian citizenship. It is axiomatic that some percentage of these Chinese will feel a greater sense of loyalty to their native land than to Australia. In fact it would be bizarre to think this is not, to some extent, true. In an age of instantaneous telecommunications and quick transport to the homeland, it should not be a surprise to find that the old view of assimilation is no longer relevant, and that we have people who are resident in Australia, even citizens of Australia, for whom Australia is not their primary national loyalty. Given the number of ethnic Chinese in Australia (over 1 million) it would only require a very small percentage to have this overriding foreign loyalty for it to be an almost insurmountable security threat in the case of war.

It’s common sense that the Chinese are going to find this infiltration game easier than say, the Russians, or the Saudis, or the Brazilians, because the numbers of Russian-Australians, Saudi-Australians and Brazilian-Australians are far less than Chinese-Australians.

Now, of course, even mentioning this relative no-brainer is supposed to open the door to some kind of anti-Chinese holocaust, an industrial scale Lambing Flat, which is, of course, silly. Having these conversations now, in peace time, and taking sensible precautions to stop things getting worse (like refocusing our immigration intake to people from traditional source-groups), is how we stop things bubbling over into intense internal ethnic conflict in the case of a serious military conflict.

To their credit, the Canadian authorities have started to raise the alarm on the political influence of their Chinese and Indian diasporas. Whereas we in Australia fret about the political consequences in heavily Chinese-populated electorates [paywall]. Or, we have our police waste hundreds of hours of valuable, publicly-funded time tracking dangerous extremists saying naughty things in private chat rooms. We might like to pretend that ethnic affinity has nothing to do with national security, but the Chinese certainly don’t.

Tax dollars well spent

Speaking of the obsessions of our public authorities, the Australian Human Rights Commission is investigating how British commentator Katie Hopkins was approved for a visa. Naturally this has nothing to do with her past politically incorrect comments, we’re sure the Muslim organisation which lodged the original complaint is simply interested in how accurately she filled out the relevant paperwork.

And if that wasn’t enough, we learnt the that the Australian Council for the Arts awarded an $80,000 fellowship to a Chinese-Australian ‘artist’ for the creation of a “bum-puppet” in the likeness of the Prime Minister. Progress marches on.

Some cause for reflection

2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore to the Japanese, after which many Australian soldiers were taken as prisoners into horrific conditions, many never to return to their homeland. More than this, the Fall sent shockwaves through an Australian society that was strongly connected to, and strongly identified with, its British heritage. Through necessity Australia turned to the Americans – a relationship which, despite our similar shared ethnic bonds, has been sometimes at odds with maintaining our own ethnic composition and cultural continuity. We owe it to those brave Anglo-Australians and Brits who fought and fell at Singapore to reflect on our national legacy, and how we can defend the interests of our Nation.

Early February also saw the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne. While she has been praised by some for her steady and dignified hand as the UK’s longest serving monarch, others have remarked on her passivity in the face of the total transformation of British society. For Anglo-Australians, we share in this ambiguous heritage: The Monarchy is an enduring symbol of the connection of our people to our ancestral homelands, but at the same time, it is cause for concern if the monarch itself seems more intent on maintaining the institution rather than the people which it is charged to defend.

As the recent protests in Canberra have shown, there are a large number of Anglo-Australians who feel disconnected from any broader sense of unity outside of their own existence as ‘individuals’. Deracinated people like this can become prey to all sorts of fads, cults and dangerous enthusiasms, but at the same time, it’s evident from the demands for freedom  in the classical Anglo-Saxon sense, and the use of Anglo-Australian symbols like the flag suggest that there is a primordial identity awaiting revivification, something we at the BAC hope to play a role in.