Circles are amazing things. As you move around them, you are constantly changing direction without ever traveling very far and you regularly pass over the exact same spot that you started. It is an illusion of movement and progress and is a perfect analogy for the history of post-white Australia immigration policy.
I don’t know who I am more sick of nonsense from – the politicians or the protesters. Politicians can be excused – they are creatures of a system we collectively share the responsibility for. If they can’t elevate themselves above the level of children squabbling over toys in a sandbox, we, not they, are to blame. We get the politicians we deserve.
The protesters on the other hand have absolutely zero redeeming features of any kind and I doubt any of them as individuals have anything to contribute to society other than professional whining and barking slogans. If they were truly sincere in wanting to improve our detention centre system, they would do something real about it. They overwhelmingly seem to be from the gentrified middle classes. I am sure at least some have a spare room and a bed in their McMansions. How about offering accommodation and acting as legal guardians for an asylum seeker or two? No. These folks don’t want to get their hands dirty, or contribute to fixing the system. It’s much easier to DEMAND someone else do it.
I’ll leave the waffle to the wafflers – I have a simpler, far more workable solution. A way to turn back virtually the entire tide. A simple, single question questionnaire –
Do you renounce, and forswear to participate in, any belief system that –
- has occasion to equate other human beings to livestock
- is OK with murdering people because of cartoons
- believes it has an inalienable right to not be offended
- thinks the word “martyr” is not a synonym for “imbecile”
- believes it has a supernatural covenant to impose its standards on others
- whines about persecution when it doesn’t get its way for any of the above
It’s not an awful lot to ask for. It’s a bare minimum you’d expect from your neighbours and a bare minimum you’d expect for a functional, livable society. What is the problem about using it as an admission requirement when seeking asylum?
Well, the problem is what can only be called “white man disease”. An endless, gnawing guilt and fear of appearing culturally insensitive. And the bugbear in the room here is a big one – religion. We’re not allowed to discriminate on that basis1. Yet without actually having to say so, anybody that has read this far knows clearly and unambiguously which religion is being drawn into question.
But it begs the question: How is it that practitioners of that faith can claim to be moderate, egalitarian and civilised members of society – yet be unwilling or incapable of denouncing the barbarism that is the rule of law in the very same theocracies they are seeking asylum from? Push come to shove, and the most reasonable follower of the faith will skirt the question of death threats and actual murders of western critics, artistic and intellectual, with the noxious idea that if they did not “disrespect” the faith there would be harmony. And the greater mass of the liberal humanist left just swallows it hook, line and sinker – then turns around and calls folks like Pat Condell racist.
It is a religion that is a broken relic of an age that should be consigned to history and never revisited. Yet the squeamishness of its adherents at the thought of grabbing it by the horns and wrestling it into the modern world prevents this from happening. Well, if that’s going to be the case, so be it. You can just do a U-ey and go home. Bugger it. As for the apostates, I welcome you with open arms. The more of you guys the merrier. I’ll not only hold the gate open for you, I’ll make sure it doesn’t hit your ass on the way in. Now what was that about racism again? If that accusation is still to hold any water, it’s going to need a definition re-write.
1 – It is quite nauseating that those that love playing the “racism” and “islamophobia” cards can conveniently overlook the fact that states like Malaysia actively and openly discriminate against non-muslims for matters citizenship, residency and marriage.
Footnote – Winston Churchill nailed it well over a century ago.
Winston Churchill On Islam
A quote from an 1899 book by Winston Churchill, “The River War”, in which he describes Muslims he apparently observed during Kitchener’s campaign in the Sudan
|How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.|