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PostSubject: Australia Day and the Haters...   Australia Day and the Haters... EmptyMon 28 Jan 2019, 11:13 am

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It’s our modernity and prosperity the activists hate
Jennifer Oriel
January 28, 2019

The boycott of Australia Day is a symbol of regression. Each year, we are asked to revise history to placate activists who believe living in one of the most prosperous and free nations on earth is an affront to their human dignity.

Many activists earn wages in the public sector or live on welfare. It is not enough that we subsidise their incomes. It is not enough that we help pay the bills, fund their education, health and housing. It is not enough to offer them special privileges under law. It is never enough because they detest the nation that feeds them.

The Australia Day boycott is not merely about changing a date. It is about romanticising a land of tribes before it became a First World nation.

For those who profit from misery, Australia Day offers a sterling opportunity. Acti­vists who otherwise would go unnoticed stamp their feet and tweet furiously about the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. The green Left is governed by the rule that who moans the loudest wins. They call our national celebration “invasion day”.


Australians are well aware that British settlement involved horrific brutality against indigenous inhabitants, the effects of which have been intergenerational. But it also brought the benefits of modernity and enlightenment, few of which are acknowledged by dedicated misery merchants.

To understand the depth of absurdity that surrounds invasion day, try living in Melbourne’s inner suburbs. Fitzroy, Carlton and Brunswick are brimming with university students, academics and welfare-dependent performance artists who punish the locals with pointless protests, street theatre and soy boy dreadlocks.

When I lived with arts students in Carlton and Fitzroy North, Australia Day was celebrated by draping an Aboriginal flag and black cloth over the nearest balcony. Any music with a didgeridoo was greeted with a knowing nod and downcast eyes. We were in mourning, the kind that white kids from middle-class backgrounds perform in solidarity with people they’ve never met and alien cultures they fetishise. Despite the fact Australia was not invaded on January 26, 1788, activists cling to the belief.

Hard-left-dominated councils refuse to hold celebrations or citizenship ceremonies. Greens MPs virtue signal on social media by promoting plans to attend invasion day rallies. Greens indigenous affairs spokeswoman Rachel Siewert said changing the date of Australia Day was “part of addressing truth and healing and becoming a reconciled nation” and opposing the move was “out of step with the majority of Aboriginal Australians”.

It is difficult to know what the majority of Aboriginal people think. However, pressure to conform to mob opinion about Australia Day is significant. Political candidate Jacinta Price was abused by activists for supporting the national celebration last year. The anti-Australia Day mob threatened Price’s life and levelled insults at her nephew, who has a disability. If indigenous culture demands mindless conformity to mob opinion, it’s better relegated to the past.

Despite the constant barrage of hatred from an angry minority, most Australians polled welcome the opportunity to celebrate the nation.

A Newspoll conducted for The Australian last year found 65 per cent of Australians wanted to celebrate the national day on January 26. Coalition voters were most in favour of Australia Day with 77 per cent supporting its commemoration. A clear majority of Labor voters, 57 per cent, also wanted the date to remain the same.

A Mediareach poll commissioned by Advance Australia this month found 78 per cent of respondents were proud to celebrate Australia Day and 72 per cent didn’t want the date changed. Seventy-three per cent of Labor voters and 98 per cent of Coalition voters were proud of the day. When asked about political correctness, 77 per cent believed it had gone too far in Australia.

The Greens are oblivious to popular sentiment in Australia. They appeal to only a tiny minority of voters but demand the nation conforms to their world view. Fortunately, Australia is not governed by the green Left. As a result, we live in one of the most prosperous nations in the world.

There is much to celebrate on Australia Day each year. By global standards, Australia is a prosperous country with comparatively high living standards. The nation is ranked 13th for prosperity among 149 countries, according to the Legatum Institute. It is ranked first for wellbeing among OECD countries. The UN recognises Australia’s excellent human dev­elop­ment progress. According to the latest data, the nation is ranked third in the world for human development. Our nation provides great opportunities for those willing to work hard and contribute to national progress. For people who fall on hard times, there is a comprehensive system of publicly funded welfare and medicine.

However, there are problematic areas of national performance including high levels of debt and poor educational outcomes in Australian schools.

In December, the International Monetary Fund warned that Australia was facing risks from high levels of household debt. The IMF has cautioned governments that exercising fiscal restraint will offer a buffer against external shocks.

The parlous state of school education in Australia has been highlighted by successive OECD reports. Low literacy is likely to have an intergenerational impact on Australian prosperity. The not- for-profit group Public Education Foundation used an OECD formula to estimate the economic impact of school students’ poor performance. Researchers found that diminishing educational standards would cost about $120 billion in future lost GDP.

In 2017, the co-ordinator of the Program for International Student Assessment attributed Australia’s decline in maths, reading and science to the nation’s tolerance for failure. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that OECD education directorate head Andreas Schleicher said it was “perhaps too easy to do well” here.

Australia’s enviable standard of living comes with a duty of care to protect prosperity for future generations. Instead of virtue signalling on social media and protesting modernity, the green Left should try nation building. No amount of romanticising tribal history will deliver young Australians a better future.

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PostSubject: Re: Australia Day and the Haters...   Australia Day and the Haters... EmptyMon 28 Jan 2019, 11:18 am

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Great article, Jennifer.
Readers will be well rewarded by reading the two articles recently published by Jacinta Price ( Herald Sun, Saturday Jan 26th) and Anthony Dillon (Herald Sun, Friday Jan 25th).
Both articles say all that needs to be said about Australia Day and celebrating the occasion on January 26th.
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PostSubject: Re: Australia Day and the Haters...   Australia Day and the Haters... EmptyMon 28 Jan 2019, 1:47 pm

And these fucken clowns would be the first bitches to scream if we went back to living in caves,,
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PostSubject: Re: Australia Day and the Haters...   Australia Day and the Haters... EmptyMon 28 Jan 2019, 6:07 pm

The Abos stood around looking amazed ...  white people wearing clothes? Gosh.

The poor old "crims" who were transported (because they stole a loaf of bread) spent 7 years and, because there were not enough white FEMALE crims to go around, they had their way with the boongs. Imagine that! Mostly IRISH ... surnames .... anything female would, undoubtedly preferred to a kangaroo. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Australia Day and the Haters...   Australia Day and the Haters... EmptyMon 28 Jan 2019, 6:49 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
The Abos stood around looking amazed ...  white people wearing clothes? Gosh.

The poor old "crims" who were transported (because they stole a loaf of bread) spent 7 years and, because there were not enough white FEMALE crims to go around, they had their way with the boongs. Imagine that! Mostly IRISH ... surnames .... anything female would, undoubtedly preferred to a kangaroo. Very Happy

Not a particularly jolly backstory my big green friend
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