The big news in Australia this week has been the hilariously incompetent attempts by the Liberal government, sorry, make that the “Turnbull Team”, to pass amendments to the 18c Racial Discrimination Act. As reported in The Australian, the Liberals are merely attempting to change around the wording.
The government is proposing to reform section 18C by making it unlawful to “harass” or “intimidate” someone on the basis of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin and is pushing for procedural changes at the Australian Human Rights Commission. Currently, 18C makes it unlawful to “offend,” “insult” or “humiliate” an individual because of their race.
Hands up who thinks that the definition of the words “harass” and “intimidate” will be cannon fodder for the legions of human rights lawyers waiting expectantly in the wings?
This entire balls-up is bad enough but what really caught my eye was a cross-post on Catallaxy Files of an article by senator David Leyonhjelm:
When Labor, the Greens and certain Liberals in western Sydney seats seek to explain their reasons for opposing changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, they mostly refer to the concerns of ethnic, religious and racial minority groups.
Representatives of Armenian, Hellenic, Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese groups have joined Jewish, Lebanese Muslim and Arab groups to oppose any changes apart from procedural, arguing that amending section 18C will unleash a torrent of “hate speech”.
While we occasionally hear half-hearted claims that minorities require special protection from hurt feelings, the main driver of opposition is the political clout of these groups. A dozen or so federal seats are held on margins smaller than the populations of these groups. And in the recent WA state election, certain Muslim leaders openly endorsed the Greens.
Let’s list out these special interest groups, shall we?
Armenians, Hellenic, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Jewish, Lebanese Muslims, and Arabs.
Not exactly a list of cultures that offer the same rights to their citizens as does that of Western civilization, is it? The fact that these people have moved to Australia, refused to assimilate, and then formed voting enclaves that are effectively holding Australian cultural values to ransom is all the evidence you need that mass immigration and multiculturalism are incompatible with a free Western society.
It is culturally criminal that we import people who refuse to share our societal values. These immigrants are all #Fake Australians. And while our governments blather on with halfhearted attempts at reforming 18c, we have here groups that are not only voting along racial lines but advocating along racial lines as well. Why we accept people “representing” ethnic groups is simply astounding. But this is not a country of Australians anymore. We have divided ourselves along racial lines and identity politics to such an extent that our entire society is now hopelessly compromised.
By focusing so much on “valuing” immigrants former cultures, all we have succeeded in doing is the creation of multiple ethnic enclaves. This is why the alt-right recognises that participating in identity politics is now mandatory, simply because this is the new reality. Short of mass expulsions this will not be rolled back. Australia is a large continent. Expect in the future for this land mass to be a hodge-podge of different states formed with great violence along ethnic lines.
Because diversity + proximity = war.