Pauline Hanson recently proposed a motion in the Senate.
She wants the Senate to acknowledge: a) the deplorable rise of anti-white racism and attacks on Western civilisation b) It is okay to be white.
Now, I’d like to suggest that nobody is telling us that it’s not okay to be white. Generally speaking, it’s more than okay; it’s a great advantage to be white. I mean, it entitles one to have a view sometimes. Take our PM’s tweet from a few days ago. It began:
“Indulgent self-loathing doesn’t make Australia stronger. Being honest about the past does. Our modern Aus nation began on January 26, 1788. That’s the day to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, become, still to achieve. …”
Is he suggesting that Aboriginal people who want the date of Australia Day changed are guilty of “indulgent self-loathing”? Or is Scottie just complaining about the white people who want the date changed because, after all, the views of indigenous people aren’t part of the debate at all.
Perhaps I misunderstood. Anyway, it’s rather ironic that Scott Morrison who has an ornamental ship on his desk with the words, “I STOPPED THESE”, should think that the day when a few ships full of people who’d actually done something illegal was the beginning of modern Aus. I would have thought that the anniversary of the birth of a penal colony where people were whipped and oppressed wasn’t really a good day for anyone. Although maybe that’s what the Liberals think of when they think of modern.
Back to Pauline’s motion! PHON have expressed concern that the Senate has delayed debate on it.
Of course, it’s easy to see why. If they argue against it, they’re playing into Hanson’s hands because she can complain about political correctness. And if they vote for it, they’re playing into Hanson’s hands because she can claim that she’s made a stand on behalf of all those poor white people who are being subjected to things like… well, being criticised when they make racist remarks.
My solution would be to move a couple of simple amendments. For Part a), I would ask if the mover of the motion would object to the removal of the words “anti-white” and “Western” so that it read: the deplorable rise of racism and attacks on civilisation.
I mean, she could hardly object to that and if she did, she could be asked why. It would be hard to argue that while anti-white racism is deplorable, other forms are fine. Of course, I know that’s the way a lot of her supporters think, but at least by making it explicit, there’s no pretending any more.
Similarly, adding the words “or black” to Part b) would mean it read: It is okay to be white or black.
If (or when) Hanson refuses the amendment to Part b), one could then move a further amendment so that her motion read: It is okay to be white, but not black.
Thankfully, while Pauline has been concerning herself with oppressed white people, our Special Envoy for Photo Opportunities has been touring the Northern Terroritory and explaining things to the folks there.
As you can see from his Twitter feed, Abbott likes pointing things out to people. Probably his training as a priest… Or maybe that was why he stopped training as a priest. The place where he trained wasn’t all that receptive to his pontifications… After all, the Catholic Church already has a pontiff…
Don’t think I’m being anti-Catholic. I don’t think many religions like having things pointed out to them. They all tend to respond with, “Strap the Pagan to the fire and burn him!” Although the aboriginal communities haven’t responded by doing that to Tony yet.
Oh, in breaking news, I understand the indigenous elders in the places he’s visiting have asked him to leave. I guess it’s because they don’t understand Western civilisation. When someone tries to impose their values on us, we generally do more than just ask them to leave. We insist that they learn our language and accept our values…
Right, I better stop here before I start speculating that Andrew Bolt will be the next Chairman of the ABC and the Liberal who reads my stuff and suggests it to the Cabinet will make that one a reality just like Malcolm and Scott becoming Prime Minister along with sundry other things.