By Sifu Crockett
In all manner of ways, it’s a term we hear often: Multiculturalism. Australia is diverse with ‘multiculturalism’. We are a ‘multicultural’ society. Throw the term around all you like, but, really, what does it mean?
Some of you are not going to like this.
Multiculturalism is, ironically, a weapon of divisiveness; of political correctness. At best, it’s a myth. More likely, it’s just a theory; a notion. To not put too fine a point on it, multiculturalism, in many ways, Does Not Exist.
Further, it’s based on the phoney notion that all cultures are equal.
Well, offensive or not, I’m not alone in saying that. One of the greatest intellectual minds of our times said it first: African American author Thomas Sowell. So, rag on me all you like, but rag on Thomas at your peril.
In a society comprised of diverse ethnic groups, of unfettered religious freedom, of so-called democracy… how can I manage this seemingly untenable position? What on earth is wrong with me?
Well, while we can examine the many things wrong with me at another time… as a theory, multiculturalism seems, at only the surface level, a neat idea. However, when the rubber smacks the road, not only is it a bad idea, it’s not even remotely close to what most of us think it to be.
Take a moment to hear an honest take on the myth, in this little
Video Clip from Thomas Sowell:
The blunt truth, comrades, is that the notion of multiculturalism has become
An Utterly Destructive Tool
in the hands of racists; bigots; some immigrants; snowflakes: apologists; and weak, spineless politicians.
We’re talking a tool of zero substance, wielded recklessly by our greatest enemy of the truth, the media.
By design, it hurts, it damages, it destroys. In that order.
As it presently stands, nothing good — in the greater scheme of things — can or will come of multiculturalism. Nothing. Ever!
We could waste our time on a big think piece discussing what multiculturalism is supposed to be, under the guise that in fact it is that ‘thing’. We could. We’re not. If you like, Google is your friend: The Internet abounds with nonsensical, appeasing, apologetic, shaming articles on the topic. So, if the need burns, knock yourselves out.
In the Meantime…
As an ideal, multiculturalism, if it existed, would be a big bright thread of social fabric that would weave together men, women and children, of all races, all cultural backgrounds, all ethnicities and places of origin, and all the various and varying views inherent in a free and open society. Note I said ‘ideal’.
Truth be told, it’s the polar opposite that occupies, almost exclusively, the societal norm.
Never in our history has our country comprised such diversity of race and religion. And never in our history have Australians faced such division; such separatism; such segregation. And it comes primarily from within — An assertion I know surprises very few of you.
I mentioned it earlier, so let’s take an example of what happens when the rubber of multiculturalism smacks the road of everyday Australian society.
In a recent article entitled:
Miranda Devine — one of our better, more honest, straight-talking journalists, wrote about how a young Sydney mum, Tara Coverdale, found herself on the wrong end of multiculturalism.
Tara took her young kids to join the playgroup at her local Alexandria Park Community Centre. No news there.
However, she did find herself asked by a staff woman what her cultural background was. Although she knew the answer (without even pausing to think, no less) the question did take her aback some. Nonetheless, she soldiered on and answered correctly: Australian.
Miranda writes that Tara was then confronted by the centre manager, Jo Fletcher, who asked her the same question.
By this stage, Tara must have been looking around for the hidden cameras, waiting for some TV host to jump out of the bushes, having successfully pranked her.
But no… So she replied that she’s a fourth-generation Australian. To which Fletcher barked:
“I’m sorry, you can’t come here. It’s a multicultural playgroup.”
No, I didn’t make that up. Nor did Miranda. No need to when our said taxpayer-funded community playgroup heralds itself to be “multicultural.”
Except It’s Not!
According to Miranda, Tara was insistently told by Fletcher that the playgroup was exclusively for:
“Multicultural mothers” who “Might be lonely and might want to build a network of people who speak the same language.”
Tara raised a fair question:
“What if I was really lonely and I get sent away from a play group?”
Just as fairly, Tara protested her position as a presumably earned and deserving member of society:
“I pay a lot of tax. I pay my rates. To think I’m actually not welcome is unfair.”
Miranda reports that Tara, before leaving, saw a number of other mothers arrive, noticing that
“They were made to feel very welcome. Because they didn’t look ‘Australian’ they didn’t even get asked about their background.”
As some of you know, I’ve recently had a little to say about the much needed overhaul of
particularly in regards the wording of Section 18C. My position led to some heated debate from ninnies who fail to see the inherent danger. That said…
Can you imagine the outcry if it was, say, a Muslim mother turned away from a publicly funded playgroup on the grounds that she wasn’t Australian-born? Or not Australian enough?
But Tara’s Plight?
Discriminated against because she’s an unwelcome stranger in her own land. An Australian born citizen under Australian law, dismissed on that basis and no other.
Where, I ask you, is the foot stomping in defence of Tara and her young children?
All too familiar are the slogans and protests loudly pontificating the apparent need for, and celebration of, multiculturalism and cultural diversity. You know, the whole “We all belong” notion. Except, as Miranda rightly puts it:
“Just not if you are of Anglo-Celtic heritage.”
Discrimination — Pure & Simple
Before anyone — you know who you are — jumps the gun and tries ambushing this discussion with an 18C derailment, please listen:
Tara’s incident of exclusion on the basis that she’s not of the right, socially acceptable origins (Read: Cos she’s white Australian), has led to Elizabeth Wing of the Anti-Discrimination Board stating that the victimisation of young Tara ‘appears’ to be a breach of said Act. The proactiveness leaves you breathless, does it not?
While we’re talking more specifically about multiculturalism here — moreover, its absence; that’s why it’s a myth — we need also to look closely at the associated and interrelated concepts of tolerance, assimilation, and identity politics. So, stay tuned for another piece on those issues.
In the meantime, comrades, do tell me what you think. When Australians are made unwelcome on home turf; when diversity is a tool to force us out while rolling out the red carpet for immigrants; maybe we ought initiate a bit of our foot stomping right here, right now.