The secular humanists have seized upon multiculturalism as their living proof that a humanist Kingdom of Heaven on Earth can be achieved through endorsing rainbow illusion of happy cultures sharing and singing together here in Australia. They believe this is a shining example to the troubled world plagued by intercultural conflict.
Australia is different because our politicians are wiser and know how to ‘do’ multiculturalism. However the only engine driving this fanciful vision is political propaganda and floods of taxpayer’s dollars handed out by smiling bureaucrats.
There’s also an agenda of globalization and homogenization at play here: Cultural Marxism.
Multiculturalism is not practised in any of the countries contributing to Australia’s immigrant population, other than other Western countries which are in trouble (like the UK). Quite the opposite: in many of them tolerance for outside cultural values is regarded as a weakness. Inside Australia there is no unifying force for multiculturalist aspirations. The only evidence of support for this business and the growing number of its gravy-train advocates is Aussie taxpayers’ money and populist politicians and bureaucrats floating on populist pipe dreams and singing “Kumbaya” at a multi-hued city street festival.
Multiculturalism is not practised in ANY non-Western countries. Money is not “evidence of support”, it’s evidence of political
corruption motivated by a desire for ethnic votes. And the “Kumbaya” is certainly not heard from Islamic migrants. Others, maybe – but non-Muslims don’t seem to get anywhere near as much money. No Buddhist/Hindu/Jewish Museums of Australia, for example. No Buddhist/Hindu/Jewish dawah OFFICERS. No special prayer rooms or temples for those faiths. No closing off of public swimming pools for these faiths’ “sensitivities”. And no use of “Anti-Vilification” laws to defend Muslim vilification of those faiths.
Multiculturalism has no underlying reason for its existence as a reality. There is no economic, political, religious, cultural or moral basis for this phenomenon. Like Esperanto, that obsolete concocted language, the 8 track tape cassette player, or the top hat, multiculturalism is something that has no relevance to our everyday lives. The militant secular humanists, having disarmed Australia’s cultural armour of Judeo Christian values and pride in Western Civilisation, are now afraid that there are risks of violence in our communities due to the unmanageable demands of some immigrant cultural groups (now just who are these disgruntled groups?) Their response is the freshly concocted ideology of multiculturalism, a concept of doubtful value with no proven historical success in averting cultural catastrophes.
The reason for it is essentially a desire to belittle, dilute and destroy Western (white) culture. Fortunately this does not apply to all militant secular humanists. The point is that militant secular humanism has removed our cultural defences and opened us up to attack and whiteanting, without any moral, ethical or legal foundations to fall back on.
The reality of multiculturalism presents more like a disgruntled Tower of Babel where there is no unifying point for anything. A close examination of the phenomenon reveals the cultural colours of happy coexistence with no underlying commitment or involvement from the average citizens. The rainbow colours over time have spattered and run into a graffiti-type mediocrity. Australian national identity is cast out into the wilderness at these events and the honest conclusion is that nobody can trust anyone else, because they are empowered to cling to their separatist and foreign nationalistic values.
Multiculturalism can have no unifying centre because it denies there is one. And many of the population recognize it for the political correctness it is. Back in 2003 I went to a Harmony Day event at Milpera School in Chelmer (Brisbane) and the teachers had no idea of what it or I should be doing. It was a complete PC waste of time.
As long as the Centrelink payments and government handouts continue, the multicultural game will persist. These follisome events with their unspoken contradictions, endorsement of seasonally and culturally inappropriate values, stereotypical caricatures of Australian life and bridges-to-nowhere ideology will play like the characters at Movie World, all form and no substance.
There is no rigorous policy underpinning behind these payments other than appeasement of the bludger (multicultural) constituency in the pursuit of votes.
However there is a serious downside to the posturing of our politicians. Blinded by their Kumbaya rainbows they cannot see the very real tensions and conflicts building within Australian society. The rise of powerful ethnic-based criminal gangs, the manifestation of rape-accepting and rape-perpetrating cultures, the development of culturally separatist ghettos in our cities, the advent of the first no-go policing zones in Lakemba and Auburn, the first culturally sanctioned female genital mutilation and the disrespect by many immigrant groups for the traditions and values of our Australian host culture are but proof of the dangerous underbelly of multiculturalism. In many cases the succeeding generations, instead of assimilating, are trending towards increased alienation and predatory social practices – quite the opposite of the secular politicians’ narrative. That is why these increasing instances of immigrant sociopathology receive little or no attention from policy makers.
It’s not politically correct to criticise multiculturalism. Truth and evidence of failure are apparently no defence.
The illusions of our politicians have a Neville Chamblainesque character. Their shrill insistence on “multicultural peace in our time” is in fact contributing to disunity and feelings of resentment in our communities. After all, this country is all about being Australian – that is our culture, our sovereignty and our reason for being sufficiently free to invite foreign guests to live with us. We expect them to become Australian and to leave behind their cultural baggage and historical resentments and to step forward to a fresh beginning. Some respond but many do not. Apparently these ones have a different agenda which is slowly becoming clear to the average Australian, to his or her deepening concern for our future prospects of national harmony.
Many Australians are vaguely, or even strongly, unhappy with Muslim immigration, but they don’t understand that the whole multicultural industry is a rort on the taxpayer, and not enough of them are confronting their politicians about outrageous funding and foreign policy decisions driven by multiculturalism. Back in the early 1970s, before the rot set in solidly, the federal government did loudly chide Serbs and Croats for bringing their conflicts into Australia. Now, no level of government has called out the Sunni versus Shia fights in Sydney, or the Muslim versus Copt violence. It’s shameful.
The fundamental proof that multiculturalism is a subversive rort is of course economic. Without taxpayers’ dollars, without access to the riches of our land’s minerals and the labour of our Australian people, the musical chair game of multiculturalism has no reason to exist and will quickly collapse into separatism and bitterness. Multiculturalism as a local isolated event may give the impression playing happily with rainbows but from the perspective of Aussie neighbourhoods, dealing with day to day realities, multiculturalism as an entrenched politically sanctioned ideology is actually playing with cultural fire.