Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Racist Riots - Ozzie style

Race riots that were sparked off in Cronulla Beach, Sydney on Sunday erupted again overnight and continue to shame Australia with random displays of phoney patriotism and boneheaded jingoism. Carrying on from events on Sunday, pissed-up white youths continued to attack "Middle Eastern looking" people. Most comments on the blogosphere have been deeply remorseful about the actions of the rioters. But there are many Australian bloggers whose opinions resonate with this type of thing:

Muslims have been assaulting Australian men and women for the past decade, then it could be argued that it is the Lebanese Muslims who have been engaged for a sustained period in violent acts of racism inspired and condoned by their belief ideology. In fact, I would argue that what has been going on is an attempt to reduce Aussies to dhimmis via physical acts of violence that create fear and leave a lasting impression. Confronted with such sustained acts ofwarfare, Aussies have no choice but to fight back.
Another bugbear is Multiculturalism - read black immigration. Dr Mark Lopez, author of The Origins of Multiculturalism in Australian Politics, said locals in the Sutherland Shire, in Sydney's south, had taken "a lot of shit" from Muslim youths." (!)

Confirming Rule Number One from the Racists RuleBook: Always use the protection Multiculturalism affords you when you want to vent deeply felt racist opinions.

So lets get this right. When black French people riot, the problem is laid on the doorstep of poor education and the 'isolationist cultural values of immigrant communities'. When white Australians riot, the fault lies with Multiculturalism and un-Australian values brought in by isolationist [Christian/Musim] Arab immigrants. Why am I not surprised?

Of course, John Howard PM piped up with the odd condemnation, but we know his heart isn't really in it. A beach party pogrom against Arabs/Easterners that is in tune with his own visceral personal views is only going to hurt him politically because it is internationally emabbrassing.

This is a legend seen emblazoned on a white riot t-shirt wearer:

We grew here
You flew here

I'm sorry to admit to myself that this whole sorry tale confirms a suspicion I've always had of Australia: Its a deeply racist country sport.


At December 15, 2005 11:57 am, Anonymous Sakshi said...

I completely dis-agree with you.

Australia is in NO-WAY a racist country. You assumption seems to be based on just 1 inccident.

I guess you should be knowing what racisim actually is...afterall you live in a country where Asians go thru it practically every day.

At December 15, 2005 12:03 pm, Blogger Siddhartha said...

Australians seem perfectly comfortable using racial epithets sprinkled into their conversation which would make other people cringe. Australians fall easily into easy and straightforward racism that I have only seen in the southern states of the USA. You may say that that that is not racist - that it is "friendly", or "straightforward" or "naive" - but by any definition it is more racist relative to other countries. And it is endemic. Of all the White, European counties Australia is easily the most racist. Perhaps you don't see it because you have to live there and therefore be more accomodating. Sort of like Stockholm syndrome.

At December 15, 2005 7:00 pm, Anonymous Sakshi said...

Kindly delete my previous comment.

First all Siddhartha I am residing in Mumbai, INDIA (guess should have stated that)...I use to study Sydney..and lived there for 8 years.

What I said is from experience (abt Ozzies not being racist)...and find it disturbing to see individuals like yourself giving an entire nation a bad name just based on one incident and what you read in the papers.

If we all start basing our views the way you do...then practically every damn nation will be considered racist.

Similarly...I can state that Of all the White, European countries England is easily the most racist. And this is based NOT on first hand experience but from past incidents and news articles.

At December 16, 2005 1:47 am, Blogger Siddhartha said...

Treatment of Aborigines and in particular the reneging of the agreement to them in 2000?

John Howard has pushed his country's further and further to the right using the protection from Islamists issue as a means to further stringent conservative immigration policies and attitudes?

The disgusting treatment of the Afghani boat people in 2002?

In any case, you contradict what yourself in your third para with the fourth.

At December 16, 2005 1:08 pm, Anonymous Sakshi said...

John Howard is a DICK, just like President Musharaff and Bush are. But they donot represent the feelings of the entire country.

The new emmigration policies have been highly condemed by the Australian media and the public and so has the mis-handling of ill-legal immigrants. I guess you read news..that ONLY suit your thinking block.

And you also seem to be slow in the head (not intended to sound harsh), the third and fourth paragraphs...are merely reflecting what I would "say"..if I started thinking like "you". It was being sarcastic...but I guess you didn't get that.

ps....read this if you may.


At December 16, 2005 1:16 pm, Anonymous Sakshi said...

Ps.....have you ever heard of 'Sorry Day' which the Australians have every year...as the recognition of injustice committed against Aborigines...by the BRITISH convicts when they first landed in Australia.

Boss...get your facts right first and then use them as bases of your arguement.


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