Yesterday Scott Morrison proposed we launch an alternative to Australia Day, to celebrate Indigenous achievements, while maintaining our traditional national holiday.
But our Prime Minister along with his well-intentioned, yet negligent racially averse colleagues, is seriously mistaken.
By seeking a unity where many Aboriginals and their radical enablers don’t wish to, this change won’t work.
There are already many days, weeks and festivals dedicated to Aboriginal heritage: corporate virtue signalling, welfare and education benefits, in addition to affirmative action. Amidst these appeasement-oriented policies, there are no signs of growing national harmony nor any which indicate likely future improvements. For appeasement, as Winston Churchill said, “is like feeding the crocodile, hoping it will you eat you last.”
Rather than pursue a path of dead end denialism, we need to honestly explain the point in celebrating Australia Day, to coherently justify its future existence.
As correctly judged by anti-Australia Day protestors, this is a day for white identity, history, and people. This country was founded by British settlers and from scant settlement, was built into a revered, renowned country. It should thus be uncontroversial that the nation’s founding stock should have a day to celebrate European settlement.
Until we can overcome this taboo and re-embrace the ethnocultural heritage deeply embedded into the core of Australia Day, present momentum will inevitably grow too powerful.
On that note, what of the consequences for identitarians that shall follow unless conservatives muster up a more rooted, strident defence of Australia Day?
Broadly speaking, changing Australia Day would signal we openly resent our country’s roots, and believe our national existence resides upon a white supremacist, evil founding. This premise would severely constrain any positive national identity, and from there, any substantive type of nativist, nationalist or even patriotic sentiment. One only needs consider post-World War Two Germans to recognise this– when a people despise their past, they voluntarily relinquish their desires for present and future survival.