There is an Asian who frequents my gym, who I have somewhat amicable relations with.
Yesterday after half-jokingly deriding him for the role of Chinese food in the Coronavirus epidemic, came a revealing response. He dismissed my criticism, praising food recently enjoyed in Singapore during the *Chinese New Year* celebrations.
From this person and most other Asians residing in Australia, we can discern a clearly differential approach taken to Australian and Asian culture.
For them, Australia is a land of economic opportunity, higher living standards and clean air. But that is as far as it goes–with Australian culture being of nil or negligible value. For culturally significant occasions such as Chinese New Year, Asians often leave Australia for a culture they feel more authentically connected to.
In this, Asians get the best of both worlds: enjoying the material benefits of Australian life while continuing to partake in ancestral celebrations.
Whenever they go home to visit family and friends, Asians ostensibly expect their homeland to be the same–demographically, culturally, socially–as whence they left. Which is a perfectly justifiable view to have.
A trouble presents itself, however, for the traditional Australian nation that has graciously hosted millions of such immigrants. Namely, through changes wrought by mass immigration we are unable to expect our country to remain the same. In parts of Australia today, Anglo-Australians are strangers in the very country that was created for them.
Responsibility for this injustice can partially be laid down on a treacherous political elite. Equally, it can also be ascribed to the attitudes of Asian newcomers, who are either oblivious or nonchalant as to the ways in which their presence diminishes community cohesion and the traditional Australian nation.
This is an unsustainable state of affairs; one that is scarcely close to fulfilling the promise of multiculturalism as sold to us. How can multiculturalism be succeeding if our national holiday is under siege, but Asians prefer flitting off overseas to celebrate Chinese New Year?
Any person that reasonably considers the above, can see what is wrong. Which raises the question of remedies.
Our country being 45 years down the road of multi-racialism, obviously for some, it may be tempting to propose superficial solutions: further integration, English language training, and greater adherence to Australian ‘values’–whatever that means.
Yet all of these things have been tried. And why as a country, would we want to force people into being something that they are not?
We should instead pursue an honest, effectual approach to challenges posed by our untenable arrangement with Asians residing in Australia. This would go approximately as follows:
- Our leaders consider all matters concerning the Asian minority in Australia while cognisant of the powerful, genetically-derived sway of racial identity.
- Understanding that foreigners will put their own people and culture first, we do likewise, stopping all non-white immigration.
- With a view to restoring White Australia in humanely a manner as possible, we establish generous incentives for repatriation.