I wrote a couple of posts last month about Camden, a small town near Sydney, Australia, and its successful effort to resist the construction of an Islamic School. The proposed institution was sponsored by the Quranic Society, which depends entirely on funding from Saudi Arabia.
The Australian establishment, like that of most Western nations, doesn’t approve of its own citizens’ opinions. It’s determined to “educate” the populace until everyone gets with the program and toes the line on politically correct Multiculturalism.
The people of Camden, having demonstrated their backwardness and racism, are about to be subjected to some special attention from the government. According to the Camden Advertiser:
Camden set to get funds for harmony
The Federal Government has identified Camden as an area that could benefit from funding to promote multiculturalism in light of community reaction to the Islamic school and accusations of racism.
A spokesman for the Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs, Laurie Ferguson, said Camden Council had applied for funding for programs that promoted harmony, diversity and multiculturalism.
“In view of recent controversy around Camden I guess there is some added urgency to this issue,” he said.
Camden Council general manager Greg Wright said the funding application was “not necessarily” a direct result of the controversy surrounding the Quranic Society’s school application.
“There’s a package of things we’re working on,” he said. “It’s not a direct result but [the debate] has brought it into sharp relief that these sorts of programs can be useful in a community to promote a better understanding of varying cultural backgrounds and issues.”
Remember: “promoting better understanding” means “making sure that local community opinion lines up with government-enforced PC attitudes”. Ignorant and backward citizens will be re-educated to help them find their way to more enlightened views.
The article continues:
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Ruth Lesmana, 18, was involved in setting up “Carmony” a 2006 program that promoted awareness of different cultures in the Camden area at special theme nights.
I hate to tell the well-meaning members of the Australian federal bureaucracy, but ordinary Australians are already well aware of different cultures in their midst.
Teenagers, for example, quickly learn in high school that “multicultural” students tend to be very close-knit, and very bad news. Kids learn the hard way that the Turkish and the Lebanese are the ones who start the fights, and use knives.
From the elite perspective, the problem isn’t awareness, it’s awareness of the truth.
She said promoting multiculturalism and harmony in Camden was important.
“To be able to get along with each other, we’ve got to try and understand the differences as well as similarities that we have,” she said. “It’s really all about community. In the end that’s what it all comes down to.”
But what if we do understand those differences? What if we are all well aware of them, and recognize that they are fundamental, irreconcilable, and often dangerous?
Perhaps the swanks who run the country are really the ones who are unaware. Living in gated communities, sending their kids to schools where no underclass kids — especially “brown” ones — ever appear: why should they ever be aware of the real differences? What do they know about the racial and ethnic fault lines that ordinary Australians face every day?
They are the “We Are the World” crowd, the people who can afford to hold on to an imaginary picture of all the rainbow cultures with their quaint ethnic costumes joining hands across a stylized globe and singing in perfect harmony. The rest of us can’t, because we have to live with the consequences of their idiotic and myopic visions.
Australia, like other Western nations, can choose the Swedish route to multicultural perfection. It can criminalize dissent, crack down on the internet, monitor people’s phone calls and email, enforce quotas on all employers, send police escorts with the fire brigade when “youths” burn schools in the no-go zones, and ignore the high incidence of rape committed by immigrants against native women.
Australia could do all these things, but it won’t help create “harmony”.
Because ordinary Australians know what’s going on.
Hat tip: Nilk.