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Racism? (To Bryan Jackson)

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Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Apr 19, 2006 at 20:44

To Bryan Jackson,

Racism is the wrong label. Lets not forget that the riots in Australia followed a rally expressing solidarity with a couple of life guards who were badly beaten by a Lebanese Muslim gang for weekend entertainment. If you had viewed some of the footage of the "race" riots in Australia you would have noticed a strange thing - there was quite a diverse bunch of people represented in the rioters - a large bunch of indian kids for example whose father's car had been vandalised by a lebanese muslim gang, and there were in addition Aboriginal kids and some greek kids were involved in the initial riot. The object of hostility was instead a bunch of people who subscribe to a set of canons of belief rather than a specific racial group. Violence is merely the logical result in this situation of a sustained feeling of frustration. The population does not approve of the course the government has taken and lacks even the vocabulary to describe the nature of its frustration (the latter having been captured by idealogues). Their frustration must naturally fall within the ambit of the new and improved definition of "racism" that includes cultural as well as genetic sensativities - thus invalidating their concerns.

For a long time the law has not enforced equally in Sydney. Following the revenge attacks launched by Lebanese Muslim gangs (the most serious incident being where a couple of individuals belonging to said gangs opened fire with a 32 calibur rifle on a Catholic Primary school) not a single arrest was made despite extensive video footage of the activities of said gangs perpetrating various violent activities and vandalisms. The official reason for this remains a lack of evidence. That no charges have been laid to this date is the extent to which we are effectively "whipped" as a population.

Looking further afield where was the outrage and backlash in France when thousands of youths shouting "Alu Ahkbar!" put houses, cars and even historic churches to the torch. Similar ludicrous claims of racism underlay the socialist arguments that were put forward to explain the frustrations of the radical youth involved in the mini revolution. And to stifle any backlash.

I have no expectation of the riots in Sydney becoming a common occurrence - we are as I have said "whipped". The assymetric nature of how we treat the broader anglo celtic population when it engages in riots and the revenge attacks or any proactive violence on the part of the Islamic community is instructive. Always we look to underlying causes in the case of the Islamists - poverty, inequality etc etc. With the anglo celts violence is almost always the result of "racism" when the media search for a reason - there are never "underlying causes" that give legitimacy to their frustrations.

Furthermore I being heavily of middle eastern extraction only consider myself safe within the ethnic enclaves dominated by anyone other than the growing Islamic community. Sydney's South West their "hub" has been dominated by a series of hithero unseen (at least on this scale) criminal acts of violence. Drive by shootings, stabbings and the like. My last visit gave me a grim impression of the freshly Balkanised city.

Few make the link between Islamisation and these activities. Indeed the gangs themselves seem to reflect a modicum of modernity emulating in dress and music the gangster culture of South Central LA. Hence the argument that this is "our" culture or "western" culture that the gangs are reflecting when they misbehave rather than Middle Eastern culture. On the contrary the very idea that there is a higher or "sharia" law and that this is superior to all other man made laws grants the gangs a moral permissiveness that rubber stamps even their most heinous activities. One can rape an infidel, take his or her property and do violence to his or her person without consequence under Islamic law. And to be a good muslim one can recognise no other source of law than the aforementioned. The mosque provides the broad moral bedrock of this counterculture.

Hope cannot be garnered from the statements of politicians like Peter Costello the Treasurer in Australia who recently made out to a right wing think tank they had pretensions of stripping extremist muslims of their citizenship and deporting them in the future. Politics is full of takeoffs and no landings - one need only announce a policy to get political qudos one need not enforce it. Indeed I agreed with a shiek who pointed to an Italian Assassin from the Cosa Nostra that the immigration department was unable to legally deport and suggested that they deport him before they consider bagging muslims for mouthing off.

So QED we are politically whipped in the west. Unless broad conceptual revolutions occur in time there may not even be a west in 40 years. Forget the ascendancy of China and look to demographic implosions, hostile immigration, unsustainable welfare states and general moral and social decay. It's not a good time to be alive.

Reuben Horne.

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