Wednesday 12 December 2007

Proud to be a white Australian

Paul Taylor, a regular CairnsBlog comment contributor, and a white Aussie male, would like to share this with our readers...


Someone finally said it. But how many are actually paying attention to this?

There are Aboriginals, Torres Strait Islanders, Kiwi Australians, Lebanese Australians, Asian Australians, Arab Australians and boat people from all over the place.

And then there are just Australians. White Australians, ordinary Australians, who love their country. Australians who don't really care about the skin colour of others - until they find themselves on the wrong end of abuse because they happen to be white Australians.

You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me "Australian Dog", "White boy", "Cracker", "Honky", "Whitey", "Caveman".

And that's OK. But when I call you, Blackfella, Kike, Towelhead, Sand-Nigger, Sheep Shagger, Camel Jockey, Gook or Chink, you call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you, so why are the Aboriginal suburbs such as Redfern and Muslim and Asian suburbs such as Lakemba, Bankstown and Cabramatta the most dangerous places to live?

You have Invasion Day. You Have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi.

But if we had a 'White Pride' Day, you would call us racists.

You want us to study Aboriginal history and indoctrinate us to believe that we are ruthless invaders. You want us to say sorry for something we did not do. But, because we want to teach history as it happened, we are racists.

If we had an organisation for only whites to "advance" OUR lives. we'd be racists.

If we had a university fund that only gave white students scholarships, we'd be racists.

There are many indigenous organisations that are only open to Aboriginals. Are there any organisations that are restricted to whites only? Of course not, because if there were, we would be called racists.

Australia has a flag that represents everybody. Aboriginals have a flag that represents only them, but they don't think that's racist. However if white Australians dared to have a flag that only represented white Australians and white athletes who won an Olympic event ran around
draped in such a flag, they would be condemned as racists.

If you are not white, you can march for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce it.
But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a Muslim gang member or beats up a Lebanese drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

I am proud. But you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites can be racists?


Anonymous said...

Its an interesting perspective on the matter. By why do we have to be "proud". Perhaps we should be "greatful" and maybe even "compassionate" and "understanding" of other cultures and upbringing. I think this email is very rude and does not acheive anything but pure vanity and offense. I was not encouraged for being a white australian after reading this spammed article I received via email.

Anonymous said...

My cousin is part Chinese. His best mate, and brother-in-law is part aboriginal. This is how they talk.
COUSIN: "Hey, you black, skinny legged black barrrstid, chuck us a stubby hey?
BROTHER-IN-LAW: "Get it yourself, you yalla slit eyed chinky wop barrrstid. Yer reckon I'm your Jacky?"
These two, as I said, are the best of mates and inseparable on week-ends. They could teach the world a good lesson in mateship.