Europe versus Australia


Europe photoA number of my acquaintances have expressed some measure of perplexity at my decision to move to Europe at this point in time. As one said to me last night, “you sure will be at the pointy end of events going down in Europe.” He meant that by way of stating that I am either brave or foolish but probably an unbalanced mix of both.

I don’t think my decision is anything of the sort. If anything it is strategic. The common assumption is that Europe is going to the doghouse while Australia will continue its relative calm and prosperity down here in this isolated corner of the globe. This assumption is so common amongst the right and the alt-right here in Australia that it is never commented upon. It is taken as gospel truth.

Well let me do a spot of gospel dispelling for you all.

I think that Australia is in a very perilous state, far more perilous than Europe’s current situation. There are a number of factors that suggest that European culture will soon buckle under the combination of internal and external attacks that it currently faces. These include multiculturalism, Islam, and the economic malaise that has infected Europe since the introduction of the common currency. While these challenges are evident, I think that Europe will ride out the coming storm with some degree of success.

Multiculturalism is a lie and a betrayal whose intent is to destroy the host nation’s culture. But the nations of Europe have roots that go very deep indeed. I do not have to explain the concepts of Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, or Austria. These cultures as concepts are strong and clear. The people are the culture and we have no doubt who a Frenchman is and what distinguishes him from a German and vice versa. Multiculturalism can only really be successful in a culture that is weak or young. This is not a feature of any culture in Europe.

Europe is threatened by Islam but it has suffered this threat over a thousand years of conflict with that religion. If Europe has demonstrated one thing time and again over its history it is that it is extremely efficient in the task of getting rid of vast numbers of people if it so desires. It has also been aided in this task by geography. If Europe decides to expel a vast number of people then the Mediterranean provides a quick and handy crossing to facilitate this transfer. If not then they can always go by foot. There are precedents for both these eventualities.

Europe’s economic problems have been exacerbated by the euro and the EU as a whole but this stagnation is artificial. Which means that when the dam breaks and the EU falls it will inevitably usher in a period of economic prosperity as countries regain control of their individual economies and currencies. The ability to devalue a currency in order to make exports and tourism more competitive will see countries in the EU that are able to manage the transition competently do very well indeed. The fastest growing economy in the world right now is Great Britain. I do not need to mention what occurred recently in that nation.

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Australia on the other hand is badly placed on all of these fronts. It is often cited that Australia is the lucky country, but I do not like this lazy maxim. Australia seems lucky but that luck was built on hard work and toil. Africa has even more mineral resources available to it than does Australia and yet that dark continent is forever mired in poverty of thought and deed. But this continual deference to luck has the affect of marginalizing that which truly does make Australia great. We have sat on our forefather’s laurels for too long but our misguided mentality is that we are their equal.

Australia is a young country and in the face of multiculturalism that is unfortunate. A culture that is barely 200 years old does not fare well when almost a quarter of that time has been spent under cultural Marxism’s long march through its institutions. Our culture and national identity are now so weak that anyone can turn up on our shores, partake in a citizenship ceremony, and openly declare that they are Australian. Whereas if I after spending ten years in Italy and speaking fluent Italian were to declare that I am Italian, people would look at me as if I were soft in the head.

If anyone in the world can be of your national identity then you have no national identity. Australia is the most successful multicultural nation in the world and that is something to be very worried about.

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But what if Australia did wake up and decide to expel all of the foreigners that currently infest its shores? Here geography plays a cruel hand against us. While our isolation serves us well to protect us it is also a severe obstacle once we have already been invaded. We have also never had blood on our hands. We have no history of making hard choices in an internal sense because we have never had to face them before. The numbers of fake Australians present as a percentage of the population are far higher than anything faced in Europe. Frankly, if it did come to expulsions then I don’t like our chances.

Australia has mismanaged its economy terribly since the 2008 financial crisis. I had some hope when the conservatives returned to power under the Abbott government but they have managed the extraordinary feat of doubling the debt that Labor inflicted upon us. Economically, Australia is the laughing stock of South East Asia. We send trade missions to Singapore where our female trade delegates lecture their hosts on how to manage their economies. The Asians listen politely but think that we are mad. No country in the world has hamstrung its own economy under such a raft of regulations, particularly those referred to as “heath and safety,” as Australia has done. We have an enormous property bubble, we are buying our own gas supplies back from foreign interest because we were stupid enough to sell away the rights with no provisions to supply our domestic market, and we have succeeded in making our electricity supply both unreliable and obscenely expensive under the banner of “green energy”. And this in a country with the energy reserves that Australia boasts; it is nothing short of stupefying.

Our nation is the only one in the history of humanity where disparate states came together voluntarily under no threat or coercion, and formed a nation. That strength is our weakness. We took it for granted because we never had to fight for it. I have no doubt that Europe is in for tough times and on the face of it my move seems reckless. But Australia is in for much tougher times and our population is not the same one that stormed the beaches at Gallipoli or stopped the Japanese on the Kokada Track.

We have sold our nation down the river and I do not see a light at the end of the tunnel. Quite simply, we have stuffed this country.

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