To The Age it is obvious
Australia’s strength lies in the cultural diversity of people from all corners of the globe, the Australian Greens said today… Our country has been greatly enriched by successive generations of immigrants whose influences are reflected in every facet of society.
Not every facet, actually. Greens leader Christine Milne with Greens politicians and candidates in the Victorian election:
In contrast, Rise Up Australia leader Danny Nalliah with candidates in the Victorian election:
Age writer Ruby Hamad isn’t so sure about this diversity thing, after all:
Yes, it appears that Australia’s far right, ultra-nationalist, evangelical Christian, anti-abortion, and anti-immigration party has an extraordinary amount of gender and racial diversity. More so, as I noted someone comment dryly under the photo, than The Greens.
How is this possible?
Suddenly she’s abusing people from racial minorities as racists even when they embrace people of other “race”:
[A] little part of me dies every time I see someone from a racial minority willingly espouse racist ideologies.
Suddenly she’s treating people from racial minorities as too brainless to think for themselves, and obviously the pawns of clever whites:
It’s a clever trick, getting non-white people to spout racist rhetoric…
And amazingly, she damns the multicultural Rise Up Australia – not the monoculturally white Greens – as too racist and too white, the colour of evil:
Whiteness is essentially those cultural beliefs, practices, norms and values that are sanctioned by white, western society.. Rise Up Australia is an example of how you can share in the bounty of white privilege even if you are not white, as long as you are willing to play by the rules. And one of these rules is to talk about race in a way that legitimises the dominance of white culture.
The Left’s real problem with Rise Up Australia? It isn’t as racist as ethnics are meant to be.
(Thanks to reader Baden.)
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