Sunday, July 29, 2012

Who is bankrolling the Australian Labor Party?

I just came across this disturbing piece originally published in the Winter 2009 edition of The Independent Australian:

Labor's Chinese Mates - Big Donors
Now that Chinese government-owned enterprises are bidding to buy into Australian resource companies at rock-bottom prices, perhaps it’s time to note the Chinese connection in donations to the ALP. Last year,  the largest political donation to the ALP was made by China-based entrepreneur Stanley Ho, who gave the party $800,000. Ho’s fourth wife, Angela Leong, attempted to donate a further $500,000 but the Federal ALP returned the donation, according to the Australian Electoral Commission records. No reason was given.
The $800,000 from Ho was made up of $200,000 from him and $600,000 from Hungtat Worldwide of which he is chairman. The company owns the Palm Meadows golf course on the Gold Coast and is involved in several developments in Queensland. A spokesman for Hungtat said ‘The money comes from China….They have to use an Australian company to make the donations …as long as it is for the Labor Party we are happy to donate’ (The Australian Financial Review 3/2/09).
The NSW ALP also accepted a cheque for $400,000 from Stanley Ho but returned a further donation of $600,000 from Hungtat Worldwide. The State branch general secretary Matt Thistlethwaite claimed the donation was returned because the State ALP had sufficient funds to finance its expenditure at the time. This sounds barely plausible. A political party knocking back a huge donation? Perhaps there was a fear that Mr Ho’s generosity and that of his associated company would lead to a perception that he was buying shares in the party. However, the NSW ALP did accept some $1.4 million in donations from Mr Ho and his associates. 
Mr Anthony Chan, who is listed at the same Hong Kong address as Mr Ho, donated $100,000 to the NSW Labor Party. Mr Ho, who appears in Forbes magazine list of the 100 richest people in the world, was the highest bidder at a NSW ALP fund raiser in 2006, paying $48,000 for the opportunity to lunch with the State Premier Morris Iemma.  However, he didn’t bother to  show up to collect his prize. 
In 1986, Mr Ho was deemed ‘unsuitable’ to hold a casino licence in NSW when he was part of a consortium involved in a bid for a share of the gambling market. Instead of granting a second casino licence the NSW Government of Morris Iemma extended its exclusivity agreement with the Tabcorp owned Star City Casino at Darling Harbour. Hong Kong Kingston Investments were also happy to donate $281,000. 
Ian Tang, head of Beijing Aust China Technology, based in China paid for 16 visits by ALP politicians to China before the last federal election. Tang’s subsidiary company, Beijing Aust China Investment and Development Pty Ltd paid for Mr Rudd to visit China in 2006 with a side trip to USA, Britain and Sudan on the way. In the same year, Mr Rudd spoke at a ceremony in Beijing to unveil a $1.3 billion retail development. Tang paid for  Wayne Swan to travel to China and Hong Kong and for Tony Burke (then Shadow Minister for Immigration) to take multiple trips. On the day Tony Burke flew out of Sydney bound for Manila, Beijing and Hong Kong at Tang’s expense (8 days) Tang’s company made a $59,000 donation to the Australian Labor Party. Tang’s company made two more donations to the NSW State ALP the following month, in total $94,000. 
The NSW ALP is so anxious to remain on good terms with Chinese residents of Sydney that it has a full time liaison officer devoted to keeping in touch with them.  There are a number of inner urban seats - both State and Federal - in which Chinese Australians are concentrated (including Bennelong). Their votes can make the difference between the ALP holding the seats or losing them to the Coalition. 
Similarly the NSW ALP has maintained close links with Muslim community - particularly Lebanese - who are concentrated in several seats. They have provided the foot soldiers for branch-stacking but the community at large lacks the financial clout that the Chinese bring to the table. 
Is democracy really served by these deals between political parties and ethnic lobby groups? There is always a price to be paid by governments for this form of support. Immigration issues are prominent - relaxing rules in favour of individuals or groups, or changing regulations to admit more of a particular ethnic group while banging on about the wonders of multiculturalism. Without admitting of course that  multiculturalism has a become a tool for vote buying. 
The Chinese of course are involved in  other issues. When Chinese state-owned enterprises want to buy into Australian minerals producers or telecommunications providers they and the Chinese Embassy can always whip up support from the resident overseas Chinese community for their agenda. As the federal Opposition have found out, any doubts about the wisdom of Chinese takeovers or investments are countered with cries of ‘racism’, ‘jingoism’ and ‘fears of the old ‘yellow peril’. 
And who is first off the block with these allegations? Labor MPs and Ministers who have been the beneficiaries of free travel in China, courtesy of the Chinese lobby.

Just how compromised is the Australian Labor Party?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shock! African migrants struggle to fit in, be productive

Left-wing, PC rag The Age reports on the dysfunction experienced by African migrant communities in Melbourne. The article is entitled "How the West was lost." Rather fitting, isn't it? Just like the western suburbs of Melbourne are being lost to the mass influx of alien peoples and cultures, so too is the entire Western world.

Despite the warning from experience that “practically everywhere in the world tells us that an expanding black population is a sure-fire recipe for increases in crime, violence and a wide range of other social problems,” Australian policymakers went ahead and opened our doors to African migrants. Now we are seeing the results: crime, violence, anti-social behavior, and chronic welfare dependency. Governments are throwing an ever-increasing number of taxpayer dollars at dysfunctional, unproductive, violence-prone people who, based on experience elsewhere, will probably never be able to assimilate, economically or socially, into Western society. Australia already has enough problems with its own homegrown, woefully dysfunctional Aboriginal minority. Why on earth would we want to import more ethnic groups with the same kind of deleterious social proclivities?

I couldn't help but notice this sentence:

The need for urgent action is echoed by Craig Spicer, a former policeman who worked as a multicultural liaison officer at Footscray police station.

Australia didn't need "multicultural liaison officers" to pander to problematic ethnic groups prior to multiculturalism and mass Third World immigration. We can thank the diversitycrats in Canberra for such "enrichment."

Saturday, July 7, 2012

How the WASP lost his way - a review of Fraser's The WASP Question

The WASP Question: An essay on the biocultural evolution, present predicament and future prospects of the invisible race by Andrew Fraser.  ISBN 978-1-907166-29-7. Arktos Media (Arktos £20, Amazon $30). According to Fraser, WASPs have lost their collective soul. They accept prejudice against themselves and suffer from their own Anglophobia and ethnomasochism. Fraser traces out the history of how this has come about. Review by Robert Hughes.

The term WASPs (White Anglo Saxon Protestants), a slightly derogatory term that dates back to the 1950s, has come to be accepted by the people it describes. For that matter Anglo-Saxons have come to accept and absorb prejudice against themselves, (Anglophobia, as Fraser refers to it) even to the point of holding their ancestors responsible for monstrous crimes against humanity.

Proud Anglo-Saxon patriots are few in number and political pariahs. Much better-off are the “organization men’ and ‘liberated’ women denounce and despise any explicit expression of in-group solidarity among their kith and kin. In age of diversity WASPs have lost their collective soul and have become the invisible race.

Considering how much Anglo-Saxons have contributed to the world this is a pretty strange situation. To seek the origins of this Fraser takes a historical perspective going back to days of ancient Germanic tribes and early Anglo-Saxon England. these tribes had a habit of killing non-performing leaders, some, perhaps unfortunately not practiced today.*

While the Anglo-Saxons were not Christians when they first settled in Britain, by 697 the ‘Angelcynns’ or English race had been converted and had their own archbishop in Canterbury. Within 100 years of conversion, the founding tribes had fused into into a single nation within a single church. The church appears to have fostered a sense of spiritual unity and a vision common ethnocultural identity among all the Anglo-Saxons.

Fraser continues the history of the Anglo-Saxons, including the Norman conquest of 1066 and the struggle between church and state. William the Conquerer and his immediate successors rejected papal claims to supremacy over the church in England. Under the reign of Stephen (1154AD) however the papal party mad substantial gains in power. Nevertheless in later years Henry VIII installed himself as Supreme Head of the Church of England.

After the English Civil War and the ascendency of the Puritan Oliver Cromwell there was a rejection of the past-oriented folk religion of their germanic ancestors. The puritans refused to recognize the established Church of England as the symbol of unity. This was a blow to established tradition.

Further pulling apart the compact and cohesive Anglo Protestant civilization and the abrupt rise of homo americanus. Civic patriotism, according to Fraser, cannot be sustained in multiracial societies. Added to the corrosive influence of ethnic heterogeneity is the hedonistic consumerism of the welfare state and its dependence on the cornucopian myth of endless growth and development. Multiculturalism and the worship of the other run concurrently with the worship of Mammon and the sovereign state.

WASPs according to Fraser are trusting souls and hence can be easily exploited by false promises. Nowadays Asians and other Third world migrants daily swear allegiance to Anglo-Saxon civic cultures that are really at odds with their own traditions and folkways. The more genetically distant immigrants are from the host population, the less capable they will be of building or sustaining the economic and social conditions characteristic of Anglo-Saxon societies.

In the postmodern game of identity politics Fraser contender that Negros and Jews have out-played WASPs, who suffer from their own Anglophobia and ethnomasochism.

Fraser, obviously not a republican, puts as one of his remedies for the WASP malaise, the institution of a Patriot King. Such a person, supported by a new natural aristocracy of public men, could reawaken the spirit of freedom. he and his subjects would demand the autonomy of Anglo-Saxon institutions Fraser sees other reforms as necessary to revive Anglo-Saxons including supporting the family and returning to a form of household suffrage. He notes that the institution of universal suffrage facilitated the replacement of the Anglo-Saxon people with a population of atomized, deracinated people.

Fraser makes  a lot of valid points, but it is difficult to be optimistic about about his ideas being put into into effect. He is definitely right about one thing - the worst enemy of Anglo-Saxons is themselves.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Byron Roth on diversity and freedom

Byron M. Roth, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Dowling College and author of The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature, on the link between multiculturalism and political correctness:
"Not surprisingly, the multicultural program these elites promote is, by its very nature, profoundly undemocratic, in that it imposes changes on society that citizens most assuredly do not want and which they resist when given the opportunity to do so. Hence the extraordinary repression of dissent in the immigration debate and the totalitarian imposition of political correctness wherever elites have power."

According to Roth, state-sanctioned multiculturalism can only be maintained through coercion:
"From the perspective of inclusive fitness, unfamiliar others are potential free-riders and, out of a concern that they will be exploited by others, people reduce considerably their altruistic attitudes and behavior in a general way in more diverse communities. This loss of trust is a symptom of a breakdown in social cohesion and is surely a forerunner of the sort of ethnic conflict that is always likely to break out if allowed to do so. This is undoubtedly the reason why multicultural nation-states are forever promoting tolerance and ever more punitive sanctions for the expression of ethnic hostility, even going so far to as to discourage the expression of opinion about the reality of ethnic and racial differences. Currently these measures are directed at the host population when they express reserva­tions about the wisdom of mass immigration, but this will surely change as it becomes ever more obvious that it is the presence of competing ethnic groups that is creating the tension and not the expressed reservations of the majority population. The real danger for modern democracies is that in their zeal to promote multicultural societies, they will be forced to resort to the means that have characterized all empires attempting to maintain their hegemony over disparate peoples."

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