Reply to Jason

The Mongolian Octopus: his grip on Australia, 1886

Hi Jason,

the expression ‘arse-end of the world’ was attributed to a previous Australian prime minister – Paul Keating. I used it because it well expresses how the dominant white majority – particularly those of British heritage – feel about their position in the world – that they are a white outpost not only far from Europe and Britain but that directly above them are billions of Asians who could easily attempt to do and succeed at doing what the whites did to the first Australians.

This fear runs right through Australia’s history since 1788. It is, e.g., the reason Australia went to war in 1914 – because of Australians’ fear of the Japanese and to keep Australia white (the prime minister of the day urged Australians to go to war on this basis – can you believe it?!).

This issue is at the heart of Australian culture and Australia’s relations with the world, no matter how much whites lie about it – e.g. the 2 main reasons why Ozzies yap so loudly (the Chinese are 100% correct when they refer to Australia as the running dog of the US) about the Chinese treatment of the Uighurs are
i) a doomed attempt to drown out their knowledge of what they themselves did and continue to do to the first Australians (including exterminating them from an entire state – Tasmania) and
ii) to jump at the opportunity to display their servility to the US, in the hope that the US will save them from Armageddon.

In my view, the only way this issue will be resolved, because white Australians are so resistant to behave fairly to the first Australians and more broadly, to refugees, will be when millions of people of Asian heritage settle here.

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    • Hi Jason,

      I don’t think so. Delusions are not only used to justify aggression but also provide a misguided ‘protection’ from reality.

      I used to drive cabs and many times passengers would ask ‘Why do you drive cabs?’ I would reply that the casual nature of the work enabled me to choose my shifts to fit in with my academic studies etc. Both the passengers and I then went our ways, all impressed that I had it sorted. This went on for years and I believed what I had said.

      But one day I was astonished to realise that I believed a lie. Bailee taxi driving is one of the most exploitative forms of employment in Australia and I also drove at night, with my back to those who I served.

      I drove cabs because of my lack of confidence and my feeling of being an outsider in a culture in which I don’t belong.

      Live and learn…

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      • Live and learn sounds about right. Yet I wouldn’t dismiss your experience so easily. It’s not all about leaving the cave. Knowing the suffering of the people provides perspective and empathy, by which humility opens doors.

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