Listening to the Senate hearing on immigration and border control by senator Malcolm Roberts. I concluded that the Senator was doing a great job although it was obvious that Muslims were his target. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION SENATE HEARINGS
The immigration official was far too cautious and appeared smug and over confident to the point of defiance within the parameters of civility. Checking his online resume and additional commentary, I formed the opinion that he was career driven, overall cautious and a net worker with diplomatic and negotiation skills. It has been my experience in life that career driven people who seek employment with the government are naturally cautious, diplomatic, and arrogant while seeking the protection behind the safety umbrella of the department they belong to.
With regards to policy for New Australians, I prefer “INTEGRATION” rather than ASSIMILATION given that there is a fine line between them. Assimilation never works as it tries to strip away ones individuality whereas integration accepts the individual and is better able to become part of Australian society and contribute to the economic security of the nation. Chalk and cheese are not good for human consumption other than to say that cheese is good for the stomach bacteria and chalk should be used sparing if one has diarrhoea.
The immigration department should review their risk assessments and that includes religion amongst other factors. But having said that I wonder how much weight is given to the ASIO and other law enforcement agencies on those arriving on our shores. I hate to sound racists and isolationist, but I prefer to see a cultural policy change within the Foreign Affairs, Law enforcement, Immigration, Border Protection and other like minded government departments. I say this in order that policies are in place to create a society that will create a united Australia based on Australian culture of the past 250 years recognizing the First Peoples.
With that in mind and here comes my right wing conservative views being exposed. I prefer that the majority of those arriving on our shores are of a western culture. Whose origins and roots are of a democratic, historical and cultural characteristics embedded within a Christian way of life? Having said the above does not mean stopping or not allowing those of the Buddhist, Jewish, Islamic, Sikh and other non-Christian faiths into Australia. I prefer to see a major if not huge increase in those of the Christian faith in order that a healthy balance is maintained within Australian society.
If the above sounds or appears racist, discriminatory and xenophobic, then I apologise, but my views are based on wanting to live in a society that is free and tolerant. To ensure this does occur, there must be a majority of one or the other to make this happen. I prefer more Christian orientated members in our society. I embraced Australian values without losing my identity faith or who I was. Yes life was tough, but then again many others also had it tough in life and the challenges we faced were overcome by the decisions we made in life. This is Australia, I prefer to believe that we are unique, very similar to what America once stood for and the nation that mirrors us is probably Canada and New Zealand in how we accept migrants into this country.
In conclusion if Australians may appear racists to other nationalities; believe me when I say that those other nationalities are just as racist, xenophobic and discriminatory. A classic case of “WHO IS CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK”. For example, if I were to live in a non-Christian society, I would expect to follow the laws and institutions within that society without losing my identity, faith, dignity and sense of purpose while contributing towards its economic security and longevity. I expect the same of those who comes to our shores.
BUT and it is a big BUT on that subject as I have serious doubts that other non-Christian nations will accept more Christians into their society in fear of causing panic, division and hostilities from breaking out. Therefore I am of the belief that when our political masters who discuss and debate behind closed doors such matters of importance. I would like to think that they use all of the resources and technologies at their disposal in order to make informed decisions as to the destiny of Australia and not rely on one or two alleged experts who. Whether we like or not may have their own personal biases.
The current makeup of the Australian senate is a good example of our society and I would like to think that it mirrors those of us in the general population. This may not have come about one could say if the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull did not call for a Double Dissolution. A decision which attracted minor political parties to shine through the thin lines of the political spectrum and represent the forgotten, the divided, the outsiders, the extremists, the nationalists, and the silent majority of Australians who have been quietly saying that “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”. As for the Prime Minister, I have stated before that he has a use by date and it would appear that my predictions will soon come to be realised.
We must strive to make our own destiny that is free from the past and seek new horizons that mankind has yet to explore. If that means making the hard decisions to maintain our current democratic and Western style culture then so be it. If it means being called a racist, a bigot, a discriminator and being cultural biased, then again say to my critics, so be it. This nation deserves better and should be attracting the best of the best in return for freedom, equality and the right to be an individual to pursue ones dream whatever that may be. Let not the wrongs and indiscretions of a bygone era, dictate the current and the future destiny of this nation.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: abalinx.com Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538