The Fight
for
Australian Culture


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Culture Is Politics

Culture would not normally be viewed as a matter for "fighting" - surely it is more a matter of "creating"? However, in the Australian context, this is not the case. Nationalists are fighting for a "new people", the Australian People, of which both "Old" and "New" Australians are each clusters.

Every people is naturally compelled to express its own individuality; in order to break free of old cultural moulds; if it does not, then it remains in a state of psychological dependence on other cultures - and therefore fails to realise its own potential. As well as this, a cultureless people leaves itself open for domination in other respects, not only culturally, but also politically, economically, and demographically.

In modern Australia, where a Traitor Class of internationalists and cosmopolitans dominate the political, academic, and media "elite", and have imposed the anti-national ideology of Multiculturalism upon the citizens, the country is being turned into a cultureless nation; being left open for the national and ethnic death of its people via the policy of Asianisation.

In this respect, "culture" is a matter, not only for fighting words, but for fighting deeds.



The Australian Identity

A separate and distinct Australian culture has been identifiable from the mid-1800s. The late 1800s saw it in full bloom. Over the years, patriots have had to face the question of an Australian nationality emerging from the colonial era; we therefore have had to face the confused issue of our British past. The Anglophile element was forever anxious to deny the very existence of an Australian national culture and an Australian People; they frowned upon the emergence of an Australian cultural identity, as they believed that just the existence of this nativist identity constituted an attack on "our British Heritage"; and a doctrine of dependence was propagated. Australia's cultural relationship to its "Motherland" diminished over time, and Australianism became the norm.

Australian Nationalists, rather than being overawed by the promotion of "our British Heritage", came to recognise that there are actually several main aspects to our national heritage.

British Culture

The British cultures are undeniably the most important outside element. Of these, the English culture is the most dominant influence; the Scottish culture is also very important (insofar to that extent that it has not been Anglicised); and we could even mention the less influential cultures of Wales, Cornwall, and Manx. All of which combine many ancient cultural influences, such as from the Celts, Picts, Saxons, Normans, Angles, Jutes, and Vikings; as well as the later Latin, Greek, and French influences.

It is Britain which has provided the basis for our culture, law, parliament, public service, society, etc. As P.R. Stephensen has said, "Culture in Australia ...begins ...from British culture, brought hither by Englishmen, Irishmen, and Scotsmen throughout the nineteenth century. In a new and quite different environment from that of those damp British Islands we are here developing the culture which evolved there. We spring fully armed from the head of Jove, or fully cultured from the head of John Bull. Australian culture begins with a general background of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Herrick, Byron, Charles Dickens; ...We inherit all that Britain has inherited, and from that point we go on ...a gum tree is not a branch of an oak; our Australian culture will evolve distinctively."

Thanks to English being our national language, Australia can readily absorb many of the treasures of Western prose, philosophy, and general literature. Through our links with Britain, other valuable knowledge has passed - and will continue to pass - into our hands. This key aspect of our past can never (and should never) be denied or repudiated.

Irish Culture

It must be also noted that Irish culture has been a very important influence upon Australia; perhaps even more notable as it can be considered a very distinct British culture, from that of the English-dominated British "mainland" (unlike Scotland, which became an integral part of British imperialism); especially considering its continuing history of political-cultural independence and separate development, and its later struggle against the English.

Since the Irish have never had a satisfactory relationship with Britain, many of our early settlers were deportees and their early efforts at music and ballad recalled injustice and poverty. Our Irish element created much of our folklore (and interestingly, its importance is generally denied by the Anglophile section of the community).

European Culture

Another element of our national culture is Continental European, weaker perhaps than the first two but still very important and likely to increase in influence. This European heritage reflects in the Impressionistic "Heidelberg art" of the late 19th century, for example, and in subtle ways in architecture and other areas.

American Culture

Yet another part of our national culture stems from American influences. To be clear on this point; here we are talking of early American influences, such as on the goldfields in the 1850s, on our constitutional development, and on our early labour movements. We are not referring here to the crass, materialist, cosmopolitan influence that America is having on Australia today, as that is not part of our national culture; such influences can rather be described as being "anti-national culture".

P.R. Stephensen once wrote about the influence of foreign cultures upon indigenous culture: "There are two elements in every nation's culture - the imported and the indigenous. English literature, for instance, developed through centuries of contact with Latin and Greek, and with directly contemporaneous imported French and Italian and other "foreign" literatures. ...The impact of foreign cultures upon a native culture is the greatest possible stimulus to literature. ...Survey the whole field of English literature, survey the English language itself, and you will find it overwhelmingly rich in elements of foreign and imported cultures. ...With such an example before us of the English plant fertilised by phosphates from all countries, we Australians can prepare to plant our own culture here. The imported phosphates will stimulate our native plant to grow; we cannot do without them; but it is the plant rather than the phosphates which concerns us must."

Native-Australian Culture

The most important constituent element of our national culture is our Native-Australian heritage. It is truly ours. It belongs to every native-born person of European descent. This Native culture is the promise of the Australian nation and people. The myths expressed in verse concerning Ned Kelly, "The Breaker", the homestead, the outback, the shearer, the strike, and mateship, belong to no other land but this. And so, it is the native influence that is the most important element of Australia's national culture.

Our national and cultural identity has developed through the years: From colonial beginnings (1788 to early 1800s), to the currency lads and lasses (1800s), to the wild gold rush days (1850s), the nationalist blossoming (1880s to 1890s), Federation (1901), World War One (1914-1918), the Depression (1930s), World War Two (1939-1945) with its threat of invasion (1941-1942), to the prosperous Menzies era (1950s-1960s), and even to the internationalist era of today (1970s to the present).

This unique identity arose from among those Australians (especially the native-born) who saw this country as their home, loved it as their own, and drew their inspiration from it. In many ways, the Australian identity grew in spite of, not because of, the various foreign cultures that threatened to swallow, or at least graft themselves onto, our native identity.

We suffered the ever-present "British mind-set" (especially prevalent 1788 to 1950s, but still existing today) which thought of Britain as "home" or "the mother country", and which viewed anything British as being vastly superior to anything that was Australian or "colonial" (the "cultural cringe"); and which taught and promoted the concept that Australian culture was "British", thus stifling the development of our own national culture.

That same sort of cultural threat continued with the "multiculturalist mind-set" (1970s to the present) which, while sometimes paying lip-service to the ideal of Australian culture, believes that it needs to be "changed" or "enriched" (actually meaning "diluted", or "contaminated") by every possible culture from around the globe, and is doing so to such an extent that our Australian national culture and identity is actually being slowly but steadily destroyed; and which views almost anything foreign as being somehow superior to the way of the Australians (this prejudice may sometimes be hidden, but look closely - it is there: the new "cultural cringe").

Australians should not make any "cultural cringe" towards Britain, any other foreign nations, nor especially towards the ideology of multiculturalism. We have a strong, vibrant, and living culture that serves us well, and is not in need of replacement or encroachment from foreign cultures, no matter how nicely such "cultural imperialism" may be dressed up.



Threats To Australia's Culture

Australia faces the triple-headed threat of Multiculturalism, Americanisation, and Asianisation.

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism seeks to swamp our national identity and culture with cultures from all over the world, thus stifling the development of our indigenous Australian culture. Often Multiculturalists claim that there is no Australian culture, a tactic used to allege that Multiculturalism is doing no damage to Australian culture - as they say it doesn't exist!

Multiculturalism in Australia is a cosmopolitan-internationalist ideology which, in the words of one enlightened commentator, "may cause some citizens to develop a lump in the throat, but in reality this shallow patriotism is akin to choking on a Big Mac and Coke".

Americanisation

The ravages of Americanisation upon our culture are borne upon a tidal wave of American "entertainment", through television, movies, and music. American cultural exports are based upon that country's huge economic powerhouse, enabling masses of productions to be sold (and marketed) cheaply overseas. It is the crass, consumerist culture of New York and Hollywood (rather than of rural and small town America) that threatens to drown Australia's culture.

Australia long been suffering from the effects of American cultural imperialism, being culturally colonized, whereby American "popular" television in particular has been smothering and destabilising the development of our own nativist culture, affecting our language, politics, ethics, and cultural outlook.

Asianisation

Asianisation is also a massive threat to Australian culture, as it entails the demographic destruction of our national identity, with the attending cultural and racial implications. The rubbish-ideology of the "Asian Destiny" planned for Australia has been pushed by political and business interests who wish to tap into the economic potential of Asia, and is also pushed by those cosmopolitans who have a wish for a one-world, one-race, Multiculturalist Reich.



The Fight For Australian Culture

It is ironic that just as these anti-Australian creeds circle for the kill, seeking the death of our national identity, that truly Australian forces have arisen to proclaim a nationalist and uncompromising Australianism.

We must defend our whole national heritage and, in particular, the Native-Australian ethos (which welcomes both "Old" and "New" Australians into its ranks). It is imperative that the Native-Australian movement must win out in the end against Multiculturalism, Americanisation, and Asianisation. It is time for all true Australians to stand up and defend our nation's identity, to throw off the mental shackling of Multiculturalism, and to proclaim that we are proudly Australian.

This fight for Australian culture is an integral part of the struggle to free Australia from foreign influence, infiltration, and control - politically, economically, and demographically. A community with no identity is one at the mercy of others.

As Nationalists, we must stiffen our faith and pride in ourselves. We must raise up the old Australian spirit of self-reliance. If we can awaken the Australian fighting spirit that resides within our People, then we can truly proclaim that THE FUTURE BELONGS TO US.




26 October 2004

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