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The original article was meant to be somewhat 'tongue-in-cheek' but the situation is becoming worse and worse. In a Democracy, everyone has a right to an opinion and everyone has the right to protest. But these 'so-called' Politically Correct, humanitarian, tolerant of other cultures Democracy loving people, have been deliberately trying to overthrow democracy and deliberately orchestrating clashes with the 'Anti-Muslim' and 'anti-immigration' group.
These are not just 'dumb' people. They are deliberately trying to overthrow democracy.
Recently there was a lot of publicity given to violence that erupted in several cities in Australia when "Reclaim Australia" protestors clashed with angry counter protestors who accused "Reclaim Australia" of being racists.
My initial reaction was one of anger toward the 'counter protestors' who seemed to have no respect for democratic rights, and this was only heightened when I read of one 'counter protest' group gaining permission to stage their counter protest in exactly the same spot, just one hour prior to the scheduled Reclaim Australia protest. I considered that in a democratic country, all views must be permitted or none at all, and that for counter protestors to deliberately target a lawful protest, that targeting constituted a provocative and hostile act to suppress the rights of free speech.
However, as I read and reread articles about the conflict, I began to understand that the counter protestors were indeed correct in their actions. It may not appear on the surface to be democratic, but in fact, their actions demonstrate beyond doubt that Australia is a democratic country, and in the process they have demonstrably refuted many libelous accusations made against Australia and its people. The first thing it demonstrated is that Australians are not racist.
Clare Fester, who organized the counter rally in Sydney, told journalists that the "Reclaim Australia" protests were clearly an attack on Muslims and Muslim Communities in Australia. Some news reports indicated that the "Reclaim Australia" protests were 'hurtful' to new migrants and refugees and that many refugees and new migrants feel more isolated and vulnerable now. Clearly we do not want to foster this type of thing in Australia and the counter protestors demonstrated that we will not.
In addition to reports that the counter protestors eclipsed those in support of "Reclaim Australia," we are informed in one report that the chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia did not think it a good idea to give "Reclaim Australia" much publicity because they are a totally isolated and insignificant fringe group.
THANK YOU SIR!
As an Australian I get tired of that tired old line constantly appearing in both domestic and foreign press claiming that Australia is a racist country. As the counter protestors have clearly demonstrated, the Australian people have risen up to declare that they are not racist and that they will not permit racism in Australia.
In China, where I have been living and working for the past decade, there is an actual law to punish people whose words and actions are designed to destroy the social harmony of the nation. Now whilst it behooves all people in a secular democratic society to permit people to think and believe what they like, (for to do otherwise would be totalitarian) we cannot allow minority groups to create social disharmony, division, sectarian violence and perhaps ultimately - civil war.
The counter protests have demonstrated to the whole world, that Australia and its people are not racists; that those who are, are just "an insignificant and isolated fringe element."
Australians are not racist and nor are they sexist or homophobic. For too long we have allowed ourselves to be deceived by unbalanced media reports, into believing that perhaps we are sexist and homophobic. Quite clearly as was demonstrated by the reports on the counter protests, the majority of Australians believe in and support the politically correct and multicultural values of our secular democracy. It is only the constant media focus on individual negative acts which leads us to think these are major problems. I find personal support for that statement in the comments of one writer, Yassir Morsi, who pointed out that "Reclaim Australia's" sentiments stem from a misguided belief that Australia is under attack from Islam.
What we see here is that media of all types provide an unbalanced, exaggerated view of the world. We have become the plaything of what I call 'Media Prostitutes'; people who will screw over anyone for the sake of a quick buck.
What I have learned from these counter protests, is that the constant media portrayal of what Australians are like is completely false, and leads to an exaggerated sense of national guilt. We do not need to feel guilty! We are not guilty! We are part of a proud secular multicultural democracy.
We must not let small, insignificant, isolated fringe elements control the narrative.
The people must rise up and proclaim that Australia is a diverse, multicultural country. Australia is a place where all of its ethnicities, cultures, religions, sexual orientations and political beliefs are acceptable because we are democratic; but no minority group of any sexual orientation, any culture, any ethnicity, any political belief or any religion has a right to impose their will on society at large. As the chief executive of the Arab Council, Randa Kattan, warned: "small groups can be dangerous."
The only way to ensure that these 'small activist groups' can be prevented from doing incalculable damage to Australia's precious secular, multicultural democracy, is for the majority to stand up and say: "You have a right to your opinions - but you don't have a right to control the majority!" And that is what a democracy is!
I respect "Reclaim Australia's" right to have and to hold their opinions.
But I think the counter protestors made an extremely valid point from which we must all learn:
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