The boring monotony of diversity

Well, here it comes again.

Another celebration of the ‘diverse’.

It will be boringly monotonous. The same old crowd, with the same old views, marching to the same old drum beat.

Predictable is what diversity really means in this politically-correct land of ours.

And entirely predictable, once again, is the list of nominees for Australian of the Year.

Obviously, the National Australia Day Council must be unsatisfied with the response to its loathed choice for 2016. So it has doubled-down in 2017.

That was obvious when Waleed Aly was put forward in Victoria. His nomination alone removed any last vestiges of credibility from this now widely-disdained award.

While a vocal minority push for the abolition of Australia Day, the rest of us would be happier if the political awards process was scrapped instead. It would be an added bonus if we could barbeque in peace as well, without being dragged into some ‘progressive’ push to eat halal-slaughtered, carbon-neutral, gay vegan lamb.

Unfortunately, it seems that we are on the verge of another celebration of a political activist, ready to hector us for another year about why normal, ordinary Australians are evil.

New South Wales has dished up Deng Adut, a former child-soldier and refugee from Sudan who has become a successful lawyer. Most Australians would celebrate that but it’s not enough. He’s put up in the spotlight for his Australia Day speech last year, when he lectured ‘settled Australians’ lest we are manipulated into simple solutions to terrorism, such as shutting off immigration from Islamic nations.

This is part of what Deng had to say:

That leads me to those who are settled Australians. This past few years there have been unexpected fears, the fears that random atrocities such as those that took place in Bali, and more recently in London, Paris and Istanbul will come here. We scarcely notice the frequency of such acts in other places where terror, not freedom from fear, is the norm.

Fears and doubt are the ideal environment in which to breed misguided obsessions and grand delusions. There is nothing new in such manipulation. It was done to me. Such manipulation of the confused and searching spirit of youth is essential for those who use others in their quest for power.

In responding to tragedies in which the lives of victims and perpetrators alike have been snuffed out to serve some demagogue, we must all be careful not to let local opportunists exploit our emotions with simplistic solutions.

Let the record show that the atrocities in Bali, London, Paris and Istanbul were not random. They were planned and premeditated. Further, we do notice the attacks that routinely occur in Middle Eastern nations and don’t want the violence to spread here. Finally, the victims do not deserve to be lumped in with the perpetrators by Deng, as if they all somehow suffered equally. Quite clearly they did not.

To heap insult upon insult, Deng then went on to compare the First Fleet to the Islamic terrorist threat we face today:

What seems new for we Australians is that the physical barriers to terror such as distance and sea are now irrelevant. But this is just the shortness of memory. These barriers became irrelevant for the traditional owners of this land when the winds and the currents brought the ships of the First Fleet up this Harbour.

And in just a few hours this man may be crowned our Australian of the Year.

Unfortunately, Deng Adut is not alone.

All up, 14 of the 36 nominations for the various categories of Australian of the Year are activists for refugees, Muslims, homosexuals, climate change or indigenous causes.

That’s almost half of the people readying themselves for recognition tomorrow night.

It seems that the National Australia Day Council won’t be happy until we are:

  1. all clothed in rainbow burqas sewn by refugees from Donald Trump’s USA living in a state-funded commune at the local nursing home, and
  2. calling for equal recognition of Sharia law and women’s rights while marching alongside a Mardi Gras float powered by the empathy of transgender Aborigines.

If you think I’m joking, consider this: late last year Andrew Bolt unearthed the unedifying fact that Victorian nominees are partly selected by a charity for prostitutes. The only joke when it comes to this farce is the one on us.

It also demonstrates that these awards continue to be high-jacked by left-wingers in order to legitimise their political causes.

And the really sad thing is that nominees who should rightly be recognised for their work will be tainted with the contempt that now washes over the awards process. For instance, worthy indigenous nominees will forever be stained with the question over whether they were chosen for their efforts or because of the colour of their skin.

In short, the National Australia Day Council has not only thrust a bunch of unelected political activists upon us, but it has also managed to create conditions of contempt for Australians who should be celebrated.

That’s where diversity gets you. It always undermines excellence, always promotes abnormality over normality and it pulls us apart.

That should not be unexpected. After all, it only takes a little editing and diverse becomes nothing more than divisive.

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of eight children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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  1. Honestly saddened at the constant attacks on Australia Day, certain groups and people calling ut “Invasion Day”, well obviously we’ve failed them as in actual fact, there was no invasion on January 26th 1788 and the first time the land was proclaimed for the King/England was not until second week of February. Now, I’m not ignorant about how modern Australia came to be, but I’ve had a gut full of all this PC bleeding heart leftist apologist carry on! How can we all move on together as one Great Nation with factions seeking to destroy us from within!?

    By the way, I look forward to receiving a tonne of money and land from Rome when they’re ready to pay up for invading Britain. Germany too.. Oh what? Not going to happen as its not seen as an equal issue? This will never end if we didnt find peace and move on.

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  2. I decided to go back and have a look at what Adut said? Well Adut may well have obtained a law degree but he didn’t gain ‘intelligence’ with whatever he did. What a crock the ‘awards’ are…a green/left feel good initiative that has absolutely no value, purpose or validity. That’s if it ever did.

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  3. ‘Diversity’ refers to the statistical makeup of a population. How many from this group, how many from that group, how many speak this language, how many take part in that religion, etc. Any particular reason why statistics need to be celebrated? Seems to me that the usual things people celebrate are victories, and milestones, e.g. anniversaries.

    If I happen to be born with one grandparent each from a different continent, does that mean I have more reason to ‘celebrate’ than people whose grandparents all come from the same continent?

    Would we ‘celebrate’ a town in which say, 40% of people could not talk to each other, due to language differences? Would that town be more worthy of celebration than a town in which everyone can understand each other?

    A city I rather like is Singapore. It seems pretty ‘diverse’, statistically speaking. I wonder how much they go on about their diversity. I reckon a Singaporean might want to celebrate their city being wealthy and successful, instead.

    I would think that the First Fleet mob would have celebrated, a year later in 1789. “My word!” they might have said. “We’re still here! It’s been a rough year, but it seems to be going okay!”

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  4. I wonder who wrote Deng’s speech? His English is not good enough – indeed it is hard to imagine how he got his law degree. The sentiments belong to him, for sure, bursting as they are with arrogance, but someone else has helped him and to me it seems very dishonest for ghost-writers to put words in the mouths of prospective Australians of the Year.
    So glad Deng didn’t get the award. We would never have heard the end of our “racism”.

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  5. Tuned into the Australian of the Year Awards last night.

    Our PM, totally predictable. Every sentence must contain the word ‘diversity’ or ‘multicultural’. So he was on message and did not disappoint. This was the lead-in to the Australia Day ceremony today where the welcome to county was followed by acknowledgement of the many millennia of indigenous ownership which apparently is the basis of the Australian nation. Followed by the Smoking Ceremony. Followed by very respectful and obsequious commentary over everyone’s cultural heritage – except, of course, for that ethnicity which actually founded the Australian colonies and brought them to Federation as a polity and Commonwealth of Australia. No acknowledgement there in the area of cultural heritage and identity, as one would expect. The Political Elite does not permit this particular group to take pride in its heritage and cultural achievements. But a lot of sorry business over ‘Invasion Day’ as the choice of Australia Day. Followed by debate in the yada yada.

    However, getting through all the PC co-ordination and due diligence, I am very happy with our new AOTY, our SAOTY and our national Local Hero. It is good to see great and honourable lifetime work acknowledged with national recognition.

    Our Political Elite must be in the two-steps back phase of the political correctness cycle governing Australian of the Year awards.

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  6. Aussies dont accept or want token nominees. …pick a great aussie thats made a difference. …you pandering to islam and foreign cultures will be the death of you…your left wing ideals wont be tolerated for to much longer….your awards are a farce……my next door neighbour is a better aussie than any that the ‘establishment’ has chosen……. i cant wait to ridicule your next ridiculous choice of Australian of the year

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  7. Trump achieved with his inauguration what First Tranny Michael could not achieve in 8 years of personal development motivational speeches.

    He got the American fatties out marching. Boy were there some big ones.

    Whoever the AOTY is he/she/xi/gender appropriate pronoun will be lectoring Australia’s largest demographic who have every right celebrate their Australian cultural heritage and the society that their ancestors founded here on Australia Day. The fact that people from across the world have immigrated to this society is evidence of the strength of that society, its appeal and its dynamic.

    The AOTY as an Australian honour is now thoroughly discredited. The appointment will almost certainly be the poster gender for some libtard cause which is totally unrepresentative of the Australian mainstream. We should enlarge a print of the AOTY, put the image on the wall and use it for thong throwing competition.

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  8. Scrap australia day person of the year awards.its stupid that one person is singled out to win this award when there are so many people who should be recognised everyday

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  9. The only true person deserved of this ward is Burrumbuttock hay runner founder Brendan Farrell.
    He epitomises the true spirit of an Australian standing up for Australians

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  10. I have ruminated deeply over the surprising fact that considerable numbers of Australian women – and their squirrel-gripped allegedly-male hangers-on – feel so passionately about the presence and, indeed, reality of Donald Trump in their lives that they were moved to get up off their collective old, white, privileged, female derrieres and waddle about in very loose formation, protesting his inauguration if not his very existence.

    Which tells me that Trump is not only the President of the United States – he must also be the President here, too – certainly for all these angry, outraged female types who surely would not otherwise be all that upset about someone who is the leader of a country that is far, far away.

    What’s-his-name Turnbull won’t mind – he wasn’t doing anything anyway.

    But as Trump is apparently just as much an Australian as a Yank – I would like to nominate HIM as the Australian of the Year.

    Who knows? If he gets the gong, he might even stop Holden and Ford from packing up and pushing off.

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    • HAHAHAHA Love your post….very funny yet sadly a lot of it is absolutely correct. From an old, white, (under) privileged, female.

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    • This is great hahaha agree %100

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  11. These lefties with their diversity are working very hard to destroy Anglo European Australia, that Australia Day belongs to everybody else but.

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