The Painless Extinction of Formerly Free Australia

Source: Brownstone Institute
by David Bell

“If you are an average Australian, you have no cultural memory of being colonized, being invaded, fighting for independence, of civil war or of fighting to overthrow a dictatorial regime. Things are different if you are an indigenous Australian, but that is quite another story. For the majority, government is a benign and motherly operation that was set up by the British crown to oversee the taking, ‘settling,’ and administration of land, so you could bring up your kids and play footy. As a democracy based on people who believed in giving those of similar appearance a fair go, we saw ourselves as basically freedom-loving, willing to fight for a cause elsewhere, but never considering we might actually have to fight for a cause back home.” (11/14/23)