|Major Brendan Nottle with his Team|
Community workers claim police played down a violent New Year's brawl between more than 200 African youths in Melbourne's CBD for fear of being accused of racism. Salvation Army staff say Swanston Street was like a ''war zone'', with one man carrying a machete and another a knife, as bottles were thrown at police trying to break up rolling fights between two large groups early on New Year's Day.
Major Brendan Nottle said what he saw indicate serious social problems within the African community. ''Rather than take the approach that we're not going to talk about this for fear of being branded racist or saying, 'why are these young people here, why don't they integrate', we actually need to say this is a problem and work out a strategic way to address it...screw Political Correctness.'' he said. Spewing the ''party line'', a police media spokesman said those involve ''were of varying ethnic backgrounds.'' But more truthfully, Anthony McEvoy, who heads the Salvos youth street team, which runs the ''chill-out'' zone on the lawns of St Paul's Cathedral, said the people he saw brawling were almost exclusively African.
As I said back in 2011, why in all things logical are our politicians importing people who they must know will struggle to fit in - at a cost to the rest of peace loving citizens? Take Awan Mading, a Sudanese volunteer with the Salvation Army, who said many young people from the African community had little education and poor job prospects, making them feel excluded. ''So they become frustrated, and some drop out of school, hoping they will find a job. But having no qualifications or work experience they can't get employment. So they end up in the street drinking and fighting.'' How on earth is an immigration system with these results in the national interest. An honest debate needs to be held, without shut-ups screams of ''racist'', before more people get hurt.
If police won't even tell the public the facts about a brawl this huge in the middle of Melbourne, what else are they not saying ''for our own good''? And where were the journalists that night? Incredible. I've searched news reports and so far cannot find a single contemporary reference by police or the news media to the brawl - one reportedly involving 200 African scum in the middle of Melbourne city. How on earth could that not be news. What else are we not being told?
An aboriginal Liaison Officer was visiting members of her tribe on the cathedral steps that day talking to police about the work they are doing in the aboriginal community when she said, ''the whole thing just took off'' as the Sudanese approached the children and adults sitting on the steps. The police tried to keep the groups apart but there were bottles and all sorts of missiles tossed at both the police and the aboriginals. She said, ''One African snuck up next to us and tossed a bottle through the window of the cathedral and the police took this piece of filth away.'' She added that the police escorted her and her people away from the area and one officer told her that no matter how they dealt with this they will be made out to be the bad guys.
The Way I See It.....saving one refugee is humane: saving a hundred thousand is almost certainly not. Large numbers of refugees, or migrants not carefully chosen, can change the nature of the host country, to its detriment. If Australia were to consist of a mix of Iraqs, Irans, Afghanistans, Syrias, Somalias and Sudanese, it would no longer be Australia.
Refugee advocates can never summon the courage to answer the question of how many is too many. Instead, they hide behind the particular instance, always ignoring the big picture...when Enough is Enough! An overly legalistic and generous refugee regimes, detached from its consequences, makes Australia vulnerable to large numbers of unsuitable refugees. The effect, if indeed not the object of refugee advocacy, is to disarm Australia. Australians must stand up, ignoring the howls of ''racist'', and tell our immigration department that too many immigrants from cultures too different from ours can and will, erode not just the concept of citizenship, but the sense of mutual obligation that underpins the social welfare of the state.