After the left launched an unprecedented assault on Australia Day 2018 which culminated in Indigenous extremists such as Tarneen Onus-Williams and the Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance stating they wanted to destroy modern Australia they have moved onto attacking another of our most important national days and cultural institutions.
The Herald Sun reported today that the Daniel Andrews Victorian Government undertook a survey of 504 online participants and 18 interviews with stakeholders which included asking their “interest in recognition of the frontier conflicts as part of Anzac and Remembrance Day commemorative activities’’. The “frontier wars” refer Aborigines who fought white settlers.
The consequence of including in ANZAC commemoration services Aborigines who died fighting white settlers would again promote the leftist view that white settlement of Australia was wrong. It also flies in the face of what ANZAC Day is meant to represent, the A stands for Australian and we pay tribute to those who have defended the modern nation of Australia. It is already inclusive as it pays tribute to all soldiers both indigenous and non-indigenous who have served Australia.
Despite ANZAC Day being one of Australia’s most scared days the survey which we have no idea how participants were selected found a third strongly supported recognizing the frontier wars while only 19 per cent strongly disagreed and half had no opinion.
However thankfully the report did conclude overall people “were reluctant to recognise the frontier conflicts as part of Anzac or Remembrance Days – they felt this would politicise the day”. But the fact that this idea was seriously considered by a state government in serious cause for alarm. The Andrews Government has form on pandering to the leftist anti-Australia crowd with his government’s pathetic defence of Australia Day. Andrews also wants to negotiate a treaty between the state government and Indigenous Victorians.
The left have shown in recent years that not even ANZAC Day is safe from their attacks. On ANZAC Day 2015 SBS Sports reporter Scott McIntyre tweeted the day is about “remembering the summary execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these ‘brave’ Anzacs in Egypt, Palestine and Japan”. He was sacked from SBS the next day for refusing to delete the tweets. He followed up again in 2016 by tweeting “Heroism on command, senseless violence, all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism” and captioned a photo of Egypt 1915 with “Brave Anzacs rioting, pillaging and murdering in Egypt, 1915”.
Of course in 2017 who could forget Yassmin Abdel-Magied posting on Facebook “Lest. We. Forget. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine…)”. While not as vile as McIntyre’s it was still considered disrespectful and it was the beginning of the end of her media career in Australia and led to her fleeing to London. In an indication she had simply become a troll she tweeted on Remembrance Day 2017 “#LestWeForget (Manus). The next day she followed with “Happy Sunday folks. Hope you’re enjoying your free speech and stolen land”. We can’t wait to see what Yassmin posts on ANZAC Day 2018.
Even before Australia Day one of the left’s new favourite musicians rapper Briggs part of the rap due AB Original told Fairfax Media he also had ANZAC Day in his sights “They tell us to ‘get over it, forget it and move on!’ Move on? Well, Gallipoli was about 100 years ago, so let’s f***ing move on from that too. But no – that’s ‘Aussie spirit” while also claiming “Everything we celebrate in this country is arse-backwards”.
Of course the Gallipoli landing is where ANZAC Day began but it is about honouring all war veterans and those currently serving in our armed forces. If the left plan to disrupt ANZAC Day 2018 as they attempted to do this past Australia Day then it will certainly be dark times for Australia ahead. All of it is enabled by left wing politicians and media outlets. Hopefully any disrespect of such a sacred day will be treated with the contempt and scorn that it has been in previous years.