Time and again, Yassmin Abdel-Magied has proven herself to be just another regressive leftist on a mission to destroy Australian culture and lay siege to its values and freedoms. This may sound far fetched to some readers, yet this is the conclusion I arrive at when analysing Yassmin’s political pursuits. A few days ago, Yassmin dropped yet another gem through her preferred media channel, the Guardian, titled “What are they so afraid of? I am just a young Muslim woman speaking my mind.” This is the latest, and hopefully the last, attention-seeking venture carried out by someone who has, thankfully, decided to leave Australia for good.
As with her previous comedic ventures, her latest one reeks of anti-Australian sentiment and feminist arrogance. One would expect a Sudanese migrant to feel grateful towards a country that surpasses her homeland in a multitude of ways, such as living standards, equality of opportunity and fairness, and a strong level of safety and security. Yet, despite providing her with various opportunities, including that of allowing a woman to become an engineer (something her country lacks), she has constantly attacked this country for no reason whatsoever.
It must be stated that Yassmin has endured her fair share of hardship, and we understand that. In her article, she reveals that she receives constant death threats from her opponents, some of which are so severe that they include videos of “beheadings, slayings and rapes from people suggesting the same thing should happen to me”. Such pathetic excuses for human beings should get what they deserve, no one is justifying those acts. Let us also remember that Muslim women, and many non-Muslim men, women and children in the West, endure such horrific situations at the hands of Muslim men themselves. The sad reality is, Yassmin, this is part and parcel of being a controversial media figure, and is something that even privileged cis-white males have to endure. Now do you know what it feels like to be right-wing? The difference is, we ignore such circumstances and keep focusing on what is at hand: saving our country and preserving its greatness, something which you are an obstacle to.
Yassmin begins her article by explaining the ordeals endured by her parents in Sudan, which she describes as a “nation cursed by conflict”. She concedes that “the battles of a young “keyboard warrior” in Australia do not seem quite so serious”, which is exactly the point. She lives in a country that actually allows a young Muslim woman to speak her mind, as stated in her title. She lives in a country that allows her to mock its history and the plight experienced by its soldiers, who themselves contributed to the current status of this country as a migrant-magnet thanks to its prosperity and safety.
In her homeland, insulting her country’s soldiers and being such an opinionated woman might just have her killed, yet here she is building a mountain out of a molehill by complaining about right-wing Australians asking the national broadcaster and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to remove her from her taxpayer-funded positions. This has nothing to do with free speech or equality. Her right to free speech is not at stake simply by people telling her to “shut up”, she is not being gagged and imprisoned for her views (this isn’t Sudan). The right to free speech involves the right to be criticised, mocked, and ridiculed. As such, if she wants to be a young brown Muslim woman who speaks her mind, she must expect society to respond.
The aforementioned sentiment is something the younger generations lack. Their passionate expression of controversial views is not met by a responsible acceptance of opposing views, a result of weak-mindedness and a sense of entitlement. Today’s entitled teens, who believe they have the “right to be heard” (as Yassmin states), reject their right to be criticised. I do blame modern parenting for this, spoiling our children and shutting them off from the complexities of reality (along with a good dose of modern-day ideas like “everyone’s a winner”) have prevented them from being strong-minded individuals who can handle criticisms.
This is nowhere more clear than in her audacious statement that she is only “advocating for ludicrous concepts such as the right to be heard or the seemingly radical ideal of equality”. Yassmin, this is Australia, and Western civilisation began advocating for those concepts centuries ago. You are being heard, and you are being criticised. You cannot have one without the other. As for equality, it is unfathomably hilarious that you perceive Australia to be deficient of equality when it has allowed a young brown Muslim woman to become an engineer and air her views without having the government or officials threaten her lives. Yes, you get death threats, we all do, that is something we cannot prevent.
Further reading Yassmin’s article, I must admit she makes a good point with regards to a Breitbart piece commenting on her debate with an American woman. But again, she seems to have misunderstood the concept of free speech. The line she refers to is this:
‘Everyone’s entitled to their opinion’ … But if that opinion happens to be so ill thought-through, poorly argued, whiny, needy, constrictive, selfish, ugly, ignorant, flat out wrong and probably quite dangerous too, then they deserve to be called on it and relentlessly, mercilessly mocked till they never spout such unutterable bollocks ever again in their special snowflake lives.’
Yes, it is wrong to “mercilessly mock” an individual so as to prevent them from uttering their views. Logic, reasoning and rationality are more than enough to counter someone like Yassmin. But let’s rememeber that this is a woman who sought advice from the spokesman of an Islamic extremist group that condones wife-beating. What can be more ironic, more hypocritical, and even more hilarious, than a self-proclaimed Islamic feminist nurturing such a relationship with the spokesman of a group that advocates for wife-beating? If such an individual does not expect Breitbart to mock them, one wanders as to what they’re doing with their life.
Simply because people are slipping notes through your door or shouting obscenities outside your door, it does not mean your right to free speech is curbed. Every controversial political figure from across the political spectrum have to endure such circumstances. Milo does not use the gay-card when his opponents (from both the left and right) threaten his life or suggest raping him in the most obscene and sadistic of ways, so why do you use the young-brown-Muslim-woman card when your opponents mock you? Develop a strong mind and you will be set free.
Funnily enough, Yassmin only just seems to have experienced what hundreds of right-wing political figures have gone through for years: fearing for their livelihoods. I for one can sympathise with her when she states: ‘I then became the subject of a strange and unnecessary character assassination by the national broadsheet. “This is it,” I thought. “I’m never going to get a corporate job again. Who will employ me after the things that have been said?”’ Welcome to the political world Yassmin. Right-wingers are facing unemployment simply because of what they say on their personal Facebook accounts, you are concerned about your employment prospects because of the absurdity you displayed that memorable night on ABC’s Q&A. But you don’t have much to fear, you live in a society where a brown Muslim woman is actually privileged over the rest of us thanks to the current trend towards “diversity”.
Yassmin’s delusions are further evident in “By asserting my identity in a way that challenges my “place in the world”, I inadvertently challenge the place of those who feel entitled to their privilege and status.” If asserting her identity involves mocking the memory of this country’s war veterans, seeking counsel from an Islamic extremist, and promoting a religion that equates women with cattle, then what more is there to say? We are not countering your arguments because our privilege or status is at threat (I’m a brown person myself), we are countering you because you genuinely pose a danger to our way of life.
In a more corporate setting, you are also posing a danger to the white men whose opportunities are being slashed thanks to today’s affirmative action policies, white men whose skills may be greater than their coloured counterparts yet are being placed secondary to the latter. This is happening in their own country, where they were born. This is a disgrace.
You may hate the fact that most CEOs are white men (you also mention “media companies”, yet you do not realise that most media companies are owned by Jews, which you are silent about), yet your outcome-based stance on equality is dividing people based on the colour of their skin than on their talents. Now do you know why we call you the regressive left? What if the native men and women of Sudan, whose history is contemporaneous with that of ancient Egypt, were being placed secondary to migrants simply because of the colour of their skin? That would be just as disgraceful. This is not equality, this is reverse privilege. This is why Trump won, and this is why Pauline is gaining ground. And don’t get me started on what white male privilege actually is.
It is clear that Yassmin Abdel-Magied does not belong in this country. Despite giving her the opportunity to become an engineer and speak her mind without any official threat to her life or livelihood, she continues to attack this country, its values, its heritage, and its freedoms. Her superficialities further render her ignorant, as she is attacking real equality in favour of left-wing identity politics, and showcasing her vitriol simply because she has a twisted perception of free speech. Yassmin, with rights come responsibilities. As you are about to leave this country to pursue a new career in the heartland of the Anglosphere, we hope you realise how generous we have been to you, and maybe one day even be grateful for what this country has given you.