The Menace of Multiculturalism

Questionable Loyalties

Disunity will also be shown in a lack of loyalty and patriotism, where ethnic groups owe allegiance to the country of their ethnic background, rather than to Australia. There are many examples of this question of multicultural allegiances, for instance, when Italy won the international soccer World Cup in July 1982, thousands took part in a huge celebration in the heart of Carlton (a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, which for many years has been a strong base for ethnic Italians). This did not happen in Carlton when other countries won the World Cup in previous years; it was not a celebration for whomever would win the Cup: it was an Italian victory celebration; it was not a celebration by Italian tourists either, it was a celebration by ethnic Italians of multicultural Australia.(5)

When there was a furore in February 1994 over whether or not to recognise the name of the new Republic of Macedonia, 60,000 people took to the streets of Melbourne to demonstrate in support of Greece (the matter being in dispute because Greece contains an area already named Macedonia) and to demand the non-recognition of the name of the new Republic. These were not Greek tourists, who could be expected to owe allegiance to Greece, but were ethnic Greeks of multicultural Australia.(6)

In 1997 the British government "handed over Hong Kong" to China. This event was celebrated by thousands of ethnic Chinese in Australia. The celebration involved mixed feelings, because although Hong Kong was being returned to its motherland, it was being put under communist domination. It could only be assumed that if China was no longer under communist rule, and Hong Kong was being joined to China, that the ethnic Chinese of multicultural Australia would be celebrating in their droves. So, how is such "Chinese patriotic fervour" explained, unless these people are "Aussies of convenience", and actually owe their allegiance to their ethnic homeland, not Australia?(7)

Such questionable loyalties are inevitable in such a situation where the Australian establishment actually encourage immigrants (and their offspring) to be "ethnics", rather than Australians. This is reflected in the low take-up rate of Australian citizenship (as found by the FitzGerald Committee of Inquiry), as well as the retention of "dual nationality" by many of these "new citizens". Of special concern are those immigrants who maintain "a close interest in the problems of their former countries", especially where such interest involves close links with foreign governments.(8)

There will be times when the interests of Australia will clash with the interests of other countries, whether it be in the fields of trade, politics, or even in that rare danger of war. When that time comes, when Australian multicultural ethnics have to choose between Australia and their country of ethnicity, many will find it easy to make their decision, and Australia will be the loser. Multiculturalism can therefore be justly seen as a threat to our national security.(9*)

The Menace of Multiculturalism