I still had some residual loyalty to the Old Country, but now it’s pretty much dried up.
I challenge any non-Aborigine to declare himself more Aussie than I am. In a ‘nation’ where about 30% of the population are born overseas, I am a rare species in having all my great-grandparents and most of my great-great-grandparents native Colonials.. My grandpa fought in Papua New Guinea. My great-grandfather died on the Western Front. Another ancestor started a gold rush. I’ve got two known convict ancestors. Youse are all a bunch of chockos compared to me.
But I don’t care how Aussie you are, bugger the lot of you.
First the government cut in half the number of people allowed to arrive in Australia due to the Corona pandemonium, driving up prices to ridiculous heights. People are paying $10,000 or more to get back from Europe or North America, and flights are still being frequently cancelled without compensation. The response from my countrymen? Screw you, dickhead. Hope you get eaten by cannibals out there in the Overseas.
Then yesterday it was announced that 300 foreign students would be allowed to return, no doubt the vanguard of much larger numbers. Given the severely limited number of flights, this means 300 Aussies are going to get bumped from their flights yet again, this time by wealthy Chinese princelings.
This is the latest manifestation of a disease that has been creeping upon Australia for at least 20 years. The government, business leaders, universities, and our landed gentry have long prioritized immigrants, tourists, and student cash-cows over native-born citizens.
The government and business loves importing skilled labour, which avoids all the unpleasantness of having to implement policies that make family-formation easier, or paying for the education of local children. Universities use full fee-paying overseas students to subsidize their operations, but they drag down the system through lowered standards, rampant cheating, and CCP infiltration.
Hordes of foreign tourists wreak havoc, turning the once-idyllic Great Ocean Road into a kill zone.
The older generations love all the migrants coming in and driving up their property prices. Few kids who grew up in modest suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne will ever be able to buy a house there. And those two cities are where many of the best the jobs are – jobs harder and harder for them to get anyway because they lack the ethnic connections that have recently become important.
The younger generations barely protests. They are too indoctrinated to think anything so hateful as having a claim on their own country.
And now rich foreigners are being allowed spots on very limited flights ahead of citizens desperate to return. Yup, that about sums it up. Like the bombing of Pearl Harbour, it simplifies things. No more bullshit. The battle-lines are drawn.
Being a Gen-X fool who still hasn’t grasped the new paradigm, I looked up my local member of parliament to complain about the travel situation.
I found the member and lo and behold – Aussies, if you knew who it was, you’d laugh your arses off. Your first guess would be correct. This person is basically a card-carrying member of the CCP.
In the meantime, New Australians are finding ever more reasons to complain about how racist the heritage population is.
Fuck you, Australia.
Continued: We are all paperwork citizens now.