As we so often do, at the end of the year we look back at what was; 2016, a year that many have been lauding as the worst in a long time and will no doubt look to forget.
We saw the death of so many much-loved actors and singers, the growing death-toll as the conflict in Syria continued and escalated, the continuation and expansion of Islam-inspired terror attacks in Europe, ISIS hatred filled rampages and more.
For many of us however, 2016 represented a view to a brighter future. The UK referendum showed that a majority no longer wanted to be part of a corrupt, flawed, open bordered cooperation based European Union. The US showed the world that it’s ok to have a differing opinion to what the current mainstream media rams down our throat, to stand up for what you believe and let your voice be heard by electing Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. Trump appealed to those who wanted change, who felt oppressed and who felt let down and proved against all pundits, all odds that it’s the power of inclusivity of a nation, not exclusivity that rings most true.
There is an undeniable global movement, gaining momentum every day, filled with those who are fed up with the politically correct, generally left-wing minority groups who for too long now have been force feeding the rest of us with their nonsense, fake-news and emotionally driven rhetoric that achieves nothing.
So, what next for Australia? What lies ahead for us?
Our great nation, this wide brown land. A country built on immigration, sporting prowess and a can-do attitude. When did we become a nation of whingers and apologists? A nation of politically correct Marxists willing to bow down to any minority group for fear of offence?
It’s OK – we haven’t and you aren’t a fascist or a Nazi for loving your country.
Australia, like the majority of other Western nations and many global democracies, has been subjected to years of political and media driven left-wing PC bashing and shaming, forcing many to bow their head, zip their lips and hold their true thoughts back.
Think about it, how often have you heard the following in recent years?
‘You can’t say that!? You can’t imagine what it’s been like? You have no idea what they’ve been through?’ and my all-time favourite – ‘You’re racist!’, which is the go to line for anyone who has a different opinion, even if it is totally irrelevant in the context of the discussion.
Just imagine a balanced democratic society where everyone’s opinion was heard equally and considered on merit. That isn’t the case currently and it’s why this movement will continue to gain ground. This has been quietly bubbling away in Australia for years now and with the recent developments in the US and Europe, will no doubt continue to grow – despite vehement opposition. Millions of Australians care deeply about this great country, particularly on issues that are constantly being ignored or sidestepped by our Government and Politicians – Crime, Immigration, Islam and Foreign Investment to name but a few.
Who will be the figurehead of this movement to tackle these issues? Will it be One Nations Pauline Hanson or will Cory Bernardi for a new Liberal faction or a new party entirely? Will we see a new political party gain power, spearheaded by new blood such as Blair Cottrell or someone similar? Who knows, all we can hope is that Australia regains its balance and common sense, and makes a conscientious decision to move away from political correct mayhem and towards a stronger, inclusive and united nation.
As always, never be afraid to speak your mind and never be ashamed to love your country, Straya!
Article by Kahan – Author at Zero Filter