The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has urged Australians not to surrender to “identity politics”, as it reduces individuals to their attributes and divides and fragments society. “You are more than your gender, your sexuality, your race, your ethnicity, your religion, your language group, your age”. ….”of themselves these are not the essence of our humanity. Instead we should view people as individuals – with agency and responsibility”. “Throughout history we’ve seen what happens when people are defined solely by the group they belong to, or an identity they possess. the Jewish community understands that better than any.”
He went on to say that each of us has “human dignity” as an individual. This is at the heart of the Judeo-Christian tradition underpinning modern Australian society and it was also foundational for freedom in our liberal democracy. “Human dignity”. Everything flows from that. He went on to stress that those who preach identity politics seek to sow discord in society, not unity, by inflaming angers and hatreds, and spreading lies and disinformation.
Oh how true! And on the same day we saw a blatant example of this in the new Australian Curriculum for our schools. This evil new document despises Australia’s Christian heritage and cancels it from the proposed new curriculum, replacing it with Indigenous history, culture and perspectives, and teaches that British colonisation was no more than an ‘invasion’, our society no more than a “culturally diverse, multi-faith, secular and pluralistic society with diverse communities.”
It would have our children believe that our society has been more influenced by the benighted, spear-throwing, oppressive customs and superstitious rituals of the ‘First Nations People’ on colonisation, than the Western Christian culture stemming from Israel, Greece and Rome, which so attracts people to its freedoms from nations around the world.
This history has been removed to “declutter” the curriculum, but many believe that it is not clutter, but vital knowledge of our society’s origins. The director of the Institute of Public Affairs western civilisation program, Bella d’Albrera, said, “This is giving licence for children to unlearn the freedoms of our democracy and brainwash them into becoming political activists.” (Of the left wing of course.)
Take a look at all the ‘identity’ groups and you can see the discord and hatred they have for our freedoms, which have already been diminished by their claims!