Pauline Hanson of the Australian One Nation party initiated a motion last month asking the Australian Senate to acknowledge that it’s “okay to be white”, in response to what she called “the huge overreaction to Lauren Southern’s t-shirt with that message”. The motion was defeated and Hanson was slammed as a racist and a white supremacist.
Perhaps a government motion is not the best way to address this issue. Political opponents can easily shut it down as superfluous without explicitly denying the sentiment, but it is interesting that several of them did explicitly deny the sentiment, actively denouncing it as racism – while the point of the motion is clearly to counteract the increasingly anti-white identity politics of the left. The simple conclusion for us is now: the left does not think it is okay to be white. Their attacks on whiteness are just meant to lift non-whites up (while that would already be a bad approach, obviously), but to tear whites down. We cannot even counteract their negativity with a neutral to positive statement like “It’s okay to be white”, which doesn’t glorify whiteness and is not hateful towards non-whiteness.
Today I will ask the Senate to acknowledge that it is okay to be white.
I saw the huge overreaction to @Lauren_Southern's t-shirt with that message & decided if the Senate won't agree to this then we have to admit Australia truly has an anti-white racism problem. -PH pic.twitter.com/fjr51OBSKC
— Pauline Hanson ?? (@PaulineHansonOz) September 19, 2018
Multicultural Australia – except if you are white.@PaulineHansonOz called on the Australian Senate to acknowledge the rising anti-white racism, attacks on Western Civilisation & that it is okay to be white.
Not only was she denied, but labeled a Racist, White Supremacist Nazi! pic.twitter.com/afvj1aN6mP
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 19, 2018
113,900 people responded to this poll by @7NewsSydney.
"In the Senate today, Senator @PaulineHansonOz has declared "anti-white" racism is on the rise. Do you agree with her statement?"
55% of people agree with her. #auspol pic.twitter.com/m5msGS1Vak
— Jennifer Bechwati (@jenbechwati) October 18, 2018