Racism is something I try to steer clear of, for obvious reasons. I just do not want it impacting my or my family’s life.
Rarely has racism or bigotry visited this web site: I have been really pleased it hasn’t.
Recently I was surprised to find teamoyeniyi_com listed as a referrer site. A little investigation revealed it is a “null referrer”, i.e. a site linking to my site wants to hide their URL from me. Why might that be, do you think? I wondered too!
I consulted one of my cyber aficionados, Raincoaster, who advised:
I was getting a few visits from this referrer, but nothing out of the ordinary and no comments, so I ignored the whole thing. Raincoaster and I continued our conversation:
Nothing further transpired, until the other day. The following comment arrived on my article about Australia’s Refugee Intake Budget for 2012. Rather off-topic for the article, I thought. Sadly, the IP address is clearly Australian. Of course, that does NOT mean the writer of the comment is Australian, for he/she could be visiting here or be routing his/her IP address.
Tracing the IP address revealed a Sydney location. At least this person is not, thankfully, my next door neighbour!
Another IP locator provided two answers – could be Sydney, could be Canberra. Either way, fairly conclusively Australian. This saddened me.
My main concern when considering should I publish this or not was, of course, our children. They will read this article. I don’t want them to be hurt by this person’s perspective on life, yet on the other hand, they need to know this IS how a minority of people actually think.
Apologies to my followers of faith, including my husband. In this paragraph I am drawing a comparison which I am sure you will understand. Most readers will know my perspective on racism is, in some ways, similar to my perspective on religion, in that in both cases we aren’t born believing in anything, whether it be Gods or races. We are, effectively, “trained” by our parents, our wider family and our community.
Some of us move away from the beliefs instilled in us by others and form our own beliefs. Others clearly do not.
This is what Bob Smith (his real name, do you think?) had to say.
Having been to Britain, France, Switzerland, Germany and other ‘refugee desitantion nations’ on numerous occasions I can state categrically that, where ever black Africans have gone to enmass has resulted in all those countries ending up acquiring huge social problems. In every one of the aforementioned the unemployment rates of black Africans is at least 80%. With respect to serious serious crimes, such as murder, sexual assult and drug dealings black Africans account for the majority of offenders in every category, in every country, which is made worse because in none of these countries do their percentage of the populations exceed 7.5%.
Quite clearly, then if black Africans hadn’t been allowed to enter these lands serious criminal activity would be far less. Sadly, bleeding-heart liberals continue to ignore this reality and permit more black Africans into their countries.
Why this is so is abundantly obvious and it’s because black Africans are genetically inferior to Caucasians, east Asiatics and those from the Subcontinent. And to pretent otherwise is absurd.
Much of sub-Saharan Africa is rich in resources, which equates to wealth. But Africans are too stupid and too lazy to capitalize on their fortunes. Hence we have them flooding into Western nations which have to pay to carry them.
Apart from the fact it might be wise to proof read such a long comment in order to look a little more professional, I do wonder about some of the terminology used. Australians generally tend not to use the terms “east Asiatics” and “Subcontinent”. I am not sure who does. Any suggestions?
I remember Australia having a rather serious crime problem with the Triads, not to mention tendrils of the Mafia, at various points in time.
I’m surprised Mr Smith didn’t mention anything about black Americans, who, of course, are the same gene pool as my family.
I am not even going to bother to research statistics in an attempt to contradict Mr Smith’s figures. During a brief google session, I found more reference to migrants from north African countries and crime than I did sub-Saharan, but I’m not here to chase up crime statistics by ethnicity. I will point out he stresses black Africans make up a small percentage of the population of the countries he mentions, but goes on to say if this small percentage were not there, “serious criminal activity would be far less”. Far less? Please define far less when compared to such a small percentage of the population.
I do suggest to Mr Smith that he invest in some education. Cultural Intelligence education, to be precise. There he will find some societies are societies of collectivism and some are societies based on individualism. Members of one type of culture have difficulty adjusting to the other.
He will also find that many African countries were forced, by their “colonial masters”, to adopt a political system that was ill-suited to their culture. It isn’t laziness that is the problem in some cases, it is corruption. In others it is different ethnicities having been forced to be a country when they had no desire to be so and constant friction results.
As for unemployment in new lands, people have to be able to get jobs, Mr Smith. I know a very highly qualified accountant who had experience in the UK before coming to Australia as a skilled migrant and here he battled to get a job commensurate with his skills and experience. Was the fact he was a black African part of the problem? Would YOU have employed him, Mr Smith? Please do not blame people for a problem perhaps you are contributing to.
People arrive as refugees, some born and raised in refugee camps: they have no understanding of our culture, yet we blithely expect them to “be like us” with little or no help. You complain when they take time to fit in, to understand, to work out how you, Mr Smith, think.
I am not at all sure why Mr Smith chose to focus on African refugees on an article about Australia’s refugee budget, for in fact most of Australia’s refugees come from other locations. I’m not sure he understands Africa is a continent and not a country. Clearly he missed the clues I am actually a conservative, not a “bleeding-heart liberal”.
I have reported Mr Smith to the Australian Human Rights Commission for racial vilification. Given his tone, his beliefs and the null referrer, I am concerned he may be connected to a hate group of some sort. This may lead them to shut him and his ilk down.
What are his thoughts about black Australians, I wonder?
Thankfully, I am reminded every day that my black African husband is superior to Mr Smith. There is one race, the human race. There are good and bad specimens.
If you are reading this and you are Australian, please leave a comment. Please show our children, who became permanent residents of Australia just a day ago, that Mr Smith is definitely in the minority. Of course, if you aren’t Australian, still leave a comment! :)