The Price of Compassion

By Jack Liang

Being a bleeding heart may make one feel great, but there are often unintended consequences…

A young Syrian boy lying on a Mediterranean beach shocked the world to the plight of a people desperate to leave their homeland behind. The rise of militant Islam in the form of the Islamic State had driven millions of minorities from their homes. Yet, their destinations were not nearby countries, but the West.

In the arena of politics, leftists began to frame the reactions of conservatives and reactionaries to the crisis to be racist, bigoted, and heartless; but the truth is that it is a false dichotomy to put conservative domestic policies and compassion for the needy at odds with one another. Such reactions are reminiscent of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s border security policy by opponents, despite the fact that these policies succeeded in securing our borders.

German media outlets such as BILD.de reported that the police chief noted that around 1000 men of North African and Arab descent were seen to instigate mass attacks, sexual assaults, and public disturbance on New Year’s Eve in Cologne. It also took almost a week before mainstream media began reporting the attacks. The following week then saw a sharp rise in both anti-racism protests, and right wing rallies in Germany.

The failure of left wing media, social justice warriors, and radical feminists to advocate and make known the sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve night sends a strong and sad message. Whilst third wave feminists have spent a good many years telling society that men, are unneeded and ought to be restricted from making gains in society, the scourge of unchecked male refugee criminal activity is left virtually untouched. These radical feminists continue to remind young white males that they are the cause of an apparent growing rape culture in the West, yet they are blind and deaf to the cries of many women like the victims of Cologne. These radical leftists and radical feminists reject the traditional family, or the natural tendency for men to be providers, so they turn to the state. Why would we need men if our state is powerful enough to give us free healthcare, free education, and so on? Yet the state failed to safeguard women because they were too busy trying to be accommodating for the refugees, who for most part have been young men.

The silence from the left reminds us that race and gender are still very hotly contested areas of advocacy in modern society, particularly for these groups who failed to provide a voice for women. I believe that the silence over the Cologne attacks are mainly due to the fact that these groups are reluctant to speak up in defence of women in fear of being labelled as racist, whilst they also fear if they don’t advocate for refugees, they’d be seen as cold hearted racists. You see, this is the dilemma for such groups and their followers.

Although it is a good thing to provide and care for refugees, there is always a price for such compassion. This price can be exacted in a few ways; the first, to make migrants as comfortable as possible by effectively removing all trace of your own culture in order to avoid offending the migrants. This can be achieved by encouraging churches to remove crosses, towns to restructure, and remind women that they should avoid wearing skirts in public. This has been the recurring method of handling immigration across modern Europe, particularly in Sweden, France, and now Germany.

The Australian way of life is unique and is something to be cherished, we have a system which gives many their best chance at life, and also allows each person a choice to choose how they live, yet we understand that the multi-faceted nature of our society is held together not by fragmented, or ghettoised notions of culture, but a local endogenous culture that has been enriched by Europeans, and bolstered by immigrants.

Let’s protect that without forsaking our own culture and our way of life.

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