via: Eureka Youth Herald
Australian youth today; Raised on the internet – finding truth in White Nationalism, the Jewish question and a desire to a return to moral tradition seem to fall from the sky in every town and city across the nation. For better or worse; these new and honestly-minded members of the movement have rarely opened a book on Australian history; nor have they been fortunate enough to stumble upon the most overwhelmingly popular tales of Australian political and cultural development.
Answering all of these things the Eureka Youth League stands: Planting the flag of Nativism in the soil: Australia has an identity, Australia has a culture and Australia absolutely has a political ideal system to which our forebears lost life, blood and sweat building and defending.
Billy Hughes the once prime minister of Australia and foremost the reflection of the character of the Australian people said: “We stand for the Empire; for a White Australia; for stable government by the duly elected representatives of the people. We set our faces resolutely against Government by secret juntas and forces outside Parliament. We are against Class legislation—whether it be in the interests of the Bolshevist or the Reactionary. We believe that only by the encouragement of land settlement can the country be developed and the drift to the great cities checked. We are for a vigorous policy of immigration based upon land settlement. We believe that only by a broad National policy can the Commonwealth be safely governed and fully developed.”
Australia, by virtue of its location was far-removed from Europe and its other colonies; ensured the Australian people had such a degree of cultural sovereignty that their traditions and even language could develop: The Australian Culture we see today; boozing, immoral larrikanism and complacency is an invention of the 1970s – not the traditions set before us by the founders of our country: Australia has in greater times past been about hard work, decency, good family life, national communitarianism and social politics.
The lesser known Poets, bushmen and statesmen of our past were fanatic believers in the preservation of Australia for a morally inclined national community of white, European people; Australia’s first prime minister Edmund Barton said before parliament: “We were struggling among ourselves for supremacy in a world which we thought of as destined to belong to the Aryan races and to the Christian faith ; to the letters and arts and charm of social manners which we have inherited from the best times of the past. We shall wake to find ourselves elbowed and hustled, and perhaps even thrust aside by peoples whom we looked down upon as servile, and thought of as bound always to minister to our needs. The solitary consolation will be that the changes have been inevitable.” quoting from the famous Australian Philosopher Charles H. Pearson’s book National Life and Character (1893)
The sentiment of the Australian people in the 19th century was very fair and honest. The popular question of “What is an Australian” was answered concisely on the 2nd of July 1887 in a popular newspaper called The Bulletin it reads: “By the term Australian we mean not just those who were merely born in Australia. All white men who come to these shores with a clean record and who leave behind them the memory of the class distinctions and religious differences of the Old World; all men who place the happiness of their adopted land before imperialism… Are Australians”
This belief has rightfully been the position of Australian Nativism. Although we venerate the accomplishments of our forebears, all decent white men with their interests in Australia; are Australians. And it is not right to defile the identity of your Australian ancestors to identify as anything but Australian. Youth today, being hidden from Australian history and traditional culture find it far more attractive and easy to identity in their ancestral culture – The heritage left to us now was given in the hopes that it would better young Australians, not young English or young Irish or young Germans: Therefore we must at least attempt to revive the ancestral traditions of the Australian pioneers; from whom we owe everything we currently enjoy.
Australia’s pioneers were hard-working men and women who faced the harshest conditions imaginable: Henry Lawson a famous nationalist poet from the 19th century once wrote:
“We want the man who will lead the van,
The man who will pioneer.
We have no use for the gentleman,
Or the cheating Cheap-Jack here;
We have no room for the men who shirk
The sweat of the brow. Condemn
The men who are frightened to look for work
And funk when it looks for them.
We’ll honour the man who can’t afford
To wait for a job that suits,
But sticks a swag on his shoulders broad
And his feet in blucher boots,
And tramps away o’er the ridges far
And over the burning sand
To look for work where the stations are
In the lonely Western land.
He’ll brave the drouth and he’ll brave the rain,
And fight his sorrows down,
And help to garden the inland plain
And build the inland town;
And he’ll be found in the coming years
With a heart as firm and stout,
An honoured man with the pioneers
Who lead the people out. “
Australianism cannot be doubted to be the most romantic, idealistic cultural and political union. Our forebears struggled and fought to bring to us today a nation of history, art and decency. The 19th century which saw the gold rush also saw the first attempt at multi-racialism – Turks, Chinamen and Negroes flooded to Australia in a significant number to find wealth in the goldfields. This radical period of racial disharmony saw the creation of our national political identity:
Australians realised quickly the destructive impact that coloured labour and race-mixing can have on a nations well-being. The famous Australian Nationalist William Lane once wrote in The Boomerang that “Words cannot express our contempt and hatred for those whites who are fighting against their own kith and kin in this racial struggle. They deserve no consideration. The Chinese must go and their friends, those white traitors had better be flung out with them.” 17th March, 1888
The statesmen of our federation were all raised on the conditions of racial disharmony in which we millennial’s today are raised in. Fighting tooth and nail against coloured foreigners for entry-level jobs, walking amongst foreigners – feeling alienated in your own land. Some newspapers claimed that during the peak of the 1880s the Chinese dominated many industries in Victoria; most notably the furniture industry. Australian history then; is nothing but a reflection of the same racial conditions we face today. Henry Parkes, sometimes called “The Father of Australia” wrote “For a generation – long before some of the men who are listening to me took any part whatever in public life – and. at all times, I have opposed the introduction of Chinese upon these, as I conceive, national, and to a large extent, philosophical grounds. I maintain that in a country like New South Wales it is our duty to preserve the type of the British nation, and that we ought not, for any consideration whatever, to admit any element that would detract from, or in any appreciable degree lower, that admirable type of nationality. ” Parkes and his fellow crusaders for federation sought to create a single, controllable border to defend Australia’s soil from the coloured hordes; previously it had been compromised by loose borders in South Australia and Queensland.
His fellow parliamentarians had a wide array of comments regarding the race question. James C. Stewart a Labor parliamentarian said in 1901:
“We have coloured people in every State, or about 100,000 in all Australia. They are coming into Western Australia in large numbers ; they are in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, and I believe there are a few in Tasmania. Given the necessary opportunity, in the course of events we shall have a coloured problem here just as dangerous to the welfare of the Commonwealth as is the position which faces the people of the United States.
We do not desire to keep out these coloured people simply because they are inferior to us, but because for racial, social and economic reasons we cannot permit them safely to enter. With regards to race, we cannot mix with them. There is no natural affinity between them and us. If an attempt were made to confide them and us within one bottle, so to speak, one or the other must be precipitated to the bottom. A compacted homogenous community cannot be formed out of such heterogenous compounds. The thing ought not to be attempted, because it is. absolutely impossible.
With regards to the social aspect of the question, these people are brought up under institutions entirely different from ours. Their religion, position and customs are different;
I should be a traitor to my country, to my race and to those of our ancestors who have conferred benefits upon us, if I were a party to anything which would allow these Asiatics to come here and destroy at one fell swoop all the efforts of centuries. For these reasons I think, we are all agreed that the coloured man must be kept out, whether he is Japanese, a Chinaman or an African.
This is really a matter of life and death to the Australian people.”
James Stewart had indeed compiled the sentiment of the Australian Labor Party; Despite common knowledge the A.L.P were the absolute forerunners of Australianism; founded by William Spence a Presbyterian working man the A.L.P had in its constitutional platform an absolute commitment to the institution and protection of a White Australia. Spence is recorded to have said “The white races should come to a common understanding; and present a united front to its potential enemies. We say that the policy of a White Australia is worth defending: and we are prepared to defend it.”
William Spence was also the founder of the Australian Workers Union; and using both these organisations he was instrumental in establishing a White Australia. Working men would be kept free from the competition of cheap coloured labour and too would their communities be kept homogeneous: identity and belonging ensured. Australia’s early period too saw the creation of the “Australian Natives Association” a large fraternal society stretching across the nation for the benefit of its White Australian membership: The A.N.A as it’s often called was a benchmark in Australian high culture; it sponsored friendly societies ( welfare without the state ) and fostered a course of moral and social development for its membership. It is estimated that at the turn of the 20th century more than 30% of Australians were members of fraternal/friendly societies including the A.N.A
The Australian Natives Association with its large and wholesome membership was instrumental in keeping a high degree of pressure on politicians to maintain the White Australia Policy all through the first half of the 20th century; in fact many of Australia’s most popular soldiers and statesmen were members of the A.N.A.
The people of Australia, not just the statesmen and philosophers have always been firm nationalists. 1860-1861 saw a period of racial uprising in the rural NSW region around Young and Lambing Flat. Known as the “Lambing Flat Riots” a working man’s revolution took place to drive the Chinese off the goldfields, hoisting the “Lambing’s Flag” the men decided to take direct action to the establishment of a White Australia. The Lambing’s Flag today, minus a single star in honour is the symbol of the Eureka Youth movement.
The thoughts and ideals of the people and the statesmen were one: A White Australia is worth fighting for. This however is never enough; during the early decades of the 20th century communists and fervent capitalists had combined forces to abolish White Australia for social disharmony and cheap labour. Arthur Calwell, a Labor minister and once leader of the A.L.P wrote in his famous essay Danger for Australia
“The ultra-conservatives and land-barons would like vast pools of near-slave labor to make them richer; the Communists wish to bring about any condition of strife, poverty and mistrust in the community which would make good government more difficult, and therefore their struggle towards power easier.
The Communists base their appeals on the sympathy Australians feel for the poor and oppressed in backward countries. They preach equality, but Ignore the fact that equality does not necessarily mean similarity, or the ability to live and work together. They talk cynically of relief and new opportunities for the suffering people of Asian lands, when they know very well that whatever small number of the needy millions could possibly be taken into Australia would have no significant effect on the Asian problem. They plead that these people should be offered a better life, when there is evidence all over the world to prove that the introduction of large numbers of Asians into European communities inevitably offers them nothing but frustration and new sorts of misery.
In this particular matter, the super-capitalists are even less honest than the Communists. If they used the Communist arguments, or any direct arguments at all, their motives would be so obvious that the only public response would be an outburst of astonished laughter at their audacity.”
Despite all the blood and toil spilled over the removal of the coloured races; the enemies of Australian working families continued to tinker away at finding ways to open the floodgates to non-european migrants: As Calwell said Communists did it for political gain and Capitalists for cheap profits. Had no history taught them the harsh reality of multi-racialism? Does not common sense teach that a nation cannot exist across the divisions of race and far-distant culture.
Arthur Calwell was fortunately not the only defender of the White Australian heritage; he too was complimented by the Labour Premier of NSW, Jack Lang who wrote in his article White Australia saved Australia:
“White Australia must not be regarded as a mere political shibboleth. It was Australia’s Magna Carta. Without that policy, this country would have been lost long ere this. It would have been engulfed in an Asian tidal wave. There would have been no need for the Japanese to invade this country. We would have been swallowed up by the rolling advance of a horde of colored people, anxious to escape the privations of their own countries and prepared to impose their own standards on this country”
There can be no question whatsoever that White Australia has always been a fundamental bone in the skeleton of Australianism. Too however we must not forget the economic worldview of the founders of our great nation. Australia saw to the creation of what has been called “The Working Man’s paradise” interestingly that name is also the title of a book written by William Lane.
Australia codified its economic worldview in what is known as The Full Employment White Paper in which the entire economic model of Australia would be geared to ensure every working man would have secure employment in which he could support at minimum a wife and three children in his own home. Australian Economics as it is called took the best of both worlds from market economics and social welfare – Keynes had an influential effect on Australian economists and our Commonwealth bank was established as a state institution to provide cheap loans to Australian workers and industry to maximise our employment and national stability: Contrasting to today; Australians have always preferred industrial protection when compared to cheap consumer prices ( which the Free-traders of today so fetishise. )
Australia always used tariffs for revenue and protection; how perfect is the import tariff: An in-direct taxation that promotes local industry and can permit the funding of schools and social welfare.
The Australian Natives association today is the spiritual guide to the Eureka Youth League; and to honour our forebears we will construct a nation-wide alliance of nativist fraternal organisations.
Young Nationalists I IMPLORE you to dig into Australian history; You cannot be an Australian Nationalist and live off American and European alt-right politics ; Honour your ancestors; take up the shield and banner of the Australian founders and advance the cause of a White, morally inclined national community: A White Australia.
Listen not to the swindlers; God forbid our movement falls to the vacuum of cancerous Americanism. Our movement is rooted in our people; our straight-thinking, family oriented, racially idealist Australian people.