Multiculturalism Undermines Democracy: Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks (2008)

“Multiculturalism promotes segregation, stifles free speech and threatens liberal democracy, Britain's top Jewish official warned in extracts from his book published Saturday. Jonathan Sacks, Britain's chief rabbi, defined multiculturalism as an attempt to affirm Britain's diverse communities and make ethnic and religious minorities more appreciated and respected. But in his book, The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society, he said the movement had run its course. "Multiculturalism has led not to integration but to segregation," Sacks wrote in his book, an extract of which was published in the Times of London. "Liberal democracy is in danger," Sacks said, adding later: "The politics of freedom risks descending into the politics of fear." Sacks said Britain's politics had been poisoned by the rise of identity politics, as minorities and aggrieved groups jockeyed first for rights, then for special treatment. The process, he said, began with Jews, before being taken up by blacks, women and gays. He said the effect had been "inexorably divisive."

"A culture of victimhood sets group against group, each claiming that its pain, injury, oppression, humiliation is greater than that of others," he said. In an interview with the Times, Sacks said he wanted his book to be "politically incorrect in the highest order." But Sacks defended his strong support for Jewish schools in Britain, saying the promotion of Jewish education was compatible with integration. Photogenic and outspoken, Sacks is highly regarded in Britain and makes frequent appearances on television, radio and in the national press. His reputation among Britain's 260,000-strong Jewish community is more varied. Ultra-orthodox believers were dismayed by the suggestion in Sacks' earlier book, The Dignity of Difference, that the faith did not contain the absolute truth, according to The Times. In 1997, he outraged many among his more liberal-minded constituents when he criticized the late leader of the Reform movement as a "destroyer of the faith" in a letter leaked to the media. Sacks also raised hackles when, in 2002, he said in an interview that there were many things that happened in Israel that made him "very uncomfortable as a Jew."

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Gillette Continues to Shave the Way to Our Brave New Future By Mrs Vera West

     After attacking “toxic,” that is white masculinity, the hair removal firm Gillette has moved on to bigger, and hairier things. Let’s just quote this, as it is too difficult to write without shaking hands, or getting hair in my eyes:
  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/04/05/gillette-venus-ad-campaign-features-obese-trans-models/

“Gillette’s new Gillette Venus advertisement campaign features morbidly obese women and transgender models. The company claims “ALL types of beautiful skin deserve to be shown,” but it has experienced resistance and widespread mockery on social media. An advertisement featuring one obese model for the campaign, Anna, was captioned, “Go out there and slay the day.” “Venus is committed to representing beautiful women of all shapes, sizes, and skin types because ALL types of beautiful skin deserve to be shown,” declared Gillette in a Twitter post. “We love Anna because she lives out loud and loves her skin no matter how the ‘rules’ say she should display it.” The advertisement faced criticism from social media users who claimed Gillette should not be promoting unhealthy lifestyles. “99% sure the woman in the photo is on an anti-depressant and/or statins. I have several loved ones that are obese. I’m all for making ppl feel comfortable in their skin, but let’s not glamorize obesity, please. It is NOT healthy. Supportive is fine. Encouragement is cruel,” commented one user, while another proclaimed, “My uncle died from diabetes complicated by him being obese. Please, don’t promote unhealthy lifestyles and pretend THIS is beautiful.”

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The Church of Migration By Peter West

     Each week the Pope comes out with another plea for infinity migration to end the West, or else champions some politically correct cause contrary to traditionalism. Rather than me calling him out once again, here, let an insider sound off:
  http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2019/04/03/god-wants-catholic-muslim-fraternity-pope_27fc2325-1708-4b3f-9bcd-fb52eee4bb0a.html

“The highest-ranking African cardinal said this week that the Church risks becoming just another NGO if it focuses on “horizontal” issues like immigration and ecology rather than preaching Jesus Christ. Some Catholic leaders urge the Church “not to speak about God, but to throw itself body and soul into social problems: migration, ecology, dialogue, the culture of encounter, the struggle against poverty, for justice and peace,” said Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah in an interview this week with La Nef. While all of these problems are, of course, important, “a Church such as this is of interest to no one,” said Sarah, who heads up the Vatican’s liturgical office. “The Church is only of interest because she allows us to encounter Jesus,” he continued. “She is only legitimate because she passes on Revelation to us. When the Church becomes overburdened with human structures, it obstructs the light of God shining out in her and through her.”

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How to Break the Backbone of Australia By Viv Forbes

     Since the days of the gold rush and the wool boom, Australia has always relied heavily on its great primary industries – mining, farming, forestry and fishing and their supporting transport, energy and processing industries. First was the export of hides and tallow, wool and timber. Then came the great discoveries of gold, coal, copper and silver-lead-zinc, followed by exports of wheat, butter, meat and cotton. Luckily the effects of droughts in the rural sector were often moderated by booms or new discoveries in minerals. Today government royalties and taxes on our massive exports of coal, gas, iron ore, nickel, copper, silver-lead-zinc, aluminium and uranium have become the main-stays of the tax-consuming and ever-growing state and federal bureaucracies. These back-bone industries, directly or indirectly, have always paid the wages of most of the workers of Australia.

     Every one of these primary industries must have three things –

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Thought Crimes USA By Charles Taylor

     Aussies, the future can be seen in the US of A, once the home of liberty, I think. Witness thought crime data bases for anything the Dark Lords of Mordor do not like:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-06-michigan-government-to-create-thought-criminal-database.html

“Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel …  has decided to launch a full-scale crusade against the First Amendment. According to reports, Nessel is planning to create a “hate crime unit” as part of Michigan’s government, the purpose of which won’t necessarily be to prosecute “hate crimes” – which aren’t a real thing anyway, by the way – but to actually police the speech and thoughts of Michigan residents to make sure they align with official government ideology. By creating a database of people who think for themselves, Nessel is on record as stating that she plans to keep an all-seeing-eye on people who commit “thought violations” – which aren’t real crimes, according to the United States Constitution. “It is important to understand that these are not convicted criminals or people who[m] the state has reason to believe have committed or are planning to commit a crime,” writes Jay Lorenz for FashTheNation.com about the people Nessel is planning to target with her unconstitutional “hate crime unit.” “The new database is specifically designed to target law-abiding Americans,” he adds.”

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Western Feminism, Multicult Relativism and Women’s Rights By Mrs Vera West

     With all the feminist sensitivities about every pc issue in the West you can throw a cat at, including throwing cats, surprise, surprise there is nothing much about the sale of  young women in Africa:
  https://www.thedailybeast.com/child-brides-in-africa-are-advertised-on-facebook-and-sold-to-old-men?ref=scroll

“OBANLIKU, Nigeria—Monica, 16, is one of two sisters sold as wives to men who found their photographs on their father's Facebook page and contacted him. She and her 14-year-old younger sister never wanted to get married until they completed their secondary education in Ogbakoko, a small village in Obanliku Local Government Area in Nigeria’s south-central Cross River state. But the teenage sisters fell victims to a culture which subjects little girls, some as young as 10, to de facto slavery through a tradition called “money marriage.” The sisters belong to the Becheve community, a large tribe of 17 villages in Obanliku where there is a long tradition in which young girls—often referred to as “money women” or “money wives”—are sold in exchange for food or livestock or cash, or to settle debts.

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Peak Hyper-Leftism By Chris Knight

     This article cited here discusses how the left are now so far Left that if the earth was flat, they would be in danger of falling off the planet. Certainly, the Left today are more extreme than Karl Marx:
  https://www.vox.com/2019/3/22/18259865/great-awokening-white-liberals-race-polling-trump-2020
  https://www.thedailybeast.com/antiracism-our-flawed-new-religion

“In the past five years, white liberals have moved so far to the left on questions of race and racism that they are now, on these issues, to the left of even the typical black voter. This change amounts to a “Great Awokening” — comparable in some ways to the enormous religious foment in the white North in the years before the American Civil War. It began roughly with the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, when activists took advantage of ubiquitous digital video and routine use of social media to expose a national audience in a visceral way to what otherwise might have been a routine local news story. “If there had been no Twitter or Facebook,” Columbia University’s John McWhorter, an early and somewhat skeptical observer of the Awokening, tells me, “Trayvon [Martin] and Mike Brown would have had about as much impact on white thought as, say, Amadou Diallo did.” Pollsters began to see a rapid, sustained change. White Democrats suddenly started expressing dramatically higher levels of concern about racial inequality and discrimination, while showing greater enthusiasm for racial diversity and immigration. (While political disputes around race are often found under the same umbrella as gender and sexual orientation, where attitudes are also shifting, the relatively recent, relatively sudden change that constitutes the Great Awokening is fundamentally about race and its relationship to national identity.)

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The Plagues to Come By Brian Simpson

     It would not be end times without the re-emergence of good old fashion pestilence. And, it is back, for another record performance:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-06/mysterious-drug-resistant-germ-deemed-urgent-threat-quietly-sweeping-globe
  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/health/drug-resistant-candida-auris.html

“Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious. Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe. Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa. Recently C. auris reached New York, New Jersey and Illinois, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add it to a list of germs deemed “urgent threats.” The man at Mount Sinai died after 90 days in the hospital, but C. auris did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor tiles to eradicate it. 

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When it Falls: Book Burning? By John Steele

     This article got me thinking about book burning. Yes, I know with all the censorship we are enduring, that this is a sensitive issue, and that we are duty bound to take the high J. S. Mill On Liberty road, of literary freedom and all that jazz, but …
  https://www.thejournal.ie/poland-priests-books-4570737-Apr2019/

“Catholic priests in a Polish city burned a number of books they claim are sacrilegious over the weekend, including some from the popular Harry Potter and Twilight series. In a Facebook post showing photographs of the public book burning, priests in the city of Koszalin quoted Old Testament passages. They urged believers to destroy the enemies of God, telling them to “burn their idols in the fire”. The post on the page ‘SMS Foundation from Heaven’ shows three priests carrying a basket of books and other items including an African-styled face mask through a church to an outside fire pit. Photographs show priests and two alter servers standing by the fire pit, where other items including a ‘Hello Kitty’ umbrella and a Hindu religious figurine, are also burning. The group that posted the pictures is an evangelical foundation set up to spread Christian message via mobile phone texts. Father Rafal Jarosiewicz from the Koszalin SMS Foundation from Heaven was in the news again last year when he started driving around Poland with a mobile confessional box. One commenter on yesterday’s Facebook post said:

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Letter to The Editor - The ordinary folk of Britain have exposed the sham that modern two-party "democracy" has become

To The Age        Peter Hartcher's hostile dismissal of Brexit ("Nothing to be smug about", 9/4) misses the real significance of the 2016 referendum result. The biggest turn-out of voters in British history produced a clear “Leave” majority in defiance of all the meretricious Establishment propaganda for "Remain". 17 million Britons rightly turned their backs on the bureaucratic tyranny of the EU, into which they had been inveigled by acts of deception by politicians in the preceding half century. The Establishment has fought back by dishonouring the people's decision. That and that only is why there is a mess. Far from being a laughing stock, Britain is currently pitied by knowledgeable observers because of the way in which it is being deliberately mired, as a punishment, in constitutional confusion. However, the ordinary folk of Britain have exposed the sham that modern two-party "democracy" has become and this will not be forgotten.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Will the Lights Go Out in Australia, Forever? By John Steele

     “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime,” commented British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey on the eve of his country’s entry in World War I. Many feel that the same thing is happening now with the ending of free speech, and they are right. But, maybe there is something else, that the globalist system itself, could be destroyed by the ultimate, merciful act of God.
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-01-white-house-warns-emp-attack-could-cripple-electrical-infrastructure.html

“A new warning from the White House has underscored the fragility of our society. As the Trump administration cautions, an EMP attack could easily take down the United States in a single shot. As such, Trump has now issued a presidential EMP order, with the aim of protecting vital infrastructure from total destruction. EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, attacks have been a known threat to the United States for decades. In spite of this, little has been done to insulate the nation’s most vulnerable and necessary structures — like power grids — from being destroyed by such an event. As The Hill reports, the Congressional EMP Commission has been discussing EMPs as a major threat to the United Since since the Cold War. Now, President Trump has issued an executive order to get the ball of national preparedness rolling. Under this new directive, key recommendations of the Congressional EMP Commission will finally see the light of day. The White House reportedly plans on having a “comprehensive strategy on EMPs” ready within the next 12 months. While EMPs have been on the federal government’s radar for at least 20 years, it is only now that we see that risk being taken seriously. As The Hill contends, federal agencies have failed to adequately acknowledge and prepare for a potential EMP threat. Trump’s order directs the secretaries from the Energy and Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security to “develop a plan to mitigate the effects of EMPs on the vulnerable priority-critical infrastructures.” DHS and Energy are also being directed to work with other federal agencies and the private sector to make this plan.”

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Here is Anarcho-Tyranny in Action By Charles Taylor

     Here is an example of lawlessness, the anarcho-tyrannical end of the rule of law, so that the feral can terrorise local populations:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-02-left-wing-cities-going-lawless-as-boston-orders-police-to-stop-arresting-criminals.html

“Leftist policies are reaching new levels of insanity in Massachusetts, as Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins pushes her highly contested “no-prosecute” list into action. The “list” gives a green light to a number of arrest-worthy offenses — including trespassing, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, and “wanton or malicious destruction of property.” In other words, local law enforcement is being directed by the district attorney to stand idly by while miscreants steal and destroy property. The directive from Rollins also orders police to refuse to cooperate with ICE in the arresting of illegal immigrants at the courthouse — no matter the severity of their crimes. What could go wrong?

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Feminists Defending Old Smoking Joe By Charles Taylor

     There are a multitude of politically correct socialist characters assembling to take on Trump in the US 2020 elections, and former Democrat vice president, Joe Biden is one. Some polls had him beating Trump, which would not take much, given how cucked Donald Duck has become. Only problem is that old Joe is getting #MeTooed by allegations of inappropriate touching of women. Of course, the feminists have defended him, but now people are looking at the videos, especially uncomfortable touching of young girls. The camera does not lie.
  https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/04/01/whoopi-goldberg-defends-biden-i-dont-want-joe-to-stop-kissing-and-smelling-womens-hair/
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-01/second-biden-accuser-emerges-rep-calls-accusations-creepy-behavior-smears-and
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-01/irrefutable-evidence-10-videos-show-creepy-joe-biden-touching-women-inappropriately

     Drunk with power Joe probably thought that he was free to play touch football with whatever female he towered above. But, maybe he will be cut down a few feet now. Trump must have wiped the sweat from his brow. No, not creepy Joe’s brow, his own.

Christian Prayer Now Racist! By Chris Knight

     Obviously, the problem starts in the USA, and before we know it, has migrated here to Australia. It used to take five years for the infections of the mind to spread, but advances in communication has cut the time down to moments. Just blink and the madness from across the Pacific will be here, ready to destroy us:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-01-praying-in-the-name-of-jesus-now-labeled-islamophobic.html

“The far-Left is having an absolute meltdown over a recent prayer given by devout Christian lawmaker Stephanie Borowicz of Pennsylvania, who dared to open up the legislative session by praying in the name of Jesus Christ – and was thus declared by Christ-hating Democrats to be “Islamophobic.” Mainstream media articles quickly spread across the internet chastising Rep. Borowicz for practicing her Christian faith, which was apparently “offensive” to fellow Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Muslim woman who proudly wears her religious hijab without objection from Leftist Democrats. Eager for her 15 minutes of fame, Rep. Johnson-Harrell quickly leapt into the spotlight when asked how she felt about Rep. Borowicz’s prayer, declaring it to represent “bigotry” and “hatred,” simply because it doesn’t align with her own Islamic beliefs.

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Signs of the Biblical Endtimes? I Hope So! By Peter West

     World weary people like me are always searching for end times signs, some blessed end to the misery that we endure. I suspect that it will not becoming soon, since we have probably not suffered enough yet …but …maybe …
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-01/forget-russiagate-americas-anxieties-are-about-go-biblical

“The sore beset people of this land may be good and goddam sick of politics, RussiaGate, and Trump-inspired social strife, but they may soon have something more down-to-earth to worry about: Biblical floods and plagues.
Media hysteria around the Mueller Report has nearly eclipsed news of historic flooding in the midwest that has already caused $3 billion in damage to farms, homes, livestock, and infrastructure. With spring rainfall already at 200 percent of normal levels, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a statement in late March saying, “This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk for flooding in their communities.”

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What is Jacinda Going to do about the Guns of the Gangs? By John Steele

     The New Zealand prime minister will probably be given the Nobel Peace Prize, just like Obama was given it for something, I am not sure what. But, now that some of the emotion is dying down, we need to know what she is going to do about the gangs of New Zealand, who basically run the place, and who will not give up their guns:
  https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/02/14/why-new-zealand-has-so-many-gang-members
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/31/new-zealand-gang-leader-we-will-not-give-up-our-guns/

“Mongrel Mob leader Sonny Fatu is making it clear his gang will not be surrendering their guns as mandated by the New Zealand government. On March 20, 2019, Breitbart News reported New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement that “military-style” semiautomatic rifles, “high-capacity” magazines, and certain gun parts were being banned. While making the announcement, Ardern encouraged New Zealand gun owners to go ahead and hand over their firearms. Mongrel Mob leader Fatu told Stuff, “Will gangs get rid of their weapons? No. Because of who we are, we can’t guarantee our own safety.” Fatu added, “The attacks between our organisations are gang-on-gang, they do not involve the non-gang members. Although there may be peripheral damage and violence that occasionally spills out into the public eye, it is absolutely and without intention for any harm to be caused to non-gang members.” He referenced the March 15, 2019, Mosque attacks in New Zealand, saying, “It’s not in our culture to inflict harm on innocent people like what happened in Christchurch.” Black Power member Denis O’Reilly echoed Fatu’s sentiment when asked if his gang would hand over their guns. O’Reilly said, “Of course not. Why the hell would you be talking about handing back guns when you’re talking about progressing your family and moving from pathology to potential. Where on earth would discussions about guns come up in that?”

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Reds Eternally Under the Bed By Chris Knight

     The Russian election meddling inquiry by Mueller has concluded that Trump’s campaign did not collude with Russia. What is interesting is how the cultural elites of the acting class of Hollywood have responded to the news, very badly, since they were getting themselves worked up that Trump could be impeached and Queen Hillary put on the throne, and now they are frustrated:
  https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/03/24/hollywood-digs-in-on-russia-conspiracies-fight-for-our-democracy-is-about-to-intensify/

“Hollywood figures doubled down on Trump-Russia conspiracies Sunday following Attorney General William Barr releasing a letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller report, which concludes President Donald Trump’s campaign did not collude with the Kremlin. Many in Hollywood previously fantasized about Robert Mueller’s investigation resulting in an indictments for Trump and his family. However, Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter to Congress Sunday put those hopes to bed, as Mueller was unable to find any evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia. “#MuellersReport finds no evidence showing #TrumpsTeam of ‘collusion’ with Russia, but stops short of ‘exonerating’ Trump on obstruction of justice. Knowing Trump, he probably tried to do exactly that. TWO MORE YEARS OF CHAOS, RACE BAITING, GRIFTERS, CON ARTISTS, SHAME/FEAR. SAD,” Bette Midler roared.

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How to Break the Backbone of Australia By Viv Forbes

     Since the days of the gold rushes and the wool booms, Australia has always relied heavily on its great primary industries – mining, farming, forestry and fishing and their supporting transport, energy and processing industries. First was the export of hides and tallow, wool and timber. Then came the great discoveries of gold, coal, copper and silver-lead-zinc, followed by exports of wheat, butter, meat and cotton. Luckily the effects of droughts in the rural sector were often moderated by booms or new discoveries in minerals. Today government royalties and taxes on our massive exports of coal, gas, iron ore, nickel, copper, silver-lead-zinc, aluminium and uranium have become the main-stays of the tax-consuming and ever-growing state and federal bureaucracies. These back-bone industries, directly or indirectly, have always paid the wages of most of the workers of Australia.

     Every one of these primary industries must have three things – secure access to resource-rich land; reliable low-cost energy for production, extraction, processing and transport; and reliable water supply. These are the three things most threatened by today’s Chicken Littles. Every day, vested interests, toxic environmentalists and green alarmists (often foreign-funded or tax-exempted) are using every worry they can discover or invent to break the backbone of Australia – global warming, species extinction, pollution, UN dictates, and land rights for everyone except those currently making productive use of the land. They favour pest-ridden scrubs of woody weeds over productive grasslands and encourage farm invasions by vegan militants and media stirrers. They prevent construction of new water conservation dams and weirs, insist in letting more stored “environmental” water flow back to the sea, and then spend billions on desalination plants to get that water back from the sea. They close-the-gate to explorers, use death-by-delay to stop projects they disapprove of, throttle foresters and fishermen with ever increasing no-go zones, while sacred serpents or the “just three mines” policy smothers every uranium deposit discovered. They re-define natural gases as “pollution” to be taxed, and now are driving whole industries offshore by forcing reckless conversion to high-cost, unpredictable intermittent green energy. While politicians babble about dream-time electric cars, our huge transport fleet relies on imports of petrol and diesel refined overseas – Australia now has under 30 days of petrol and diesel supplies here. As jobs disappear or migrate, welfare booms, and national bankruptcy beckons.

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Letter to The Editor - Well, what then is our greatest treasure?" Some would say Christianity

To The Age        Dr Bentley James is making a significant contribution to our national culture by his sterling effort to preserve the Yolngu sign language ("Signing up for desperate effort to save a language and a way of life", 8/4). Alas, some languages must die as socio-cultural contexts change. Think Gaelic and Cornish in the British Isles as well as the large number of Aboriginal tongues here. However, the sign language is hardly "the greatest treasure that Australia ever had." Dr James's excessive remark raises the question: "Well, what then is our greatest treasure?" Some would say Christianity, but I think I would nominate our tradition of political freedom. Perhaps we need another Dr James to preserve that!
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - Giving up the fight, however, would be a sign of national decadence

To The Australian        Well done, those "more than 100 grassroots Tory chairmen and party officers" who have told Mrs May that she should "deliver what the country knows to be Brexit" ("PM offers Corbyn a Boris lock on Brexit", 8/4)! Alas, neither she nor the House of Commons seem willing to do that, as the one-vote victory of a motion rejecting a "no deal exit" has shown, to say nothing of her turning Brexit into "essentially staying in the EU without a vote at the table." The great question now is whether the ordinary people of Britain themselves have the integrity and stamina to fight on to remove themselves from the noxious EU. A campaign of civil disobedience may be needed, together with a new Brexit party. Giving up the fight, however, would be a sign of national decadence and the people would then deserve their fate.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic