Letter to The Editor - All benefits that our British heritage bequeathed to us
To The Age Alex Njoo has used regrettably insulting language in describing Australia as "a white blot in a brown sea" (13/9). It is certainly true that our nation was founded, essentially, by whites, to whom we should be permanently grateful; but it has, especially since World War Two, welcomed into its citizenry many people who are not whites. Thus it is not true that "this fundamentally British colony has not divorced itself from its origins." On the contrary, it is moving too quickly and thoughtlessly away from them, misguided by an increasingly anti-traditional elite backed by its socialist apparatchiks. At grave risk are liberty before the law, free speech, religious freedom and the integrity of government - all benefits that our British heritage bequeathed to us.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave