I don’t know if anyone else shared the same misfortune that I experienced last night when they turned on the ABC. Watching TV is something that I rarely do nowadays but with the missus out I was going to watch some telly with my daughter and it initially turned on still on the ABC. It started playing what I thought was some historical show dealing with the Boxer revolution in China, and before my unfortunate daughter could change the channel I became intrigued I started watching it.
However it very soon became apparent that this wasn’t a historical take on the Chinese boxer revolution, it wasn’t even a study on the Chinese statue that the show was supposedly about. No – it was a hatchet job on legacy Australian’s history, by some plump cosmopolitan doofus whose attachment to Australia and its history only stretches back as far as his parents stepping off the plane – in Fennell’s case, when his Indian/Singaporean mother and backpacking Irish father arrived in Australia in the early 80s.
Practically at every turn throughout the show Fennell framed legacy federation Australians being the guy who who actually donated the statue, Hixon, as “Looters”. Happily judging them with his progressive values of today, he basically spent the entire show condemning them, or seeking out and finding people to interview who would condemn them; a couple Chinese influence peddlers and spies, a woke University professor and of course a sour old Jewish Art Historian, Joanna Mendelssohn. He even managed to browbeat the curators of the NSW Art Gallery into admitting that by today’s standards it could have been ‘perceived as wrong’.
I’m not particularly interested in revisiting the Boxer Rebellion – I personally think the Boxers’ had a good point. Fighting for national self recognition and cultural self determination, especially from foreign rulers, is a fight I increasingly understand.
That Fennell can see no parallels with the invasion of Christian missionaries to China, with the invasion of MultiCultists seeking to transform Australia, shows which way he leans – bagging Christians, bagging white people, and especially bagging legacy Australians in order to legitimise our dispossession, signified by his presence here is the name of his game. “Evil White Looters” is what he should have probably called his Documentary, it would have been a more honest appraisal of his position.
I didn’t mind Mark before I watched this documentary, my only encountering of him previously was on Mastermind, other than thinking his banal beige personality was as khaki as his skin colour. But honestly the one sided manner in which he cast this whole discussion really laid bare his contempt towards a history that he finds objectionable – mainly because it is not his own. At every turn he sought to push the view that Australia obtained the statue from looting, repeatedly pressing the point to the point of rudeness, and in the name of one sidedness made sure there was not a single voice to counter that position right throughout his historical hit piece.
So yes the Boxer revolution was bad, arguably one of the examples of the worst excesses of Colonialism, and yes a statue pulled from the ruins were obtained and transferred to Australia. But honestly if he was so interested in preserving cultural history, and this is the more salient point, why didn’t he ask the question of ‘Why are the Chinese so keen to scour the world for Chinese artifacts?‘
The reason is the same as why all of these 3rd world developing nations are so keen to obtain any historical artifacts recovered from the sands, snow or swamps of their own lands. Because they have previously destroyed the vast majority of their own history themselves. The Taliban and ISIS blowing up countless ruins and historical artifacts is but a recent example – China’s CULTURAL REVOLUTION is the main reason why Chinese are now so keen to reobtain Chinese artifacts.
Countless Chinese treasures and statues were destroyed – if this bronze statue that some legacy Australian had supposedly looted, remained in China, then chances are it would have long since been melted down for its constituent elements.
Did Fennell ever make the slightest suggestion or concession that the only reason this statue is in the world with us today, is BECAUSE it was taken from the ruins and sent to a museum in a progressive, stable, liberal nation, where it was preserved and celebrated and available for all to see? Nah, that would be racist and besides whitey is always the baddy now.
I have no issue with the Chinese scouring the world and buying back their history – good on them. I respect it more than pussy Greeks and Egyptians, whining about their losses and demanding the we ‘give’ them back. If it weren’t for Westerners collecting historical artifacts from these backwaters 100 years ago, the treasures we supposedly have now – which I point out are available in public museums in the most stable nations of the world, where anyone can freely visit and see them – would have long had their treasures broken up and incorporated into some masonry wall (like the Rosetta Stone) or melted down for gold bars.
But of course Mark didn’t even mention the Cultural revolution, nor did any of the Chinese spies that he interviewed sought to mention it, naturally the sour old Jewess Art curator didn’t mention it either. As far as cultural destruction goes the Cultural revolution made the Boxer rebellion look like a tea party. But an incident that happened over 100 years ago, and works to delegitimize the cultural and historical achievement of Legacy Australians was too good an opportunity for Mendelssohn to pass by. Attack a history that is not her own and score virtue signaling points along the way – how could she resist?
It is important to ask why the ABC choses to elevate the voices of people who seek to specifically recast our history; people like Fennell, like Mendelssohn, like the sepo yank professor Fennell sniffed out. Who provides their unquestioned funding? (hint liberal white woman producer). It is only by delegitimizing what was here before, can they, these modern day cultural invaders can justify pushing, spreading, and perpetuating their values and ‘social memory’ against our own. Soon without any push back, their historical take of our history, will replace our own, and their take will become our history.
Unfettered agreeableness is toxic to society – it is being used against us. Legacy Australians can’t come out and attack these Australian doppelgangers by calling out their values and questioning their loyalty to Australia – yet they are allowed to do exactly that to our predecessors. These are the toxic consumer units that EZFKA is importing, their values are shaped and formed from the propaganda that they absorbed under MultiCult.
These two minute Johnny come latelys are being given airtime in order to deliberately dispossess legacy Australians of our own history and self worth, and the right to say “NO! You are wrong. We are proud to have preserved a piece of cultural history that another nation and people were too inept and disinterested at the time to value themselves”.