As An Oppressed White Person I'm Not OK The Vote Protecting My Privilege Didn't Pass

Oh sure, the vote was close, but it doesn’t matter how many you lose by.

I am sure you were as outraged and saddened as I was when the Australian Senate -- a body that supposedly represents me as an Australian citizen -- voted 31-28 against the motion that “it is OK to be white”.

This vote is a sad day for all of us who thought they lived in a fair and egalitarian society. For it means that today, as a matter of settled law, it is officially not OK to be white.

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Oh sure, the vote was close, but it doesn’t matter how many you lose by: in the end our elected representatives have decreed whiteness to be not OK, and white people such as me now enter a dangerous world of not-OK-ness.

The moment the social injustice began. Image: Getty.

Sure, some people will say that the vote doesn’t matter, that life will go on, that white people have nothing to fear. But they haven’t walked a mile in my shoes. They don’t know the trials and hardship that white people have suffered in this country, ever since 1788, when the First Fleet arrived at Sydney Cove and were immediately guilt-tripped by the social justice warriors already in residence. That was just the start of a long and sorry history of white people being oppressed, marginalised and generally spoken impolitely to in this country, and the Senate’s actions yesterday are simply the icing on the reverse racist cake.

In a way I don’t blame people for not seeing the significance: many of those who blithely ignore anti-white sentiments aren’t malicious, merely ignorant. They don’t know how hard it is to be white in this country. They don’t know what it’s like growing up in a world where nobody ever thinks you’re interesting or exotic.

They don’t know the loneliness of never having anyone ask you where you’re from. They don’t know how depressing it is to watch movies and television shows where everyone looks like you, internalising the message that you’re just like everyone else and not special in any way. They don’t know what it’s like to have no tolerance for spicy food or to get excited every time a new Human Nature CD comes out.

Hot damn that's some good music right there. Image: Getty.

So sure, I forgive the average person for disregarding our plight. But there is no forgiveness for Senators, who should be across all the issues pertinent to their constituents, enshrining in legislation the inferiority that white Australians are made to feel every minute of every day of every multicultural festival.

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There is no forgiveness for the men and women who are tasked with leadership, yet betray their followers by implementing a policy of not-OK-ness directed specifically at whites. And no, it makes no difference if they try to “clarify” their position by saying that what they meant was that nobody is OK, and whites are just a subset of that group. It’s quite clear that this vote was a deliberate act of aggression against an already widely misunderstood and derided ethnic group. “It’s OK to be white” said the motion. “No it isn’t,” said the leftist cabal that controls our government and indeed our lives.

Damn lefties ruining everyfing. Image: Getty.

How does Australia heal after this? It’s not only the formal declaration of white inferiority that will have an impact: it’s the licence given to hatred among the general public. Anti-white rudeness was already at an all-time high before this vote: I shudder to think of the horrendous incidents we will soon be hearing of now that parliament has given its imprimatur to such behaviour.

Don’t be surprised to see a flurry of videos emerging in coming weeks of white people being abused on public transport, getting jostled and looked at funny and asked to move their bags from the seat next to them. How can you expect people to behave any differently, when the law itself says being white is not OK?

Well, I’m not standing for it. I am a proud white Australian, who can trace his ancestry all the way back to the mid-to-late 1950s, and I say right here and right now: I am OK. It is OK to be white. It is OK to dance like Delta Goodrem. It is OK to have seen every episode of QI. We don’t have to feel ashamed, except to the extent that feeling ashamed is a natural part of being white, and that’s OK too.

So do your worst, Australian Senate. I’ve never been more OK in my life.