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Drop self-serving mantras and get on with it

DROP SELF-SERVING MANTRAS AND GET ON WITH IT

IT’S Christmas tomorrow. You can tell because from traffic, to work deadlines to the “present frenzy” everyone’s gone a little mad. I like this type of mad, but it’s been a big year featuring lots of mad and sad things. A blow off is exactly what’s needed. Here’s my list of Christmas wishes for 2017.

I want to see the West drop the failed agenda of multiculturalism in favour of integration. According to the Index of Economic Freedom published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, 15 of the 20 top ranked countries have Christianity as their predominant religion and all but two are Western (Australia is #5). The West is not perfect but it works. It’s time we unashamedly spoke up about that. Western principles encourage sharing and helping those less fortunate.

I wonder what your past life was like and I hope you are happy here…

They encourage self-determination and responsibility, which provides the means to get ahead and to support those in need. The West has well established markets and rules that can be enforced. There is a reason people want to come to the West, and surprise, surprise, it’s not because things were great at home. The West’s big let-down however is a distinct lack of guts and discipline in looking to formally integrate newcomers.

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Originally Published – Saturday, December 24, 2016
Rockhampton Morning Bulletinthemorningbulletin.com.au

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