The defining moments in European-Australian history have been neglected in recent times by the nationalist movement - to the detriment of us all.
There are several days of the year that we nationalists must make every effort to celebrate publicly, thereby providing new inspiration and hope to the Australian people in the defence of their Identity and Independence.
Historically, the State and its defacto ally on the Left, have managed to turn every event-day (for example, Australia Day and May Day) into a multiculturalist circus, subverting the ideals which these 'Days' were meant to symbolise. Tragically, these Days have been tailored to the agendas of multiculturalist, gender-bending, globalist ideology. We must not take part in their circus. Yet, we cannot let this state of affairs to persist.
It is important to counter the false positions pushed in these events, by ourselves organising our own counter-culture initiatives which should be open to all patriots, their families and friends. It is quite simple. We all provide the lead and that sense of identity which is essential to the survival of any nation or ethnic group. If we do not do this, we lose the next generation of Australians, who confused as to their Heritage and Identity, may accept the one-world vision of open-borders and free-markets.
I believe that four particular days of the year require national celebration.
January 26, Australia Day.
This can be a day when patriots in every city and town gather to Australia's foundation as - European Settlement Day. The Australia First Party need not wait for other patriotic groups to act, but take the lead. Why not a BBQ in a public park or on a member's property? A cricket game, a few beers, some kids games, a literature display - that's all it takes.
This Day could be family-orientated in order that the youth can feel a part of their culture and identity.
However, patriots of all groups, parties and associations, should be invited. The Day is 'non-party', a Day of popular unity.
April 25, ANZAC Day.
The Australia First Party can serve again by taking the lead and not wait for other patriots to see the point and act. Every branch, or group, or individual (where appropriate) would do well to lay a wreath on the local war memorial. It should be clear from whom the wreath came and it must thereforecarry carefully chosen words of respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for Australia.
Thereafter, members can proceed with their normal ANZAC Day routines, attending parades, joining in at local RSL Clubs and involving their families with other chosen events.
It doesn't take much effort to place a wreath in the morning nor to have a family-day. The 'political reward' is simply - that other Australians note that we care for our Heritage and respect it and its symbols. The general gain lies in the 're-culturisation' of Australians and the subtle nurturing of the national will to resist the processes of globalisation.
May 1, May Day, Should Become June 30, Australian Workers' Day.
May Day is worthy of celebration because it encapsulated the idea of the protection and extension of the social rights of the working people. May Day was once a great day of popular demonstration and folk-festivals organised by the old trades union movement. Unfortunately, in the last thirty years, the enemies of Australian identity have steered May Day away from its traditional place on the Australian calendar.
Nowadays, May Day is all-but non-existent. The 'crawls' around metropolitan streets on May Day, courtesy of feral youth, anarchists and other extreme-leftists, do not impress Australian working people. Our trying to take part in May Day would be confrontational and counter-productive. We have no real chance in wresting this Day from the Extreme Left - at least for the foreseeable future. Of course, we could organise a 'counter May Day' somewhere else, but it is the symbolic meaning which might become obscured. We are here concerned very much with symbols and we do not want our message to be misunderstood or put down to 'political quarrels' by 'radical groups'. There is a far simpler alternative - June 30 Australian Workers' Day.
Why June 30? Something happened on that day which was uniquely Australian. By no means was it connected to any sort of international movement or universal celebration.
On June 30 1861, Australian workers, on the gold-fields at Lambing Flat (now 'Young' in New South Wales) rose against the Colonial government's policy of flooding New South Wales with cheap (Chinese) labour. There was some rioting and the Chinese were driven from the fields. There were mass meetings, deputations and other mass action that caused great changes in the policy of the Colonial government. The great 'Roll Up No Chinese' banner is still in the museum at Young.
The incident at Lambing Flat was momentous and it went a long way, as the great Jack Lang described it, in forming the consciousness that led to the foundation of an Australian Labour Party with its policy of restrictive immigration.
June 30 represents a home-grown Australian workers' day. It is 'there for the taking' by those who dare to celebrate it. It is a date that our modern colonial government and the extreme-left would rather ignore.
Why couldn't the New South Wales members of the Australia First Party make every effort to hold an event in Young on that day? And further, could other branches and members throughout the country hold social events or meetings on that day? It is easy. There are labour history museums, local struggling union clubs in need of patronage, and local shrines and memorials to the roaring days of gold, that can be the centres of patriotic attention.
An Australian Workers Day, in a country dominated by the multinationals and international banks, by GATT and GATS, by cheap labour and open-borders ideology, would be a ray of light in the darkness!
Eureka Stockade, December 3.
National independence, the right to bear arms, free labour, opposition to unfair taxation and popular democracy are just a few of the issues linked to the original Rebellion and to its heritage as passed down to us.
December 3 2004 will mark Eureka's 150th Anniversary.
These days, we can truly say that Eureka embodies the Australia desire for cultural self-determination, to stand against a corrupt government which fronts for big business and that has contempt for the ordinary Australian working person.
Eureka Day should be celebrated by all Australians. Again, the Australia First Party could take the lead. Once again, the heritage of Eureka is lying around waiting for a true cultural-political application to our present day national problems.
Couldn't we organise an annual event at Ballarat and in particular put a celebration in place near Bakery Hill (the actual site of the Stockade) for 2004. Why not mark 2004 with a Victorian Forum which could gather patriotic and freedom speakers from across the nation, dividing the weekend event between 'politics' and 'festival'? (The city will also host its own festivities).
There is no doubt many patriots are rethinking the importance of the Eureka Tradition and a 2004 event would achieve significant political results.
Time To Act: It is very clear
A small celebration was hosted by Sydney AFP for Australia Day at Kurnell (Botany Bay National Park) in 2003. This was the site of Cook's landing. Several years ago, one nationalist group tried to celebrate the Lambing Flat incident at Young, but the effort was not sustained.
It is very clear that, if Australia First Party branches throughout the country, were to celebrate these four days of heritage, identity and tradition, with a wide open door to all other patriotic groups, parties and individuals to freely participate, we would be seen to be in the positive position of defending the core Australian ethos. This cultural-defence role wins many friends and would be a severe blow to the enemies of our Australia and who seek to destroy everything in which we have faith - and hold sacred.
By sacralizing our heritage, we defend it and preserve it, for generations yet unborn.