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Doomed yoof

6 April 2019

9:00 AM

6 April 2019

9:00 AM

Asians need not fear the Australian Labor party, but they should lock up their kids. Labor ‘yoof’ is on the march in pleather chaps and they’re coming for your tall poppies.

In recent years, Labor men have shuffled off the political coil after making unpalatable remarks about cultural diversity. Former NSW Labor leader Luke Foley went down in flames after observing the phenomenon of white flight was more than academic. His understudy, Michael Daley, took centre stage only to contract yellow peril on the campaign trail. He was last seen at a pub in Middle-earth hallucinating about an Asian invasion. But before his fall from grace, Daley let the press know that the future of Australia is youth – like, Labor yoof innit. He encouraged kids planning to ditch class for climate change.

The ALP has updated the No Child Left Behind policy favoured by the US Republicans. No child left ahead is a brave new program where progressively indoctrinated children boldly go nowhere. Daley chose a Press Club address to showcase Labor’s ‘woke’ cred. The ABC reported him saying schoolkids ‘don’t have money like the big end of town.’ But the yoof still got ‘a right to protest.’

The rap went down like meth at a midnight truck stop. The prog press chuffed the fairy dust and Daley boosterism was all the rage until he went bareback on Asians in the Blue Mountains. In a talk at the Grand View Hotel, he said: ‘Our young children will flee and who are they being replaced with? They are being replaced by young people from typically Asia with Ph.D.s… There’s a transformation happening in Sydney now where our kids are moving out and foreigners are moving in and taking their jobs.’ Daley later offered a most helpful clarification; his wasn’t a statement of xenophobia, but a question of economics.

Before he could spin his way out of the maelstrom, pin-the-tail-on-the-Daley became the hot new game in town. Former SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin took the lead, tweeting: ‘Don’t worry Michael Daley, I stole an Australian newsreader’s job without a Ph.D.’

If Labor wants to talk about education, jobs and economics, it should start by questioning whether decades of left-wing school reforms have resulted in Australian kids being dumbed down and knocked out of the race to the top. International research shows that Australian kids have comparatively low literacy and numeracy standards.

The not for profit group Public Education Foundation estimated the economic impact of Australian students’ poor performance would cost about $120 billion in future lost GDP. By contrast, academics have found a correlation between the Asian work ethic and superior educational results in Western countries. In one of the better known studies, Amy Hsin and Yu Xie suggested that ‘Asian-American advantage in academic achievement is primarily attributed to greater academic effort… Asian-American students report greater parental expectations of academic success than comparable whites.’

Other researchers have demonstrated that school students who spend more time on homework perform better and many Asian households adopt a disciplined approach to regular study.

In recent years, Asians have become a tricky demographic for Labor. They betray green-left values by working hard, studying harder and getting ahead on merit. They also tend to have strong family values. As a result, they are leapfrogging over many Australian kids who fail to thrive academically because they spend too much time being taught what to think instead of how to think. Basic numeracy and literacy are set aside for ideological indoctrination.

In Victoria and NSW, members of the Chinese community resisted the ideological bent of the Labor-backed Safe Schools program. It was roundly criticised for resources that promoted practices such as penis-tucking. But Labor leader Bill Shorten joined a chorus of colleagues who insisted it was an anti-bullying program essential to schoolkids’ health.

And then they hit a snag. In the Australian newspaper, Rebecca Urban revealed that Safe Schools co-founder Roz Ward was a Marxist who told an audience of more than 300 people that the program was ‘not about celebrating diversity; not about stopping bullying… [it’s] about gender and sexual diversity.’ Fellow La Trobe University staffer and Safe Schools project manager Joel Radcliffe responded to the question of parental concern in regard to the program: ‘Parents don’t have the power to shut this down.’

The tiger mums begged to differ. In NSW, Liberal MP Damien Tudehope lodged a 17,000 strong petition on behalf of the Australian-Chinese community to stop Safe Schools. Tudehope said in the Australian that he had received objections to the program from the Korean, Indian and Lebanese communities also. In Victoria, it became an election issue. The Guardian revealed that before the last federal election, Chinese social media platform WeChat railed against the ALP. Parents complained that the Safe Schools program would result in little girls being forced to share toilets with boys, among other things. Liberal party volunteer Gladys Liu credited concerns about Safe Schools with contributing to Labor’s loss in the marginal seat of Chisholm where more than 15 per cent of residents are Chinese speakers. She said: ‘Chinese people come to Australia because they want good things for the next generation, not to be destroyed … (by) same-sex, transgender, intergender.’

Many Asian-Australian parents have resisted Labor’s push to turn kids into dumbed down, sexed up ‘change agents’ for the party’s pet causes. Hard work, discipline, strong familes and smart kids are the backbone of the Asian invasion. Labor is the anthem for doomed yoof.

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