june memories / 11

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

11th June, 1907 : There has been no shortage of advice from home and abroad about the right strategies for a stronger Australia, so it is no surprise that President Roosevelt has weighted in with his own formula. He told Washington correspondents that his message for Australia was: ”Fill up your north. Yes, you must relax your immigration laws. Bring in Spaniards, Italians, Portuguese and others who can assimilate with your people. It is the only way”. The President’s advice runs strongly counter to Australia’s conservative immigration policies, but his slogan is not dissimilar to those from both British and Australian quarters in recent years.

[North is still empty and the recent arrivals, legal or not, are encouraged NOT to assimilate – the better to manipulate them to vote socialists and to, ultimately, destroy the society.]

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