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Anglophobia: A Review


Anglophobia? A Review

What is Anglophobia? And does it exist?

According to Harry Richardson and Frank Salter, the authors of Anglophobia: The Unrecognized Hatred, it is defined as, “hostility towards, aversion to, or discrimination against Anglo people.”[1] And yes it does exist. In fact, not only does it exist, but it is a pervasive and growing problem in the West, particularly in Anglo-speaking, or English-speaking countries. With the use of Anglo, Salter and Richardson do not simply mean those descended from the Anglo-Saxon people who invaded, conquered and settled in Britain many centuries ago, they are referring to white westerners in general, but especially to English speaking people of European descent in the West. From their perspective Anglophobia is a wide-ranging problem, “Anglophobia can be displayed by non-Anglos, by other white ethnicities, and by Anglos themselves. Hostility and suspicion toward Anglo and white Australians have become systemic within multicultural institutions.”[2] And they do a good job of proving their case to be true.

They begin the book by explaining why this work is necessary and then helpfully explain why they coined the term Anglophobia and what it means. Then they discuss some general principles to help put the discussion in context, as well as some of the sociological and cultural reasons that different ethnicities display racism to other peoples. Along with some discussions about different kinds of racism, including the dreaded boogey man of today “structural racism”. Then the rest of the book is dominated by case study, after case study of Anglophobia being displayed by the academy, by police, by governments, by the media, and specific individuals in the media, along with some of the reasons why particular groups in society see it as their responsibility to advocate for as much immigration and multiculturalism as possible.

The book deals with some very difficult topics in a measured and reasonable way. It looks at some of the reasons that Anglo societies and people appear to advance ahead of many other peoples, though not all. It is not afraid to get into the discussion of intelligence quotient, IQ, and the impact that this has on society. Something which many people steer away from.  

The authors also delve into some of the more disgusting examples where Anglos have been betrayed and abandoned by their governments, for the sake of avoiding charges of racism, like the Rotterdam sex crimes case. This event is one of the biggest examples of how weak and anti-civilisational aspects of our modern society have become. The inability for many of the victims to get the kind of justice they deserve shows that “white privilege” is about as bankable a cheque as the Chance cards you get in monopoly are applicable to helping you pay down your own real-world mortgage. They also discuss other examples of this same kind of negligence on behalf of western governments to defend their people.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book for me, being an Australian, was the discussion about why some of the elites in our past wanted to work so hard to break the Anglo-Saxon ethnicity of our nation. Some of those leaders expressed a fear of being seen as a danger to the nations around us in the South Pacific region, because our ethnic make-up was not Asian. So, to make ourselves seem less threatening to our neighbours, some of them advocated that we should open our society to large amounts of Asian immigration to fit in better with the region? This is beyond ridiculous reasoning, and in the cases of some individuals may just be a lie. Of course, this was not the only motivation discussed in the sections on this topic, but this one was fascinating to me, because I had not really considered how fear might have been a motivating factor for certain decisions about immigration policy in our nation. Though, I suspect irrational fears based in projection of some kind or another are responsible for a lot of terrible foreign policy in our world today, and in the past.

The book spends a considerable amount of time discussing the emphasis in the modern Australian media against any Anglo-ethnic interests in Australia. It was also enlightening to get some more insight into what happened with the legal case against Andrew Bolt, who was taken through the courts because of his discussion of some indigenous citizens on his commentary show.

The aim of the book is to take an axe to the idea that white privilege is a given in the western world. Rather than a given, the book argues that there are advantages and disadvantages for people of varying ethnicities in varied contexts, and that competing group preferences cause conflict between different people groups. There is no such things as blanket white privilege, which many academics, media personalities and intellectuals can testify to, when they lost their jobs for not being enthusiastic enough about multiculturalism in some public setting. Being white did not help them keep their jobs, it made it only more likely they would be raked over the coals for their comments, or teachings.

The book makes a solid case for its position and encourages people to share it around and engage in discussions with others about its position and arguments. They argue that Western nations have been placed, by elite decree and not popular demand, into a position in the last 75 years of being told that they should give and allow every other people to take. Anglo nations, the dominant nations of the post war period, have been cast as the greatest villains in the modern world and the nations which must bow before all sorts of multicultural demands, and anything less is white supremacy and hatred. The book makes the case that recognizing groups and group interests is not only the right position, it is the moral and decent thing for a people to do. As Paul would say, “He who fails to look after his own family is worse than an infidel.” Richardson and Salter would agree. 

If you want to check this book out you can pick up a copy here. If you want a discount you can use the code: REVMATT. If you use the discount code, I will get a small percentage of the sale. Lockepress is run by a good friend of mine and I encourage you to check out some of the other books on the Lockpress page. We have to build our own platforms, and this is part of an effort to help with that. God bless.

List of References

[1] Richardson and Salter, p5. 1

[2] Ibid.

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