Yes, there are many more distinctions than these 5, but these are the important forces, as I see it.
Here we have folks who are:
- Pessimistic/skeptical about the "peaceful" nature of Islam and China.
- Have reservations about mass immigration, free trade and foreign ownership.
- Are more concerned about community, culture and social cohesion, than about individualism.
- Long-term thinkers.
- Mostly white folks.
2. THE OPTIMISTS
Here we have folks like current leader Malcolm Turnbull who recently professed:
"There has never been a more exciting time to be alive than today and there has never been a more exciting time to be an Australian".
It's sunshine, rainbows and lollipops all the way with these folks.
3. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
This mindset is more prevalent in the bureaucracy than in politics. It's the police, intelligence agencies, defence, and other departments. These are the folks trying to keep the peace, and just want everyone to get along. These folks are on the frontline of containing the chaos of diversity, and containing the attacks from China (possibly even beyond hacking). They're probably fighting a losing battle against a growing Muslim population, and an endless number of covert attacks from China.
4. INCLUSIVE RADICALS
These are the folks who want radical diversity to flourish in every corner of life. There is no escape from these folks: every micro-aggression, every thought, and every speech, must be censored so that radicals everywhere are "welcomed" and "accepted". Best to back away slowly from these folks, they are quite mad.
5. BROWN POWER
all-Chinese group in the last NSW election. These folks will mostly vote Labor or Green just to open the borders to more immigration. And can you imagine what immigration levels will be like once these folks gain power? Head for the hills.
------------ Looking Ahead -----------
So, looking ahead, which mindsets are likely to prevail? My guess is that groups 1 and 5 will grow, with identity politics solidifying further. Meanwhile, the oddball groups in the middle, 2 & 4, will wither and die under the chaos of diversity and the growing spectre of China as it casts a terrifying shadow further across the region. And the "Fire Department" will remain continuously overworked.
Which brings us to a possible future divide in Australian politics that will dwarf all other divisions.
6. SINOPHILES V. SINOPHOBES
In this regard, if Australians comes to their senses, the most important political distinction in the future will be between the Sinophiles and Sinophobes.
perplexing Sinophile, seemingly even worse than Rudd was. And if (a) America abandons the Asian region and (b) more Australians follow Turnbull and kowtow to China, then Australia may well be the first Western country to fall.
Will enough Australians recognise the threat of China before it's too late? Who knows. But this distinction (Sinophiles v. Sinophobes) is probably the most important for Australia's future.
So, who am I voting for? That's like asking: what don't I want for dinner? There's not much to choose from. Yes, the Australian Liberty Alliance stands against Muslim immigration, and that's great.
But the biggest threat to Australia is not Muslims (unless they go nuclear terrorism). No, the biggest threats are (a) Asian immigration and (b) the rise of China.
And the only people who stand against these threats are really on the fringe e.g. Pauline Hanson, One Nation Party, Australia First Party, Australian Protectionist Party, Australian Party For Freedom, etc.
File under: pessimistic Sinophobia.