December 15, 2005
Shame, Australia, Shame
The sort of behaviour that has been seen on Sydney's beaches is un-Australian. It is not appropriate from any group of Australians: migrants, indigenous, black, white, brindle or polka-dot. It is a black spot on our national soul.
John Howard should also be condemned for not outright condemning it. If there is ANY suggestion of a racial basis, that should be immediately and strongly dealt with. Failure to do so only prolongs the issue.
There is a direct line between howard's "dog-whistle" politics of the Hanson era and following the Siev-X and the rioting on Sydney's beaches. He will be held accountable by history for it. I will examine the issue of teh media's involvement with interest as it unfolds ...Posted by Hughie at December 15, 2005 5:46 PM