This asylum-seeker issue is doing my head in.
Let the boats come.
Any suggestion that we are being ‘over-run’ or ‘flooded’ with refugees is rank fear-mongering.
We have the room, we have just about the strongest economy in the world right now, we have the ability to give these poor bastards a better life.
Make sure they get piloted to safe harbour, not the fucking rocks off the arse-end of Christmas Island. Build a decent processing centre and holding facility on Australian soil, damn it.
Act like the Lucky Country we are. Be compassionate, be visionary about what these people could contribute to our nation. Be humanitarian.
For fuck’s sake, when did the Australian Labor Party become a pack of centrist, focus group driven hard hearts? When did the ALP stop standing up for the downtrodden and the huddled fucking masses?
Tony Abbott is a fear-mongering fascist who will be the next Prime Minister if the ALP doesn’t start standing up for the values that made it the true liberal heart of Australians.
Both major parties are dismissing the Greens’ policy on this issue as ‘naive’. The fuck?
It’s not naive, it’s just that nobody has yet had the balls and the moral centre to do it.
Could you imagine Gough or Hawkie or even PK trying to treat boat people the way Gillard et al are? Even Malcolm Fraser is more compassionate on this issue than the leftiest of the so-called left of the ALP.
I just don’t get where the party is going any more. Not on this. Not on same-sex marriage, not on many other things.