This little clip just has to qualify as comedy gold, watch in awe as these three Greens prove how stupid and naive the party is on this issue and how the patronise the public in their attempt to paint all asylum seekers as noble victims of circumstance. Sorry to say that this is not a parody or something made to mock, its a genuine Green party production..
- Cruel to kind in the right measure (iainhall.wordpress.com)
- Nauru described as cruel and degrading (bigpondnews.com)
- Asylum seeker debate hits ‘new low’ (abc.net.au)
Not exactly comedy gold, rather a sad little joke. Given the ethnic make up of the asylum seekers I suspect that not too many of them celebrate Christmas.
As long as there is a lack of willingness in our politicians to come together and collectively resolve this problem by adopting the recommendations of the panel set up to resolve this issue then this chaos will continue and only get worse. All sides need to accept the fact that while there are wars and unrest the boats will not stop regardless of the policies implemented to deal with them. While the issue is complicated the actions of our politicians (on all sides) says less about the complications and so much more about the inadequate bunch of power seeking garbage that we call politicians and there inability to deal with issues in the best interest of Australia.
It depends upon your sense of humour Deknarf I found it hilarious, that said I had thought of your point about the religious affiliations of the mendicants but I was rushed for time to address it in my post proper.
As for the “Push factors” argument I don’t accept that is the substantive reason for the numbers that we have seen under Labor.
Did a bit on this the other day Iain
The issue is not as simple at it is made out to be, and when looking at the asylum seeker numbers entering other countries the issue pales significantly, although it is obviously an issue for the voting public (hyped by opportunistic politicians and mainstream media more interested in hype that in serious discussion perhaps?).
Posted this in response to your post:
And I responded: I’m in the circa 50 million camp Iain. And I’m afraid that I’ve always believed that the fruit of the loins should always be limited to an average of 2.5. :-O
where do you get your 50 million from and for that matter the 2.5 children, please explain your reasons for this sort of thinking
You get your 50 million from natural births and immigration into this country. I’ll even say managed immigration, which it has to be. There is room there for providing asylum for people. The greatest thing that ever happened to this country was brought about by immigration from Europe and the Indo/Asian regions. Though the word multiculturism is frowned upon these days it has brought about a vibrancy and energy in this country that would never have been achieved by purely a Eurocentric immigration policy (eg Cocky Caldwell’s view of a white Australia).
The multiplier of 2.5 basically replaces the existing population. There are far too many people in the world now to maintain a belief in continued population growth to unsustainable levels.
well, dur, deknarf, that is what the Anglo-Saxon/European original colonisers of Terra Australis are angry about. Having built a strong, robust and viable society from a land populated by wandering nomads, is it any wonder that the ‘Anglo-Saxon/European original colonisers’ object to the importation of ragheads, hotheads and losers who have not only failed to build their own countries, but, in the case of Islam, have expressed a desire to take over Western society?
Once in Australia, enjoying the welfare payments available nowhere else in the world, and being given more help than our homeless and destitute, guess who makes the most noise?
Is it any wonder we don’t want these misfits living next door to us?
Or ghettoising Sydney and Melbourne suburbs?
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