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Nothing to cheer about…


As an  endorsement of multiculturalism footage such as this is a total failure and it saddens me at so many levels,  I am saddened that so many of the protagonists are acting purely on anger and emotion, it saddens me that the police  are not arresting the lot of them for affray, It saddens me that the media are being attacked for doing their job of recording the events its saddens me that the usual suspects will be in excuse making overdrive rather than demanding , well, civil behaviour …

Its nothing to cheer about Comrades



  1. Craig says:

    Welcome to Anarchotyranny. Predictable and expected.

  2. Brian says:

    You seem to have a nasty case of “GD-itis”, Iain. Post a video of drunken dickheads and claim it as proof that the end of the world is nigh.

    Perspective is needed. You see scenes like this (and worse) every weekend in every Australian capital city, when someone’s birthday gets posted to Facebook and is gatecrashed by hordes of thugs looking for trouble. Do you expect the police to lock all them up too?

    Also, I’m not sure how this constitutes a failure of multiculturalism. And even if it did, where do we send these people back to?

  3. Iain Hall says:

    I have neither seen no heard any suggestion that any of the protagonists here were drunk, nor is it the same as a crowd of gate-crashers acting up.This is an all out battle between two groups of people from different ethnicities over some long-standing territorial beefs and animosities. Now I don’t at any point claim that this is a precursor to the end of the world nor do I suggest that it can just be ignored either I just want the law enforced without fear or favour against belligerent mobs of thugs no matter what their ethnicity happens to be.

  4. Brian says:

    Some of them look drunk to me Iain. Then again without more evidence, you can’t be sure either way. Speaking of which, what evidence do you have that suggests they were behaving like this over some “long-standing territorial beefs”? Any idea what they are fighting about?

    With so much wanton violence, serious injuries and deaths on our streets these days, I’m surprised you would pick this out for complaint. There is certainly no affray here, as I understand the term (assault that threatens public order).

  5. Ray Dixon says:

    I saw this on 7.30 and I reckon it’s more noise & bravado than actual rioting or violence. It looks like a few protagonists on both sides have stirred it up but if I had to make a call on it, I’d say the Tongans are possibly the culprits here. Look, they’re disturbing the peace and if they don’t disperse I tend to agree the best course of action would be for police to throw a bunch of them in the paddy wagon and have them charged. And if they do it again, throw them in jail. You never know, you might find some are illegal residents.

  6. Grace says:

    You never know, you might find some are illegal residents.

    Oh dear, politically incorrest.. LoL.

    Didn’t you know we only have so called Asylum seekers these days LoL…

  7. Iain Hall says:

    Firstly welcome to My Sandpit Grace 😀

    However I think that you are mistaken to think that any of the protagonists in this feud could possibly be “asylum seekers” The feud is between Indigenous people and pacific islanders neither of which are likely to be here claiming asylum.

  8. Ray Dixon says:

    You’re confused and mixing issues, Grace. We do indeed have some “illegal residents”, but they are not boat people/asylum seekers as you imply. They come in on work or tourist visas and overstay, then disappear. They come from all types of countries and ethnicities too – even from the UK, Europe and the USA. And from Tonga too of course. And it is not “politically incorrect” to point that out, it’s just reality.

  9. Craig says:

    I wouldn’t expect the Police to arrest any of them, as they are trained to be culturally sensitive, it’s the Police job to smooth out the bumps in our multicultural experiment. The “Police Force/Service”, should be renamed the “Social Engineer facilitators”.


  10. Brian says:

    Sorry Iain, I hadn’t read the backstory and didn’t know there were Islanders involved as well as Aboriginals. I see in the paper this morning that the police in Brisbane have made some arrests. I still think it was fairly sedate compared to some of the stuff we’ve seen on the streets lately.

  11. Iain Hall says:

    Glad to see that you now get the back story Brian Sedate or not this post is not about urban aborignies getting a hard time from “the man” it’s about members two distinctive ethic groups feuding and really there has been a great deal of animosity between them for quite a long time.

  12. Ray Dixon says:

    We used to fight the “wogs” in my day, Iain. Plenty of “ethnic” disturbances then too.

  13. Dommie da Pommie says:

    Who’s been charged for ripping the palings off the fence?

    Who is going to pay for it?

    Is the offender just going to be let go because the police don’t want to inflame the situation.

    I wish we had a Police Force and not a Police Service.

  14. GD says:

    SMH reports:

    After days of violent confrontations, the two families – the Briggs and the Palaus – finally agreed to stop the violence after attending police-brokered peace talks on Tuesday night.

    Why now, ain’t that fine and dandy. The Hatfields and McCoys have put away their shootin’ irons. Guess they’ll go about repairing the damage to property that they caused. Of course, the county judge will make sure of that.

    Them good ole boys wouldn’t do anything less.

  15. GD says:

    I prefer the Hollywood version. It’s got a better soundtrack

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