Asylum seekers protesting on the roof of the Villawood immigration detention centre in Sydney, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Kevin Rudd and Labor had my preference back, but they have lost me again. And no, I won’t be supporting the other lot, who are (slightly) worse.
Asylum seekers are legal, no threat, modest in numbers, and not a major problem for Australia. Our major parties and mainstream media have refused to stand up and speak these simple truths. They prefer to pander to the ignorant shock-jock fear mongers.
Well Julian Burnside has shown the way. I’ll be doing my bit to see we get real, positive alternatives instead of the despicable, cowardly swill served up my the mainstream.
We used to be a generous country and we can be again, but we must find the collective will to rid ourselves of those who are driven only by ignorance, fear and profit.