Monday, January 26, 2015

Australia Day - Injustice is Forever?

The Australian aborigines have suffered injustice. That is a fact.
Australia Day is always a good opportunity to remind us of that.

My question is this, at what point does this historic injustice finally cease?

Is it going to go on forever? Will repatriation measures ever come to an end?

Consider this, the group known as aborigines has now expanded to include all descendants who have a % of aboriginal blood and can claim a link to aboriginal heritage. These are now known as Indigenous. Indigenous people usually do not appear to be aborigines, but we must not question this fact because apparently it is irrelevant. For example,someone that looks like Scarlett Johanssen who has, let us say, 1% aboriginal blood.


(Picture - Bindi Cole. Indigenous artist)

What is relevant is that Indigenous people have rights to privileges and compensation that were originally meant as compensation to aboriginal descendants for past historical injustice.

When we take on the policy that compensation must include all Indigenous people, then it becomes a self-perpetuating and infinite process, there is no end to injustice compensation.

(Larissa Behrendt) Professor of Indigenous Research and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney

Nothing to do with Islam by Pat Condell

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Refugees in Detention on Manus Island



A refugee is someone who seeks asylum in another country because they feel their life is threatened if they don't leave their homeland.

So, refugees eventually find themselves in detention centers, and in many instances they are held for a very long time.

Usually this lengthy period of detention is because it takes an extraordinary length of time to establish the identity of the refugee. Why so long?
Probably because the refugee has destroyed or lost or  all documentation, including passports before making the desperate and final leg of their journey to the country of desired asylum.
http://refugeeactioncoalitionsydney.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/factsheet-re-no-id-papers.pdf

And, eventually, these refugees become frustrated with the long period of detention and indefinite wait to be released, so they resort to desperate measures of self harm,such as swallowing razor blades, hunger strikes or sewing their lips together as a form of protest.
http://www.news.com.au/national/desperate-asylum-seekers-resort-to-self-harm-in-manus-island-protests/story-fncynjr2-1227186748067

Now wait a minute, aren't these refugees grateful that their life is no longer in danger? Isn't the imminent threat to their lives the reason they sought asylum?


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Racism and Islam

Any criticism of Islam is usually categorized as racism.

Now we know that Muslims come from the Middle East (Arabs) and Indonesia, and the Philippines as well as many other regions of the globe.

So, can we really consider the grouping a race?

Science tells us among humans, "race has no taxonomic significance by pointing out that all living humans belong to the same species, Homo sapiens, and subspecies, Homo sapiens sapiens"

What gets me upset is the misuse and abuse of language and the meaning of words. George Orwell warned us of this trend. Language is how we formulate ideas and the misuse of language results in the manipulation of thoughts in a bad way. 

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Atrocity



https://www.change.org/p/editors-and-journalists-around-the-world-publish-charlie-hebdo-s-mohammed-cartoons-in-solidarity-with-the-victims-of-censorship-and-violence

The killing of Charlie Hebdo staff in France is a criminal act.
No excuses, no justification is good enough.

How often do I hear the comment, intended to placate "Islamophobes" that the violence is only perpetrated by a minority.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Theo Van Gogh,Salman Rushdie can tell us the cost they paid for upsetting the so called minority.



We all end up paying a high price for our tolerance of the intolerant. We stand on high moral ground yet we cower to an ideology masking itself as a religion which is in truth a political/religious movement that is immoral, unjust, anti-everything we can think of ...and worships killing as the highest form of expression of religious faith.

WTF?

We must all make a stand in support of those who express opinions that may be construed as offensive because free speech is about being offensive.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pin Stripe Nazis?

It was inevitable that citizens would eventually show their concern and frustration with the creeping Islamization of their country. This is occurring all over Europe but in Germany, it seems that people feel enough is enough.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/22/anti-islam-march-germany-sing-christmas-carols

 "pin stripe nazis"? I don't think so.  Any association with the word NAZI is derogatory. Just like "racist" and "islamophobe".

But, to even think of referring to these German protesters as Nazis is to ignore the historical facts that Hitler and the Muslims were in cahoots with a shared hatred of Jews.

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