And we bet like Adam we could all list some “troo bloo” icons which are actually from somewhere else.
While we’re at it, even one of the bogots’ favourite current affairs shows has come out in favour of anti-racism.
Tough luck bogots. Time to rethink your attitudes.
Top notch Adam
Today Tonight / ACA preaching against racism is like Hitler lecturing me about his passion for Jews.
Have to agree with you there, Hus. However, if they are genuinely trying to right past wrongs, I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth. Let’s hope racists become so unpopular in Australia that they stop being a target demographic.
The fact that these two shows justify their time slots over the past 10-20years really means we are not making much progress as a nation. Human decency is a bit of a niche thing.
Well I guess hatred is a “passion” of sorts isn’t it?
Better late than never?
Mike Nayna posted his commentary here.
Most online sources focussed on Fanny Desaintjores and ‘friends’ but others including Huffington Post more accurately described the victims as ‘four black French women’. I’m cynically wondering if the Australian media deliberately focussed on Desaintjores, a lighter-skinned woman in appearance, to generate more interest in the story.
Interesting responses to this story. Even readers posting in Murdoch papers condemned the perpetrators rather than offering the standard ‘it could have happened anywhere’ excuse. But I’m wondering if the responses would have been as vitriolic if the media had concentrated on the ‘four black French women’.
Meanwhile, I had a quick perusal of French papers including Le Monde where the response seems remarkably… civilised. Maybe they’re still basking in the glory of the Les Bleus beating the Wallabies…?
Thank you Morgone. I was wondering about that exact point.
When people like Tony Abbott and Jason Morrison talk about non-white/anglo/christian Australians they use much better English. But they are not speaking in a void. Their words enter a megaphone that amplifies their comments and spreads them to many, many Australians who unfortunately don’t think for themselves. This is the output of this megaphone. It’s time influential people were held accountable for the results of their well-spoken and highly educated, but still intolerant words.
What’s the deal with 2 of those arseholes being arrested then released without charge? I sincerely hope that is not the end of the matter and that they get hold of the third person.
The track record of Victoria Police with racism isn’t all that great 😦
Finally the police have identified the third bogot:
Now to see what charges are laid – if any…