44 thoughts on “Racist Bogans Wish Death Upon Refugees

  1. Don’t worry about this bloke. With a gut like that a heart attack will take care of him. And hopefully before the ambulance arrives, or his hospital stay would waste a lot more tax payer funds than what a torpedo would cost.

  2. What a fuckwit, he can’t even spell “navy”. Sharks could survive for years on his carcasse, if they enjoyed the taste of shit warmed up, that is.

  3. “navey”, I’m assuming is olde English for “navy”. No wonder they’re scared for their jobs – the immigrants probably command better English than these boofheads.

  4. These people are not my countrymen, they are not speaking for me and I would take up arms against THEM before the poor Afghans and other people seeking our protection. BASTARDS!! Children and pregnant women were killed and injured in the accident they gloat over. I’d like to have a drink in your local mate, just to punch your deformed shit-filled head. ADF is an honourable organisation and always has been, murdering children and unarmed civilians does not take ‘balls’, it is the lowest of the low. You should consider taking an outward bound boat you slimy mongrels.

  5. What the fuck is wrong with these people? I have a close friend who lives and works on Christmas Island in the security sector of the complex housing the people on the boats. She has witnessed first hand the death of the people a few years ago when it broke up on the shore line, she has seen and heard the screams and cries for help from parents and children as they were dashed against the rocks. Everyday she encounters broken people in the depths of insurmountable grief at the loss of a loved one, or even just the loss of someone on the same boat as them at the time.
    She talks to the men women and children daily and they are 99.99% all just genuinely fearful of life, as they are now in limbo. She sees children exhibiting symptoms of PTSD.
    People desperate for a life that doesn’t involve dodging bullets or bombs, or night-time beheadings.
    How the fuck can people rejoice in the death and injury of others?
    Soft, spoiled and with a sense of entitlement is the message that shines through from these bottom feeders. I wish no harm on anyone, but these fuckers can burn for I care. I challenge them to work a few days with refugees and actually see the human being, not some media and political created monster invading our shores ravenously devouring our culture and institutions, they may get the message but mostly wont. Only other humans have this capacity to be so filled with hate. Sad day for us all when these are becoming a majority.

    • You look at him and think, he most likely has children, probably grand children. Does he sprout that same shit to them, or does he keep his nasty little secret to himself? For the youngsters sake you would hope he kept it to himself, but most likely not, seems the sort who would blow his trumpet, especially to a captive audience (family).

  6. You fuck wits You think you are smart. But you are not you think you can be friends with Muslims well again you are wrong, I have a neighbor who had to leave Palestine because he is Christen. His mate was shot point blank because he was reading his bible.
    And it is a great photos of these 2 blokes they deserve all the praise they can get you lot are a bunch of commie bastards, And I do not think you will live to get to these 2 gentlemen’s age all you and your mob want us to be a Communist country You have no idea what it is like to live under the hammer & sickle like other communist countries had to.
    You keyboard commandos get you kicks out of demeaning other people why don’t you get a life.
    One of these men fought for his country what have you lot done for it besides polluting it, Don’t forget that what you do here to be little people the same people can do the same
    I bet you gutless dingo’s will either not letting it bee seen or not print it, The Socialist Greens, The Greens & the CMEFU are a bunch of Communist And as for shark bit i had to laugh

    • Jonah, a few questions:

      1. What do you think Communism means?

      2. Do you support this poster is hoping that refugees, including women and children, die at sea? Do you like people, including children, dying? Is celebrating the death of children something you regard as a moral action, and not evil?

    • which one actually fought for his country?
      the moron spitting shit n wanting children to die….
      or your neighbour’s mate who was shot for reading a bible??

    • Please supply a regimental and service number for the person you suggest fought for his country? That way an FOI request can be made to CARO (Central Army Records Office for the likes of you to grasp). Once in possession of material that has been longer than 30 years ago, I will present a synopsis of his service and enlighten you regarding his claims to service verses the reality. Saying it is private is not valid, anything 30 years + is public domain. I look forward to your assistance.

    • Jonah, you should feel flattered that other posters think you have sufficient intelligence to try reasoning with you. Personally, I’ll save my energy for something more productive. Anyway, I hope you’re being watered and pruned regularly, especially in this weather!

      • “Jonah Hex is a fictional character, a western comic book antihero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics”

        That gives you an indication of the age of the troll. Glad he’s a fictional character, I’d be embarrassed to be his mum.

        • As a guy who likes comic books (Including some Jonah Hex), please don’t diss all comic book characters due to their connection to this fool.

  7. OK yes one is a returned Commando and I am not going to say who it is.You Muslim loving wankers. We are been invaded look at what is happening around you by Muslims,
    Christmas is not like it was when I was growing up in Auburn area, and my self I worked 28 years making munitions why you lot were still in your daddies ball sacks.Easter in some schools they are not to call it the Easter bunny because it might upset Muslims, They should be made to work all christian holidays if they feel that way, Me myself has never worked ANZAC day out of respect something you lot of keyboard commandos no nothing about

    Since these Muslim bastards started coming to Australia we have had shootings about every day, And it was not an Anglo/Saxon/Celtic that broke into a uni students dorm and tried to rape her it was a poor illegal boat person who paid thousands of dollars to come to Australia not out of fear but for the dole, how many of you K Cs are on the dole me I am a pensioner and they can not give us a decent pay rise because the Government has over spent on these boat people

    A friend of mine needs a shoulder reconstruction but has to go on a very long waiting list yet they can fly pregnant women from Manus Island and their families to Adelaide to have their child Where Post Morsby is closer and their hospitals would be as good if not better but it is bleeding hearts like you socialist & greens that is slowly turning Australia into Australianstan and when the Muslims gain control you gays will be hung while we will have to fight them,

    As for the drownings I do not give a fuck, They knew the risk before they boarded the boats if you do something that you are told is dangerous then the onus on you, these people in camps taking up money when it could be used in other ways, if you keyboard commandos want them here why don’t you pay for them.

    At least I can put together sentences not one liners like most of you here, by the way I typed it slow so you could read it as i know most of you K Cs are can not read to fast and also why should i use my real name as there is only one with balls on here that uses their real name

    • “We are been invaded look at what is happening around you by Muslims,”

      Okay, I’m looking around. Can’t see any evidence that we’ve been invaded. How I about I move?
      Okay, I’ve moved to a different town, still can’t see any sign that I’ve been invaded. What am I meant to be looking for?

      “Christmas is not like it was when I was growing up in Auburn area,”

      Really? Because where I live, in Geelong, it’s actually not changed at all. Still have decorations through the street, still have Churches filled with carolers. Same in Melbourne, in Shepparton (They decorate the cows as reindeer in Shepp). So how has Christmas changed for you?

      “daddies ball sacks”
      Yet another APP members who loves talking about male genitals. But in a purely heterosexual way I’m sure. TAB should really do a special on APP and ADL members who love talking about male genitals and males having sex with each other.

      “.Easter in some schools they are not to call it the Easter bunny because it might upset Muslims,”

      Which schools? Name them. Please be specific.

      ” They should be made to work all christian holidays if they feel that way,”

      Well, plenty of Muslim do, as the day isn’t special for them. Just like how Greek Orthodox workers, and many Asian families work on Christian holidays, especially around Easter. This is why you can still get fish and chips on this day.

      ” Me myself has never worked ANZAC day out of respect something you lot of keyboard commandos no nothing about”

      So, you proudly respect the fallen warriors of our history by….taking a day off work, for which you will be paid. Oh, that must have been sooooo hard for you. I bet you were really fighting yourself to stop from heading back to work, to stop from relaxing at home-really, why are we giving medals for Anzacs-they should all be going for you: “Services for Jonah, for not going to work, and being paid for it, for others”

      Incidentally, I notice by your avatar you choose not to respect the warriors of WWII by avoiding hanging out with Nazis. You do know the APP is full of holocaust deniars and nazi supporters, right? And that in WWII our Anzacs were fighting and killing the Nazis?

      “Since these Muslim bastards started coming to Australia we have had shootings about every day,”

      Really? Well, you’ve got to source that. I mean, we’ve had Muslims here for over a hundred years, so you’ve got to find evidence of shootings for at least that long. And about every day, really? Well, in the last two weeks, find me separate shootings, all definitely done by Msulims, over 7 separate days (50%-that’s actually less than “about every” but I know you can’t even do that much).

      ” And it was not an Anglo/Saxon/Celtic that broke into a uni students dorm and tried to rape her”

      No. He also wasn’t a Muslim. But, hey, he was brown, so that means the same thing to you.
      By the way, is the APP planning any policies, or programs to fight against the many, many rapes not being done by any asylum seeker/refugee? Or do you only care about rape victims when the perpetrator is brown-otherwise you don’t care?

      ” it was a poor illegal boat person who paid thousands of dollars to come to Australia not out of fear but for the dole,”

      So, you’re telling me, that someone who comes here, claiming persecution,, is actually only wanting welfare, yet will risk their lives on a leaky boat, for an amount you can barely live on? You’re also telling me that someone will get through just to get welfare, passing both UN, and DIAC checks, when I know that the following people have been rejected:

      A person who had been repeatedly bashed in Turkey because of his sexuality (Rejected because DIAC wasn’t convinced his safety was compromised in Turkey)
      A person whose family’s house was burnt down by the Taliban and was threatened with a kidnapping by them if he did not bribe the Taliban (Rejected because other places in Pakistan were safe)
      A person who was forced into sex slavery in Australia, repeatedly raped by their migration agent, and whose family was threatened if she tried to escape (Does not meet the criteria of a refugee-fear of persecution on gender grounds is not accepted)_
      A woman who was beaten by her husband, fled into Australia with her childrne (Rejected-gender is not a criteria to fear for persecution)
      A man whose father was killed by Drug King pins in Colombia, and who was marked for death also (Rejected-does not meet the criteria as reasons to fear for persecution)

      So, you’re telling me that all these people, who I have met, know personally, and know they’ve been rejected-they can be rejected, but a person who has no evidence will be let through? What are you basing this on? How many asylum seekers have you ever met?

      Incidentally, you seem to be suggesting that if someone can afford to flee their country, they can’t be a refugee. Is that right? Have you told the Jewish refugee population who fled Germany and Australia that-I think they’d like to know they they weren’t in any fear of persecution by the Nazis, because they could afford to flee.

      ” how many of you K Cs are on the dole”

      Not me.

      ” me I am a pensioner”

      So….indirectly. I’m paying your income. Right?

      ” and they can not give us a decent pay rise because the Government has over spent on these boat people”

      Any basis for this? Tell me how hard pressed you are-have you had to go without food this week (Plenty of my clients have had to). Share a house-5 to a room? You do know that you get a whole lot more than any asylum seeker or refugee, right?

      “A friend of mine needs a shoulder reconstruction but has to go on a very long waiting list yet they can fly pregnant women from Manus Island and their families to Adelaide to have their child”

      Yes. This is obvious. Are you telling me that shoulders are more important than babies? Shoulder reconstruction, like many medical issues, does not require immediate assistance. Babies tend to not be able to wait for a bed to become available. You’re a funny man.
      So according to you, hospital wait times should be based, not on severity of the condition or urgency, but due to how long you’ve been waiting, no matter what?
      “We’ve got a guy here who’s bleeding out-we need surgery ASAP or he’ll die!”
      “No-no time for him, we’ve got a guy with an ingrown toenail who’s been waiting too long”

      ” Where Post Morsby is closer and their hospitals would be as good if not better”

      Slight problem is that Port Morsby is another country. And as we have a responsibility for the wellbeing of asylum seekers, just as we do for any tourist, migrant or anyone else under Australian protection, we can’t just send them off to the nearest hospital.

      This is incidentally, why your friend can’t have his shoulder reconstruction there. But if you really have no problem with hospitals at Port Morsby, maybe your friend should ask there.

      ” but it is bleeding hearts like you socialist & greens that is slowly turning Australia into Australianstan and when the Muslims gain control you gays will be hung while we will have to fight them”

      And have you ever met a Muslim? I’m betting you haven’t. You’ve seen them on TV, you’ve heard about them, but honestly, in terms of direct relation, you’ve had greater contact with the Simpsons.

      I wonder when meet people like you Jonah, what are you basing your paranoia on? And what would you accept as contradictory evidence? I mean this, because every time I speak to guys like you, you usually have never met any Muslim, but will dispute any positive experiences of Islam as “Secret muslims pretending to be nice” so I got to wonder-is there any evidence that you will accept as challenging your view that every Muslim, presumably from birth onwards, are all secretly wanting to kill all non-Muslims, or are you go for the rest of your life, forever being suspicious of all Muslims, even if the only experience you have ever had is positive, and eventually die, never seeing this mythical Msulim uprising, but being sure it’ll happen, one day?
      ,
      “As for the drownings I do not give a fuck,”

      This is the kind Australia: “I don’t care about children dying at sea-unless they’re white children!”
      Funnily enough, I want fewer people in Australia happy when children die. In fact, not being happy at the deaths of children is an UnAustralian value. As a tax payer, I think you cost Australia too much and don’t fit in. You should leave.

      “these people in camps taking up money when it could be used in other ways, if you keyboard commandos want them here why don’t you pay for them.”

      I do. I pay taxes. Quite a lot too. And as you are a pensioner, I’m sure I’m paying more tax than you. And I’m happy to spend this money on asylum seekers, though it definitely could be spent in better ways.
      I mean, as a guy who doesn’t want to spend money on camps, how about we let them into the community, like literally every other country does? New Zealand does, and it hasn’t fallen into some imagined crime filled dystopia. It’s cheaper-you pay the asylum seekers 85% of the Newstart allowance, just as any plane-arrival, and if they find work, this can be cut, just as any payment can be cut. By being allowed to go and find work, they can actually pay tax, paying for your pension, reducing the cost of building a facility, monitoring the facility, and providing all meals for a facility. The cost, according to the ASRC, would be around $5 per day, per asylum seeker, at least 10% of the cost of keeping them in detenion. But funnily enough, I think you won’t be supporting it.

      And that’s what annoys me. You want to know why we pay so much for detention? IT’s not because of asylum seekers-that cost is the coat of your fear of asylum seekers. People you’ve never met, who’ve never met you, who have never harmed you-your irrational fear is what’s costing Australia so much.

      So far, you take delight in the death of children, I pay more tax than you, and you are costing Australia a lot of money with your irrational demands and beliefs-seriously, why does Australia need you, Jonah?

      “At least I can put together sentences not one liners like most of you here,”

      Yes, but you still need to learn proper punctuation. Wow, hypocritical, enjoying te murder of children, not paying much tax, and costing us too much money-you really are hurting Australia, you know that Jonah?

      ” by the way I typed it slow so you could read it as i know most of you K Cs are can not read to fast ”

      You’re a bit slow yourself, aren’t you Jonah? You are aware that it doesn’t actually matter how fast or slow you type something-it all turns up at the same time when you finish. I think you should take some time to learn about computers before you attempt to use them again.

      “and also why should i use my real name as there is only one with balls on here that uses their real name”

      You should really think before you type. The above sentence shows why.
      You have said that only people with balls use their real name. You also say you don’t use your real name. Therefore, you’re saying that you yourself don’t have balls. None of our business, of course, but this seems to be a confession you want to get off your chest.

      Incidentally, use whatever name you want, but try not to bring down a brilliant comic character as you do it (Though, with your taste, I’m guessing you’re referring to the terrible move adaptation, rather than the brilliant comic).

  8. So you are not going to say which one? Conveniently sidestepping the question that asks you to provide proof of one of your many claims. Until then I can’t assist you in anyway as you are just sprouting bile and vitriol for a vulnerable group in the community. I love the emotive terms you use, invaded, fighting them, keyboard commando’s etc etc you talk a tough fight but I seriously wonder just how tough (as opposed to rude and ignorant) you actually are. Are you so tough that if you see some darker skinned people dressed for example in middle eastern styled clothing at your local Westfield shops would you be brave enough to go up to them and berate them for their supposed failing s and actions you attribute to them entirely without basis? Or would you only do that if there was no male with them, or just mutter under your breath about them doing all sorts of atrocious things like working, paying tax, shopping and generally doing things we all do each and every day. So please Captain Crusader enlighten us so we can judge your claims and charecter on more than just key strokes and comments.

  9. NO you do not pay my pension as I work part time as for the rest WHY should I give Facts like serial numbers ect as for the APP who or what is or are they
    As for the school it was on the news and in Victoria in little Mexico somewhere as for the shootings in Sydney’s south West or West Muslim areas, do you live in a cave and do not watch the news I will make it short this time, No that’s right you are attacking people on the net, Like you do to the Chocolate shop in Newtown where most of you creeps hang around.
    As For port Morsby as it might be another country they would do it But the red ranger needs the votes and It looks good to the invaders who are able to vote but it will not do her any good she is like all you loonies gone.
    As I stated short one tonight as for the name i saw the movie and it looked good and I do not have a laptop have an Ipad

    • “NO you do not pay my pension as I work part time”

      So, you work to make some money, and then are given extra which has nothing to do with the tax dollars we full time workers provide? Is that it?

      “As for the school it was on the news and in Victoria”

      Name it. Victoria is a big place with a lot of schools. But despite being in the news, you can’t find any article of it. Ain’t that funny.

      ” in little Mexico somewhere”

      In Victoria, and in little Mexico. I’ve lived in Victoria my whole life, never heard of a place called little Mexico. Little Italy, sure, little Greece even, but not little Mexico.

      ” as for the shootings in Sydney’s south West or West Muslim areas, do you live in a cave and do not watch the news ”

      So, you make a claim that Muslims are shooting people almost everyday, then ask for us to go an prove you right? Grow up. If you are so sure that Muslims are shooting people almost everyday, why can’t you provide any evidence of it?

      “No that’s right you are attacking people on the net, Like you do to the Chocolate shop in Newtown where most of you creeps hang around.”

      Dude, I’ve never even been to Newtown. Just because you don’t like me, doesn’t mean I’m linked to someone else you don’t like. Hell, I bet you don’t even know why you’re meant to be supporting Chocolate shops in Newtown, considering you don’t even know what the shop is called.

      “As For port Morsby as it might be another country they would do it ”

      Do what? Your friend’s non emergency surgery? Why not give it a shot, instead of complaining that-shock horror-pregnant women are given a place in hospitals above those with non-emergency surgeries?

      ” i saw the movie and it looked good”

      Bad taste in movies as well as people, politics. Thankfully, your taste in movies, just like your politics and your empathy or lack thereof, is not shared by the majority of people. You are the minority, in all ways.

  10. It just shows you socialist watermelons know F all
    Who or what is an APP
    I am not giving any serial Numbers so you lot can attack these men
    As for my nick name I saw a movie called Jonah Hex and I used that as for the school it was in the news it was a school in Victoria
    On a short one tonight as tomorrow I have to buy my Burka for the may protest Before I go i have to get bacon on my car as I have to go to Bansktown and it is the only way to stop the Muslim’s from stealing it
    So I will catch up with you bunch of pussy watermelons later

    By the way still waiting on the beer at the local pub davie boy

    Hope you had a good Easter as because when your Muslims take over you gays will be the first to die under sheria law

    Good night Faggots

    • “Who or what is an APP”

      The Australian Protectionist Party. Your avatar has clearly based its symbol on its shirt, and either you or someone with an identical name an avatar is a regular poster on its “Australian Identity forums”.

      “it was in the news it was a school in Victoria”

      Yes, the Sydneysider knows it was definitely a school somewhere in Victoria. That far off land, really a wilderness. Yet, he doesn’t know its name.

      “On a short one tonight as tomorrow I have to buy my Burka for the may protest ”

      Great, a cross dresser! Loves talking about mens genitals, homosexualtiy and now dressing in women’s clothes. Are you hiding something from yourself?

      “Before I go i have to get bacon on my car as I have to go to Bansktown and it is the only way to stop the Muslim’s from stealing ”

      Oh, please, please please tell everyone who agrees with you to cover your car with bacon. Seriously-is this not a joke someone in TAB started? Followed by: “And to stop the muslims, we should all impregnate pigs, to make mighty anti-muslim pig-human warrior babies”?

      You are aware that pork isn’t kryptonite to Muslims? And that having bacon on your car is more likely to attract animals as well as a terrible stink than any positive you see? But, please don’t let me stop you driving your stinking car, covered by rotting meat, and wild animals (Beginning to see how it stops anyone from wanting to steal it as well).

      “Hope you had a good Easter as because when your Muslims take over you gays will be the first to die under sheria law”

      Not gay, and no Muslim is trying to kill my gay friends. By the way, why do you guys rush to defend the gay people from the evil Muslims, when we both know you hate gay people just as much as you hate Muslims? Is it a case of “We’ll stop the Muslims from killing the gay people….so we can kill them ourselves”?

      Oh wait, I forgot the distinction. “Muslims kill gay people, we only beat them to death”

      And in case we wanted to know anything else about Jonah’s private life, apart from his love of gay genitals, homosexuality and crossdressing, he also has a particular obsession with fruit:
      “So I will catch up with you bunch of pussy watermelons later”

      Jonah, you shouldn’t use a watermelon like that. Watermelons are for eating, not for fornicating with.

      • lol… now I have a visual of this cross-dressing bogot driving his beat-up Holden around with strips of bacon duct-taped to the sides, being chased by wild animals while fapping himself a friction burn.

    • And, as always, stuff Jonah ignored:

      Stuff you ignored:

      1. Okay, I’ve moved to a different town, still can’t see any sign that I’ve been invaded. What am I meant to be looking for?

      2. So how has Christmas changed for you?

      3. You do know the Australian protectionist Party is full of holocaust deniars and nazi supporters, right? And that in WWII our Anzacs were fighting and killing the Nazis?

      4. By the way, do you have any policies, or programs to fight against the many, many rapes not being done by any asylum seeker/refugee? Or do you only care about rape victims when the perpetrator is brown-otherwise you don’t care?

      5. So, you’re telling me that all these people, who I have met, know personally, and know they’ve been rejected-they can be rejected, but a person who has no evidence will be let through? What are you basing this on? How many asylum seekers have you ever met?

      6. Incidentally, you seem to be suggesting that if someone can afford to flee their country, they can’t be a refugee. Is that right? Have you told the Jewish refugee population who fled Germany and Australia that-I think they’d like to know they they weren’t in any fear of persecution by the Nazis, because they could afford to flee.

      7. Tell me how hard pressed you are-have you had to go without food this week (Plenty of my clients have had to). Share a house-5 to a room? You do know that you get a whole lot more than any asylum seeker or refugee, right?

      8. Are you telling me that shoulders are more important than babies?

      9. And have you ever met a Muslim?

      10. is there any evidence that you will accept as challenging your view that every Muslim, presumably from birth onwards, are all secretly wanting to kill all non-Muslims, or are you go for the rest of your life, forever being suspicious of all Muslims, even if the only experience you have ever had is positive, and eventually die, never seeing this mythical Msulim uprising, but being sure it’ll happen, one day?

      11. I mean, as a guy who doesn’t want to spend money on camps, how about we let them into the community, like literally every other country does?

  11. A Bogot said:
    ” I have a neighbor who had to leave Palestine because he is Christen [sic]. His mate was shot point blank because he was reading his bible.”

    While this could have happened (anything can happen in this world) the evidence just doesn’t support it being the norm. My own personal experience with Palestinian Muslims and Christians is that they are bound by a common enemy. In Australia, as in Palestine, we celebrate religious festivals together with a disarming level of tolerance.

    A few months ago, while taking my devout Egyptian-born Muslim mum to visit my devout Palestinian Muslim aunt for the Muslim Eid celebration, we bumped into an old family friend who is a devout Palestinian Christian. Both were there to wish my aunt Happy Eid. Both had arrived in Australia as refugees in the early 70’s. Both are now proud Australian Citizens who have worked and paid taxes for a large part of their lives. Both wore prominent symbols of their faiths. They hugged warmly and sat down to talk fondly about the old days in Gaza, before they had to flee the war.

    I’m willing to bet this “neighbour” he speaks of is an urban myth that he has co-opted to support his ill-informed views.

    It’s time to stop this tit for tat and recognise that, while there are injustices in this world, the vast majority of people from all walks of life are tolerant and empathetic towards their fellow man.

    Re: the terrible plight of the refugees, I was recently looking through a box of old documents at my mum’s place when i came across a small piece of paper that had yellowed and faded but was still readable. It said:

    “UNRWA
    ————
    Extra rations for pregnant female”

    It was so simple and unpretentious but the implications so great I just stared at it for several minutes, unable to come to grips with the life my parents were escaping when they came here.

    The people who wrote the despicable stuff in the post above are human beings, like you and me. We have to ask ourselves: How did they become so desensitised to the suffering of their fellow man? This is a serious question.

    • مَرْخَبا كَبدو
      (trying out my MSA)

      Over the Easter weekend, whilst taking a petrol pitstop, we parked beside a Caucasian couple sitting in their car eating burgers and fries. We got a prolonged filthy look – the sort of expression you might make if a Salmonella microbe popped its head out of your freshly prepared chicken salad. I thought about making conversation with the couple but their withering stares convinced me otherwise.

      Anyway, it reminded me of a time I was in far north QLD and some locals gave me similar looks until I smiled, opened my mouth and spoke English – without an accent. Cue cognitive dissonance. ‘This guy… he speaks like us… but he doesn’t look a true blue Aussie oi oi oi’. Interestingly, some of them dropped their guard, opened up and even felt compelled to tell me about the festering problem in their town, also known as the Aborigines. Almost a perverse act of emotional bonding.

      It’s as if these people accepted me as an honorary member of their in-group. The implicit assumption being that if I talked like them, I must have the same cultural values, drink XXXX and shag good-looking sheep. Hence I wasn’t seen as an existential threat to them, their culture or their values.

      My guess is that if you had an oversized right amygdala, low IQ, live in an insular WASP environment and have prolonged exposure to ‘A Current Affair’, you might think the existential threat is very real. So real, that you adopt a siege mentality of ‘us versus them’ and quite happily endorse the sinking of boats and leaving foreigner-looking people to their own demise in their war-torn country.

      • As always, morgone, your comments are both entertaining and informative.

        What does MSA stand for? I had a lot of trouble understanding the second Arabic word until I realised you were transliterating my id! I had a good chuckle. Thank you.

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