How To Applaud a Murderer

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Let The Crusades Roll – You Shoot ‘Em, I’ll Shut The Gate

They say that time heals all wounds.  So it was comforting to read today that the Australian government, in it’s own considerate way, waited two entire business days after a terrorist attack that killed 50 people, mostly Muslim immigrants to New Zealand, before announcing a significant cut¹ to the official immigration rate in Australia.

No connection there at all, no possible link in the mind of a modern Nazi…

This can only be an overt continuation of the dog-whistling that has dominated much of the political and media debate around the world for several years now.  In fact, it’s more than that.

It’s a not-so-subtle endorsement of actions resulting in the elimination of ‘problems’, perceived or manufactured as they may be.  It’s a nod to the xenophobic that their concerns are real, and worthy of a response that calms their worried little hearts.  “In some places they do it with bullets, but I’m the boss here, and I control the flood-gates”…

Behind all the expressions of sympathy and promises to crack down on media sharing, and statements of solidarity and social cohesion, our governors are smugly offering a kind of tacit support for mass murder.  There, I said it.  If they weren’t, this announcement that offers a reduction in the ‘swarming hordes of foreigners’ arriving in future years would have been postponed until a more decent time.  Simple as that – no thinking human would have NOT considered the timing of this and deferred until the smell of cordite had wafted away.

That’s it.

But while we’re on decency, I will mention a slightly related utterance that was similarly not decent – the Drumpf tweet of support after the murdering event:



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Note 1 – The actual immigration numbers will drop from 190,000 to 160,000, which is about a 15.8% reduction.

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