Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Australian government is revolting

Well, some of us have known that for ages. However, the back bench is currently revolting over John Howard's equally revolting plan to process asylum seekers off shore. People (if they can dodge the patrol boats, sharks and other distasters) who reach our shores haven't actually reached Australia. Off to Nauru (whose non-existent economy can be propped up by Australian blood money) to be told they have to go home again (so they can be shot in Afghanistan!)

Thankfully, to be a political conservative is not to share all of Howard's repulsive ideas on how to treat non-white Anglosaxons (objectifying Muslims, denying the sad history of white-Aboriginal interactions, etc). Will Nauru be our Gitmo? I hope not.

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