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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 02:53 pm
“Let’s admit it,” writes Greg Barns. “Australia has become a pigsty.” Mr. Barns—click here and here for a little background—wishes us to be “more like Canada, a nation that embraces civil rights and tolerance, with political leaders who stand up to racism and nastiness; a nation that sees its role in the world as an independent nation and which is not frightened to stand up and be counted in the global fight for a fairer world.”
A rumor that Arabs had punched a white lifeguard in the nose sent the laid back white Aussies into a frenzy.
Some rumor. Margaret concludes:
Australia may be far away physically, but it seems to have too much in common with the United States. Both countries affirm that their forebears had a right to kill and destroy. Both countries have political leaders who accentuate the worst aspect of their nations’ histories. The people produced by those histories are never as good as they claim to be.
Whatever that’s supposed to mean. By contrast, here’s some interesting comment from someone who was actually at the riot and doesn’t seem to be stupid.