On a recent visit to Australia’s Northern Territory, I found myself in a little town called Katherine. I noticed at the local hotel/pub, that there were mannequins lying on the pavement outside. I walked over only to find they were human beings. One was a lady of about 64, she had nose residue running out of her nose and into her mouth. Lying next to her was a little fella around the age of two (I later found that she was his grandmother). It made me feel quite angry that people were allowed/forced to live like this.
I thought, this is not Soweto. It seems like South Africa before the re-alignment with the rest of society. The whites in Australia are committing the same acts of barbarism as in the era of South Africa’s Apartheid. Australia has it’s townships and it’s people suffer to pay the white man. The whites demand high rents that few can afford. Give up, the black fella says and drink more grog. Blacks are being served out of sight of those soft white faces. Tears are shed but nothing is said. The churches tell them to be patient. The government give them empty gestures. Who can they cry to? But we see what you do and we don’t like it. But the rulers do!
Christ would not forgive what they/we do!
The streets are littered with drunken souls. Where else could they have turned? The politician is deaf, the barman listens. How easy for it to happen! It could happen to you.
We watch and we see, we know this was not meant.
Black babies die for a glass of milk yet we give it to pigs so we can have breakfast and do it again!
Why in these enlightened times are people so wound up about people arriving in the country they live, be it Great Britain, Australia or the USA or any other country, all people need somewhere to live. The people in Australia should understand this more than any other country as all of us including Aboriginals are descended from immigrants/refugees/convicts. There is no logical argument about the worth of immigrants to this country. I have listed just a couple of boat people below can anyone in their family say they have achieved anywhere near any of them.
Australia’s richest man, founder and largest shareholder of the world’s biggest shopping centre owner, Westfield
1998 Young Australian of the Year and voted one of Australia’s 30 most successful Women Under 30. She was 20 years old. A very successful entrepreneur with Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Law and is now Business Development Director of SASme Wireless Communication. She arrived from Vietnam as a refugee in 1982.
One of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs, founder and director of more than one multi-million dollar business.After arriving from Vietnam aged seven with just the clothes on his back, he has built dot-com company Wishlist, turned around and sold a large company, managed fast growing company Julique, and launched a fund to invest in small and medium businesses.
In other lands Abraham, Jesus, Mohammed, Confucius & Zoroaster were also refugees.
Persecution in any form is wrong, yet we continually see it in the societies we live. Refugees, ethical minorities, in schools it might be having red hair for being picked on the same bullies take it into the adult world and carry on picking on the weakest in society. Remember, “It is the week who inherits the world”, NOT, the bullies.
Britain in the 1930’s allowed in boat loads of Jews, they provided the country with immense wealth financially, the arts, academics, the film industry, every corner of the British Empire prospered. Due, to the far sightedness of the British. Australia you are a Colony of Great Britain learn from your mother country as you learnt life from your mother, don’t kill of such a lovely country as Australia.
In the 1960’s Britain not only allowed the boat people in, they went looking for people to bring to British shores, they procured west Indians to do the jobs that the British worker would not do, further advancing Britain on the world stage, what does Australia do, it forces those who do come here back from whence they came, shame on us Australians.
Remember “Populate or perish” is as important now as it ever was.
Do not forget Gillard is also a boat person, a ten pounder off a boat.
Yet she can do this to these innocents, David Lloyd George would hang his head in shame.
Australian cattle farmers should hang their heads in shame.
The live animal export trade they deal in leads to the unbelievably cruel slaughter of animals, as shown again on Australian TV (31st May 2011) on ABC’s Four Corners story A Bloody Business.
Animals that the farmers say they love and care for are exported to Indonesia – where they are not just slaughtered but are tortured in the most horrendous way imaginable. In saying that, I don’t believe many people would have such a sadistic mind as to be able to conjure up such a sick and depraved piece of unnecessary and wanton cruelty beyond which I would have thought possible, even for humans, to carry out. The farmers know of the cruelty, yet for money they let the animals pay the price – not just with their lives but also by torture in the extreme. A brief description of this torture: the animals are tied one by one to a pole and hosed down with cold water causing them to fall over. The workers repeatedly bang their heads on the concrete floor and whip and kick them to get them into the correct position to enable one of the men there to, supposedly, cut the throat with one clean cut. However, in reality it is more like a saw cutting the throat needing numerous attempts before getting it done.
You can view video of the report at the Four Corners website:
Halal law states that the animal is alive at the time of slaughter yet they do not even stun the animal to render it unconscious before this is done to them. While this is happening to one of the herd, the rest are forced to watch these acts on their mates. When, after quite some time, the animal eventually dies – often crying out a noise which sounds like ‘why? why? why?’ One by one they are strung up, skinned and disembowelled and then slaughtered – all with the rest of the herd watching, until eventually it gets down to just the one animal left who can be seen just standing there waiting for her own torture and death. Shaking and quivering, knowing exactly what is about to happen to her.
While Australia allows this to happen to our cattle, how can we in all honesty expect Japan to listen to us on the whaling issue?
Has Australia lost it’s decency and sense of shame? I believe that sadly it has. Or at least the cattlemen who benefit directly. In fact all Australians benefit from the profits of the farmers, so this is being done in all our names. Especially during the recent periods of drought, people sympathise with farmers when in fact they are making huge profits by this cruel practice. They even have the audacity to attack Coles supermarkets for taking a few cents of the farmers’ profits and giving it back to the people. Yes, they provide the nation with food but at what costs are we, as humans, paying them? We are paying them not only with our money but something a lot more precious – our humanity.
The animals could be slaughtered at Australian abattoirs and the meat transported to Indonesia or to any other country. This disgraceful business has to stop. We can sign the petition, write letters to our Prime Minister and MPs, protest on the street, boycott Indonesia, lobby the farmers and all who participate in this vile and evil trade. This is the most barbaric thing that I have ever seen. A lady in the programme said what I had just been thinking, in years to come people will say the same things about this practise as we now say about slavery.
This has to be abolished. Whilst writing this I have found it very difficult to find the words to describe this abhorrence – there are no words strong enough to condemn this practise.
I cannot even begin to convey the suffering that these animals suffer for financial greed.
All are guilty – from the farmer to the politicians who, in our name, condone this barbaric, vile and evil trade. For what? Money and power. To put any living thing through this type of pain should be an abhorrence to every single one of us. We are collectively guilty of this if we let it continue.
Disgusting behaviour. Each cut of the throat is one of us Australians doing the cutting – nothing absolves any one of us from that. If animal slaughter has to take place, then it should be as decent as possible and certainly, at least, humane.
More than 36,000 head of cattle were exported out of the Port of Townsville last year alone, with more than 22,000 going to Indonesia. Cattle being kicked and whipped, their throats slit with blunt knives, their eyes gouged and their tails broken – this should sicken every single individual everywhere. A shame on you Australia – that which was once a proud country has now stooped to this atrocity. Shame.
There is not one bit of evidence to show why this practise should continue. All political parties should be very careful in sorting this crime against humanity out. It needs to be done quickly or suffer the loss of power. The Australian people call for an immediate ban on all live exports. Any readers outside Australia are equally invited to protest against this deplorable torture.
The church’s key advisory group wants the Gillard Government to scrap public incentives that increase the birth rate and also to cut immigration. The church people have not as yet realised that they are now unimportant in modern society. People such as Philip Freier should practice what he preaches. He has two children and three grandchildren and yet he and this synod have asked the government to stop “any policy that provides an incentive specifically and primarily to increase Australia’s population”.
Terri Kelleher, spokesperson for the Australian Family Association, stated that to do so would be unfair. Freier’s children are now grown up and they now have children of their own. Me thinks this is a case of “I’m alright, Jack”!
Yet the Archbishop of Adelaide, Jeffrey Driver, also with two adult children, repudiates this, saying they are not calling for the end of the baby bonus. Are the church leaders trying to say the right thing to different people, so all will agree with them?
Most people today have seen the nonsense the church leaders get up to. Yet they expect us to listen to them on important matters that they seem ignorant of. Driver goes on to say the overall migrant intake should be cut. He says, “The growing congestion of cities, destined to become worse, means much time lost in commuting, more polluted suburbs, denser housing and the loss for many of suburban gardens in which to relax and still have some communion with nature.”
America has 311,240,000 people. Great Britain has 62,041,708 people. Australia 22,593,021 less people than Taiwan. The answer to congestion in the cities is to expand them. Pollution is a problem the scientists are investigating – that is not the church’s role (if indeed it has a role). As for gardens, has he seen the marvelous gardens in America and Great Britain? Australia is a very large country with ample room to accommodate a lot more people; it would then have the opportunity to become a strong country like America and Great Britain.
Australian politicians are constantly moaning about “boat people” arriving uninvited in Australia. Australia has a population of less than 23 million. If this country wants to stay a first world country then it needs more people. Britain has over 62 million people, America over 311 million, China well over a billion, Japan nearly 130 million, Indonesia 237 million, Russia nearly 143 million, Nauru has 10,000. South Korea has double Australia’s population. Australia has less people than Thailand.
Australia cannot even start to compete. As a country’s population grows so does the infrastructure. The people who arrive, far from taking jobs as some people say, in the longer term actually provide more employment. All the services grow in line with an increasing population. The increased population increases the revenue going to the government, which in turn can then provide better health care, education – overall infrastructure – and the load is shared over more people. Instead of 23 million people paying into the government coffers you could have say 100 million or 200 million paying into the government collecting bowl making this a vastly wealthier and stronger country.
Locking refugees and the non invited up is cruel and does a huge disservice to Australia. Australia should be surging forward, not clinging to the past of a select few in this vast but empty land. The skilled and future moguls are locked up or sent back. Australia is being given gold and throwing it back. It is absurd for this to be happening to what could one day be a powerful country instead of just a foil of Britain and America.
Britain and America have the population to provide goods for themselves, unlike Australia having to buy from larger populated countries like China, Thailand and South Korea.