With the maiden speech of Pauline Hanson before the Senate, war has been declared by the One Nation party against Australians. Such ignorance and bigotry should not be so freely given a voice, let alone not be exposed for the empty lies that it is. This vocal minority of the far-right must not be allowed Read more about Are the Innocent Guilty Until Proven Otherwise?[…]
Generally, all of humanity can be divided into three categories.
1) There are the people who complacently settle for slavery to the status quo. Unconsciously driven by self-interest, they seem “happy” as long as their personal lives are unaffected by the decisions of those in power. Watching the news, reading the newspapers, they receive whatever opinion is being fed to them without consideration and censure. So many people honestly don’t seem to care about the injustices committed in this world and, if it benefits them, they could even be willing to side with the oppressor.
I was reading an article today with the above title, and in particular the subtitle was what grabbed me: “Why is there sympathy for those fleeing Syria but contempt for refugees on Nauru?” While they expose (rightly so) the misuse of the current refugee crisis for political ends on the part of both of our Read more about In response to “Refugees, border protection and the nationalist myth”[…]
Amongst those who espouse the “virtue” of a multi-ethnic society, toleration is often spoken of as an admirable quality. However, at its root, toleration means putting up with something you dislike. It’s not a quality necessary to live together with those who you respect and value for their quality and character. It is merely a Read more about Tolerance is NOT Admirable[…]