Pretending to actually care about what happens to boatpeople, Andrew Bolt was quick to grab another propaganda opportunity today as news of a potential boatpeople disaster unfolds.
“Yet another ghastly tragedy in the making, with yet more boat people lured into deadly peril by criminally weak border laws”, Bolt exclaims as he rushes to blame the government for allowing the boatpeople to arrive in Australia for the disaster as though off-shore processing would have prevented the accident.
These people are going to arrive here regardless. The Australian government and the Indonesians need to find another way of getting them here safely.
Meanwhile, stopping the wars that cause refugees in the first place, and not starting other wars will help the boatpeople problem.
The Western governments, including the Australian government, have only itself to blame for these problems. Most of the refugees coming to Australia are from Afghanistan and Iraq – wars that Australia willingly helped in starting.