In his column today, Andrew ‘Cut and Paste’ Bolt uses a piece by notorious fascist Murdoch writer Greg Sheridan to tell their collective audiences that Iranian, Lebanese, Somali, Afghan and Pakistani are only seeking asylum in Australia because they are, as Sheridan puts it, “aspirational immigrants”.
Well, why not?
If you needed to flee your homeland because of war or other dire threats to yourself and your family, why would you choose to flee a to country that’s as bad as the one you’re fleeing from but just a bit safer? Surely one should ‘aspire’ to go somewhere better. And, if one has the ability to get to Australia because it is a country full of opportunities, then why should folk not come here?
What both Bolt and Sheridan seem to have forgotten is that both of their forebears did exactly the same thing – come to Australia as ‘aspirational immigrants’. If it’s good enough for them, why is it not good enough for those wanting to seek refuge here?
There is only one reason why Bolt and Sheridan are happy to have white migrants come to Australia as ‘aspirational immigrants’ but refuse to accept refugees from Middle Eastern, Central Asian and African nations and that’s because these people aren’t white.
Bolt and Sheridan; hypocrites as well as racists.