The right-wing of both sides of politics has now moved to make the boatpeople issue the centrepiece of the upcoming election. Both Liberal and Labor racists are now scrambling to outdo each other in the chase for the racist voter within Labor’s ranks.
Liberal voters are already committed to voting for Abbott. However, there are many voters out there who would traditionally vote Labor but may reconsider who they give their vote to if the Liberals come up with a ‘better’ final solution to the boatpeople problem to that of Labor’s. By ‘better’ I mean less expensive because the knee-jerk Labor solution that flies everyone that arrives here by boat out to PNG with no chance of ever settling in Australia is going to be massively expensive. And, while it may slow the boats down, it will not stop them.
Now the Liberals have come up with a new plan; they want to use the Australian military to somehow stop the boats though they haven’t revealed exactly how they’re going to do this. They’re going to call it Operation Sovereign Borders. With a name like that, anyone would think we were at war defending our shores against a foreign invader – but that, of course, is exactly what they want people to think.
Both parties are now pandering exclusively to Australia’s racists in order to grab power. The boatpeople have become a political football with each side telling the voter that they are going to be tougher on boatpeople than the other side. The issue has become an obsession. The Labor excuse is that it will stop the drownings while the Liberals use every other excuse under the sun as to why boatpeople shouldn’t be allowed to come to Australia ranging from ‘terrorists sneaking in among them’, to ‘queue jumping’, to ‘economic refugees’, etc.
But we all know the real reasons they don’t want them here; it’s because they are racists. Pure and simple.
Details of Abbott’s ‘Operation Sovereign Borders’ can be found here.