In his blog yesterday, Bolt highlighted a story about a brawl which happened to involve some young men from an African background. He says he’s “not certain [that] aspects of our immigration and refugee policies are working to the advantage of Australians”.
The reality is; he’s not actually certain that these men aren’t themselves Australian. Bolt merely assumes that, if they’re black and look like Africans, then they must be African migrants. Maybe they are, but then I don’t know anymore than Bolt does.
Just to reinforce his presumptuous and racist stance, Bolt links to two other stories about brawling in the streets apparently between young men who have an African background.
The fact is there are brawls just about every Friday and Saturday night in just about all of Australia’s cities and towns and these involve young men, and sometimes women, from all sorts of racial and ethnic backgrounds – including white Australians. Indeed, front bar brawls for decades were a bit of an Aussie tradition long before non-white migrants arrived in Australia.
But Bolt, of course, only cherrypicks the stories that suit his racist propaganda while his coterie of dedicated bloggies lap it up. Read the comments (if you can stomach it) and see.