I who may well be...

Musings from the perspective of a human being who may well be not locatable completely within the usual categories of male or female or gay or straight or transsexual or intersexed or exploiter or exploited or supplier or consumer or performer or spectator.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

1300 Boat People land in Melbourne!

Wednesday's Daily Telegraph (page 44) reported the landing in Australia of more than 1300 boat people refugees. Apparently no attempt was made to turn them back, nor to report or deport them to the regime they were fleeing from. Nor is there any suggestion this number of non-English speakers will swamp us, nor any indication that they and their children should be sent to rot on Naruu for four years.

Because they arrived in 1957, when we were still a civilised nation.

[Letter to the editor sent today, inspired by their "On This Day" historical eature.]

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