I’m annoyed by the illogical and racist emails that I receive from friends whose parents or grandparents came here as so called economic migrants or refugees. Ever since people like Pauline Hanson have come on the scene I’ve seen a change in our culture. I’m sure most Australians don’t want to live in a racist country.
Thinking about the past Communist vs Fascist dualism, and now the “good” vs “evil” i.e. the “West” vs “terrorism” dualism, and past and present governments using these terms as pawns for their own agenda, perhaps rendering them meaningless. Also thinking about the list of organisations deemed ‘terrorist’ orgs by Australia, e.g. the PKK Kurdish Workers Party who are fighting ISIS (therefore, terrorism) in Kobane
I fear for their future.
These are small island communities without much support or political clout to get support. They are human beings and need our support. We should care about the plight of our neighbours. It could be a lost culture. They will need somewhere to live and continue their lives with dignity
We have laws, law enforcement bodies, military defence resources, and humanitarian organisations sponsored by Government. Why don’t we just let them do their job without political meddling? If the public don’t agree, political parties can suggest change as part of an election platform and we can vote for it.
I’m curious as to what others wished they had learnt in school and what they think our young people need to learn to cope/thrive in the future. I work as an educator and constantly question the relevance of what I’m teaching. What do we assume (most, some, all?) kids will naturally learn, but in fact they’d all benefit from explicitly being taught?