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Treatment of Asylum Seekers Proves We'Ve Lost Our Moral Compass


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Carrie
- 375 days ago - theage.com.au
Such times. Such dark, dispiriting times. In its indifference to the sensibilities of conscience, Australia has slipped its moorings. We are drifting into the lower latitudes.



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AniMae Chi (399)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 2:41 pm
*sigh* so very sad
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 5:09 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 5:14 pm
All the world need is love and compassion. Thank you.
 

GGmaSheila D. (154)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 6:07 pm
Again, sadly read and noted with frustration. Thank you.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 7:05 pm
Blog link to a non-Care2 friend in Oz:

http://wellthisiswhatithink.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/for-shame-australia-for-shame/
 

Carrie B. (309)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 8:55 pm
Help us out here Joanne! No Hot Link?
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 9:23 pm
Picky, picky. Just kidding of course. Hope this works.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Sunday August 11, 2013, 9:31 pm
Sorry Joanne, but do you have any idea how many comments I receive with links that many do not know how to access? In case you haven't noticed, I am past the point of no no return. My apologies!
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday August 12, 2013, 2:53 am
Carrie - you are a bleeding heart. You have obviously not properly investigated these supposed 'asylum seekers' - especially the ones arriving with computers, mobile phones, nike gym boots et al. Many of these people are not fleeing for fear of their lives - many have sold their homes and businesses simply because they want to come live in Australia. Those that were being cared for on Nauru - in their gratitude for 'asylum' - burnt down most of the centre they were staying in - costing the Australian Taxpayers around 60 milliondollars.....however - to their credit - these desperate people omitted to burn the Gym, leisure centre and the Internet building. There are indeed many needy and desperate people who are genuine qualifiers for asylum but they - like everyone else have to apply through the correct channels and this takes time. You cannot open the floodgates to all and sundry - that is asking from trouble. They do not all integrate successfully and it would be folly indeed to think they do. The Government's decision to stop the boats is perhaps too little too late.
 

Bernard Cronyn (30)
Monday August 12, 2013, 3:44 am
The many countries that produce migrants (call them if you will asylum seekers, economic migrants, colonists, opportunistic tourists) without exception have a number of things in common. The main one (a subject never to be mentioned or discussed by the so-called liberals) is that their rate of population increase is not matched in any way by their country of origin’s ability to produce adequate basic resources like food, water, housing let alone education – a classic Malthusian scenario. Closely coupled to the high birth-rate is the custom driven by culture and religion of oppressing women to the level of brood mares and beasts of burden to be bartered like commodities. Anyone who imagines that shifting 1000’s of “disadvantaged” people from one part of our shrinking planet to a wealthier part is a magical panacea for the ills of the Third World probably requires a brain implant. Evidence shows that there is a tendency for our modern refugees to bring with them the very religion, tribalism and customs that created the situation from which they are fleeing. With no immigration controls we will undoubtedly end up in the West with exactly the same malaise as the Third World. Presumably only once we have reached the point where the entire planet (apart from a few privileged leaders) arrives at the socio-economic level of the Third World will the Liberal lefties shut up and join the soup kitchen queues if there are any left able to provide them.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Monday August 12, 2013, 4:15 am
Yes, it is true ~ I am a bleeding heart ~ for those refugees Australians are so willing to turn away. What I am reading here is nothing more than bigotry and hateful prejudice. So evident in the treatment of Australia's Aborigine people. Nothing has changed in your Country. You should be ashamed!
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Monday August 12, 2013, 5:31 am
"Moral compass"...? -Tell me about it!
To lead by example is not easy to do,
our politicians don't even have a clue...
 

Rehana VN (0)
Monday August 12, 2013, 6:26 am
White Australians treat the local natives with contempt by confining them to reserves etc so why will they be willing to take on people of other colour! As long as you are white even if you have nothing for a brain its ok, they will take you. The debate on whether asylum seekers are genuine is secondary.
 

Rehana VN (0)
Monday August 12, 2013, 6:38 am
Western countries have bombed,destroyed these countries,their leaders werent the best but you have caused displacement,misery & chaos. So you must now put up with the situation. Australia invitres whites to come to their country even if you dont have a brain, so the criterion is based on colour! You reap what you sow, pay back time for the ever eager interferers aka INVADERS!
 

. (0)
Monday August 12, 2013, 7:58 am
That's terrible! We need to treat those people with more respect and compassion.
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Monday August 12, 2013, 8:29 am
So true. I hope after the elections, and the race between the contenders for votes on how to be even more inhumane and strict than their adversary is over, Australia will come to it's senses again and find what's left of its moral compass buried deep in the sand of their precious coast.
 

Lynn C. (94)
Monday August 12, 2013, 11:13 am
True for all the world....
 

Peggy A. (0)
Monday August 12, 2013, 2:08 pm
Sad and noted.
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday August 12, 2013, 3:13 pm

I liked what Bernard had to say so much, I'm going to copy it here again and add a lot more paragraphing to make it more readable:

The many countries that produce migrants (call them if you will asylum seekers, economic migrants, colonists, opportunistic tourists) without exception have a number of things in common. The main one (a subject never to be mentioned or discussed by the so-called liberals) is that their rate of population increase is not matched in any way by their country of origin’s ability to produce adequate basic resources like food, water, housing let alone education – a classic Malthusian scenario.

Closely coupled to the high birth-rate is the custom driven by culture and religion of oppressing women to the level of brood mares and beasts of burden to be bartered like commodities. Anyone who imagines that shifting 1000’s of “disadvantaged” people from one part of our shrinking planet to a wealthier part is a magical panacea for the ills of the Third World probably requires a brain implant.

Evidence shows that there is a tendency for our modern refugees to bring with them the very religion, tribalism and customs that created the situation from which they are fleeing. With no immigration controls we will undoubtedly end up in the West with exactly the same malaise as the Third World.

Presumably only once we have reached the point where the entire planet (apart from a few privileged leaders) arrives at the socio-economic level of the Third World will the Liberal lefties shut up and join the soup kitchen queues if there are any left able to provide them.

 

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday August 12, 2013, 3:43 pm

Most Muslims to Australia are deliberately trying to take over Australia, and the plan has been in the works for years.

The Australian, Nov. 6, 2009

Taliban to Australia: Join Muslim Asia or Perish

An official Taliban publication warns Australia that it will have to assimilate into a dominant Asia or face the prospect of being overpowered and forced to take population overspill from Asia.

The choice is spelled out in the latest issue of the online Taliban monthly magazine, Al Sumud, whose lead article offers a sweeping view of a post-war order in which a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan becomes a moral pivot for a pan-Asian renaissance that will coincide with the decline of Western power.

"The end of European leadership in the world will place the white settler diaspora in Australia before two choices," writes the author, Mustafa Hamid, a former senior Al-Qaeda member, who in 2001 married Australian Rabiah Hutchinson, a Sydney mother with links to Islamic extremists.

"It can either return to its motherland in Europe or reconcile with its Asian surroundings and assimilate into it as a wealthy active member." Otherwise, he warns, a lengthy conflict will ensue in which Australia will be overpowered "by Asian waves that are better armed and more numerous."

The Taliban article does not call for jihad although it hints at the possibility of "peaceful Islamic expansion."
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday August 12, 2013, 3:46 pm


So perhaps not quite a bleeding heart, but a tireless mouthpiece for Islamic interests.


 

Ge M. (217)
Monday August 12, 2013, 3:46 pm
Carrie, I don't count people loaded down with up-to-date electronics, well fed and just lots of young males as genuine refugees. Now, if they had nothing, were of varying ages and families with them then that would make more sense.

I am also curious as to why you have no sympathy to Jewish refugees who had been forced from their homes or Christian refugees fleeing from Muslim persecution and murder. Nor do you seem to show any sympathy to Muslims or converts who suffer from Muslim abuses, you are only creating about fake asylum seekers.


 

Jason S. (57)
Monday August 12, 2013, 7:28 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Stan B. (124)
Tuesday August 13, 2013, 3:18 am
If anyone wants these potential future terrorists as neighbours I'm sure it can be arranged.
As an Australian who has seen the downside of fake asylum seekers and the tremendous problems they cause, I don't want to see any more here thank you.
Very relevant comments from Pat and Edw, Bernard, Lee and GM. Green stars to you.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Tuesday August 13, 2013, 1:43 pm
*****Most Muslims to Australia are deliberately trying to take over Australia, and the plan has been in the works for years.

AGREE!! Pretty much the way it is in the USA and every other country where Muslims enter! Anyone who can't see this is just blind or 'deliberately' blind!!

*****So perhaps not quite a bleeding heart, but a tireless mouthpiece for Islamic interests.

AGREE!

*****I am also curious as to why you have no sympathy to Jewish refugees who had been forced from their homes or Christian refugees fleeing from Muslim persecution and murder. Nor do you seem to show any sympathy to Muslims or converts who suffer from Muslim abuses, you are only creating about fake asylum seekers.

Couldn't have said it any better myself!! Totally AGREE!!
 

bob m. (32)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:36 am

Go to barenakedislam.com; check out many of the seekers coming ashore... huge young men like Schwarzenegger arriving with the most expensive baggage... many too are lost but too much indicates a worldwide movement which has very real jihadi intents...their (Islamic community) intents are openly spoken and their behaviours openly indicate future disruption of Aussi life..their nations are in chaos and now they bring it too the bad old west for allah. Moderates are just the body which carries the horn of contact (jihad); as in a rhino.
 

bob m. (32)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:16 am


In Lees' comment,it was mentioned regarding dealing with huge Asian overflow;I suppose that refers also to islams breeder factory of 4-8 kids for Jihad.
As to Rehana VK; openly provocative racist, deceitful warmongering threatenings regards native treatment and future options.. this is the same cake served up in Canada by the usual socialist, anarchist useful idiots who drool at the thought of revenge ($$$).. cheek by jowl with islams codies of darkness and blood debt..bitter folks who misrep history largely and fail to even acknowledge the huge efforts at appeasements (white guilt) .. just or not; in action today to make an ever demanding ethos of bitterness and extortion and racism in flaganto hypocracia.. there will be a line drawn...MORE NEW CANADIANS ARE LIVING NEWLY arrived in cities struggling with most others already here to give 50% of their part time jobs income in taxes to finance a whole industry designed after a moto represented by the hand sign of rubbing thumb and first two fingertips together. ( nobody in this tidal wave of indignation in perpetua gives a flying fig for or even knows his neighbor .. it is a miserable and deadly lifestyle.. and of course the harpies and their opportunist hypocrite useful idiot allies will be there in the robes of the intelligencia, whining at the gate; copious in their zombie hunt walk; to bring down even the golden goose that feeds them. It will only go on for a little longer.; till the suckers by the hard pressed millions of every race sweating their butts off in cities finally say.... no more indeed.
 
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