Thursday, June 02, 2005

Schapelle backlash

I'm getting pretty annoyed at all this extremeist, xenophobic backlash about the Schapelle Corby decision. I think its an outrageous decision, and am all for speaking out wherever injustice is done, but seriously-since when do Australians attack embassies, abuse people of Indonesian origin and ask for charity money back? I thought we were better than that.

This incident has seen Australia's racist darkside rear its ugly head again. This is the kind of mindset that that fosters the militant extremism our Government and media have trained us to fear.

I think boycotting travel to Bali is a waste of time, it will only hurt a few small operators for a short period of time, before business returns to usual, just as it did after the Bali bombings. What good will be gained from punishing a people for its government's decisions?

2 comments:

Mr. Selfdestruct said...

Boycotting Bali is a waste of time, but nobody should worry because It's only the people who never would have gone in the first place causing the trouble :P . Some people do anything for a good protest.
You can see where some of their perspectives come from though. Fear of themselves being in that situation.

What people don't acknowledge is that it could have been worse for her.

'since when do Australians attack embassies, abuse people of Indonesian origin and ask for charity money back?'
summed up best by Agent K in Men In Black: "A person is smart, people are dumb"

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