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Archive for January, 2006

Hanson, Howard & Jingoism
January 16th, 2006

Ian Semmel of Maleny in Queensland wrote so well… “A pack of neo-Nazis go on a rampage under the banner of the Australian flag and in protest someone burns it. The penalty? Three months’ jail. What sort of country has Australia become? I deeply resent people such as Pauline Hanson and John Howard draping themselves in the flag to peddle their jingoistic racist views, but nothing happens to them. The way Australia is at the moment, the flag deserves to be burnt.” Letters, Sydney Morning Herald, 14th January, 2006.

Ian’s thoughts reflect my own. Howard and Hansen… jingoistic, self-centred, ignorant and racist. Australia is going down the drain.