Thursday, 12 January 2012

Smelly Facts About Australia

day 38: deodorant

Fact #1: The Coalition's citizenship spokeswoman, Teresa Gambaro, told the media that migrants should be taught how to use deodorants and how to stand politely in queues. Note she was not necessarily talking about refugees; professional migrants with university degrees (e.g., yours truly) are referred to as well.
Fact #2: 45% the voting population of Australia votes for the Coalition. Actually, the latest polls show an easy win for them with 55% voting for the Coalition on a two party vote. That is, the majority of Australia’s population.
Now, tell me how the combination of the above two facts cannot lead to the inevitable conclusion that xenophobia and its close relative, racism, are rife in Australia?

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