Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Pacific Solution?

They're looking for monkeys up in the zoo
Said one if I had a face like you
You'd be on Easter Island

Yes, sad indeed and almost incomprehensible that Abbott, like Howard before him, is appealing to base instincts in this election by promising to "Stop the Boats", turn them around and send them back. Abbott, a professed Christian like Howard, shows no compassion to those who have most need of it. The Labor Party's ''regional solution'' is also appealing to base instincts nurtured by shock jocks and poll politics.
Where is the leadership? Where is the recognition that this nation is bigger and better than this?

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