Australia Suspected of Abusing Refugees, Not a New Suspician

kim kardashian

Imagine a country that had two distinct ethnic groups, one had been living there for thousands of years, the other for only a couple hundred years and change but by virtue of better technology, the second group took over the country. Then in the first hundred and seventy or so years, that second group kidnapped the children of the first ethnic group in order to assimilate them.

That is the story of Australia’s history with the Aboriginal peoples and a very condensed version of the Stolen Generation story from about 1900 to 1960, where Australia’s government did just that and until recently (it was 2008 when a formal apology was issued) did not acknowledge the awfulness.  To make matters worse, Austrailia has still not compensated the Aboriginal community financially in any significant way for this horror.

You would figure the land known for AC/DC,  Kangeroos, and Olivia Newton John would’ve moved on from such an audacious racial past and begun treating non-white residents and white residents equally, unfortunately, according to the latest reports from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty Internationa,l you would be horribly wrong.

The latest instance of Australia’s government having a wanton disregard for non-whites is in regards to refugees, who are fleeing untold carnage, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other regions of conflict. The Australian government, instead of trying to help these suffering people – which includes swaths of children – sends them to places like Nauru, offshore centers far from the mainland indefinitely, under conditions which include denying medical treatment, unpunished violence from locals, and the creation of a hostile environment where people even wish to kill themselves.

Defending the barbaric practice has been the norm, and the high court is doing so as well. Several successive ministers have predictably defended the practice as a way to prevent dangerous sea crossings by would-be asylum seekers, but if what human rights groups are saying is true, then Australia is once again embarking down a disgusting and dangerous path of xenophobia and cowardice. The fact that journalists from the country must not take pictures and jump through flaming hoops to interview them only encourages the belief that something wicked and potentially damaging to Australia’s reputation is taking place. As the late naturalist Steve Irwin would say: “Crikey!”.

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