Friday, December 17, 2010

Jack on the meaning of compassion

There are few postures quite as serpentine as that of the bully who disguises his cruelty as some kind of love...

Since our colonial inception, Australia has been a home for the wretched, the unfortunate and the brave, those courageous enough - or stupid enough - to find themselves leaving it all behind in the pursuit of a life on the other side. That the sons and daughters of those very people are slamming the door on beggars is odious enough. That they’re claiming to do it in the name of “compassion” - today, of all days - is a sick joke, and the sick jokers peddling it should never be taken seriously again.

Here's his full post

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