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There are refugees and then there are refugees : Comments

By Russell Grenning, published 16/3/2018

Parliament under the new President Ramaphosa has already voted 241 to 83 to change the Constitution and a sense of real panic has been growing.

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We can 'rely on' the Australian Left to ignore the racism, torture and murder of white South Africans. The media is describing it as 'reverse racism'. Well, there is no such thing as reverse racism, suggestion that it is whites only who are racist. Black racism against whites is just plain racism. It is not a tit for tat businesses to get back at whites; it is non-white racism, which has always been there.

Last year there were 400 attacks on white farmers, 10 times the number of a decade ago, and a bill has been passed to take land from white farmers without compensation.

The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party has called for white farmers to be shot or have their throats cut. Being convicted for hate speech 7 years ago doesn't appear to have had any effect on him. So far, he and his friends have contented themselves with torturing white farmers with irons and blow torches.

But no, we are not likely to hear much from the Left about this, unless they feel like gloating over the plight of SA farmers as pay back for apartheid.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 16 March 2018 10:06:28 AM
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Look. The Nelson Mandela propaganda honeymoon is over.

1. Black South Africans have every right to destroy their country. Its now a proud tradition in Africa isn't it?

2. Money for the poor going to dictators' Swiss bank accounts?
Posted by plantagenet, Friday, 16 March 2018 11:59:37 AM
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Meanwhile "Peter Dutton's white South African farmers resettlement gaining momentum" as usually leftwing ABC reports (today) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-16/persecuted-white-south-african-farmers-resettlement-gaining-mom/9556098 :

Headline: "Peter Dutton's white South African farmers resettlement gaining momentum"

"A conservative push to resettle "persecuted" white South African farmers in Australia is gaining momentum with several MPs calling for a special humanitarian intake.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has caused a diplomatic row with South Africa after declaring white farmers in the country were facing "horrific circumstances" and needed protection from a "civilised country".

While the issue has hit the national headlines this week, West Australian Liberals have been agitating behind the scenes for months and last year passed a motion at the party's state council calling on the Federal Government to "resettle persecuted European minorities" in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

WA Liberal Ian Goodenough, whose electorate is home to one of the largest South African expat communities, said Australia accepted thousands of extra refugees from Syria in a one-off special intake and should do the same for white farmers "fleeing persecution".

"Violence and suffering affects all people universally," he told the ABC.

Ian Goodenough's TWEET:
"@IanGoodenoughMP
Moore is home to one of the largest South African Communities in WA. I support favourable consideration being given to granting refugee status to South Africans fleeing persecution who share our values and will integrate into Australian society. 8:21 PM - Mar 15, 2018"

"Given our close connections to the South African community, consideration should be given to providing a quota of places."

MORE TO FOLLOW
Posted by plantagenet, Friday, 16 March 2018 3:40:51 PM
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FROM ABOVE
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-16/persecuted-white-south-african-farmers-resettlement-gaining-mom/9556098

Mr Goodenough who has been lobbying his senior colleagues over the issue argues white South African farmers would bring relevant skills to Australia and integrate well into the community. "It certainly wouldn't hurt to allocate a number of places to people who fit in well and will contribute to the country," he said.

His West Australian colleague, Andrew Hastie, took to social media to declare he is "outraged" by the reports of violence against white farmers and posted an image of a flyer describing the group as the "persecuted minority nobody cares about".

"They are being targeted in what appears to be an orchestrated terror campaign," it said.

But the push is not limited to WA.

Several Liberals have posted the same flyer as well as graphic images of white farmers who have apparently been beaten.

Farm violence in South Africa is a racially charged and sensitive political issue, particularly given the Government's push to seize land from farmers without compensation.

Queensland Liberal MP Andrew Laming has been vocal on the topic, describing white farmers as "refugees", and claimed credit for this week's developments.

"Since I called out South African politicians for their do-nothing approach to vicious attacks on farmers, Peter Dutton has asked his [department] to monitor and consider our offshore humanitarian program," he posted.

The plight of South African farmers is also on Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm's radar.

He has written to the Government urging it to respond to the "tragedy of farmers being forced off their land and the alarming rate of murder".

"We should investigate options for allowing South African farmers to enter Australia under the refugee program if they require sanctuary," he posted on Facebook.

ENDS
Posted by plantagenet, Friday, 16 March 2018 3:41:19 PM
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The Greens make me want to vomit.
Posted by runner, Friday, 16 March 2018 3:43:36 PM
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I'd like to see the same innovation applied to Chinese land owners in Australia.

We need to have Australia returned to Australians.
Posted by diver dan, Friday, 16 March 2018 6:37:35 PM
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