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'Racist' comments about new Family First Senator

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Ah, the ad hominem. Itís always a last resort for you, isnít it ttbn? When youíve got nothing left, just hurl insults.

You have no evidence at all to support for your assertion that some here make lemmings look rational. But having your position made to look ignorant made you feel uncomfortable, and, well, it just sounded good.

Or is it all that non-scholarly, inevitably-out-of-date, hard copy material you tell us you read?
Posted by AJ Philips, Friday, 21 April 2017 8:39:14 PM
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I suspect ttbn you were ignorant of the fact Abbott was born in England. Simply shootingt your mouth off with a rant about anyone not born in Australia being in Parliament, or does that not apply to white Anglo-Saxons like Abbott? Would you also like to exclude aliens from being employed in any government position, aliens having authority over a dinky-di like yourself hardly seems fair, imagine you getting a speeding ticket from heaven forbid, a wop, it just not on, how Un-Australian! In fact ttbn would you like to organize a boycott of alien owned businesses putting Australia First rather than Family First. If you walk the walk and talk the talk, and that's what you do, you are what you are, so its not so silly.
Are you a supporter of Jim Saleam? He would agree with much of what you say on this forum.
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 21 April 2017 10:34:20 PM
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ttbn, when you base your opinions on the facts rather than the stereotype, lemmings do indeed look like sensible, rational creatures.
Posted by Aidan, Friday, 21 April 2017 10:57:23 PM
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ttbn,

In terms of my point as a senator she "stands out from the crowd", it was because of her skin colour and you know that, and as a result you can easily single her out for that.

Your assumption is also that people of her cultural background, don't exist in Australia, or that they simply don't vote. Some people of a Kenyan background in Australia may have actually voted for Lucy Gichuhi - and yes she was elected, despite the Labor Party's last minute grab for another seat in parliament!

Your assumption is that every person living in Australia understands the words of all politicians, just because a political party candidate may happen to be of an Anglo-Saxon background. The facts are they do not!

The 2011 Census also noted there were 13,832 Kenya-born people in Australia. Some of these individuals will be voting at elections and all Australian citizens are simply that, citizens, regardless of whether they were born in Australia or elsewhere.

Surely you would want to vote for someone based on the quality of the individual, who will represent Australia in parliament, not simplistically make voting decisions based on one's skin colour, country of origin, religious status or on things like man vs women or young vs old?

The sad thing is, comments like yours are all over the internet now. I also don't want race brought into election campaigns either, but I think that will only get worse. To be fair, you are entitled to take the stance you have, but you also may like to realise that Lucy Gichuhi (a Senator) is also a person, with people to represent and a lot of work to take on.
Posted by NathanJ, Friday, 21 April 2017 11:46:32 PM
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We are supposed to be a country of a "fair go,"
and our values promote equality amongst other
things. Surely we need to practice what we preach.
We can rant and rave about people forming ghettos
and not integrating into our communities, but by
treating them differently and pushing people aside
we create the very situations that we're complaining
about. As the old adage says - "You can't keep doing
what you're doing and expect different results..."
That's insane.
Posted by Foxy, Saturday, 22 April 2017 7:54:01 AM
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"It is only by growing up in Australia that anyone can really understand Australians, our aspirations, dreams & needs fully enough to govern."

Hassy, can you please explain that statement. The fact is Australia is a multicultural society, with a hugely diverse population. No matter how much a crusty old conservative wants to fight a rearguard action to protect a rapidly diminishing pseudo Anglo/Australian culture, which may well only have existed in the poems of Banjo Patterson. Good luck, fight the good fight. History is important, but we should not try and live in the past, but embrace with confidence a new and exciting future.
Posted by Paul1405, Saturday, 22 April 2017 8:04:48 AM
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