Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Send them back ....to what?

Paul Dobbyn in the Catholic Leader sheds some light on this vexed issue.

Is this what we've come to - a race to the xenophobic and ignorant bottom? It reflects what we used to call a "Jack Attitude*" when I was in the army.

The scary part is that fear of boats and refugees has traction with some voters. We've not really progressed since the 1950s.

*As in - stuff you - I'm alright.  See - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/jack 
I'm all right, Jack Brit informal
a.  a remark indicating smug and complacent selfishness
b.  (as modifier) an ``I'm all right, Jack'' attitude

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