Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Comedy Trumps Reality

This send-up of the politics around asylum seekers is brilliant.

Apart from the fact that it's funny, it actually offers a tongue-in-cheek suggestion to solve the "problem" that in the cold light of day makes more sense than the wedging crap that both sides of politics have indulged in since wee Johnny used the refugees on the Tampa to help him retain power in 2001.

My ancestors arrived here in 1862 aboard the Erin-go-Bragh.
That was one of the boats referred to in the clip when Bryan Dawe is talking about the Irish poor.

We've gone backwards since then in our attitude towards refugees.

The video won't play on this page - you'll have to click on the link. Do yourself a favour and watch it.

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