Sunday, 30 May 2010

Send them back 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 - 
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

Hugh White - Without America

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