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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt



In fact, we're drowning in a river of denials right here. Leading up to our election on 2 July, both Prime Minister Turnbull and Opposition Leader Shorten have been ingratiating themselves with Muslim voters. Ditto the British Prime Minister leading up to the BREXIT vote. Ditto the Democrats in the USA.

Our party leaders are running ad campaigns in Arabic, on the telly and in print, despite the Arabs being a smaller minority than many other special interest groups.

As Julius Sumner Miller would've asked, "Why is this so?" Why not send me a pretty little pamphlet in German? After all, I belong to the sixth most identifiable ethnic group, the Germans, who number 898,700 or 4.5 percent of the population, according to the 2011 Census.

Is it because I stopped speaking in a funny accent, took off my Leder-hosen and gave away my button accordion to become a hard-working, law-abiding, tax-paying citizen of this wonderful country?