On the car radio on Wednesday, I heard a report which featured the nonentity who is our Minister for Multicultural Affairs (if that's his official title) whose name I don't even know - it's John something. He was making the scintillating point that Islamic leaders in this country need to go on training courses so that they can communicate with "Australians of many generations". This sounds like a version of "they can't even bloody well speak English" and made me wonder whether Australians of just one or two generations (what exactly constitutes many?) are to be completely excluded from this 'communication' - that would be about half the population, by my reckoning.
The next night on the TV news, the Minister for Education Brendan Nelson (how could I not know his name) was expounding his new policy (or is it a demand?) for the teaching of Australian values (sic) in schools, especially Islamic schools - cut to a closeup of the pugnacious Nelson who charmingly told us that if *they* don't like our values, "they can clear off". Is this man in the running for Amanda Vanstone's job as Minister for Detention and Deportation? He should be.
Jesus H fucking Christ (is that Australian enough for Brendan?). What sort of soulless authoritarian racists are running this country?