Its not enough that Gillard appointed a mental midget Â to represent Australia abroad; she also allows him to fling feces Â at true greatness:
Bob Carr defames a dead womanÂ by framing an important warning as merely “racist”, adding the word “Asian” to take personal offence, and dodging altogether the real argument:
I recall one conversation I had with [Margaret Thatcher] in her retirement where she said something that was unabashedly racist, where she warned Australia, talking to me with Helena standing not far away against Asian immigration, saying that if we allowed too much of it we’d see the natives of the land, the European settlers, overtaken by migrants. I couldn’t believe it. It reminded me that despite, yes, her greatness on those big questions, the role of the state, the evil nature of the communist totalitarianism, there was an old fashioned quality to her that was entirely out of touch and probably explained why her party removed her in the early ‘90s.
EMMA ALBERICI: You must have been extremely taken aback by those comments, not to mention Helena as you say?
BOB CARR: I was astonished. Helena fortunately was out of ear shot. I remember one thing she said as part of that conversation, she said, “You will end up like Fiji.” She said, “I like Sydney but you can’t allow the migrants,” and in context she meant Asian migration “To take over otherwise you will end up like Fiji where the Indian migrants have taken over.” I was so astonished I don’t think I could think of an appropriate reply. I think we moved on to other subjects pretty quickly. But I don’t say that in any way to diminish the respect I felt for her because of the boldness of her political leadership. She deserves credit for that and that should be upper most in our thoughts today.
Can Carr please explain why he chose to insert the word “Asian”, when Thatcher clearly meant only “migrants” generally – and said no more than that?
Carr says Thatcher is a “racist” for telling us to bring fewer foreigners to Australia. So what’s Carr himself for wanting fewer foreigners everywhere?
[Carr:] Black Africa is not enjoying economic growth, most of the economies are going backwards, the social and economic indicators are getting worse. In India, where another 500 million will be added to the population by the middle of the century, all the social indicators remain stubbornly tragic.[Q:] So what sort of things should they be doing? What should Australia be doing to help?
Sterilise foreigners! So what does that make Carr?