It is the very logic of our asylum seeker policy – which is built on the sole rationality of deterrence – to create horror.
What hyperbole.Â No, the very logic of our asylum seeker policy is in fact just a shut gate.Â The detention centres when operating normally are not scenes of “horror” – not like scenes of drowning children under Labor’s policies. They are just places where boat people realise they can’t get to Australia.
It is, in fact, perfectly possible to run a detention centre humanely.
Put any group of people through this wringer, and they will eventually respond with riotous protest. Such behaviour, then, is not a function of the defective personalities of individuals, but the inevitable human reaction to inhuman treatment: thatÂ the violence we’ve witnessed over and over is simply a product of the system.
I suspect such violence is also a product of the culture of the asylum seekers, and many Australians would doubt the wisdom of importing it.
The fanatical frenzy so often witnessed by Mohammedans is indeed not caused by “defective personalities of individuals”, but by inbred collective insanity. It appears that Wally is also afflicted with it.
More hysterical BS from the Greens:
- Greens leader Christine Milne on Friday called for a royal commission into the asylum seeker’s death, saying she believed the Iranian man was ”murdered”.
If true, our responsibility and action is needed against those responsible:
Muslim soldiersÂ arrive at the local hospital just before a Fairfax photographer was detained and their camera taken
AS BLAME is exchanged on the Manus Island detention centre bloodbath,Â it has been claimed that the Iranian asylum seeker killed on Monday night may have been murdered by out-of-control guards who stomped his skull as he lay defenceless on the ground.
According to an account from an Australian guard working for security contractor GS4, obtained by New Corp, local guards working for GS4 were in a frenzy and jumped on the man’s head in a rage on Monday night, inside the detention compound…
Another man survived after his throat was apparently slit with a machete on Sunday evening, after he and six others apparently broke free from the compound.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said he has no information about a throat being cut, but I’d like to know a lot more before I dismiss it. The dead man was earlier said to have been hit by a rock, an account I accepted but now doubt.
Manus Island Member of Parliament Ron Knight said he believed that gun butts and batons had been used against rioting asylum-seekers by the notorious ‘’mobile squad’’, a paramilitary branch of the police who are the main law enforcers outside the camp.
Mr Knight said the blame for the violence lay primarily with the asylum seekers but said that their claims should be processed more quickly and the security infrastructure should be improved.
The AustralianÂ is wise to warn that the “horror” is beingÂ exaggerated by people with a political agenda:
VIEWERS of the ABC’s 7.30 on Wednesday witnessed an alarming story about the Manus Island detention centre riots. Reporter Conor Duffy promised viewers a “fresh” account of what went on “inside” the centre. He interviewed an Iranian-Australian interpreter, Azita Bokan, who worked for the Immigration Department and, according to Duffy, “was at the centre”. Ms Bokan said PNG locals employed by security guards attacked asylum-seekers with machetes, knives and rocks, leaving one detainee dead and scores of others injured… Yesterday, The Sydney Morning Herald published its own interview with Ms Bokan on the front page of the newspaper. It could have been a great story. The problem was that the reporting, based on Ms Bokan’s allegations, was seriously flawed.
Ms Bokan did not witness the riots. She was not even inside the facility. Her claims, breezily reported with authority by both the ABC and Fairfax, were not verified by the department or the minister, Scott Morrison. It was not until the sixth paragraph of the Fairfax article by Michael Gordon and Sarah Whyte that it was noted Ms Bokan “did not witness the violence”. This fact was not allowed to get in the way of the sensationalised allegations designed to support the barely disguised ABC/Fairfax agenda: relentless opposition to the government’s policies…. Ms Bokan was on Manus Island for only a week. Her claim that locals were involved in the riots was rejected by PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
The real reason for running these unverified allegations is that the ABC and Fairfax detest the government’s hardline, but necessary, asylum-seeker policies. The Herald’s chief political correspondent, Mark Kenny, made the extraordinary claim that the policy of offshore processing at Manus Island without resettlement in Australia “has begun killing people”. Kenny described the policy as morally bankrupt and structurally flawed. On the ABC’s The Drum website, Fairfax journalist Jacqueline Maley argued there was “a strong moral difference” between the death of one person on Manus Island and the 1200 who drowned while trying to seek asylum in Australia. In other words, one death on the Coalition’s watch is worse, morally, than 1200 deaths on Labor’s watch. These arguments could not be more twisted in their logic or ignorant of the facts.
Along comes a shadow from the tomb:
Refugees have made a remarkable contribution to our country. There is no need to fear their arrival. Australia is a proudly multicultural nation, made stronger by the dedication and contribution of people who come here, whether as refugees or migrants.
The writer should be asked what kind of refugees made remarkable contributions to this country. If he knows of any Mohammedan contributions Â he should not hold back and let us know which ones precisely.