|The writing's on the wall for the Los|
One of the tenets of The
Left is an abolition of the double standard. Invisible 'glass ceilings',
ethnic unemployment, indigenous wife bashing and child abuse - these are all
supposedly the result of the 'double standards' of mainstream Australia, which
against minority groups (which somehow includes WIMMIN!**).
But in fairness to The Left, there does seem to be some double
standardization going around.
Take the Lo
family from Hong Kong for example.
The Los entered Australia in 1989, and overstayed their visitor's visa.
We don't know how to apply, actually, and we didn't know where we can apply
because when we just come Australia, it's a new place, we didn't know
Apparently though, they knew enough to 'deliberately avoid detection for
several years' and never sought to contact immigration officials.
Now, faced with deportation, they argue that that couldn't possibly return
to Hong Kong. Why? Because they have been staying in Australia too long. Their
children (born in Australia while they were here illegally) can't read
If we go back to Hong Kong, the education might not be good for us because we
don't - we can't write in Chinese.
Clearly the children speak Chinese (they presumably just can't
It's hard to imagine a good parent who (faced with the real prospect of
having to return to a Chinese speaking country) wouldn't teach their children
to write the language. But that aside, their now Visa seems to have been
extended indefinitely by Amanda (The Killer While) Vanstone on
Apparently the trauma of children having to learn to write in a new
language is so great, it is reason to abandon their deportation.
Surely then, the trauma of migrant children having to learn English on
their settlement in Australia must be so great as to refuse visa applications?
Having to learn to both speak and write in English must be more
traumatic than merely learning to write in Chinese. This is child abuse!
All those children from non-English speaking countries must be refused
visas from now on - on humanitarian grounds. Only a heartless unthinking
bureaucrat could possibly want to make minors suffer in this way. Remove the
double standard! In the name of
mercy, compassion, social justice, and everything decent and right:
refuse a non-English speaking child a visa today!
** Women outnumber men by about 100:99 in Australia. Accurate estimates of
the number of WIMMIN! are not available.