|You gotta keep 'em separated|
Bleeding hearts in the Australia's tax-payer funded capital are incensed about
the possible deportation of a family because they have a disabled son. 12 year
old Rophin Morris has been in Australia for 11 years with his family. He also
suffers from autism, and appeared on a poster to promote the government's
'disabled services'. And people with disabilities generally don't get permanent
This, the critics cry is 'discrimination'. We aren't supposed to discriminate against
people who have disabilities. But we do. And we always have. Families with
disabled members have been refused permission to emigrate to Australia for
decades. They were judged to be an 'unacceptable burden to the taxpayer'. Immigrants are
cherry-picked from poorer countries. That's how the system has worked for a
very long time.
This little uproar has been deliberately set up by the pro-immigration
lobby. Immigration activist Marion Le has brought the decision to a head by
encouraging the family to allow their temporary visa to expire - meaning that
the family was here illegally, and they became candidates for deportation.
Marion clearly saw a win-win for her cause - a thin edge of the wedge
regardless of the result. If Rophin is sent home, then this will be proof of the
Howard government's uncaring asylum-seeker-sinking discriminatory racism. If he
is allowed to stay, then morally, handicapped people applying from overseas
shouldn't be rejected either - surely we can't discriminate against someone
just because of the country they are in at the time?
His father insisted all costs associated with Rophin's condition so far had
come from the family's own resources, support from friends and the
church. Really? Then what 'disabled services' was he receiving from the
government department that produced the poster? And of course Rophin's father
didn't say that all costs in the future would met by non-taxpayer
sources. His church hasn't come forward with a written commitment to pay all
costs associated with his condition which are yet to come. Of course not. As
soon as the poster-boy has permanent residency, he'll slip quietly onto the
taxpayer tit and stay there for the next 60 years, while family and church
groups demand greater 'government help' for the disabled.
Marion described the decision as "abhorrent", and protested that he "hasn't
been any cost to the community, and you could argue he's a bonus as they said
at the calendar launch". Apparently highlighting the need for the taxpayer to
spend more money on disabled people makes Rophin a 'bonus'. Thanks
Rophin! Maybe Australia should import a few more autistic children from other
countries to increase the 'bonus'. Maybe import a few leper colonies as well,
and a few million AIDS sufferers from Africa?
They would be such a bonus.