|Neville Roach - bleating to the enemy|
reports that Neville (where's-my-affirmative-action) Roach has declared that multiculturalism is
now on 'life support'. The former chair of the Council for Multicultural
Affairs has attacked not only the government, but also the
opposition for not taking a stronger pro-multicultural stance before the last
So far so good - multiculturalism isn't the vote puller that it used to be,
the government tit is drying up, and he is throwing an infantile
tantrum. Nothing unusual about that, but it gets better - he has also said that
if people had an alternative they may not have returned the Coalition to
government. He claims that if the opposition had gone to the poll on a
pro-multicultural platform in the aftermath of the Tampa and the September-11 attacks that
Australians would have voted them into office!
This is a claim which could only be made by the insane, the very stupid, or
the very desperate. Like Bashir's claim that the Bali bombings were
committed by the CIA, this claim has a purpose - it won't convince anyone
outside his 'multicultural sphere', but it makes him look like the hard-man
within his own group. The only rational motive? He's facing a threat from within the group.
Of course his original premise is correct - multiculturalism is on life
support. It was always pretty brain-dead, but now we are just seeing the dying
spasms. A mercy killing is called for. Where's the switch?