The US gets slammed as racist, and our conservative leaders take a lot of heat for having white “centric” policies. And European nations and other western nations usually escape a lot of the heat and get characterized as “more welcoming,” even though that’s simply not the case. Enter Australia. In recent years the world has faced a refugee crisis, and many countries including the US and European countries took on thousands–in some cases millions–of refugees who faced likely death, imprisonment, or safety risks back home. Australia, however, ruthlessly rejected refugees who have nowhere else to go:
“Australia’s policy of exiling asylum seekers who arrive by boat is cruel in the extreme,” Anna Neistat, senior director for research at Amnesty International, said in the group’s report on migrants who’d been held at Australia’s behest on Nauru — most for at least three years. “Few other countries go to such lengths to deliberately inflict suffering on people seeking safety and freedom.”
Now this is not to say Australia is right or wrong or whether its policies should change. That’s up to the Australian people. The point is, however, that Australia’s reaction to refugees is entirely different when they are of the white race, rather than members of one of the “lesser” races:
White farmers “deserve special protection,” Peter Dutton, Australia’s home affairs minister, who oversees immigration, said in an interview on Wednesday, amid a debate in South Africa over redistributing white-owned land to black citizens.
“I think these people deserve special attention and we’re certainly applying that special attention now,” said Mr. Dutton, who proposed offering white farmers expedited visas to resettle in Australia on humanitarian grounds.
Asians escaping communist countries? Get the hell out! White farmers from South Africa, “Special attention” for you! Dutton in particular seems to love to help out white people while making excuses about why he can’t help the “lesser” races:
The Australian government has turned back 20 boats carrying 633 asylum seekers in the past 18 months, the immigration minister announced on Thursday.
Peter Dutton confirmed there had been 20 turnbacks since December 2013 but would not go into detail about when they occurred.
He framed the announcement as the successful prevention of asylum seeker deaths at sea and said that if those 20 boats had been allowed to reach Australia “200 or 2,000” could have followed.
No no, it’s not that we are ruthlessly turning their boats around in open sea and sending them back to brutal and oppressive regimes where they face imprisonment and interrogation. We’re just saving lives!! If they were white, however, maybe they’d get special attention and expedited visas.