I wrote last week about some of the cowardly cheap shots at Muslim Australians being indulged in by some federal MPs from the ‘Liberal’ Party, spruiking some half-truths and lies in an effort to grow and garnish the minority bigot vote. Such lazy Muslim bashing is sadly far from uncommon, even amongst some people in leadership positions.
But that has been well and truly outstripped this week by Liberal Scott Morrison’s decision to politicise the funerals of children in order to encourage and validate hatred towards asylum seekers. It is hard to find words to adequately describe just how contemptible and socially divisive and destructive this sort of pre-meditated manufacturing of malice is. However, in this instance I don’t need to try to find the words, as Grog’s Gamut has outlined in detail the depths of dismal depravity the ‘Liberals’ are now willing to sink to. He also helpfully outlines some facts (a component of political and public debate that is becoming scarcer by the day) regarding some of the types of government support for bereavement and funerals in various circumstances.
I recommended clicking here to read Grog’s post in full.