Ludwig von Gress
With TV news crews focused on “free” and so arabospringy Egypt, our friendly Somali pirates keep on plying the trade mostly unmolested in their never ending spring, some of them in order to accumulate enough money to pay smugglers to enter the almost-sharia Australian paradise. It won’t take them long to realise that they can save money by sailing directly here. They are accomplished sailors. In fact, according to third-hand, totally unconfirmed and possibly fanciful rumours from Northern Territory, it may, just may be happening already. If so, undoubtedly the Australian government will tell in good time, in three years perhaps but only if somebody persistent bothers with FOI application.
The latest Labor government “Open Borders” rules seem to mean that if you can float anywhere near Australian territorial waters, you are in, almost like in the French Foreign Legion of the former repute – we do not care how many of us you had killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan or elsewhere. If you make it, an Australian taxpayer will fund your lawyer to help you with your asylum application, and a lawyer to represent you in possible, but increasingly unlikely appeals, however many it might take. It apparently helps, though it is not strictly necessary if drugs, documents and kalashnikovs are dropped overboard before the Welcome Wagon people, a.k.a. Royal Australian Navy come to sea-shepperd (‘intercept’ in gillardspeak) you into a port. Australian Security Intelligence Service is unlikely to rock the political boat by seriously checking your background. Firstly, it would be too much hard work – why learn any other language? Doesn’t every terrorist speak English? And secondly, why bother? The Labor government gave up on protecting Australia long time ago. The RAN ferries go ‘Full speed ahead’ in the service of defeatism and misguided multiculturalism.
Some Australians will wish to believe that the pirates just gratefully retire here on the taxpayer funded pensions and would forever keep their peace. Other Australians, in Brown and pink eyes undoubtedly racist, would suspect that those new “asylum seekers” after such an exciting and profitable life on the ocean wave would be here ‘looking for adventure or whatever comes their way’. Should they be allowed here? Oh, you dare to ask, you must be a racist!
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