Easter charity

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

At the time when some, hopefully all 2.2 billion Christians around the world reflected upon primeval tenets of their faith, we, whether Christians or not, could perhaps spare a thought about those would-be-migrants, who are waiting in various refugee camps for the Australian officialdom to process their applications.

Obviously, they are disadvantaged, for they don’t have enough money for bribes. Also, they filled out the questionnaires truthfully, produced at least some documentation and thus indicated willingness to comply generally with the Australian laws, in the same fashion as most Australians do. Herein lies their problem, because such people are less likely to vote for the ruling socialist party, calling itself misleadingly the Australian Labor Party. The evil, self-serving structure, from the Prime Minister through the party and union apparatchiks down to middling and possibly corrupt public service bureaucrats panting to please their masters, prefers a different type of new voter.

In the last six years of Coalition Government eighteen boats, carrying illegal immigrants, arrived. In one month of Labor government thirty-four boats arrived; in March it was 2200 people – rich enough to fly to Indonesia, rich enough to pay smugglers, dishonest enough to sink their documentation once the escort vessel approaches. Practically all are accepted, and those few who are not, appeal, and appeal again, their legal representation being financed by Australian taxpayers. Thus, Labor’s vote bank expands and the real refugees wait. Spare a thought for them.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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