Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Violence brings one thing, more and more of the same

If you don't know, Cronulla just south of Sydney has been the seen of a
little bit of "racially" motivated violence recently. Some men of
Lebanese decent attacked a couple of anglo-celtic volunteer lifeguards.
This is deplorable, but what is worse is the violence that followed.
First an sms in sighting violence, then a gathering of 5000+ anglo-celtic
Australians, and then more violence as they attacked more than likely
innocent people of different decent. Of course the blame can be put on
the alcohol that was consumed or the mob mentality, or even the neo-nazi
protagonists that were invariably drawn to such and event. But the blame
resides with every person who committed the violence.
The blame lies with the radio presenters who stirred the pot by putting
it on the air.
But then to make matters worse their was of course retaliation, that
night hundreds of cars were heavily damaged, and already another sms has
gone around to get more revenge this weekend.
Where will it end? All out war, possibly. Violence begets violence, and
both sides should be ashamed of themselves.
On another less serious note, this website will probably be down for a
little while as I am moving house. I am moving in with my mother-in-law,
no jokes, we unlike the stereotype get along. Having some very
interesting conversations about current events, history, and politics.
She also likes the same board and card games as Fiona and I.
So the move will mean till our dsl is up at the new place that the
website will be done, or at least a pale reflection of itself. Our email
will probably work, but again be a pale reflection of itself.
Peace out all, especially drunken anglo-celtics and Lebanese.

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