Outflaming the flamers
Compare and contrast the following comments in relation to last week’s asylum seeker tragedy:
(A) now they know if they burn themselves they get a private jet to paradise, with all bills paid.
(B) scumbags [are] using loopholes to break Australian laws
(C) you are not wanted, and you will not be successful in trying to come to Australia
(D) IN A FEW YEARS, THERE WILL BE NO ENGLISH SPOKEN IN OUR COUNTRY
(E) These people have paid big money, have bypassed safe countries and are determined to bypass our laws.
(F) [people smuggling] is all about cash, nothing to do with getting an individual, a young person, a family safely to Australia
(G) Bring back the death penalty & turn these boats around & escort them back from where they came & spend our taxpayers money on things we need for Australians.
(H) people smugglers are the vilest form of human life…. they should rot in jail, and… rot in hell
All of them are hideously ignorant and inflamatory. The difference? Some of them were said by commentors on Perthnow, others by intelligent public servants in senior positions of responsibility…
(A) Perthnow commentor John of Hilton
(B) Perthnow commentor Byebyekrudd
(C) Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull
(D) Perthnow commentor bryan of philippines
(F) Opposition immigration spokesperson Sharman Jones
(G) Perthnow commentor mum of 3(!) of Mandurah
(H) Prime Minister Kevin Rudd