Category: Opinion

The religious freedom bill and bigotry

Religious bigotry directed at the Muslim community leads to the alienation which rejects all statements from authorities as reflecting bigoted agendas.
Such alienation may be one of the factors behind the death rates so recently revealed
“..those who were born in North Africa and the Middle East were about 10 times more likely to die from the virus than those born in Australia — after age was accounted for.”[17 Feb 2022 ABC News ]

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The reality behind the colonial myth

Since the Second World War colonialism has retreated but could still be see most starkly into the 1990s in apartheid South Africa and today in the colonial settler movement in Palestine.

Nowadays the high priests of the image of Western Civilisation, funded by such sources of enlightenment as minerals and fossil fuel companies, tirelessly promote the myth of adherence to human rights, freedom of speech and democracy, as markers of the high point of human social evolution, which they claim to monopolise.

Various vehicles of this school of thought declare the superiority of their way of life over “the other” of primitive lifestyles and ethnicities found amongst the indigenous people of their own communities or in the “Third World.”

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