All posts tagged: Politics

The rise and rise of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

Twenty years ago it was Asians who were soon to be flooding Australian streets. Today, it’s Muslims who will be enforcing Halal foods on unwary Australians. Muslims who will be introducing Sharia law to the country and forcing the women of Australia to be wearing Burkas. In the coming age painted by Pauline Hanson and her One Nation party Australia will either be a Caliphate or free of all Muslims. There is no room for middle ground when the rhetoric demands a sacrifice.

The Politics of Hate

Earlier this week, as I was preparing for bed and doing a final check of Twitter, I saw a tweet referencing a possible mass shooting at a LGBT nightclub in Florida. By the time I got up the next morning the possibility had been confirmed as the single largest massacre in American since 9/11, with 50 LGBT people confirmed dead and a further 53 in hospital being treated for their wounds.