Politics imitates The Simpsons?

John Howard: You know what really aggravazes me? It’s them immigants. They wants all the benefits of living in Springfield Australia, but they ain’t even bother to learn themselves the language.
Kim Beazley: Hey, those are exactly my sentimonies.
From episode 3F20

I wonder if this is just setting the stage for the next federal election?

2 Comments

  1. dra
    Posted 15 September, 2006 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I’m actually thinking about going to Australia for my PhD. Well, I do know the language though… ;)

  2. bd
    Posted 7 October, 2006 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    You think Australia is bad? Every ten seconds we here in the good ol’ USA get to hear about “them damned Mexicans” leeching off our bountiful economy. Of course, most fail to mention that it’s big business that recruits, hires, underpays and overworks the poor folks.

    Then they’re selectively picked on by our law enforcement, discriminated against by small business owners, banks, lawyers and neighborhood associates and used as scapegoats for the nations problems by slick, fat, rich politicians (whose wealth was earned on the backs of the very immigrants they deride!).

    They want to build a massive fence here. Some militant groups guard the border with guns. Neighbors and employers hold illegal immigrants hostage, blackmailing them for their labor. It’s disgusting.

    The people of both our countries seem to have forgotten that the majority of us came here the same way modern immigrants do now. Only the most disenfranchised can claim to be native in any sense. Damned immigrants indeed!