16770RE: [GreenLeft_discussion] Re: `Left-wing' Laurie Ferguson's betrayal of Nauru detainees
- Apr 21, 2005
aswith any grenade....they explode. what a weird way to get your kicks.
>From: "glparramatta" <glparramatta@...>>Reply-To: GreenLeft_discussion@yahoogroups.com>To: GreenLeft_discussion@yahoogroups.com>Subject: [GreenLeft_discussion] Re: `Left-wing' Laurie Ferguson's betrayal of Nauru detainees>Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 00:02:32 -0000>>>I agree.>>Pham, you should find another list more in tune with your right-wing>views and stop distorting the discussions here. The GL list is first>and foremost a left-wing list, and while we should be patient with>those who are still thinking through left ideas for the first time, we>should not keep pandering to hardened rightwingers.>>Some of Pham's views so far expressed on this list include: support>for the gangster South Vietnamese regime; the jailing of Aboriginal>protesters; describing anti-globalisation protesters as hooligans who>deserve to be beaten and shot by police; and now support for Howard's>anti-refugee policies. I think Pham is one of those internet junkies>who enjoys rolling ``hand-grenades'' into lists to see what happens.>>Norm>>--- In GreenLeft_discussion@yahoogroups.com, Nick Fredman><srcsra@s...> wrote:> > Pham Minh:> >> > >If it is true that the UNHCR has declared that those people> > >incarcerated in Nauru are not genuine refugees, then surely Australia> > >has no obligation to accept them.> > >> > >What the "bleeding heart brigades" seem to forget is that a lax asylum> > >seeker/refugee policy would result in many unnecessary deaths.> > >300,000 Vietnamese died at sea fleeing the Marxist Hanoi regime's> > >dictatorship. How many would die in unseaworthy boats if the Howard> > >Government adopted an open-slather asylum seeker/refugee policy? I> > >would suggest tens of thousands.> >> > From what I've read I really question what connection anything Pham> > Minh writes has to any kind of left wing ideas or what purpose his> > messages serve besides provocation. Maybe this list is a bit too> > permissive and members should show some interest in discussion among> > the left.> >> >> >> > -->>>
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