[Marxism] Proposed Oz law compels Muslim women to unveil on cop demand

Gary MacLennan gary.maclennan1 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 02:42:01 MDT 2011


Hi Fred,

This as far as I know is a state law - New South Wales, which has just
elected a Tory govt.  This is practically their first toe in the water.
There has been murmurings on the Right in the Murdoch Press about following
the example of the Europeans with regard to Muslims and making a break with
multiculturalism as official state policy. This could be the thin end of a
very ugly wedge.

Yet there are economic limits to Australian racism.  The last major instance
the   One Nation party founded by Pauline Hanson foundered on her attacks on
the Chinese. Without trade with China the Australian economy would go the
path of the Irish & Greeks.

Nonetheless this is at heart still a white settler colony and so there is
mileage in racism for local consumption.  Just don't mention China.

comradely

Gary



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