The boats always come back – and when they do, Australia will have to draw on fresh reserves of cruelty | David Marr | Comment is free | theguardian.com

“There were guys who wet themselves and shit their pants out of total fear,” said the man from Manus. “There was blood everywhere; faces kicked in, noses – it’s all head injuries. I just remember blood everywhere I looked. Blood everywhere.”The nation holds its nose, averts its eyes. This isn’t us. Tony Abbott assured Andrew Bolt at the weekend, “We are by nature a generous and welcoming people.” But we will not be deterred by these regrettable events. We have to stop the boats. “And thank God the boats are stopping.”

via The boats always come back – and when they do, Australia will have to draw on fresh reserves of cruelty | David Marr | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

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