Not only Jill Singer, but Julian Burnside too - defending a side, not a principle
AT least one bit of fakery has been exposed in this boat people debate. And I don’t mean fake refugees.
No, no. I’m thinking instead of Julian Burnside, Jill Singer and other warriors of the humanitarian Left who today brazenly clap what they yesterday condemned.
But let’s look at the positive side: their wild applause for Gillard’s plan to ship boat people off to East Timor will at least help us to teach our children the profound difference between defending a principle and defending a side. A tribe.