Ms. Hanson recently announced her decision to migrate to the UK. Perhaps her biggest surprise, on arrival, will be that the Muslim presence and influence in the UK far exceeds that of Australia. One report (of many in the media) in The Australian quotes her as saying:
"I have no intentions of selling my home to a Muslim,'' she told Sunrise.
"I don't believe they are compatible with our way of life, our culture and I think we are going to have problems in this country further down the track.''
First of all, what would it matter to her if Muslims invaded Australia, since she’s moving overseas? Why doesn’t she stay here and “fight the good fight”? The unaware reader should become aware that Ms. Hanson has been peddling her politics of division since 1996, and apparently somewhat successfully. One thing that should be obvious to observers is that her logic has never been sterling, and she once again amply demonstrated that with her recent comments. For example, she said she has “no problems” selling her property to certain “foreigners”:
"To an Australian who is of Asian background: no problems whatsoever,'' she said.
This is the same Pauline Hanson who said, in 1996, that we are being "swamped by Asians" (somewhat like how the British "swamped" Australia after 1788) and that Asians “do not assimilate, and form ghettos”, and threaten the “Australian way of life” (the same thing was said of continental European migrants in the 1950s and 1960s, known as "wogs"). Yet out of these “ghettos” arose the very Asians Hanson now accepts as Australian. What did she expect? Instant assimilation? Did she expect Asians to come to Australia and immediately don shorts, thongs, and hold a schooner in one hand while saying “Ow ya going, Mate!” What does she think this “Asian background” entails? What it entails is the very genre she rejected as “not assimilating”. The people she would willingly sell her home to came from the very stock she criticised as “not assimilating”. It might take a couple of generations, but it always happens.
So here, in a nutshell, is Hanson’s brilliant logic: I will sell my property to the children of Asians who have assimilated, but I will not sell my property to their parents (possibly boat people who have not naturalised) who have not assimilated, and don’t speak with an Aussie accent, and still hold on to their “Asian traditions”. If the parent approached Hanson to buy her property, she’d judge them by their accent, and “assimilation”, but if a child of the same parents approached Hanson to buy her property, but had an Aussie accent and had, by all appearances “assimilated” - “no problems”.
How Hanson holds and weighs all these criteria of superficial judgements is a marvel to behold. She is in effect saying that she’ll accept the product of Asian immigration, but yet in the same breath do everything to stop Asian migration.
And finally, she says: "I want peace in my life. I want contentment, and that's what I'm aiming for.” We all want that, Pauline. And that includes the very people you deem as being “unfit” to buy your house. All you have done for this country for the past 14 years is spread your politics of racism, hatred and division, and the world would be a much better place if you in fact retired yourself and your ill-informed commentary to an igloo in Iceland. You foster prejudice and intolerance, and that can never be a good thing. All I need now is for you to tell us that you’re a “Christian”. That would be the icing on the cake.