“The nation holds its nose, averts its eyes.

“The nation holds its nose, averts its eyes. This isn’t us… Unexamined at the heart of the politics of the boats is the notion that if we are brutal enough, we need only be brutal once… It’s a delusion. The boats always come back… That’s how it is: refugees are looking for somewhere to live. Closed doors are tested again and again. They have no choice. So if you want to keep refugees out, you have to keep slamming the door in their faces…

No doubt when the boats return – as they will – we’ll find fresh reserves of cruelty to draw on.”

Quote: The Guardian. http://buff.ly/1mKgcDA Image: Refugee Art Project. http://buff.ly/1mKgcDL #sociology #socialscience #australia #refugees