I should like to congratulate you on the tenor,
content and clarity of the editorial in the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner dated June 27, 2012.
The tenor is rational, unbiased and sincere.
The content is factual and balanced.
And it makes it clear that Australian politicians have allowed the world-wide phenomenon of refugees to become a small-minded local partisan political issue.
I can understand political leaders wanting to hold on to power or to gain power.
I can even understand them when they agree to wage war in a foreign land because a great and powerful friend has bluffed them into it.
I don’t condone it but I can understand it.
What I can’t understand with regard to the plight of refugees is how and why it has become such a divisive issue.
Who is bluffing the government into not accepting the Greens solution?
Who is bluffing the opposition into not co-operating with the government’s compromise?
I am convinced there are special interest groups or individuals so devoid of humanity that politics for them is like a giant poker game.
They can win with a weak hand (moral in this case) because of their capacity to bluff.
Why can’t our political leaders see they are being bluffed by people lacking in compassion for suffering humanity?
Joseph P Quigley