John Oliver directs our attention to Australia, where a Trump-like shift in government is underway. White people, squatting on land taken from Aborigines fear being overrun and outnumbered by brown people. Some want to employ “the final solution” to prevent anyone from the Middle East from immigrating, heedless of the Hitlerian connotations of the phrase. Australia’s own racists want no threat to their pale majority.
Homosexuals are already in residence, but might be tolerable if they give back the words ‘gay’ and ‘marriage’ which they stole, according to one intellectual. I’m disappointed. I thought it would be comforting to learn that Australia has its share of intellect-deprived, racists and xenophobes too.