March 18th, 2008 at 02:44pm
I can’t help but agree with Andrew Bolt on this one:
Kevin Rudd: “I don’t have a magic wand, but the Australian Government will do everything within our power to put pressure on the …. …. to bring this slaughter to an end.”
Fill in those missing two words. Did he damn the:
A: “Chinese Government”, now killing Tibetan protesters.
B: “Japanese Government”, now killing whales.
Now contrast those fighting words with this mild caution:
“…from my point of view, I would call upon the … … to exercise restraint.”
Again fill in the missing words. Was Rudd tut-tutting the:
A: “Chinese authorites” (sic), for killing people protesting its occupation of Tibet.
B: “Japanese authorites” (sic), for killing animals for food.
The answers, “B” and “A”, respectively.
I can’t help but feel that in a country where human life is generally considered to be the most valuable resource of all, the fact that our government is more than willing to lambaste the Japanese government for slaughtering whales, but won’t extend the same courtesy to the Chinese government for a greater travesty, is downright strange and lousy, especially from a governing party that are happy to try and prevent our drug smugglers from being executed.