Justin Trudeau – Brownface Photo
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised for a “brownface photo” which was taken during his attendance at a Vancouver private school back in 2001. Is this PC gone mad? Do we need to ban themed parties?
Trudeau has unreservedly apologised saying that when he attended the Arabian Nights themed party he should have known better, but didn’t.
Did he harm anyone? No, not really.
Were the people at the party offended? It appears not going by the photo released in the press.
Why was nothing said about this when he was first elected as Prime Minister of Canada? Because the dirt diggers of the opposition are better at their job than the first time around.
We see actors playing out roles on TV, movies and on stage. Sometimes they are playing characters who are wife beaters or racists.
Are they held accountable? No.
Why not? Because they are acting.
And acting is really what PM Trudeau was doing back in 2001. He dressed up as a character. That was all he did.
So I guess we will need to ban costume or themed parties after all.
War On Terrorism Australia
Our war on terrorism in Australia consists of a set of laws designed to protect our citizens from attack by terrorist forces. We also have dedicated border security to ensure terrorists from Islamic State or any other radical factions are unable to gain entry into Australia.
You and I are also part of the war on terror. We are expected to be vigilant, always watching out for any suspicious actions by others. Should you see an unattended bag in an airport terminal, you should not touch it, but report it to the nearest official you can find. That may not be an actual security guard. It could, for example, be the attendant at the boarding counter.
Proposed Changes To Anti-Terrorism Laws In Australia
Peter Dutton is proposing a change to our anti-terrorism laws. Mr. Dutton wishes to have the laws amended to prevent Australians who have been fighting as a terrorist from allowed back into Australia.
For 2 years!
Dutton went on to say that under our constitution, 2 years was the most he could push for. Do you not agree that this is absolutely ridiculous? If an Australian has decided to fight for Islamic State he or she should be banned from ever returning to Australia’s shores.
I, for one, do not care if they have been fighting for Islamic State because they believe in their cause, or if they have been fighting as paid mercenaries. Once you have gone down that path, there should be no way back.
Keep Australia Safe
We want nothing to do with terror. Mr. Dutton says the constitution prevents lifetime bans. I think we should lobby our local MP to fight for a change to the constitution in order that we can keep these people out of Australia forever.
Major General Michael Crane discusses the Australian contribution to the twenty-first-century war in Afghanistan