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Siev X Memorial

By kimba - 22 September 2006 73

I was wondering what Rioters thought about the Siev X Memorial that is being assembled in Weston Park.

Soon we’ll have 300 decorated poles in the park to ‘honour’ the 353 people who drowned on the ‘refugee’ boat Siev X.

While, perhaps, commendable where will it all end? I wonder why the same people didn’t erect 2,948 poles as a memorial for those who died in September 11. Or perhaps 270 poles as a memorial when Pam AM 103 was blasted out of the sky over Lockerbie. Of course there is also the London Bombings which killed 56 people. Perhaps these aren’t politically correct enough to have poles erected in Canberra.

Again I ask where does it end and who decides what human tragedy is ‘honoured’ over another.

I also note Nero Stanhope will be the guest speaker at the Siev X Memorial Ceremony, say no more. Another chance for us to learn more about his black armband theory of history.

Perhaps Rioters could suggest other world events that could be dedicated in Weston Park.

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Big Al 6:18 pm 25 Sep 06

caf – who was the pathetic little muppet that posted “This memorial is a slight on our servicemen and women that volunteered to protect our country.” I could’t be fagged reading through half of the lame-arsed posted to find it but it sure as hell deserves some serious ridicule.

Big Al 6:15 pm 25 Sep 06

The Governmnets policy on the whole sordid business is essentially good old fashions pinko protectionism veiled as right-wing border security. Its inconsistent to cherry-pick the free trade agenda goodies: free movement of product and capital whilst hampering the free movement of labour.

Its interesting to see some of the dimmer posts bandying about the term economic migrant – probably in ignorance of the fact that so-called economic migrants are already flooding into the country at rates that make the the previous Labour Govt. look like anti-immigration bastards.

Parroting the lame ‘economic migrant’ spin and palming it off as your opinion only reveals you as a maggot – and unless you’re goin fishing, no one like a maggot.

caf 4:38 pm 25 Sep 06

quoting.. “This memorial is a slight on our servicemen and women that volunteered to protect our country.”

Sorry, I can’t let that ridiculous, overblown piece of jingoistic claptrap rest unanswered. It’s bollocks. Putting up a memorial doesn’t say “we were responsible”, it doesn’t say “the navy was responsible”, all it says was “these people died in tragic circumstances, and not all of us here are such callous bastards that we applauded it”. That’s a sentiment I’m happy to stand behind.

Thumper 4:14 pm 25 Sep 06

Jim Morrison…

Mr Evil 4:09 pm 25 Sep 06

Pity that they probably can’t speak much English, may be criminals or terrorists, may be carrying some nasty disease…….

I can’t imagine many of them being plumbers either. If they were, then they would have been better to apply for a visa through the approriate channels, instead of paying some crook a shitload of money for a place on a boat no sane person would step onto, or allow their children to step on to.

Mr_Shab 1:49 pm 25 Sep 06

…And while I’m on it, what is so bloody terrible about refusing to accept your “lot” and looking for something better. If a kid from a poor, neglected background rises above it all, gets into uni, gets a degree, gets a good job and escapes his life of poverty, people fall over themselves to say how great he is. Put some poor reffo looking for a better life for themselves and their family in an analogous situation and they’re a queue jumper.

Mr_Shab 1:38 pm 25 Sep 06

Hey – I’m happy to take a few “economic refugees” with the nous to do the deals, bribe the right people and get on a boat. Shows a can-do attitude in my opinion.

Maybe a few more “queue jumping plumbers” will mean I can get my drains eeled without selling a kidney.

VYBerlinaV8 12:50 pm 25 Sep 06

I don’t think people are trying to glorify the deaths, but the reality is that many of those who drowned were actuallu economic refugees. That doesn’t change things, it’s just a fact.

KaneO 8:41 pm 24 Sep 06

Seepi – HELL YES! Manky corpses make top FASs (Fish attracting structures), so running a slug or soft plastic past a few grotie floaty boaties could result in the catch of a lifetime. Think what that could do for tourism! And no drain on the taxpayer either.
I wonder is anyone would mind if some artistic soul took a chainsaw to the monument and then said “That was to symbolise people being cut down in their prime” (then had a barby using the wood as fuel)

seepi 3:01 pm 24 Sep 06

Whoever is to blame it was a tragic event.
If these kids were drowning right next to you at Sydney Harbour would you still revil in their deaths?

MrX(orY) 1:23 pm 24 Sep 06

Big Al,

I’ve got no problem with people using their money and nous to get here, but don’t call them refugees. They are attempted economic migrants.

I believe that we should and do help those poor bastards who are stuck in a some camp with nothing but the clothes on their back, rather than someone who thinks that Pakistan is a toilet, so they sell up their plumbing business and decide to head here, and use up shitloads of taxpayer money attempting to convince us that they are, in fact, a poor Afghan.

Why the fuck should Australia be blamed for these people deciding to pay criminals for a ride in a leaky boat?

Absent Diane 12:59 pm 24 Sep 06

Hey Pandy – who did you get to type that comment for you… because surely your too stupid to type it yourself.

miz 12:44 pm 24 Sep 06

I want the treehouses back. I wish they’d do that with the bloody poles, instead of making a pleasant park some kind of symbolic international political statement.

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