This post recently came up on my Facebook news feed. My equilibrium is deeply unsettled for the following reasons:
- That a campaign such as Reclaim Australia exists in the first place. especially given that it is not run by Australian Indigenous communities.
- That Reclaim Australia is actually a fancy term for anti-Islam.
Throughout my blog posts, I have mentioned time and time again that xenophobia, intolerance and bigotry are not exclusive to one particular race, religion nationality etc. You don’t have to be white to be racist and intolerant…you simply just have to be racist and intolerant to be racist and intolerant. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
You don’t have to agree with something to be respectful towards it. If you can’t be respectful, then be indifferent, but by no means actively go out of your way to be disrespectful. Is it really too much to ask for?