The concerns of some white Christian conservative men trivialise the tale of inhumanity towards people of colour
As my family thinks about its place in Australia, again I wonder if Fraser Anning imagines himself as brave. He regarded his speech as loosening the gag of political correctness and cultural Marxism. And, yet gagless, he only retold the most repeated cliché about Australia being under risk from Muslims.
He did not bring to the surface an uncomfortable or new truth. His maiden speech in parliament was mostly a testimony to a far-right fragility. For, his Australia’s feigned vulnerability before Muslims (who make up 2% of the population) comes from a deep-seated sense of entitlement.