it is deeply funny that a guy from a settler-colony state has so much hatred for israel’s ‘taking of land’ and ‘presumed rights’. especially when he minimises the century and more of racist, apartheid-like policies towards the australian palestinians.
this guy has no problem with settler colonialism if it’s his team doing it. nada. dilbert isn’t losing sleep over native indians, over the canadian first nations or inuit peoples, over aboriginals, over the javanese, over the amazonian tribes who are daily being encroached upon by bolsonaro’s resource-extracting capitalists (he’s probably a share holder …).
what’s even funnier is that, such is his hatred for the jews, the one instance of settler colonialism that he does decide to be continually and performatively outraged against are … muslims in the middle-east. a religion he has lambasted and decried as barbaric any number of times. a religious group that dilbert wants to exclude from western democracies, even to be granted asylum.
this is a guy who simultaneously rants about the evils of the afghan-iraq wars but then joins in the right-wing chorus that asylum seekers are ‘able bodied men who want a free house’. when the majority of people risking their lives in sinking dinghies to reach the UK now are … afghanis, iraqis, iranians, etc.
says all you need to know. this guy is not very smart. his thinking is not joined up. he'll have you know, every week of the year, that he protested those wars and made immense anti-war efforts! but he doesn't want to do anything to actually help an afghan or iraqi. 'why do you they seek refuge in australia when there's a dozen places nearer? not on my tax petro-dollar!' sad!
Last edited by uziq (2022-08-18 09:21:24)