No … we’re not full

I felt quite angry while I was out on the road this morning. I pulled up at a set of lights behind a car with a couple of blatantly racist stickers on the back window. It wasn’t really the best way to start my ride to work.

They were the worst kind of anti-immigration stickers, fuelled by ignorance rather than a considered opinion on a workable immigration policy. They made out that it was un-Australian to let people from other nations live in ‘our’ country. (Which is always an odd idea considering that ‘white Australians’ didn’t arrive here until the late 1700s.)

Just as my anger at such an attitude started to build up I found myself starting to smile. The stickers that displayed such a nasty attitude to anything foreign were proudly displayed on the back window of a Korean built car.

I wonder if the owner of the car would understand the meaning of the word irony.

I’m an Australian and I’d rather immigrants living here than racists.



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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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3 Comments

  • I saw one of the them the other day and I wanted to tell them that we could make room by kicking the racists out. Who, whom has seen the privilege that Australians live in, can blatantly refuse to help. That’s un-Australian.

    • It’s nice finding someone else, Rodney, who gets upset at anti-immigration angry slurs. The hatred and stress of it all is even worse over here in the U.S.. Thanks for this post! Blessings, Debra

  • YOu know what’s so amazing, I had this idea in my head the last week or so but never got around to write the post. Must be some shop selling these by the 100’s lately because I have seen them as well, even on family cars!
    I agree, I also rather have a country full of immigrants than racists!!

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