Greens leader Richard Di Natale has weighed in on South African visa issue today saying it’s further proof of how “racist” Australia and the Government is.
Di Natale accused Mr Dutton of being an out-and-out racist while also praising his own party for their stance on the matter.
“Here at The Greens we believe Australia is a dirty, racist country and if these South Africans aren’t slaughtered then you are only proving our point”
“They need to stay and die otherwise we are right and in politics the only thing that matters is if you’re right”
“Ask yourself what’s more important. The lives of these South Africans or the belief that Australia is racist? We believe Australia is racist and that idea must be protected.”
“The farmers can look after themselves.”
The Times also spoke to UQ Professor and racism expert John Thorpe.
“It’s a very interesting situation. People like The Greens need to use this situation to prove they are not racist. They say the white South Africans need to stay and get slaughtered just like the brown people had to stay and get slaughtered. Then they can turn around and say “see how I’m not racist?”
“But of course someone who isn’t racist doesn’t feel the need to go around proving it all the time”
“It’s almost like they know they have low key racist thoughts and they are terrified someone will find out so they constantly go around trying to prove how non racist they are”
“It’s like the homophobic preacher who turns out to be blowing other men in truck stop bathrooms. Or an ex deputy PM who criticises other people’s family values while banging his staffer and getting her pregnant”
“But the truth is only white people fight among themselves to prove how non racist they are”
“Regardless of who is dying”