Archive for 'Scapegoating'
It was early morning, and the armed thugs of the State moved in to attack students demonstrating for basic rights. Tiananmen Square twenty years ago? No. Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station intersection on the morning of 1 June. Thousands of Indian students were protesting against racist attacks on them over the last few weeks. The response [...]
I’m with the pig farmers in Egypt in their demonstrations against the pig slaughter by the Mubarak dictatorship. This cull has nothing to do with public health and everything to do with the dictatorship scapegoating Christian Copts, a tiny minority, for the economic and other problems of Egyptian society. Scapegoating will be one response of many regimes around the world. [...]