Is it just me or does everyone think there is too much to talk about this week?

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Is it just me or does everyone think there is too much to talk about this week?

Is it just me or does everyone think there is too much to talk about this week?

I’ve got three things to cover, so I’ll try to be quick.

Early this week comedian Meshel Laurie said, ‘If you’ve ever wondered how you would’ve reacted to the rise of Nazism as a German in the 1930’s, you’re doing it now.’ And she’s right.

A Queensland senator used the term ‘the final solution’ in parliament this week when calling for a plebiscite about banning non-European non-Christian immigration.

He praised the White Australia policy and falsely claimed the ‘vast majority’ of Australians want Muslim immigration cut.  In fact, about 80 per cent of Australians support a non-discriminatory immigration policy.

In this country we don’t discriminate based on race or religion.  We don’t consider ourselves the master race that shouldn’t be soiled by people of colour and we don’t stay quiet when our politicians invoke Nazi hate speech.

In a perfect world we wouldn’t allow accidental politicians to peddle alternative facts either, but I don’t know what to do about that, we must put up with him until the next election.

I am proud of our melting pot, I am grateful for the kind, generous patient Muslims I know, and I apologise to each of them.

A divided nation is not safer.  In high school I used to wonder what I would have done in Nazi Germany, but I don’t wonder anymore.  I’m an adult now and I’m not scared, I will stand with the persecuted.

In happier news the Sunshine Coast Lightning play the GWS Giants in the Super Netball preliminary grand final on Sunday.

It’s been a hard-fought season for the Lightning, but they are on a five-game winning streak and they looked so tough and determined against the Firebirds last Sunday I think they are the favourites.

It’s been a week full of distractions with talk the delightful Lightning coach, former Silver Fern Noeline Taurua will soon be announced as the coach of the Silver Ferns in 2019. That’s not ideal, obviously, but I think Lightning can strike twice.

If you’re heading down to the game, cheer extra loud for the girls and if you’re staying at home, catch the game live on Nine from 1pm.

And finally, across the Sunshine Coast yesterday hundreds of workers donned jeans and boots for our farmers.

Jeans and Boots Friday is the brainchild of emergency doctor Beth Boulton who has done a lot of rural work.

If you collected some money, it’s easy to find a charity to donate to but if you can’t, feel free to drop the money in to 92.7 Mix FM and we will add it to a communal deposit on Monday.

Caroline xx

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