An open letter to Malcolm Turnbull, by Tracie Aylmer.
You are making me feel unsafe!
Your refugee policies are making me feel extraordinarily unsafe. You are inviting terrorism to our shores in many different and various ways and as such I have never felt as unsafe as I do right now. And it’s all because you are targeting refugees instead of dealing with the problem at its core. Refugees are the ‘political’ victims which you have decided to target. This will result in incursions like we have never seen before.
You are also targeting the business model of people smugglers. You believe they are criminals. They may or may not be, but you are also overstepping your boundaries in trying to manipulate the business practices within other countries, and in doing so you are attacking their sovereignty. You have no authority to do this.
You have made me a target for terrorism because of the policies you have adopted. In addition, you have behaved in a manner that does not convey the wishes of the growing majority of the Australian people. We are desperate for humanity to exist here and for that to occur, the asylum seekers and refugees who have the right to live in this country should be allowed to do so. Many migrants, you may have noticed, behave more like respectful citizens than many in your own government. And simply, they certainly show more humanity.
So please do not go down the path you have entertained which is chillingly laid out in this article: Asylum seekers face lifetime ban from entering Australia if they arrive by boat.
My conscience is singing to me, and it’s saying that you will not be in your position for much longer. Perhaps it’s time for you to listen to your conscience as well, because the more you sway from it, the more people such as myself will be blaming you for any possible terrorism outcome. Stop acting as illegally as the people smugglers that you perceive are acting.
Humanism is the only way humankind can go. Make us feel like honourable humans again. Stop destroying my country!
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