Thursday, March 12, 2009

Politically Correct

When I hear someone rant against political correctness, I usually run a mile. Usually they have a hidden agenda or a prejudice. That might sound a bit funny coming from me, but the point is valid.

However, sometimes this so called political correctness just goes too far. As my stepmother is fond of saying, why call it a spade when it is a shit shovel?

An Indian born lad tragically went missing in surf waters along our ninety mile beach. There is a theme of Indian born people underestimating Australia's beaches and overestimating their abilities in the swimming department.

The police have found a body but won't confirm that it is the lad who went missing.

Surely the question arises, how many other dark skinned people of an Indian appearance have gone missing along the very lonely and mostly deserted Ninety Mile Beach? I don't expect the police to literally confirm, but they could just say, it is probably him, or, looks like we found him but we need to confirm.

It is not offensive to recognise a description. He was an Indian bloke who seemingly drowned and a body has been found in the water, but the police aren't telling us that it is an Indian bloke who has been found.

I dunno.

6 comments:

  1. Clint Eastwood had something to say about that (mind you, most senile old people do).

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  2. Perhaps they're just waiting until they find his feathered head-dress.

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  3. Never seen a movie of his Reuben.

    Translated into your English Brian, Asian.

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  4. Reuben refers to 'Gran Torino' I think.
    The cops have to be vague until the family has identified the body.

    That little cove beach at Lake Tyers is small and has sandbars.
    At first glance, it does not appear to be part of the steaming great 90 Mile Beach.
    Thats So Pants blogger lunched there with me at the beachside Waterwheel Tavern very recently.
    Children were flying kites and it was all very benign.

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  5. "There is a theme of Indian born people underestimating Australia's beaches and overestimating their abilities in the swimming department."

    You are not wrong, I see it on Bondi rescue!

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  6. I bow to better legal knowledge Ann. The lunch sounds delightful. Hope you kept control of TSP's liquid consumption.

    Cazzie, I believe there are now warning in place for Victorian foreign born students via their college, but no doubt it is with a lot of other guff.

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