Another one of those anti-refugee emails is doing the rounds again. We’ve all seen them. We all receive them from racist, right-wing friends or relatives.
Here’s one I received the other day with with “This one came from the UK!!!!!!! We must be the laughing stock of the world !!!!!!” as a forward to the content.
Here’s the rest of the email.
Good Day and welcome to a brand new edition of : ‘ASYLUM’.
Today’s program features another chance to take part in our exciting competition: Hop on a boat and win A FREE HOUSE!
We’ve already given away hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of dream homes, courtesy of our sponsor, the Australian Taxpayer. And don’t forget, we’re now the fastest growing game on the planet. Anyone can play, provided they don’t already hold a valid Australian Passport, and you only need one word of English: ‘ASYLUM’
Prizes include all-expenses-paid accommodation, cash benefits starting at $800 a week and a chance to earn thousands more begging, mugging and accosting drivers at traffic lights.
This competition is open to everyone. Buy a ticket to Indonesia and catch the first available boat. No application ever refused – reasonable or unreasonable.
All you have to do is destroy all your papers or burn your boat once you enter Australian waters, and remember the magic password: ‘ASYLUM’
A few years ago, 140 members of the Taliban family from Afghanistan were flown Goat Class from Kabul to Indonesia gateway, where agents were on hand to fast-track them to their boat trips to luxury accommodation. They joined tens of thousands of other lucky winners already staying in hotels all over Australia.
Our most popular destinations also include the Baxter reef and the world famous Christmas Island resort.
If you still don’t understand the rules, don’t forget, there’s no need to phone a friend or ask the audience. Just apply for legal aid. Hundreds of lawyers, social workers and counsellors are waiting to help. It won’t cost you a cent. It could change your life forever. So play today.
Iraqi Terrorists, Afghan Dissidents, Albanian Gangsters, Pro-Pinochet Activists, Anti-Pinochet Activists, Kosovan Drug-Smugglers, Tamil Tigers, Bogus Bosnians, Rwandan Mass Murderers, Somali Guerrillas . . . COME ON DOWN!
Get along to the Indonesia fishing ports. Don’t stop in Thailand or Bali. Go straight to Australia and you are: GUARANTEED to be one of tens of thousands of lucky winners in the easiest game on earth. Everyone’s a winner, when they play ‘ASYLUM’.
FORWARD THIS TO EVERY AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYER YOU CAN!
And there I was ready to start drilling holes in this rubbish, especially the bit about receiving cash benefits starting at $800 a week when it hit me: The email is right – we must be the laughing stock of the world . . . IF WE BELIEVE THIS EMAIL.
And well, well well; there’s even an American version.
Maybe I was a bit cruel in believing that Australians are the laughing stock of the world. But I do reckon that the racist right-wing wankers who believe this bullshit definitely are.