It will be noted by those who can add that bikies have killed more Australians than ‘terrorists’. Dozens more. On the mainland, hundreds more.
Yet bikies are allowed to cross state borders unimpeded. They come in aggressive swarms into country towns unchallenged. They can take their bikes onto the Princess of Tasmania and menace that small island unreproved. They shoot up the homes of rival ‘families’ like mafiosi and all the resources of the State are unable, thus far, to stem the momentum of their random, bullet-flying, neighbourhood-terrorising, almost nightly violence.
If one could play with the figures as statisticians do one could say, with accuracy, that bikies kill hundreds of times, thousands of times, millions of times, more Australians in Australia than ‘terrorists’. Yet billions are spent on worthless weapons of detection and fruitless house-raids in search of one sort of ‘terrorist’ when another sort are blam-blamming away uncorrected.
For bikies are by any definition terrorists too. They terrorise, kidnap, threaten, sell drugs and smuggle weapons as did al-Qaeda and, in the past, the IRA.
Yet because they are home-grown they are treated, or have been thus far treated, as a minor irritant, and ‘terrorists’, that is, swarthy Muslim heathens who may not have been born here, as an international enemy we are at war with. We are in a ‘war on terrorism’ and spending scores of billions on it though it has cost us less lives in a hundred years than car accidents in a month, and relatively relaxed about bikies who continue to kill and scare a lot of us, treating them not as ‘terrorists’ but naughty boys.
Is there a racist component in all this? Of course there is. Is there a culturist component? You bet.
It is racism, and culturism, that is ‘securing our borders’ at a cost of annual billions against a threat that is not there. No Afghans thus far have gone to gaol for violent crimes against Australians; none, I think, in one hundred and seventy years. But lots of Anglo Australians on Harley Davidsons have.
It is only blind prejuduce therefore that is waging this War on Afghans, this War on Tamils, this War on Palestinians whise cost coukd feed and house a football stadium of them for decades.
It is because we are racist idiots like white Alabamans in the 1920s that we are making war on good people, and wrecking the education of their children by locking them up, and letting Anglo hoons blam-blam away unimpeded, terrorising, literally terrorising, hundreds of thousands of us.
We are as shameful a country as that.