by Saul Bloodworth
Here are my two cents about the Obama/New York Post/Dead Chimp controversy: The man responsible for it is Col Allen, the editor in chief of the Post.
So, who is Col Allen? He is an Australian, he used to work at the Daily News in Sydney wher he earned himself the nickname "Col Pot" (for those of you who are younger, that is a reference to Pol Pot, who shares the honor of being the butcher of Cambodia with Henry Kissinger)
Americans have a long history of slavery, Civil War, lynchings, Jim-Crow-laws, Civil Rights movement, end of separation, debate and amends. Australians, not that much. Australians pretty much exterminated the Aborigines, save of some ten thousand survivors, and they don't really care about it. In fact, they are completely untouched by this part of their history (don't let the movie Australia fool you — Hugh Jackman is not real). The chance of an Aborigine becoming Prime Minister of Australia is about as slim as Jar Jar Binks'.
So, Murdoch, an Australian, imports Allen, an Australian, to promote racism in the U.S. of A. The good news is, however, there are obviously not enough home-grown racists any more in America. In any case, that will be an interesting four years.
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