Showing no fear, the Australian government continues on with what appears to be another media based attack on Muslims in Australia. The ad campaign, "Let's Look Out For Australia" —which was recently launched as part of a way to increase government spending on things no one really needs—puts out the message to the citizens of the island continent to remain calm and rational in these wild times of overhead explosions and lethal confetti.
One part in the whole message is that Australians should respect the religions of others. The only religion actually represented in the television commercial is that of the Muslims. No Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Catholics, Scientologists or Satanists are seen.
With the Muslim community being singled out in the 'awareness campaign' could this be the start of a new campaign hatched by the ambiguous and awkwardly attired to target those who are identified en masse from mere apparel alone?
Hari Krishnas, watch out.
Written on Friday, 3 January 2003