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#1 Feral like a Lemon

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/racist-r...1121-29p2r.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe...6J6PF47CM#t=62s

Wow. I don't know what I am most disturbed by. The taunting, the fellow passagers cheering at the taunting, the vulgarity, the threats, the fact that it's Melbourne and for a supposedly tolerant, multicultural society and this is far from an isolated incident.

I hope someone knows who these revolting people are because they belong in cage and they shouldn't be breeding.

Absolutely disgusted.




#2 FeralBob!

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

Couldn't agree more - the thing that disturbed me was the fact that the bloke that posted the fottage said there was almost a mob mentality building up because they seemed to feel secure in their beliefs and that no one would challange them sad.gif

#3 haras1972

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

This blew me away - I can't understand how a mob mentality took hold so fast, and the level of rage that comes from nowhere so fast....

And then the dad, with that language and behaviour in the company of his two kids.... unbelievable. Apparently it was at 10.30 pm on a Sunday night... what those kids were doing there in the first place is beyond me..

#4 Gumbette

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

A.b.s.o.l.u.t.e.l.y  s.p.e.e.c.h.l.e.s.s..... sad.gif

#5 ~~~

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Just saw this.... unbelievable...... I'm glad that it was taped.... what disgusting behaviour.... wonder if they behave like that otherwise.....
I know if I worked/socialised with someone who did that, I would look at them differently after that. Why on earth do they think it is acceptable....

#6 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Do you think you'd say anything if you saw that happening? I'd like to think I would, but I can imagine that I'd be too scared.

#7 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

It's disturbing and stupid. What is wrong with people? How embarrassing.

#8 Percoriel

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

The look of fear on the little boy's face is awful. He is terrified of either his male caregiver or the situation or both.

It is a great video though. Really gets the point across.

#9 NunSoFeral

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

Toxic.

After seeing this and reading the climate change thread, I'm off to do something a bit more cheerful.

Like play some Morrisey and The Smiths.

Hello handbasket.

#10 BetteBoop

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

And people wonder why Australia is seen as a racist country.

Also, the level of aggression, threats and intimidation aimed at a lone woman by several men is horrifying. I wonder what sort of attitudes those men have towards violence against women.



#11 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

I feel sick watching that, and very ashamed to be Australian.

#12 giggleandhoot

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

sometimes you just have to shake your head at the stupidity of some australians. I don't know where they get off thinking they're better than everyone else? the dad with the pram was disgusting.

#13 dogsneaker

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

I'm gobsmacked. I'm glad it was captured on film and I hope they find and charge the people on that bus for inciting racial hatred.

I'm moved to Aus when I was 11 and yes I was subjected to racism. Really cowardly racist abuse yelled at me from idiots driving by as I walk to primary school. I have never forgotten that. This was many years ago and I had hoped that racism in Australia was getting better. But sadly no. There are still plenty of idiots out there. Thankfully that are also many who are not like this.

#14 casime

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE
Do you think you'd say anything if you saw that happening? I'd like to think I would, but I can imagine that I'd be too scared.


No, I'd be too busy calling the police.

#15 NunSoFeral

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

QUOTE (HerringToMarmalade @ 21/11/2012, 10:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you think you'd say anything if you saw that happening? I'd like to think I would, but I can imagine that I'd be too scared.



To my mind, common sense dictates that self-preservation prevails. This works in the instances where the wee ones are with me.

When they are not, I have no common sense, and pray and hope that, there, in the crowd, there are others who are equally angered.

That Edmund Burke (sp) quote about evil triumphing when good people do nothing.

But in similar situations I have not done much thinking at all, so cannot claim to be so virtuous. I don't think I act because  I'm a "good person" - I just get ticked off by morons giving humanity a bad name.


I may also have some latent "anger" issues, and asshats such as these make convenient targets and are way cheaper than therapy.

Edited by gettheetoanunnery, 21 November 2012 - 11:10 AM.


#16 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

Truly disgraceful.

If you know them, dob them in. No-one needs 'friends' like this.

#17 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

WTAF????

I despair for the human race sometimes, I really do.

#18 Goggie

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:08 AM

Truly appalling.

#19 Charri36

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

So many people are in denial that they are racist. Reminds be of the road rage I suffered a few years ago.

I was abused buy a 'white guy" with his teenage daughter, in an expensive area in Perth - Floreat. He called me a '****ing dirty noongah (sp?) - I am not even aboriginal, nor dark skinned. I was shocked! I was talking to and African friend of mine and told her about it, she told me she gets those remarks everyday. :-(

I hate Australia sometimes. Good on the person who filmed it, now we just need him charged.

#20 archygrouseferal

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 21/11/2012, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And people wonder why Australia is seen as a racist country.

Also, the level of aggression, threats and intimidation aimed at a lone woman by several men is horrifying. I wonder what sort of attitudes those men have towards violence against women.


Haven't seen the footage, because I don't think I coudl stand it, but The Age report said one of the men who started it was pushing a pram and had a partner with him who joined in.  So he doesn't hate women.  After all, he's married to one!!! Taht's the argument used, isn't it?  rolleyes.gif

I'm so glad it was recorded and uploaded and has made the news. Fantastic work by the comedian who did it and great use of social media to expose d***heads.  The people involved must be crapping themselves now tthumbs.gif

#21 1/2aDozen

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

Absolutely disgusting behaviour.  Shameful.  Boganesque.

And I'd be wary of anyone who wears a cigarette behind their ear.  Seriously who does that?

#22 Feral like a Lemon

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE (HerringToMarmalade @ 21/11/2012, 11:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you think you'd say anything if you saw that happening? I'd like to think I would, but I can imagine that I'd be too scared.


I'd be on phone to police quicker than you can say Oi Oi Oi. I did once back chat someone on the train for sharing his opinions on "coons" with me.  I got called a retarded b**ch for my efforts. Started off innocently enough. Dude said hello, I said hello. He asked me where my accent is from. I told him I was South African. He said South African girls make him hard and he rather have us than them coons coming in. I said that was odd since I'd rather have them than him. He told me I was a retarded b**ch and I should **** off back to my own country. Noice.

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 21/11/2012, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And people wonder why Australia is seen as a racist country.

Also, the level of aggression, threats and intimidation aimed at a lone woman by several men is horrifying. I wonder what sort of attitudes those men have towards violence against women.


You raise a good point except that the one instigator is female aptly dubbed Lady Herpes. But yeah, you  can kind of picture them spinning the "she was asking for it" rhetoric. I think the mentality is one of the same.





#23 LookMumNoHands

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

What poor excuses for human beings those people are. The scummiest of the scum, bottom of the sh*t heap type of people that really have no place in a civilised society.
It's beyond sad, embarrassing, shameful, disgusting. It's downright scary if you ask me.

#24 ChantelM

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

It is digusting behaviour. No one should be subject to that sort of abuse.

It's horrible that the minority of ppl give other Australians a bad name. We are not all like this. I have friends from many backgrounds who are just as Australian as me and have every right to live here.


#25 PurpleNess

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

I'm speechless, one moron starts & the sheep follow.... disgusting






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