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Is Australia Still a Heaven for Convicts?

9 August 2009
 

Few days ago two white Australians, Michael James Gulliford and Christopher David Owen, pledged guilty to counts of aggravated assault against innocent Chinese riding bikes on the street. One of the Chinese victims was so badly bashed that he was rushed by ambulance to a hospital in extremely critical condition.

After the attack, two Aussie thugs walked away to a bar and toasted each other on their heroism.

What's truly fascinating about the whole drama is that one of the accused at the time was draped in Australian national flag, for the reason that he was "proud of his country" and "proud of the flag".

The attackers later did have said "sorry" to their victims, in a letter; in return they've received a very lenient sentence of only two years without parole.

But their apology seems to be quite shallow, as immediately after the court hearing, the convicted would curse aloud in front of public.

Is Australia in fact still the heaven for convicts?

Well, not too sure about that, but here are a few tips to help you collect your judgment:

1) According to news.com.au, there is a loud voice in the court arguing that the violent attackers should not be jailed because they are "PROUD" Australians and have even said sorry to Chinese victims (What an honour for Chinese! Thinking Australian aborigines waited ages and ages to hear a sorry word from the descendants of the child snatchers).

2) According to most Australian media, there are many louder voices on this White settlers' land cheering for a Chinese woman who has developed a "LOVE" passion for blood of her own people, and for an Aussie mining company who extracted 700 billion yuans extra profits from China's state-owned steel companies through illegal and unethical methods of spying and bribing.

It seems there is still a long way to go for many Australians to become civilised enough to know how to respect other people's human rights and to learn how to refrain from the urge to intuitively identify themselves as accomplice to violent crimes.

据澳大利亚当地媒体报道,去年3月11日凌晨4点在南澳一商业街,两名澳洲白人青年伏击了两位骑自行车路过的中国人,其中一受害者伤势严重,后经医院抢救方才脱险。作案时其中一名暴徒身披澳大利亚国旗,据他的同伙称,这是因为该丧失人性的恶棍一向为自己是澳大利亚人而骄傲。作案后两暴徒若无其事地到一家酒吧畅饮,津津有味地谈论暴打中国人的业绩。

事后暴徒们诡称他们并没有特意选择攻击中国人。但法官并不认同他们的辩词:“本席较早前听取辩方律师的陈辞,指当晚任何人都有可能被两人毒打。但你们无人可以提出理由,为何当晚偏偏要攻击这两位事主。”

在法庭上暴徒们的律师声称两被告应该当庭释放,因为他们已经向受害人写信说“对不起”了。法官果然大受感动,认为自豪的澳洲白人能这么快就对中国人说“对不起”已经很不容易了,故于今年8月6日特此从轻判处两暴徒名义上入狱五年,两年后便可假释。(还想怎么样呢?想想澳洲原住民等白人儿童绑架者说“对不起”,一等等了多少年;再想想骑车走路甚至坐在自己家里的无辜中国人在乌鲁木齐死了一百多,澳洲白人导演、白人影节主席、白人《熬粥人报》国际新闻主编、白人猫本《年报》写手和白人政客若干还高兴地特地将暴行策划者热比娅从美国请来开庆功会呢!知足吧,无辜被澳洲白人暴打的中国人!没在猫本影节开幕式上放映关于暴徒的纪录片,比如《爱澳大利亚之十条件:身披国旗、暴打华人、等等等等等等等等》已经算是很将心比心、很人权、很照顾受害者脆弱的感情了。)

不过,让法官想不到的是,暴徒们刚一走出法庭就重现恶棍本性,詛天咒地破口大骂。(和贼喊做贼的热比娅一个德性。有其主,必有其客啊。)所以也许法官早就想到了,所以也见怪不怪了。所以要成为一个真正懂得尊重别人基本人权的文明国家,澳大利亚还需努力呀。

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