Racial road rage
I WAS coming home from work recently following a new white Hyundai IX35 which came out of Cumbalum. For some unknown reason the driver appeared to be doing something on the back seat when driving and then started slowing down to about 40km/h. Two vehicles took advantage of this and pulled out just before the BP over the bridge in North Ballina. There was a queue of cars all driving pretty much around 50km until this driver in the Hyundai slowed down to 20km or so and started grooming hair and what appeared to be cudding his woman. The traffic lights were red, turned green and turned red again by the time he arrived at the lights and all vehicles before him and to his right had gone. I was very tired after a long day and just wanted to go home so I rolled down my window and said: "Mate you may have nothing else to do, but I have, and you are doing things in the car punishing other motorists”. No swearing, no abuse but obviously I was angry.
His woman passenger called out: “You are a wacko you know that” and the bloke piped out obscenities then concluded just before he drove off – “go back to your country you c--t”. A couple looking decent enough should have simply had to say “sorry mate” and we would have been friends. But they assumed like a large section of our community today they OWN the road and can do anything. Instead of admitting their mistake they racially abuse people. These people live in decent neighbourhoods, give a hoot about their fellow country men and show their patriotism by abusing migrants – forgetting they have had to come from somewhere in the first place because Australia did not have any indigenous Europeans! After 27 years I am more Australian than they are and they have the guts to tell me to go my own country which on passport shows Australia last time I looked at!
My fear is the ugly side of Australia is surfacing over and above what used to be a decent society.
Bis Mukherjee, Lynwood.