Ra­cial road rage

The Northern Star - - YOUR SAY -

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.

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