i see a lot of Tumblr jokes about like, “what even goes on down there in australia, man i bet there are lots of spiders and bugs hahaha”
and that’s true, there are lots!
but also down here in australia, we send refugees seeking political asylum to a country our own govt. travel info website labels as a “high-risk” destination due to crime and illness rates, where it’s literally illegal to be homosexual, and subject them to inconceivably degrading conditions, indefinitely
because our politicians have successfully cultivated over the last two decades a pervasive atmosphere of fear and confusion regarding who refugees are (‘bloody foreigners’ cf. oppressed citizens) and what they want (‘to steal our jobs!!’ cf. to flee persecution and attempt to live an average life in safety)
i implore you, tumblr, if you’re gonna joke about australia, please joke about how our two main political parties are full of actual soulless demons and the ~average aussie voter~ is a fucking moron