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Started by T.A.P.O.R., June 21, 2011, 07:21:12 PM
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Quote from: JuniorSpaceman on June 23, 2011, 04:57:21 AMIt's getting rave reviews everywhere you'd expect, but without having seen it, it really seems like an opportunity for people who hate bogans to have their prejudices confirmed, and for bogans to be totally unaware of some show on SBS (that's our 'multicultural network', for those overseas).
QuoteOne of the most passionate and enduring debates in this country has been built on a falsity, a false choice that is being carefully recrafted, repackaged and re-presented on SBS this week, at taxpayer expense.A comment that sums up the falsity at the centre of this debate and the three-part series Go Back to where You Came From came from one of the six manipulated participants in the show, Darren Hassan, who complained that the group was being subjected to enforced empathy.He had seen the loaded dice at the centre of the progressive argument about boat people: that if you believe in stopping the small number of asylum seekers who arrive by boat, you are lacking in empathy, lacking in compassion, and probably anti-Muslim.
Quoten the first part, on Tuesday night, the unseen narrator said the participants had just ''survived a sinking, burning boat''. In fact it was an obvious charade.We were told that ''at the last minute, the stricken boat is spotted''. Again, only for the gullible. The rescue was as false as the emergency.
QuoteNone of these basic questions were seriously addressed by the producers in their opening salvo. They had carefully sifted through 500 people before selecting the six for the program, and carefully chosen the refugees the participants would visit in Australia. But it would have been possible to randomly select six Australians, take them to a refugee camp, or to a newly arrived refugee's home, and see a ramp-up in empathy in most cases. This series is about something else.
QuoteThis new series has real people in real places, but it remains an exercise in manipulation for everyone involved.