Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Political Quote of the Week

Actually, this is from February.

"Homelessness is a choice." - Tony Abbott

This was Abbott's response to a question asking whether a government under his direction would continue with the Rudd government's goal of halving homelessness by 2020. It was also his reflection on Matthew 26.11.

Theological fail?

2 comments:

byron smith said...

Homelessness is a choice, but not one made exclusively (or often even primarily) by the homeless.

Abbott chooses to continue it by blaming the victims.

micaiahsellsout said...

very true Byron.

This same choice to blame the victim could be expanded to asylum seekers:

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/abbott-vows-to-stop-asylum-seekers-20100213-nxu3.html