Lifestyle Olympics - (Burqas Backyard)
Sunday March 3, 2002
The Liberal Lifestyle Olympics were opened with a MARCH PAST
in front of
the officials, for judging and awarding of points. Music -TUSK by
Fleetwood Mac .
Then assembly in front of mini Harbour Bridge to sing
"My Christmas Island Home"
by the entry of
and the lighting of Olympic BBQ
See the events
John Howard was lying
about the the asylum seekers throwing their children overboard so they
would have to be rescued and therefore given asylum in Australia. These
people were then labeled "Queue Jumpers" because of their 'alleged,
unsubstantiated and total disproved' baby throwing antics, they had
bypassed the 'correct' procedure to come to Australia.
John Howard did nothing to correct this scandalous information promoted
by his minister Phillip
Ruddoch. Instead his silence can only point to his collaboration in
whipping up the Australian
public into xenophobic fear of someone capable of sacrificing their
children to gain refugee status.
These terrible queue jumpers and potential terrorists were then
Another policy implemented to 'deal' with the fictitious 'deluge' of
asylum seekers was
the Pacific Solution.
John Howard maintained that he was not apologising or in particular
saying the word "sorry' to the Aboriginal Nation.
In the middle
of a third term under John Howard' s Liberal Government and with the
acceptance of his blatant lying by media and public alike it was just
too much. Release was
necessary and L.A.S.H. during the Friday night evening meetings
conceived of a way to speak
out about the hypocrisy and socially responsible feebleness that
seemed to be the status quo.
Lifestyle Olympics were conceived event by event until finally the date
was set and
the invitations issued, calling back the teams from the
2040 Olympics and Formal
extending the invitation to new teams to join. The venue was Callan Park
Oval in the Grounds
of the former and still working Callan Park Mental Hospital, now
referred to as Rozelle Hospital (a decidedly appropriate venue) and the
date was the Sunday March 3, 2002.
The events for
the day were based on recent and current political issues that