• Asylum is a Crime - Pataphysics

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    Ramesh, Aamer, Abe, Ben, Birdz, Elizabeth, Liz, Mostafa, Nasa, Naz, Oskar, Sally, Tania, Xavier, Zena for sending in footage and being involved in the clip.

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    Written, produced, mixed by Pataphysics.


    Under Australian law Seeking asylum is now a crime
    Cause ain't no politician in this country got a spine
    Time after time, each party towing the line,
    Detaining em offshore, Out of site out of mind
    Forget about human kind, we do this despite
    It breaks the universal declaration of human rights,
    shhh......man...What would Jesus do,
    Cuz I'm Pretty sure he wouldn't lock em up in Nauru.
    So heartless, We even locking children in prison,
    in the most appalling and inhumane living conditions
    In 1951 we ratified the refugee convention,
    that Prohibits asylum seekers being penalised in detention,
    Imagine if your people got bombed at will,
    Imagine if your friends and family got tortured and killed,
    Finally get a chance to escape and be free,
    And the Land you arrive in lock you up indefinitely,
    See this the only country where detention's mandatory
    The legacy of a white Australia policy,
    golden soil and wealth for toil we girt by inequality
    With people on bridging Visas living in poverty,
    Denying asylum political parties don't care who dies
    Sending back the boats, but that's how their ancestors arrive
    Those who come here are only trying to survive,
    We're destroying there futures and we're destroying

    We stand on Occupied lands, Stolen by the white man,
    straight to expanded manus island this is there new plan?
    we supported invasions of iraq and Afghanistan,
    Made those countries war zones, so victims journey this land,
    we part of the problem sending troops to there home,
    don't wanna deal situations we created and own,
    Our government use it to capitalise in elections
    appealing to ignorance, intolerance and border protection
    Now there bringing in Orwellian laws,
    making impossible for people seeking freedom to come to these shores,
    politicians happy to utilise anything for votes
    Around the world It's not illegal to seek asylum by boat
    scapegoats focusing this fear and hate,
    For seeking safety, we condemn refugees to a brutal fate
    Forcibly displaced, Cause of religion or race
    Australians let us hang our heads in disgrace. Show less
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