This made me laugh at first, then made me unaccountably depressed. A 5-year old boy, Max, bullied at his present school in Australia, is denied admission to an Catholic school due to his surname — Hell. Anyone with a smattering of German would find it a perfectly good name.
I don’t know which I despise more. The doctrinaire religious, or Australians. I dislike Australians a lot. They are the only people I am racist about — not the aboriginals, clearly, the white ones. I decided this after having discovered through conversations with many of them that Australians are the most ignorant and racist people in the world, so I thought I would let them know in my own small way how that feels. My anti-Australianism is in fact the only racism I know of based in fact and grounded on good science; of course, they are selected from the criminal rejects of the UK’s own gene pool, sent abroad, deselected, if you will, for their various failings. I fel sure that Spinoza, had he met any Australians, would have agreed.
SO my question for you, Bento: did the school authorities act so inhumanely and ignorantly because they were religious or because they were Australian?