I’ve met so many different types of folks here in Australia. Living in a backpackers for a month meant crossing paths with all sorts of amazing and interesting people.
There was a mid-20s British dude who lived in the hostel at the same time as me. He was a bit rough around the edges, but he was always very kind hearted, funny, and seemed pretty smart.
Since he added me on Facebook though, I’ve seen a whole different side of him and it’s terrible.
Lovely young man is a raging nationalistic bigot. Today he shared this picture, and it was just the latest in a long list of xenophobic nonsense:
This moron recently got out of a FREE hospital stay here in Australia. And has gotten prescriptions on Medicare. Because Britons get that here, and in New Zealand. Even tourists don’t have to pay for emergency care. We have a reciprocal agreement with the UK.
I’ve had a really long shitty day and I have just snapped. I AM SO MAD AT THIS. Stupidity and fear are such a terrible combination.