Australia Introduces Citizenship Test

The Australian government over the weekend introduced the new citizenship test that immigrants will be required to pass in order to become a citizen. The test is nor remarkable, it requires knowledge of dates and names. I found interesting its summary of Australian history which notes the Aborigine population declined due to “conflict” with settlers and some diseases. That is certainly a quaint way to explain policies of dehumanization and brutality. I guess Jews died in death camps due to “conflicts” with Nazi guards and the onset of disease.

The mania for tests misses a simple point. If terrorists want to get one of their own into a country all it requires is getting him ready to pass a test.