This is not mine ….. I read it a few days ago and it comes from John Safron who was covering some protests in Melbourne that had taken on something of a racist flavour. The City Wine Shop (I have been there more than a few times) sits over the road from Parliament House.
At one stage, he writes about being here at the City Wine Shop, chatting to a waitress. “She’s folding up the tables, ready for the new rally. I say to her ‘When’s the race war starting today?’ and she says ‘Oh, about midday.’