My thought for the day Never allow racism to disguise itself in the cloak of nationalism.( John Lord)January 26, 1788: The day the white men came and plundered – » The Australian Independent Media Network
OPINION: There’s been a fair bit of talk about moving the date of Australia Day recently. But these people don’t have any idea what they’re messing with. 26th January is sacred. Mark my words, it ‘aint moving. Do all the complaining you want. But buggered if you’ll stop me celebrating Cooko’s triple century against a full-strength Japanese attack on a deteriorating Gallipoli wicket in ‘44-‘45. It was the making of this country. Bob Hawke gave the nation a day off to celebrate. And yet here we are, trying to mess with it.“No-One Can Tell Me To Stop Celebrating The Anniversary Of Captain Cook’s 334 Not Out Against The Advancing Japanese Troops At Gallipoli” | The Shovel
Whatever one thinks about the date, I can’t help but wonder why there are so many yobbos running around with Australian flags on their back. The flag wasn’t in existence on when Captain Phillip landed so they should really be running around with a British flag if they wanted to be traditionalists.Australia Day OR Fun With Flags… – » The Australian Independent Media Network
But most of all, I hate being lied to.
So no, I don’t feel proud today. I feel angry at how a great country is being destroyed by political hacks whose only goal is to keep their nose in the trough.
Australia Day should not be a day for drunken white yobbos with Southern Cross tattoos and flag capes to terrorise anyone who doesn’t look like them, as happened in Scott’s own electorate in 2005.
Why should we celebrate a foreign state invading and claiming this country to use as a penal colony? I am fairly certain my ancestors who were transported here as convicts would not have been celebrating either.
Let’s get real here. The date is nothing to celebrate. Being Australian is. Surely, as a civilised society, we can consider others’ feelings and avoid deliberate hurt.
Can we cast off the shackles of a colonial past and move forward together in respect and understanding? Or are we to bow to the Anglophiles and sink into the hatred and division fostered by the ugly Hansonites?
At the age of 77 I feel well-versed in voicing the opinion that contrary to what the Prime Minister said on the 26th that we are a very welcoming country. We are not. We didn’t welcome the Italians, the Greeks the Jews, Chinese or Vietnamese. It has taken maybe three to four generations to overcome our ethnic and religious aversions.
Source: It’s Not About ‘White Culture’
I’m not usually one to #regram photos I didn’t take of people I don’t know- but I took exception to this ripper of a sentiment. If anyone knows this man’s name, please post it or tag him, so he knows he’s definitely gone viral! I’ll spend today out on the road heading home thinking about how I can consider Australia Day as a positive force toward remembering and remaking this country, after so many years of being a hater of everything this day celebrates. #lestweforget #straya #optimism
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