posted on Jul, 19 2003 @ 02:03 AM
...frankly I find the news article, in some way, offensive...and I'm not even Australian:
"Tess Livingstone writes in the Australia Courier-Mail that Australia may become our 51st state. American-born historian David Mosler says
there's a 20% chance of Australia becoming a state in the next 50 years, and chances would increase if there was an al-Qaeda attack on Australia or
if nearby Indonesia becomes a fundamentalist Islamic country."
Why would an al-Qaeda attack upon Australia, or a close-by Fundy Islamic country make Aussie more likely to become an American state?? I don't see
how. Unless America believes it in Australias best interests to 'occupy' Australia for their own protection, all in the nicest possible way of
course...for I wouldn't see Australia handing over the reigns of their country willingly...
Mosler says Australians have no national flag and a weak sense of nationhood and have simply replaced their former British culture with
No national flag?? Weak sense of nationhood?? Think this Mosler drop-kicks needs to put down the crack-pipe, pull his head outa his mommas butt and
actually take a look around. The Aussies I know have a FIERCE sense of national pride.
As for Americanisation...meh...its happening pretty much all around the world. But it isn't about Assimilation, its about COMBINATION...combining the
best of all the world has to offer. Replacement of British culture?? No...that is still there...but its also modified into an Australian Culture.
Some of the advantages for them as a state would be becoming part of the U.S. military, using the world's strongest currency, gaining a Bill
of Rights, and fielding basketball and baseball
Becoming part of the US Military...advantage?? Debateable. World Strongest Currency...at the moment, getting a bit shaky though, even against the NZ
Dollar which is saying a lot
Gaining a Bill of Rights?? Gees this Mosler needs to get a clue...what...is Australia without any form of
Law/Sanctions governing rights?? Bill of Rights...what a joke. Basketball and Baseball...hahahaha...yeah, now THERES a reason to want to become an
...find it total crap that our brothers in arms (Aussies) are being made out to almost be like Americas b...ch. Ain't gonna happen...ANZAC all the