posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 07:24 PM
I'm sorry Valhall, but I object to your statement about Australia being a penal colony.
Quite a fair few of the people living in Australia are from other countries, and have no 'convict' blood in them.
Secondly, the mentioning of Australia as an ex-penal colony, as though it matters, tends towards the statement of criminality being passed down from
generation to generation via genetics and upbringings. This is a VERY pessimistic view of humanity, and doesn't take into consideration the infinite
capacity for goodness within EVERY human being.
Also, I would like to mention that quite a few of the convicts brought to Australia were in fact political criminals, in that they had broken no
COMMERCIAL/MARTIAL laws, but were simply guilty of 'sedition'. (Of which, if the government of GB were in fact a proper democracy and not a
monarchy, would never have been considered illegal, and actually encouraged.)
Pessimism towards rebellious politicians, activists, and alarmists considered, does that not state that Americans are in fact criminals themselves, in
supporting a nation that brutally demanded independance from THE SAME monarchical state that the political prisoners of Terra Australis were
imprisoned for rebelling against?
This is no joking matter, and if you had humourous intentions in stating Australia as a penal colony, then humanity still has a long way to go in
unlearning the Illuminatistic propaganda of the global market and an oppressive class-based state.
"I may not agree with your opinion, but I certainly respect your right to have one." That said, carry on, and good day to you. ^_^
[edit on 14-10-2005 by nrky]