posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 02:54 PM
That video Anthony Mundine produced is the most disgusting thing I've seen in a long time. He claims the video is an 'appeal to peace,' but if he
was trying to get a message across, I think it got lost in all the hate filled ritualistic burning.
The video is supposed to be a protest against the government's attitude towards the stolen generation and other atrocities committed towards the
Aboriginal people of Australia, but if he thinks the message is going to get out like this, then perhaps he's been knocked out just one time too many
in the ring. To think that a video such as this will get a meaningful message through to anyone other than misguided teenagers is just plain wrong. He
probably welcomes the controversy the video brought on, but if any government policy is changed by this then I will be very surprised.
And onto the issue of the flag. I was not aware that it was actually banned as such at a Big Day Out festival (for those of you not in the know, the
Big Day Out is a series of HUGE festivals held in major cities around the country on or near Australia day, and are a whole heap of fun), rather,
wasn't it banned at first, but later people were 'strongly advised' not to bring it along? The reason for this was that a physical Australian flag
could stir up underlying racial tensions that have been everywhere since those dick.s started the Cronulla riots.
I saw a great cartoons summing up the whole thing. Two security guards are standing there, with this massive guy with piercings and a mohawk and
chains walks past. One says "Ok, I'll sneak up behind him and tackle him to the ground," and the other guard says "ok, and then I'll take his
Australian flag off him." You look again in the picture, and you spot an innocuous looking lad walking behind the punk.
I think it had a great message. There are bigger fish to fry.