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Originally posted by resistancia
The Americanisation of Australia began post WWII with the influx of whitegoods and other innovative ideas. Do some research on it and you will see that this is pretty much the start of the USA spreading their influence globally.
Americanisation is not confined to Australia...it is global. Everyone wants to be American, talk like an American and embrace American culture.
I can not think why.
I do not hate Americans. I just prefer my own culture. Sadly it is being eroded.
Originally posted by Sublime620
reply to post by Bob Down Under
I don't know if I could make it there. Seems like there are too many ways to die.
The first time I saw one of the poisonous snakes there would be the last time I stepped foot in that country (that goes for a lot of countries/states).
[edit on 28-5-2008 by Sublime620]
Originally posted by Sublime620
America's not a bad path to follow. We still haven't gotten it quite right, but I'd say it still remains the greatest nation in history.
America has developed some of the most revolutionary and progressive social values in history.
Originally posted by VIKINGANT
Australians have long been commenting on how we are following in Americas footsteps and ‘becoming’ Americanised. This has been going on for a lot longer than we realise. Lets stop and think about some terminologies and activities.
How many of us had cowboy outfits and played Cowboys and Indians? No one plays bushrangers and Aboriginals
Three strike and your out…Directly from Baseball – The American Game – Why not “Sixth tackle, hand over (your freedom)”(It works well for Australia since we are too lazy so six chances gives you longer before you have to actually do anything :lol
More people know about Billy the Kid than Ned Kelly
We watch predominantly American TV shows lifted ‘As Is’ yet successful Australian Shows are remade in America by Americans for Americans. (Kath & Kim, Hi Five, Thank God you’re here)
Australians have American Indian pictures and tattoos but rarely have Aboriginal artwork.
America goes to war so Australia obligingly goes to war
America makes a Chrysler Australia buys a Chrysler. Australia makes a Holden America buys a Pontiac.
Trick or Treating is becoming popular in Australia now. How long till we start celebrating Thanks Giving?
The first Australian Christian service was a thanksgiving service. It was thanksgiving for a safe passage in dangerous sailing ships, on a dangerous mission half way around the world.
Two hundred and twenty six years later we meet tonight to mark a “National Day of Thanksgiving” for all the benefits rendered to us, in the modern Australia.
Many Australian Products are owned by American companies. (How was your Vegemite toast this morning?)
Most people know that George Washington was Americas first President, but mention Edmund Barton and you get blank looks (He was Australia’s first Prime Minister BTW)
That will do for this list right now. I will leave room for add ons. My next question is. Is America forcing itself on Australia with our Governments support or are we just too damn lazy to forge our own identity?
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE…
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Last time I checked two of the favorite actors of Americans were Mel Gibson and Russel Crow.