posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 01:18 AM
Nope they are not disrespecting Australia.
In Canada, our approach to multiculturalism has been called a "tossed salad" (get your mind out of the gutter) as compared to the US's "melting pot"
... that means that we welcome new Canadians AND their ethnic identities, and even FURTHER, we actively work on helping them maintain their ethnic
identities and traditions.
For us, it is very normal to see, for example, Chinese-Canadians, (Canadian-born included, usually at least for a few generations the national
identity of immigrant families' forefathers is quite strong), root for China in the Olympics, or replace China with Russia, or Greece, or Brazil, or
any country. They tend to also root for Canada too, but most loudly for their ethnic country. I have NEVER found anything wrong about this and I have
never been offended for Canada!
I think we have a beautiful, multicultural country and I think we blend cultures in a peaceful and happy way a lot better than a lot of other
countries. France, which tries to blank out all cultural differences and just make everyone forget and consider themselves French only ....THAT creeps
I love the fact that you can experience so much of the world's cultures without having to leave Canada in a really authentic, non-touristized type
way. I love that the people are so proud of their ancestors and their traditions. This takes NOTHING away from Canada. Why should Australia be more
edit on 28-12-2011 by OceanGeek because: (no reason given)