reply to post by InfoKartel
Then tell me, what the hell do Australians have to be proud of? Sports ? And are we talking anglo-saxon Australians? The descendants of criminals?
Their slaughtering of the native, original Australians? What is it that you are specifically proud of? Vague answers have been dealt with above.
Australians and by Australians I mean Indigenous Australians, Asian Australians, Euro Australians, Arab Australians and Anglo Australians have plenty
of things to be proud of. Sure some of the settlers were convicts sent to Australia.
Many were misdemeanours like stealing bread from hunger. Some of these people (the ones who didn't die whilst incarcerated) earned their freedom
through hard work and perseverance. Australia was also made up of free settlers and migrants from all over the world who came here to start a new
Australia's infrastructure was largely build on the back of migrant workers who came to give their families a better way of life. To the people who
say Australia and Australians are racist, I say bollocks! Australia is made up of many of the worlds nationalities and good luck finding a family who
doesn't speak more than one language.
Australia as a nation did many things out of ignorance and what happened to our indigenous population was nothing short of a colossal tragedy.
I have to say though, that as a nation, we are making positive steps to reconciliation and our indigenous population have received a formal
governmental apology which was a long time coming. Work is still being done to ensure lands taken from indigenous populations are returned and
properly notarized with deeds to ensure legal entitlement and ownership remains the property of said tribes. This will no doubt be a slow and ongoing
Australia's armed forces fought in WWI and II along side the allies and have defended our neighbours in the past and continue to provide aid to our
neighbours where they need it. We are a generous nation, though small we give big. We are honest, fair and loyal trading partners and are a global
These are just some of the things as an Australian I am proud of. We like many other fledgling nations have dark deeds we are not proud of but we as a
growing nation at least are learning to face those realities and not deny them but look at ways we can turn things around and work toward a more
positive future for everyone. It's not perfect, but what is? I am not particularly proud of the land in which I live...it's more about the people on