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Originally posted by InfoKartel
Look, it might not dawn on you now or for the rest of your life, but the growing number of people who look at a flag and think: "how could my parents be so dense?" do understand.
A lot of issues in the world will wade away once everyone accepts they are part of the human race and the entire planet. Not just a small plot of land they drew a flag for, a flag for which so many die and so many are sacrificed..a piece of cloth that messes up the nerves of so many...
And don't tell me it's not the cloth that matters, "it's the idea behind it..."
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.
I think that is the point of the sociologist you're missing.
Let's say you go to Australia on vacation and really fall in love with the place. You see this shirt for sale and buy it because you think it really sums up your love of Australia. Then......your back in your country of origin happily wearing your souvenier shirt.
Originally posted by mungodave
We have pride.
We wear it proudly.
Originally posted by Indigo2
you say it is a day to show your aussie pride? well i say it is a time to reflect on how the british conquered and destroyed a culture.
Your get stuffed attitude is shared with many in our country and its very sad.
I believe "Invasion Day" is the correct name for it.
Not everyone who flys the australian flag and has a southern cross tattoo is racist but i do believe a large portion are ignorant.
Secondly, they did not destroy Aboriginal culture, in fact there has been a boom in their culture if anything.
You do realise that Aborigines are genetically less likely to live as long as an asian, european etc.
Take a look at the descendents of the stolen generation and see how better off they are compared to those still living in the bush?