aussie pride! oi! oi! oi!

the tenure of the howard government has seen popular opinion marching steadily to the right, guided by an increasingly subservient mass media. tampa, detention centres, the war on terror. (and in recent weeks, praise for the death penalty, end of the unions and employee’s rights, and the decimation of the tertiary education system.)

those of you who voted liberal should be pleased at the advent of our very own australian kristalnacht in sydney in the last few days, your chooks have finally come home to roost. the sort of people whose virtue the tv always extols – beer-drinking, pie-eating, rugby-playing traditional aussie blokes have been draping themselves in the flag and chanting “oi! oi! oi!” as they beat up anybody with an olive complexion, while screaming (one assumes jokingly) “watch out, he might blow himself up!”

it’s not hard to see where the climate that allows this has come from, and it wasn’t surprising to see our PM on tv not trying very hard to denounce the kind of feelings that drove the mob, (suspecting that the same attitudes lie dormant in the breasts of the voting mums and dads of the australian heartland). “I would never denounce people taking pride in the Australian flag” he said.

i have never been so ashamed to be australian.

4 Comments so far

  1. david (unregistered) on December 12th, 2005 @ 11:03 pm

    totally agree with you. it seems that australia is becoming more and more like america every day.

  2. Dom (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 10:37 am

    Thats poo. If any party extols the virtues of being the “beer drinking, pie eating…” etc, its the Labor party, and their sickening bed time buddies the trade unions.

    Don’t blame the Liberals (or any one else) for what is a fundamental social problem, that has roots in the ever widening socio-economic differences, between say, the beer drinking Australian, and the hard working migrant, then every one else.

    The racial differences are a social problem. I’m not defending the Liberals, or rather our Executive, but they are implementing a policy, not inciting riots.

  3. xero (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 8:37 pm

    the rabble are being manipulated
    by lies that the government makes up
    and that the media feeds them

    children overboard
    weapons of mass destruction
    muslim terrorists

    those widening divisions you refer to are a direct result
    not only of the policies the government is implementing
    but the spin they produce every week

    the executive are not merely implementing policy
    they are playing the tabloid media
    and its suburban constituency like a fiddle

    it’s how they got into power in the first place

  4. Sensi, paris (unregistered) on December 18th, 2005 @ 3:26 pm

    Please don’t be ashamed to be australian, because this extreme minority of racist morons will never represent nor your country nor his fundamental values.
    Just find a way to wipe out from the face of earth this fucking Ruppert Murdoch, his worldwide mass media, and his trendy ‘clash of civilization’ propaganda that have given us the crawling fascism and xenophobia/bigotry in the USA, and which tends to propagate itself.

    Best regards,

    p.s: sorry for my bad english
    n.b.: i am a conservative

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