ANZAC Tradition Dead and Buried?

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  1. Castaway

    Castaway Senior Member

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    No one mentioned its ANZAC Day today. Whatever happened to the ANZAC tradition? The independent, self determined larriken image of the rugged Australian able to look after himself? Is that still the image most Australians think of themselves when traveling overseas or have we become a mob of politically correct wowsers?

    These are the thoughts of a visiting pom, sceptic and blogger James Delingpole who says Australia is a country that surrendered to the Wowsers:


    Okay so he might be a bit of a whinging pom and exaggerating a bit. But below his article in the reader comments I see an interesting response from ZhongGuoTomg who travels to Australia regularly from China. He shares his thoughts on which country is more "free."

    Ugh! We cant be worse off than China? Surely not? He's exaggerating. Right?....
  2. RupertofOZ

    RupertofOZ New Member

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    Now Frank... you really can't trust the words of a pommie... and a pinko commie socialist... can you.... :(
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    RupertofOZ New Member

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    But yeah, it's probably right...

    And judging by recent events from O'Farrell... mutterings by Newman... and vieled promises from Abbott & Co....

    Where they're all going to flog the welfare recipients.... cruel the workers.... enhance police powers (again).... and generally drive us further to the right....

    And put less in our pockets, while working harder... because that'll stimulate the economy.... :(

    We probably are kidding ourselves... both about the "lucky country".... and the "fair go"...
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    Lest we forget.........

    Freedom of speech

    Freedom to be a Larrikin... on Anzac Day.

    Freedom to choose our leaders.

    Freedom to organize and join a union.

    Freedom for those less fortunate from countries where these freedoms don't exist.

    My Dad, and at least four uncles fought for these freedoms.....

    Stand up against bullies who would take these things away.

    lest we forget
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    Gee Dave... not so long ago... that would make you a "digger"... and an Australian...

    Now apparantly... it makes you a socialist... ;)
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    I have not forgotten the sacrifice our Diggers have made over many wars...

    We do live in a free country, the country and rights they fought to protect.... Not only should we remember the diggers of WW1, and all the associated "luggage" that goes with war, we should remember the sacrifice all our diggers have made right up till now in the war in Afghanistan.....

    I salute them all.

    Lest we forget....

    Cheers.
  8. Castaway

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    Pinko Socialists? No way. Delingpole says David Cameron the Conservative Leader of the UK is too far of the left. I would imagine he thinks Atilla the Hun was probably a Greenie who rode a horse. The Mongol wimp.

    Think of David Cameron as a pasty face anaemic lite version of Malcolm Turnbull. Delingpole loves macho men like Queenslanders who wrestle crocodiles, chainsaw rainforests, spit at the word Socialist and have leaders like Campbell Newman who forced ex premier Blighs hubby to redo all that climate change legislation he was paid to set up originally. :D

    Delingpole is in Australia at the moment, talking the good talk, making people laugh at Lefties and selling his book on how the Green Socialists want to run the World through the new religion called Environmentalism. His talks sell out fast. He'll be up my way. Noosa. Sceptics paradise where Global Warming is Banned! Perfect weather all the time as a result.
    I might stroll over for a listen, buy a book etc...:D
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    Actually... the pinko commie socialist I was referring to... was the Chinese gentleman... :D
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    And if David Cameron, and his conservative government... given the increasingly long standing, tawdry and grubby relationship with the Murdochs... are a bunch of socialists...

    God help us if people like Dingledollup and his supporters ever gain traction.... give me socialism any day... :(
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    Oh, and by the way... one of my good mates is up North... wrestling and feeding crocs... swilling beer and no doubt swearing like an old trooper...

    And if he ever met Dinglepoddle... I reckon he'd slap the little pommie nancy boy in the face... and tell him where to go...


    Especially on Anzac Day... ;)
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    RupertofOZ New Member

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    In fact, when we finally mature as a nation... and become a republic...

    I think we should do so on the 26th of April... and celebrate it every year as "Republic Day"....

    The day after Anzac Day.... a fitting and poignant reflection of history.. and nationhood....
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    Hopefully that day will be a very, very long way off. Our existing "crowned republic" serves far better than any republic I can think of. It's only the immaturity of the republicans and the ALP whingers that keep on wanting to "fix" a system that's not broken.
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    Most likely a Turkic wimp (though possibly Finno-Ugrian) very appropriate for ANZAC day. Your confusing Attila with Genghis (Mongolian leader of a federation of Mongolian and Turkic tribes).
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    "When you're about to jump into it," my grandfather once told me, "a lot of things are like a pond. It isn't what you can see floating on the top that will get you, it's what's at the bottom so you can't see." I have to admit that before my "lust for the truth of everything" - to put it in the words of one of my high school teachers (who also said "they" would hang me someday) - led me to do covert operations against the U.S. Government, government I infiltrated in order to listen to what they really were thinking and were doing, that I spoke and thought as you good people here are all doing.

    When I had been listening to the politically powerful, the bureaucrats, and those who "govern," it resulted in the biggest shock of my life. I was most shocked at my own stupidity, because I should have known. I should have known simply by way of looking around me at my fellow human beings, and by listening to my own urges and schemings.

    Government is never what it appears to be. Like that pond, what is on the surface of government - what the news media government controls (by taxation and a hundred things more) reports to the public is piddling, niminy-piminy, and miniscule in its importance to the people being ruled. None of these political prostitutes, pimps, and panderers is ever going to stand up and draw the proverbial fire that truthfulness, honesty and integrity always draws. The most basic rule, therefore, in any system of government is that anyone who wants office shouldn't have it (democracy is nonsense in the first place - look up Arrow's Theorem - and only when public office is resulted from a lottery in which the voter can know for whom he is voting will government every truly be "of the people, by the people, and for the people").

    Sorry for the rant, but it truly bothers me to see good people so hornswoggled by the swindlers, the reivers and deceivers of their kind.

    P.S. Another thing "Opa" told me was that the surest way to be known as a liar was never to tell a lie. That way, he said, everybody has to call you a liar - otherwise they'd have to live with the truth. Nobody wants to do that.

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