Three cheers for the Aussies?
- This article migrated from annoying to inspiring. It was so bad it was
> THREE CHEERS FOR AUSTRALIANote that the following "suggestions" are made under threat of a crackdown, and
> I wish the leaders of our country would take a stand like
> Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on
> Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals
> in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.
> A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to
> Australia at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and
> his ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown.
that the "suggestions" are based on what people believe, not on what they have
> Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted thatHmmm. I wonder what he says to aborigines who want to live under aboriginal
> some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did
> not accept that Australia was a secular state and its laws were made
> by parliament.
> "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia
> law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you," he said on
> national television.
law? I guess that has already been said.
> "I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two lawsReally? Is it also false that Christian Australians are governed by both
> governing people in Australia, one the Australian law and another the
> Islamic law, that is false.
Australian law *and* the Ten Commandments? This will be BIG news to
> If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts,Perhaps it is, but why is it the government's business to tell people what options
> democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go
> to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better
> option," Costello said.
are better for them?
> Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he"Asked?" This is a "crackdown," right? Off to dictionary.com:
> said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to
> the other country.
n. An act or example of forceful regulation, repression, or restraint: a crackdown
n : severely repressive actions
> Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that MuslimsNo doubt that's what the aboringines told the English. Good thing the English
> who did not want to accept local values should "clear off".
did not speak aborigine.
> "Basically, people who don't want to be Australians, and they don'tAre the Iraqis also listening? Are they not saying, "Basically, people who don't
> want to live by Australian values and understand them, well then they
> can basically clear off," he said. Separately, Howard angered some
> Australian Muslims on! Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies
> monitoring the nation's mosques.
> AMERICA and Canada..... ARE YOU LISTENING?
want to be Iraqis, and they don't want to live by Iraqi values and understand
them, well then they can basically clear off"? Isn't that the real message behind
every act of Anti-American violence in Iraq? And aren't there also Australian
soldiers in Iraq? Could there be a connection between Australian violence
against Iraqis and Iraqi violence against Australians?
> Quote: IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It !Patriotism = Jingoism.
> I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some
> individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we
> have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.
> However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when theAs long as the "better" life is better by his own standards and not just by the
> "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility
> that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against
> immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a
> better life by coming to Australia.
standards of the people coming to Australia.
> However, there are a few things that those who have recently come toThose who say that there is something others need to understand suppose that
> our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.
there is nothing they themselves need to understand.
> This idea of Australia being a multicultural community has served onlyI'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony
> to dilute ! our sovereignty and our national identity. As Australians,
> we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own
And all it takes is for everybody else just to sing along with me....
Like America, Australia's identity IS multicultural, and always has been. And,
of course, there are always those who complain about the strange ways of
others. In America, the first purge was to force the German-speaking majority to
adapt to the ruling, English speaking minority. We refer to those who refused to
submit as "Amish," or "Pennsylvania Dutch," and wonder why they cling to the
quaint old ways that keep them independent of our enlightened civilization.
Then there were the disgusting ways of the Irish (who need not apply), the
"sinister" Chinese, the "papist" Italians, the "swarthy" eastern Europeans, the
"greasy" hispanics, and the "lazy" blacks. If they didn't want to work and fit in,
why did those black people come here in the first place?
> This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trialsAnd exterminations. Let's not forget the exterminations!
> and victories
> by millions of men and women who have sought freedom....and the power to deny freedoms to those who came later.
> We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish,In the United States, this is most often chanted by those who live in places with
Spanish names. I wonder why that is? "You people who don't want to fit in can
go back to the parts of Mexico we didn't take!"
> Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language.And the secret hand-shake, and, most of all, the real estate laws.
> Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, then learn the
> Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, rightOnward Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
> wing, political push but a fact because Christian men and women, on
> Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly
Killing heathen natives; That's what we're here for.
We give them our Bible. They give us their land.
Or we give them poisoned pudding. Either way it's grand.
Now we face extremists, strangely they are made.
Gihad is the problem; The answer is Crusade.
They explode their autos; we drop bombs from planes.
Why do they harass our people? Clearly they're insane.
Why do people hate us; why are they so sore?
How long before they won't hate us any more?
We fill prisons up with them, bomb and shoot them too,
Still they do not love us, what more can we do?
> It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.Someone should tell this guy that Muslims worship the same God and have the
> If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the
> world as your new home, Because God is part of our culture.
same Ten Commandments, and also ask him what he meant by "this is not a
> We will accept your beliefs and will not question why, all we ask isAs our tenants. (In the lands taken from Mexico, most "gringos" own and most
> that you accept ours and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with
> If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like "A Fair Go", thenOne that we are not bombing at the moment.
> you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.
And a word to those living in Iraq:
> We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and weKick out the tired, the poor, the huddles masses yearning to breathe free.
> really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means
> keep your culture but do not force it on others.
> This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow
> you every opportunity to enjoy all this, but once you are done
> complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our
> Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take
> advantage of one other great Australian freedom, "THE RIGHT TO LEAVE."
I lift my lamp to show you all the door, this land was just made for folks like
> If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here.Sounds like this guy isn't happy either. I wonder why HE doesn't leave? Oh,
yeah, because its his country; he stole it first.
> You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.Until the fascists take over (in both Australia ane the US), the country you asked
to be in was known for its tolerance. Perhaps this author would be happier in
Bavaria, but he would have to learn their language. (He has already mastered the
customs and values.)
> Pretty easy really, wh en you think about it. I figure if we all keepBy the complainers, he does not mean himself.
> passing this to our friends (and enemies) it will also, sooner or
> later get back to the complainers, lets all try, please.
> PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE, PERHAPS WE CAN CREATE A GROUND SWELLSig hiel.
> AND SEND OUR U.S. POLITICIANS THE MESSAGE THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF US
> BELIEVE AS THE AUSSIES DO.........