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What is Wrong With Our Country?

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Bit by bit over the past decade,
I have developed a steadily growing discomfort
at how my beloved Australia has been developing.

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Australia has ALWAYS engendered a certain amount of racism

sorry Great Britain, that’s your legacy

First Settlers – Indigenous Aborigines + Irish + Chinese
Post WWI – Germans
Depression – Anyone with an accent
Post WWII – Germans + Italians
1950’s & 60’s – Italians + anyone with a Russian ‘sounding’ accent
1970’s & 80’s – Vietnamese, et al. + Americans (not Canadians) + Middle East
2000’s – Anyone who is Islamic + looks like they could be Islamic + has a strong accent from somewhere + arrived by via a boat of any description

This is obviously not an exhaustive list.
I could go on . . . 

A vast majority of our society
seems to be developing a more conservative,
and therefore radical,
attitude towards every kind of social behaviour.

Parenting, immigration, multiculturalism, sexism, pornography,
economics, art, education, beauty, media, celebrity, etc.

And this behaviour is becoming grossly unacceptable.
The behaviour of so many of my country men & women is abusive, ill-informed, bigoted and down right scary.

I AM scared.
I am scared of what my country is becoming.

Need some examples?

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Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes
works in the media – radio presenting, television, etc
and is married with two children, and another on the way.

On a morning television show,
in 2012
she made a throw-away but inappropriate comment
about a serving Victorian Cross recipient, Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith.

Although she apologised on air and in person to the ‘victim’
(he laughed it off with laconic humour and holds NO grudge to this day)
she was attacked through out the media and in her personal life.

Facebook, her blog, her employers websites, emails
and
even on her way to dropping her eldest daughter to school.

Another mother,
who she did not know,
approached her and said:
“I hope you lose you job and all your money and I hope that you become SO poor that you and your daughters become homeless”.

WTF !?!?!

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Attacks on Women & Girls,
have also escalated over the past two decades.

It’s almost as if there is a surge against women’s rights,
being enforced with brutality and sexual assault.

FYI
These attacks are NOT confined to certain cultural groups
who are maligned in the media as being women-haters.
These attacks are happening throughout our society
– economic + cultural + religious + ethinic

Boys are STILL being raised as women-haters,
invoking violence, abuse and appalling behaviour.

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Victor Dominello

Just today,
a news article was written describing the enormous despair
felt by NSW Minister for Citizenship & Communities, Victor Dominello,
towards violence against women.

He explained that in the previous week, while overseas,
he had learned of some unbelievable violent incidents
being perpetrated, and reported
IN AUSTRALIA.

Violence against our girls

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Not in Saudi Arabia, where women have few civil rights,
or Taliban-beholden Northern Pakistan
or military-controlled Cambodia.

It was happening in modern Australia.
LAST WEEK !!!

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Julia Guillard

Whether you are a conservative or left-wing or anywhere in between,
I believe you would find it difficult to objectively defend the treatment metered out
to the then Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Guillard.

The majority of it was purely personal, much of it centred around her gender.

Just a taste of what was written about our  serving  PRIME MINISTER !

Just a taste of what was written about our
serving PRIME MINISTER !

God it makes me sick when I remember it.

Think I’m, over-reacting?
Type  “Julia Guillard does not speak for me
into any search engine and see what comes up.

One of the the very VERY few who spoke about Julia Guillard
with objectivity,
was Australian ravishing redhead,
Eden Riley.

Julia Guillard & Eden Riley, Women Extraordinaire

Julia Guillard & Eden Riley, Women Extraordinaire

Eden put aside her own ‘leftie’ political agenda
(she has none, btw)
and interviewed Julia for her regular Friday blog posts: “Street Talk”,
where she would interview a stranger.

 The interview was refreshing and honest and unbiased.
It was one woman interviewing another woman.

But . . .

. . . towards the end of the blog post, Eden said “But she wasn’t getting a fair go. And I hate unfairness”.

FYI
Eden Riley was then, herself,
attacked in the media and online
for being biased,
some even going so far as to attack her
because she had not interviewed the Leader of the Opposition
(who was and is a man).

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And peeps,
I think that is what is happening in Australia at the moment.

We are being unfair.
We are being stupid.
We are behaving in a manner that is ‘Un-Australian’.

There is SO much wrong with the world already,
why can’t we just build on our successes
and grow as a nation?

Don’t answer that question.
It’s rhetorical.
I already KNOW the answer 😦

I think that although this seems like a MAMMOTH problem,
that cannot be fixed easily,
it’s not!

All we have to do as Australians, is
STOP
and then think:
“In 10 years time, will I be proud of this moment?
Will I have made a positive difference?
Will I want my children to emulate me?”

If we were able
truly able
to act and think like this,
Australia would one day be a nation I believe we could all be proud of.

Not like it is today.
Unfortunately.

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Bloody Immigrants

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PLEASE NOTE –  If you can not recognise sarcasm, then you’re reading the wrong blog!

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Sneaky foreigners . . . 'hiding' HALAL behind the fake ivy!!!

Sneaky foreigners . . . ‘hiding’ HALAL behind the fake ivy!!!

Halal

Halal: A word that spreads fear amongst the Anglo world

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I spent my entire existence embedded with a fear and guilt and disgust at the attitude of my beloved Country,
AUSTRALIA,
towards ANYONE (everyone?!?)
who comes from another culture/country.

The Australian media are famous for coining the phrase “Illegal Immigrant”.

Why?

Because we were colonised by a bunch of ‘whitees’ who decade after decade, century after century,
generation after generation expoused the notion that ‘difference is dangerous’. . . .

* Skin
* Food
* Music
* Language
* Philosophy (religion)
* Dance
even
* Method of mourning

I am the daughter of an immigrant.
My Mum is from South Africa.

I was just lucky** enough that my Mum has strong Western European physical features.

Ed Note:
I was in high school from 1983-1987.

Apartheid in South Africa ceased in 1994,
However the strongest world-wide opposition to apartheid 
began with international bans & sanctions by Western Democracies in 1985.

BUT . . . .
. . . . . . . . . I was repeatedly taunted in high school that
my Mum HAD to be racist
as she was a white woman from a country
that openly oppressed the majority of blacks.

Please tell me that you can see the irony
that I was being judged the daughter of a racist
which in itself was a racist taunt?????

I even had the gall to call her a racist based on this very same argument.

It’s ok to call me a “fuck-wit” under your breath.
I was, after all!!!!

I have also physically, mentally and emotionally fought
through every cognitiviely-aware year that I have lived on this Earth,
the ‘education’ I have received via the media and government.

It is a daily struggle to be unaffected and clear headed about
immigrations, refugees, other cultures and multiculturalism.

BUT

and this is a BIG ‘but’:
I am grateful EVERY SINGLE DAY
of my life,
that I have enough intelligence
to question
what I read and hear.

Because,
it means I am exposed to wonderful opportunity and delight.

All sorts.

* Food
* Music
* Language
* Philosophy
* Dance
and
* Other customs

Wonderful things
like scrum-diddly-umptious
(and down right healthy!!!)
Halal prepared
Chicken Kebab with The Lot, tabooli and turkish delight.
All handmade on site at my local Kebab shop.

So,
thank you Murat.

Murat,from Erzurum, Turkey

Murat,
from Erzurum, Turkey

For coming to my country in 1996
and bringing your wife and your 17 day-old son, Serdar (your father’s name)
and for moving to my town in 2013 with Serdar
and your second son, Ali Baran.

And thank you to your cousins
Hankan (2010) & Emirhan (2011) for joining him.
So that I can enjoy the beautiful culture from your native Kurdish Turkey .

 

Busso's Kurdish Boys:Ali Baran + Murat + Serdar + Hankan

Busso’s Kurdish Boys:
Ali Baran + Murat + Serdar + Hankan

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I am so very grateful that you came!

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MR Kebab Turkish Bakery:Kent Street, Busselton, Western AUSTRALIA

MR Kebab Turkish Bakery:
Kent Street, Busselton, Western AUSTRALIA

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** when I say ‘lucky’, I mean it in the sense that other people would consider that I was lucky not to be born with another coloured skin.

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