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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..2 April 2013

I have a hard life, like everyone I have just come off the four-day Easter break and tomorrow is my day off. Enjoy them while they last I say as today I was told that a five-day week is not very far away, won’t that be a shock to my system.

There has been much talk over the last couple of days about racism in Australia, particularly relevant at the moment after the disgusting tirade of abuse let loose on a metropolitan bus to some Asian tourists. I am appalled whenever I see anything like this, and even more so as no-one on the bus, passenger or driver, came to their defence. It is a sorry state of affairs when you cannot enjoy a holiday you have worked hard to earn. To our Asian neighbours, we are not all racist bigots, there is just a small minority that make us all look bad.

I for one embrace the multi culturalism that is Australia, so many wonderful cuisines that we would otherwise need to travel overseas to sample. Every culture is unique and has its own story to tell, it can only enrich us as a nation. In saying that I do belive there is a right way and a wrong way to enter our country, and it should not be to the advantage of people smugglers. I am so pleased I did not live at the time of the White Australia Policy.

I also believe that every Australian child should be taught a second language in school, and that language should be an Asian one, the European languages are no longer relevant to our children.

Goodnight and thank you for reading.

1 Comment

  1. Bhmf says:

    Quite frankly I can live without the barbaric traditions bought to our country by the cultures bought here by the people smugglers. Yes Australia is a multicultural Nation but other cultures do not demand that our traditions change to suit theirs. I am ashamed to be an Australian with a government that would see an Australian on the street or an Australian born child starve because for the colour of their skin or that fact that they were born here.

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