Racist violence on Australia Day

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IT was a day to celebrate all things Australian but it quickly descended into an afternoon of violence and racism echoing the ugly stain of the 2005 Cronulla riots in NSW.
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As long as the Government continues to put the "feeling" of immigrants over the concerns of Australians than this type of thing will only escalate.
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"This type of thing" will only continue to escalate so long as racist, nationalistic bulls**t is still entertained in the media and seen as acceptable by the public. A 'boys will be boys' attitude isn't going to cut it, and neither is blaming the government nor immigrants for the behaviour of a group of ignorant ( and might I add, predominantly white male ) yobbos.
I've been ashamed of my country from time to time in the past, but never so much as on australia day.
A day to celebrate all things Australian indeed.
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Don't worry Kate, pretty soon there wont many " white Yobbos" left. Then you can really be ashamed of your country!
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KenOath wrote:
As long as the Government continues to put the "feeling" of immigrants over the concerns of Australians than this type of thing will only escalate.
I am going to be over there next week, if those boys try what they did with those poor Asian immigrants, they are going to be spitting teeth because I'll feed them a knuckle sandwich.
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I don't consider Islamic ***** to be Australian.
These people have a point.
There comes a time when we have to stick up for our culture or do we want to end up like the UK full of [pathetic racist language here]?
It's funny. I spent most of last year in the UK. I found the diverse culture to be one of the best things going for it. Australia doesn't know what multicultural is. Awareness and exposure to other cultural identities can only make our own that much more colourful and rounded.
I missed Oz whilst I was travelling. More than I ever expected to. Being away made me realise how lucky I was to live in this country. But coming home, listening to people like you talk.... reminds me why I wanted to leave so badly in the first place.
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Don't worry Kate, pretty soon there wont many " white Yobbos" left. Then you can really be ashamed of your country!
Can you honestly say that when you see footage of young men draped in the flag screaming abuse and obsenity to anyone who doesn't look like they do that you feel proud to be australian?
As a young white woman, born in Sydney, raised on the beach in the south coast of NSW, I had abuse hurled at me simply because I chose to fly a pride flag today instead of a flag that has become a symbol of intolerance.

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I missed Oz whilst I was travelling. More than I ever expected to. Being away made me realise how lucky I was to live in this country.
I use to feel the same way.
Now when I come "Home" it just keeps harder and harder to recognize.

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Kate wrote:
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It's funny. I spent most of last year in the UK. I found the diverse culture to be one of the best things going for it.
What a load of BS !! You went over to the UK for a year and were on a big high because everything was so different.Try staying there for five or more years and you'll see things as they really are.

You might like to start by having a read here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/index.html

The UK has become a PC hell hole.

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Kate wrote:
I chose to fly a pride flag today instead of a flag that has become a symbol of intolerance.
Bwahhhhh If you mean Gay Pride ,then yep you deserve kicking !!

CRACKPOT !!
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Now when I come "Home" it just keeps harder and harder to recognize.
You're right. When I was a kid Jan 26 was about going down to the lions park with my parents and grandmother and brother and assorted cousins, aunts, and uncles. Swimming, kicking a ball or throwing a frisbee with tourists and locals alike, the free lions club bbq and activities, and to cap off the day watching the citizenship ceremony - which was all about those immigrants you speak so derisively of.
How naive of my inner child to believe that welcoming a new neighbour was what being australian was all about.
You're right. The disparity between the 'before' and 'after' shots is too much. I was always told Australia was born on the beaches of Gallipoli. How ashamed would our forefathers be to discover it was re-born on the beaches of Cronulla.
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Bwahhhhh If you mean Gay Pride ,then yep you deserve kicking !!
CRACKPOT !!
Advance Australia Fair huh?
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Blaming the immigrants as well as the government is just dumping more shiet on the shingle and condoning the actions of a bunch of ignorant racist retards. Its not the immigrants, nor the government but the pervading mindset of intolerance amongst those who would like to keep Australia an All White country.

These retards only add to the growing perception that Australia indeed is a RACIST country and certainly should not be considered a "people friendly" country.
Celebrate all things Australian, and that includes extreme Racism against anyone who is not lilly white.

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What a load of BS !! You went over to the UK for a year and were on a big high because everything was so different.Try staying there for five or more years and you'll see things as they really are.
You might like to start by having a read here.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/index.html
The UK has become a PC hell hole.
I said I spent most of last year there, not that it was the only time I've lived in the UK. And I wasn't on any sort of high. I went over there to work my arse off and make a life, not go on holiday.

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I said I spent most of last year there, not that it was the only time I've lived in the UK. And I wasn't on any sort of high. I went over there to work my arse off and make a life, not go on holiday.
You were on your big OC just like the thousands of other Aussie and Kiwi trouble makers in Earls Court

“We don't have to take it”

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Well then Kate, what do you suggest could/should be done to stop the rising discontent in this "not many things Australian anymore" country?

I don't think the "media" reports nearly enough of what's really going on here or the extent it's happening. It tends to focus more on the un-rest, riots, and fighting overseas rather than make too many waves at home. And when it does report something, it gets names like "racist" thrown at it for reporting on it, like you just did. I've actually read things in over-seas news papers about nasty things which have happened here, but were not reported in our newspapers or on TV news. Why is a blanket being thrown over the extent of the un-rest here? The people who it is happening to know the truth, why can't the rest of Australia?

I watched interviews after the Cronulla Riots, with ordinary seemingly well-educated Australian adults and young families, who were protesting and pleading with someone to do something about the Lebanese youths who were terrorising certain neighbourhoods on a nightly basis. They were saying they were afraid to be out on the streets at night now, where-as a few years back they used to go for a stroll around the neighbourhood or take their dogs or kids for walks at night quite safely. Not any more.

Our young Australian people are sick and tired of having to compete and contend with a trouble-making imported element on a daily basis and they shouldn't even have to. They have had enough and no-body's listening so they are fighting back they only way they know how. We need to start listening to them and fix the problem before someone gets killed.

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I was always told Australia was born on the beaches of Gallipoli. How ashamed would our forefathers be to discover it was re-born on the beaches of Cronulla.
What a load of CRAP !! 1788 was long before Gallipoli !!
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You were on your big OC just like the thousands of other Aussie and Kiwi trouble makers in Earls Court
Sorry to dissapoint, but I was not one of the Australian's who never make it past London. I lived and worked in Lancaster, Manchester, Preston, Cumbria, Woolaston, Bristol, Leeds, Sterling, and Ulverston.
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Well then Kate, what do you suggest could/should be done to stop the rising discontent in this "not many things Australian anymore" country?
I don't think the "media" reports nearly enough of what's really going on here or the extent it's happening. It tends to focus more on the un-rest, riots, and fighting overseas rather than make too many waves at home. And when it does report something, it gets names like "racist" thrown at it for reporting on it, like you just did. I've actually read things in over-seas news papers about nasty things which have happened here, but were not reported in our newspapers or on TV news. Why is a blanket being thrown over the extent of the un-rest here? The people who it is happening to know the truth, why can't the rest of Australia?
I watched interviews after the Cronulla Riots, with ordinary seemingly well-educated Australian adults and young families, who were protesting and pleading with someone to do something about the Lebanese youths who were terrorising certain neighbourhoods on a nightly basis. They were saying they were afraid to be out on the streets at night now, where-as a few years back they used to go for a stroll around the neighbourhood or take their dogs or kids for walks at night quite safely. Not any more.
Our young Australian people are sick and tired of having to compete and contend with a trouble-making imported element on a daily basis and they shouldn't even have to. They have had enough and no-body's listening so they are fighting back they only way they know how. We need to start listening to them and fix the problem before someone gets killed.
My niece actually lives there and likes it but this is one aspect of Australia that she found disturbing. She said they attacked anyone who was not white on Cronulla, she said they were looking for Lebanese boys to bash, but the irony is that most Lebs are white skinned, so they just attacked anyone who wasn't white. The racial violence that just happened, one Asian girl got attacked and a middle aged Indian cab driver was bashed. What exactly did these people do to deserve such treatment?
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Gottaliv wrote:
Well then Kate, what do you suggest could/should be done to stop the rising discontent in this "not many things Australian anymore" country?
I don't think the "media" reports nearly enough of what's really going on here or the extent it's happening. It tends to focus more on the un-rest, riots, and fighting overseas rather than make too many waves at home. And when it does report something, it gets names like "racist" thrown at it for reporting on it, like you just did. I've actually read things in over-seas news papers about nasty things which have happened here, but were not reported in our newspapers or on TV news. Why is a blanket being thrown over the extent of the un-rest here? The people who it is happening to know the truth, why can't the rest of Australia?
I watched interviews after the Cronulla Riots, with ordinary seemingly well-educated Australian adults and young families, who were protesting and pleading with someone to do something about the Lebanese youths who were terrorising certain neighbourhoods on a nightly basis. They were saying they were afraid to be out on the streets at night now, where-as a few years back they used to go for a stroll around the neighbourhood or take their dogs or kids for walks at night quite safely. Not any more.
Our young Australian people are sick and tired of having to compete and contend with a trouble-making imported element on a daily basis and they shouldn't even have to. They have had enough and no-body's listening so they are fighting back they only way they know how. We need to start listening to them and fix the problem before someone gets killed.
Is discontent really an excuse for violence and abuse? I'm pretty damn discontented right now, but I'm not going to run up and down my street screaming at people and trashing cars.(Something which my neighbours will undoubtedly thank me for tomorrow).
The media does and only ever will report on what will draw in readers/viewers/listeners. Those relying on the daily telegraph or the channel nine news for truth will be sadly dissapointed.
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What a load of CRAP !! 1788 was long before Gallipoli !!
Yes, very observant. I was refering to the commonly taught legend that the 'spirit of Australia' was born at Gallipoli. If my wording confused you, I apologise.

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