Propaganda in Today's Australia
Australian Tolerance and Overseas Bigotry
Lies and Half Truths
Of late there been murders committed in Australia in the name of Islam.
In 2014 there was a madman that held people hostage in a small cafe in Martin Place, Sydney. In 2015 a man was shot down in Parramatta simply because he exited a police station.
Of late radicalized Muslim youth from Australia and elsewhere from Western style countries have joined Islamic state. This is a deplorable situation.
For years now Australian television stations have lent themselves to blaming and shaming Anglo-Saxon Australians.
There is a tendency to warp past events in order to achieve maximum blame and shame. This sort of thing can only, in the end, make it more difficult for people from different social, religious and racial background to get along. It certainly won't make for a harmonious country while people living know the whole truth and wince at the lies and half truths.
The television show Dumb, Drunk and Racist which I hesitate to honor with the title documentary is full of distortions if not out and out falsehoods concerning the nature of your average Australian. This 'thing' was first broadcast in 2012 on ABC2. There are six episodes.
It has recently been re-run on television close to Australia Day (26th January) no doubt for maximum impact.
Are Australians dumb? For a start this is a rather insulting question. Of course you will find not so smart people living in Australia. You will also find Australians doing important medical research, world class artists creating great works of art and writers putting together novels that will be well worth the read.
The movie The Book Thief was written by an Australian and has recently been made into a top movie starring an Australian.
Are Australians drunk?
Last year it took yours truly three months to get through one bottle of scotch. Yes, I am not an average drinker and, yes, there is a drinking problem in various parts of the country but to suggest that all or most Australians are drunk most of the time is just plain wrong.
Are Australians racist?
Most Australians are in fact quite tolerant. There is, however, a belief in live and let live.
If you insult our women and/or terrorize our children then the kid gloves tend to come off. The same can be said if you attack our life savers and generally make our beaches unsafe.
If you break our laws and continually get away with doing so then there is also a breaking point that is inevitably reached. Australians want fair play across the board. When we are continually denied fair play we react.
What happened at the suburb of Cronulla in 2005, south of Sydney was racially and religiously motivated. Muslim youth taught that females should not show their legs in public because of their cultural and religious reasons and not ours went on a rampage.
They did not take into account that for well over four decades it had been the standard for girls and women to wear bikinis on Australian beaches in summer. It was and it remains their right and their heritage to do so if they wish to do so.
Yes, Australians do have their own, our own, way of life and culture. In any circumstances it is not right to verbally abuse women and especially not girls as young as 12 and 13. When they are doing no wrong according to the culture they were brought up in then it is even worse.
The police were at the time powerless to act. Husbands and boyfriend, not to mention the girls and the women, also felt helpless. When a life saver was struck by a Muslim youth after saving a life it was the last straw. Something had to be done about the menacing ones on the beach.
A peaceful demonstration was called for but it quickly got out of hand. Many of the protesters felt that even in unity they would not be listened to because of the political correctness of the time.
Radicals and true racists joined the original demonstrators and things turned ugly. A riot broke out in which even the Muslims there that had done no wrong were not safe. But it started months before when these Muslim youth decided it was a great idea to terrorize young girls and women on the beaches at Cronulla.
In the show Dumb, Drunk and Racist four people from India are shown around Australia. When they arrive at Cronulla at least one of the women from India shows revulsion at the way some of the Australian women in an Australian summer are dressed.
There is the question of why there are mostly white Anglo-Saxon Australians on the beach. Segregation which doesn't exist is brought up. All are still welcome on Australian beaches provided you respect our girls, women and life savers.
The Cronulla riots are brought up but in an extremely biased way. From the show you'd get the impression that it happened spontaneously. Nothing is mentioned of months of Muslim youth hassling female bathers on the beaches.
Nothing is mentioned of Muslim youth making filthy remarks to girls as young as 12 and 13. Nothing was mentioned about the assault on a life saver.
The women dressed in bikinis that day of filming Dumb, Drunk and Racist were not questioned for the show as to why they were dressed the way they were. It was enough that one of the visiting women from India didn't like the way they were clothed.
The show went into a great deal of detail and questioning as to why Muslim women dress the way they do and the possible misconceptions of them doing so but the show failed to go into any great detail as to why many women living in Australia choose the bikini to wear to the beach or the misconceptions foreigners might have in them doing so.
People still living in Cronulla are afraid of the return of the Muslim youth and are thus wary of strangers. This is understandable.
I cannot comment on the racially motivated assaults that apparently took place in Melbourne a while back. I wasn't there and the only information I have about what went on comes from television and the newspapers.
When the Melbourne public was offered a chance at bashing a person from India for the Dumb, Drunk and Racist there were, however, no takers.
On the other hand, I have lived at Cronulla for nine years. I still have friends living there. I know the place and the people. I cannot, however, mention some of the sources of my information because there are still people living in the area afraid of being picked on, having their property destroyed or their persons damaged by Muslim youth if it comes out that they have talked too much. Yes, there is still intimidation.
Why Shouldn't Young Girls and Women Wear Bikinis if they Wish to Do So?
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The Bikini and the Abuse
For generations girls and women living in Australia have been entitled to wear bikinis on Australian beaches. Hence girls and women living in Australia feel entitled to be thus clothed on Australian beaches.
This is not unusual in a society largely based on Western society social values.
The notion of the bikini wearing female on an Australian beach in summer is in our literature, movies and television shows.
Check out Puberty Blues, both the book, movie and the recent television series.
]Check out episodes of the television show Skippy that were made in the 1960s.
Check out episodes of SeaChange starring Sigrid Thornton that were made between 1998 and 2000.
The easy going life style on the beach after the working week is done is wonderfully depicted in SeaChange. It is a pity that not everyone shares such values. Still there are plenty of places to go in this world if you really do hate our beach life.
Not every woman on an Australian beach wears a bikini. Why should they? Some opt for one piece costumes. Is that a crime? Certainly not.
Dictating what a woman or girl should wear on an Australian beach in an Australian summer, however, isn't on. Men and boys are not hampered in what they wear. The same should be true and remain true for girls and women.
If a woman wants to wear sack cloth and ashes to an Australian beach in summer that's fine. If she wants to wear a tent that's fine too. She might, however, need rescuing if she manages to make it to the surf.
For generations we have had the best life savers and life guards in the world. We need them. Our surf can be rough. They, along with our fire fighters, are national heroes. To have one assaulted after he has saved a life is a slap in the face to all true Australians.
Life savers and life guards work hard to be the best. Our life savers are for the most part volunteers. They are afternoon and weekend warriors out to save lives and I can't imagine more nobler people, both male and female.
In Australia as well as elsewhere in the world they are national icons. Even in the so-called documentary Dumb, Drunk and Racist a certain respect for our guardians of the beach was mentioned. Nothing was said about the striking of one of them at Cronulla soon after a life was saved.
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