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Australian Prime Minister draws the ire of immigrants.

  1. tobey100 profile image59
    tobey100posted 7 years ago

    Without hate or malice, these should be our sentiments.  As parents chastizing malcontent children...............

    'IMMIGRANTS,  NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.. Take It Or Leave It.

    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. ' 
     
    'This culture has been developed over two  centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions  of men and women who have sought freedom' 
     
    'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish,  Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any  other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of  our society . Learn the language!'
     
    'Most  Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian,  right wing, political push, but a fact, because  Christian men and women, on Christian principles,  founded this nation, and this is clearly documented It  is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of  our schools. 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.'
     
    'We  will accept your beliefs, and will not question why All  we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and  peaceful enjoyment with us.'
     
    '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'.'

    'If you  aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to  come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country  YOU accepted.'

    Simple and to the point.  We will accept you, we welcome you.  On our terms.  It's our country, you choose to come here.  If you disagree with everything we stand for, leave or better yet, don't come in the first place.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    As usual he is forgetting that the country was 'founded' 64 million years ago by the non-Christian, non English-speaking Aboriginal peoples.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image72
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I highly doubt that the aborigines would come up with a country like Australia that looks anything like it does now.  It would be called something else and would be very different and more reflective of aborigine culture.

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Indeed.  And the same can be said of each new wave of immigration which adds value and diversity to the nation rather than just blending into the background apologetically.

    2. Mercredi profile image66
      Mercrediposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Japan was founded by the Ainu but the Japanese killed them all.

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        And the underlying message of the PM is not 'do what we do because we got here first', it is 'do what we do because we have the power'.

        1. Flightkeeper profile image72
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No, that's your interpretation.

  3. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    does that mean all newcomers need to be convicts serving their time away from England?

    1. SiddSingh profile image61
      SiddSinghposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is honor in that - you get to be chosen by the most qualified of magistrates and judges.

  4. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    The problem could be in the Immigration process itself hmm maybe more emphasis is needed so comprehension is acquired by the immigrant that our lands and people 'share'. Immigrants that complain should realize they have the freedoms to bring change too. tongue I love the diversity of Canada's peoples smile but not the treatment of the Indigenous peoples. hmm

  5. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    the preservation of Australian culture is key not only for Australia, but for the advancement of Western Civilization

    http://www.solarnavigator.net/films_movies_actors/film_images/paul_hogan_as_michael_j_crocodile_dundee.jpg


    Where would we be without the glorious visionaries from down under?

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OgMt12dj1aI/SalJ6ihMvyI/AAAAAAAAAfU/a8m0y97vMek/s400/bee+gees+GD5791397.jpg

    Thank God that someone is willing to stand up to those who would mutilate or overthrow a cultural that has epitomized the ultimate in human evolution

    http://news.sky.com/sky-news/content/StaticFile/jpg/2007/May/Week1/1530154.jpg

    1. Flightkeeper profile image72
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm so glad you didn't mention Air Supply.  When I was a kid, if I heard one of their songs I would run away.

      1. Greek One profile image78
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        don't you EVER make fun of Air Supply!!!



        I know just how to whisper
        and I know just how to cry
        I know just where to find the answers
        and I know just how to lie

        I know just how to fake it
        and I know just how to scheme
        I know just when to face the truth
        and then I know just when to dream

        And I know just where to touch you
        and I know just what to prove
        I know when to pull you closer
        and I know when to let you loose

        And I know the night is fading
        and I know that time's gonna fly
        And I'm never gonna tell you
        ev'rything I've got to tell you
        But I know I've got to give it a try

        And I know the roads to riches
        and I know the ways to fame
        I know all the rules and then
        I know how to break them
        and I always know the name of the game

        But I don't know how to leave you
        and I'll never let you fall
        And I don't know how you do it
        Making love out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all

        Ev'ry time I see you all the rays of the sun
        Are streaming through the waves in your hair
        And ev'ry star in the sky is
        taking aim at your eyes like a spotlight

        The beating of my heart is a drum
        and it's lost and it's looking for a rhythm like you
        You can take the darkness from the pit of the night
        and turn into a beacon burning endlessly bright
        I've got to follow it
        'cause ev'rything I know
        Well it's nothing till I give it to you

        I can make the run or stumble
        I can make the final block
        And I can make every tackle
        at the sound of the whistle
        I can make all the stadiums rock

        I can make tonight forever
        Or I can make it disappear by the dawn
        And I can make you every promise
        That has ever been made
        and I can make all your demons be gone

        But I'm never gonna make it without you
        Do you really want to see me crawl?
        And I never gonna make it like you do
        Making love out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all
        (Making love) out of nothing at all....

        1. Flightkeeper profile image72
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Aaaaaggggghhhh! Nails across the chalkboard!!! Aaaaaagggghhhhh!

      2. ediggity profile image60
        ediggityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Why?  They do their music
        All Out of Love  lol

        1. Flightkeeper profile image72
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What a dirty deed.  If you were right here, I'd choke you.

          wink

 
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