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Happy Australia Day

January 26th, 2016 at 07:11am

Good morning and happy Australia Day. May your day be wonderful and patriotic.

This is a wonderful country, and long may it continue to be. I consider it to be important on this day, more so than others, to be mindful of the things which have made our country great such as the democracy adapted from the British; the compatible but necessarily different characteristics found between the populations of our vast and sparsely-populated states; and a (sadly diminishing) willingness to have a go in spite of circumstances, which goes hand-in-hand with a healthy and respectful scepticism of authority, and a non-reliance on government bodies to do things for us.

It is also a good day to ignore the detractors who aim to turn Australia in to something less great. Examples include those who, at this time each year, trot out plans to change the flag, the constitution, the national anthem, and other similar things. It also includes people who misuse Australia Day honours to call for more government intervention in this, that, or the other. It especially includes the subversion practiced each year by the government’s socialist FM “music” station which counts down the worst noises of the year and uses it as a way to entice youngsters to stay listening through the year so they can receive doses of socialist claptrap soothsaying between those awful noises which masquerade as music.

A happy Australia Day to you. May your patriotism serve you well and help to strengthen the nation.


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  • 1. nbrettoner  |  January 26th, 2016 at 11:13 am

    And a Happy Australia Day to you too Samuel,
    on this ‘fine’ day.
    Just watched Aunti (no not the ABC, but the local Canberra area Aboriginal lady) give a fine speech, beginning with the aside “thanks luvie” to the nice tall lady on the dias. 🙂
    Not sure I totally agreed yesterday with the Australian of the year recipient’s stand. Sounded very much like accept everything/everyone, even when what they believe in is anti-Australian. But that’s just my ‘take’ on what he said.
    I have turned off the TV, in case of attack of ‘socialist claptrap’ amidst ‘worst noises’ countings. No raye de oh playings here either. But I do download/watch & listen to ‘good stuff’ noises & visuals on this-ere Pee Sea. 🙂
    Oh and I may be visiting Canberra early/late May. Time for another latte catchup perchance?.

  • 2. hopefulau  |  January 26th, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Happy Australia Day.

    As usual the “same ol’ same ol'” comes out. The Greens are apparently gathering at Redfern for the annual march/protest.


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