Update; It's Meow's birthday, I'm sure she would like a visit!!
This seemed a reasonable fit with the post for today.
THREE CHEERS FOR
Now lets not get too carried away by this headline, sure basically
what is reported here is true… BUT… it happened in August 2005 after
the tube bombings in
Not a whole hell of a lot has come from it since then.
My story is taken from an email that pops up from time to time and
presumably originated in the
My contributions are in red so you can see I’m not taking credit for the whole thing.
I wish the leaders of our country would take a stand like
A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to
Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that
"I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia, one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option," Costello said.
Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off". "Basically, people who don't want to be Australians, and they don't want to live by Australian values and understand them, well then they can basically clear off," he said. Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.
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
However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to
However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of
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. If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like " A Fair Go", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means keep your culture but do not force it on others.
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.
Pretty easy really, when you think about it. I figure if we all keep passing this to our friends (and enemies) it will also, sooner or later get back to the complainers, lets all try, please.
Hell yes… who in the real world whether it be in Australia, Canada or the USA wouldn’t love to see things as well defined and simple as that, life though usually isn’t that straight forward, especially now with this bloody politically correct rubbish interfering with common sense.
We live in a multi-cultural society, here in
There was certainly some friction at times and whole communities of Greek, Italian, German and an undefined people we called Balts? from the
I’m pretty sure these Balts came from a much wider area than just the Baltic States though and probably included Poles, Croatians, Hungarians, Serbs and who knows what others, what it boils down to though after a couple of decades most of these people integrated into our society enriching it as that happened.
We have never come up against a religious difference as great as we have with the current crop of Muslims though, we have had Muslims in
This is fueled by the Politically Correct people who advocate the removal of Christian symbols lest we offend Muslims and other religious groups, to the ridiculous degree that we take Christ out of Christmas and use the stupid Happy Holiday instead of Happy Christmas.
I am not a religious man, in fact some of my family despair of me gaining entry into even Hell I think, however I hold very firmly to the view that our society is pretty much a Christian society so the majority should set the rules, as long as we practice the same restraint we ask of others and not try to force feed our beliefs on them.
I think there is also a bit of the Aussie “who do you think you’re telling what to do” attitude too, as an example I used to always use “Xmas” instead of Christmas, that is until the suggestion came that Christmas was offensive to some, bloody hell… I use nothing but Christmas now.
That's what I will refer to as salvo number two fired across the bows of those that have different ideas, I'm sure there will be more to follow... from both sides... but until then.