So I am seeing a lot of hype around social media slamming the fact that someone somewhere might be toning down ANZAC Day commemorations because it might offend immigrants.
People, people, people … it’s a complete load of BOLLOCKS!
The tabloid media wants you to get your knickers in a twist, because they have decided that, yes indeed, it’s immigrants that are tearing our great nation apart. And these same immigrants are setting their targets on Anzac Day. Those pesky damn immigrants.
What this actually boils down to is that a government commissioned report on the 100 year anniversary of Anzac Day in 2015 – that cost the Australian Taxpayers $370,000 – and it contained the follow statement:
“While the 100th anniversaries are thought to provide some opportunity for creating a greater sense of unity, it is also recognised as a potential area of divisiveness.”
Potential. Not definitely will.
Of course, this statement is absolute nonsense. It is a politically correctly worded statement by bureaucrats for bureaucrats. And anyone with an ounce of commonsense will understand that there is a distinct difference between the real world and bureaucratic paper folding.
Fortunately, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, has completely dismissed the findings of the report, and assures the public that the commemorations in 2015 will go ahead as planned with as much respect as this occasion deserves. Like many members of the government, from all political parties, they believe that Anzac Day 2015 will be a time of unity amongst Australians.
No legitimate member of any cultural minority in Australia has come out publicly and made a statement to the contrary. There is nothing but support from new Australians in our community for Anzac Day 2015.
Yet pasted all over facebook recently, I am seeing people post statuses telling immigrants that if they don’t like it they can fuck off back to where they came from.
This beat up by the tabloid media is once again stirring up racial hatred in Australia. And sadly, it’s working.
But where, oh where, is the appropriate rage for the waste of $370,000 of taxpayers money on a completely useless governmental report?
That doesn’t sell newspapers or get people to listen to your radio station, does it now!