Today is Thursday, January 26, 2012. This day is Australia Day and a national holiday- that is of course unless you happen to work in retail or emergency services - in honor of our first settlement in 1788 and subsequent founding as a nation that has come to be known as Australia. We are an island continent, that is, an island so large as to rate the status of continent and we are about the same size as the continental United States. We mainly occupy the coastal fringe areas of our land which is condusive to growing good food and to providing a healthy, but at times very warm climate. The interior of our land is mostly uninhabited - apart from some isolated Towns and is mainly desert, to which only the 'Noble Savage' occupies in preference to becoming' modernized' - where vast tracts of land, larger than some European countries, are utilized as sheep and cattle 'Stations.'
Our continent has a perimeter which contains fourteen thousand kilometers of white sandy beaches, only some of those beaches are utilized used for swimming or surfing purposes. During the months of May, June, July and August - Australian wintertime - one may travel to tropical Queensland for a surf, or a swim, or jump a plane and fly into Thredbo, Mt. Hotham or other towns in the 'Australian Alps' to do some snowboarding or skiing. Australian's generally lead a very comfortable lifestyle which is equal to, or better than most other nations of similar population which is currently 22 million souls. Australia has a population made up of representatives from nearly all the nations on Earth which has made us one of the most successful immigrant accepting nations of all time.
You will then understand why I wish to protect what we have so far produced out of a barren continent against those who believe that the modern Australia is something to be ashamed of and to be denigrated while they promote their own elitist ideals, which only those affected by a lack of common sense, blinded by ideology, or hatred of their own kind can appreciate. I refer of course to those who sit in 'high' places and deign to pass judgement on their fellow Australians on their national day and choose to denigrate our history, our Australian values, customs and traditions, as not being worthy of their 'level' of intellectual ability because the average Australian refuses to see, let alone value, the same idealist principles and degenerative thinking.
I now refer you to one Peter Gebhardt who is a former County Court judge and will ask you, the reader, to take in what Gebhardt has written and then ask yourself this simple question; do we really want people of Gebhardt's intellect to be sitting in judgement on ordinary Australians?
From the Age Newspaper;
Australia Day is, of course, an artificial fabrication designed by goverments, the corporate world, media, Australia Day Councils and smug Anglo-Saxons to ensure that we forget real history.
That Anglo-Saxon smugness is a resilient child of hypocrisy and racism. The mawkish jingoism, the noisy triumphalism and trumped up nationalism lead to xenophobia that treats our humanity as something special and beyond the humanity of others who are not of these shores, or of those, the original owners, who live within our shores, but have been relegated as relics of history, beyond imagination.