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I take the point because I am more aware of something - it seems like it is everywhere.
Good point. I recall living in Melbourne it seemed less.
It was just an observation. I know Rupert Murdoch has a hand in all these channels. I really can't stand the guy.
Fox News, The Sun, Sky the list is endless.
Maybe seeing Tony Blairs face on TV again arguing the farce that was the war on Iraq got me started.
If you say a word against it - you are against the troops which is BS in my book.
I was never enlisted but would never point a finger at any service person. They just do their job.
And Abotts big spend on all those fighter jets while increasing the retirement age gets my goat.
Yes SBS and ABC seem to be balanced maybe too balanced. Trying too hard maybe.
As to the Germans I don't think you can blame the grand kids for the war.
Brits far outweigh the Germans here as with every other country we went to war with.
As Basil Fawlty says we didn't start it.
Anyway every time I see it which is most nights I think of all the other nationalities tuning in.
I think you should look at Australian history; many nationalities esp. Chinese, settled here during the Gold Rush. Germans, Italians and the Dutch have been here for around / plus a hundred years.
Australia is all about migration, and assimilation. You can't always tell someone's country of origin, or their family's country of origin, simply by looking at them. For instance, look at the blonde-haired, fair-skinned Indigenous kids.
Whilst it is cool to enjoy and celebrate the culture of whatever our country of origin was, I don't think it's so great to hold on to that nationality. I don't know if I am making sense, but I know that for my family, whilst we are proud of where we came from, we are even prouder of where we are.
Sorry if I sound slightly simple lol!
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"Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows." Alfred North Whitehead
Hmm sounds rational.
I think it is hard not to hold on to your nationality if you arrive here after the age of 30+.
You will probably hold your accent retain your networks from home.
Australia certainly does force assimilation more the USA for example.
But my point was that culture is too British.
Tony Abbott bringing back knighthoods for example.
This seems to have an undercurrent of something hard to pinpoint.
This is the same man who got elected on stopping asylum seekers.
Would Senator Penny Wong for example take a damehood ?
I think she was born in Malaysia.
She may very well.
Surely this is a deeply British custom and has its place in the UK
and no longer commonwealth countries.
Again just interesting to think about.
End of rant
He is training to be a troll, but still on his L's.