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Right To Leave

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mikemgs, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Mikemgs

    Mikemgs New Member

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    Robbed of another forum, what do you think?

    Australia - The Right to Leave

    Our Country - YOU Have the right - the right to leave !

    After Sydney not wanting to offend other cultures by putting up Xmas
    lights.

    After hearing that the State of South Australia changed its opinion and
    let a Muslim woman have her picture on her driver's license with her
    face covered.

    This prompted this editorial written by an Australian citizen.
    Published in an Australian newspaper.

    Quote:

    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 Bali, we
    have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.

    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 Australia.

    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 Australia being a multicultural community has served only
    to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Australians, we
    have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own
    lifestyle.

    This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials
    and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

    We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese,
    Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part
    of our society, Learn the language!

    "In God We Trust" is our National Motto. This is not some Christian,
    right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto 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.

    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.

    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 National Motto, 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 f#@* off! 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.
     
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  2. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    As an Aussie, I agree with this totally..........but, (there's always one) you could and should apply this to EVERY country in the world. If you choose to live in another country then you should try to integrate to their lifestyle and culture and not the other way around. I can truly say I lived by this when I moved to Switzerland. I adapted to the culture, learnt the language and became as swiss as possible to the point where I am no longer classed as a foreigner. There are some second and third generation imports here that still are not accepted because they don't want to fit in.
     
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  3. Mikemgs

    Mikemgs New Member

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    Thats exactly why I posted this. I live in London, and in light of recent events, I wanted to gauge peoples opinions on this. Thanks for replying
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    I'll toast to that
    this ones done the round a few times, and i agree with it every time :D
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    A lot of Americans would share your sentiments, Mikemgs. It seems that in many ways, we bend over backwards to try and accomodate just about everyone who comes to our shores. That has been dimmed just a little by the terrorist activities of 9/11 but it seems being "politically correct" is just about the most important thing in the universe these days.

    I do not advocate deliberately trying to make life tough for other people trying to live in our (or any) country, but if I moved to another land where they spoke another language, I'd bust a gut trying to fit in. After all, if I didn't want to live there and didn't enjoy the customs or lifestyle, why move?
     
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  6. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Lol Nugget must of been a bugger for you learning German, French and Italian. On a serious note I agree word for word on this. People who go to another country have to fit in with the culture of that country and not the other way around. Keep your religion but understand that if you move to a Christian/Muslim Country then if your offended by their religion then leave. This whole politically correct thing really p@sses me off. Soon you won't be able to wipe your own arse without offending someone.
     
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  7. ffreeloader

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    This PC stuff is the equivalent of going to visit someone, and when you get there telling them they must live by your rules while you are staying in their home. It's ludicrous.
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Don't think you'll find many Aborigines agreeing with that.

    The sentiment is OK to a point, but a form of inclusion has to be part of any modern civilisation, otherwise we might as well hand over control to the various National Parties right now, and re-introduce apartheid at the same time for good measure.

    For the most part, as I say (and IMHO) the message is OK if it's balanced and in control - it's when who decides who has that control that becomes a separate problem that I get worried ...


     
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