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I saw this editorial in a large daily newspaper and I believe that it says a lot about
being Australian at a time when we are having some problems with our "real identity"

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.

The Waverley Council in Sydney banning the flying of the Australian Flag over Christmas / New year 2005  from their buildings at Bondi Beach because it might upset people from other cultures.

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 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. 

 

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