Friday, December 03, 2004

...INCONSIDERATE CULTURES...

Australia has been over run by cultures that seem to think that there religious and cultural rights matter more then Australia’s. I have never seen anything so rude and inconsiderate of other cultures trying to be more prominent in society, when Australia's very own culture and traditional needs have to be upheld. When people come from other countries, they must respect our cultural ways, just as we would respect there’s. What makes it even more upsetting, some Australian residents who have the power to change things in the community, try to be politically correct, and dismiss the cultural rights of Australia, in favour of pleasing minorities. The Sydney Lord Mayor for example is not decorating the city of Sydney with Christmas decorations, as she thinks it is not right to promote or have one religious culture on display, as she is trying to have a generic Christmas, is this possible? In airports they have set up Muslim prayer rooms, I don’t see any other church groups represented. Australia’s own cultural and religious orientation should not take a back seat to other minorities who try to take over the majority. In Australia, AUSTRALIA SHOULD COME FIRST!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the pommies didn't respect the indigenous' culture and religion either when they first arrive. What is Australian's culture anyway? Grog & ute & Akubra & Seafood for christmas lunch? Haha.

Ash The Aussie said...

No the pommies did not respect there culture, but that was the past, and now is now. The past cannot be undone, but what has become of Australia is a culture that is unique all on its own. The indigenous Australians are apart of our culture to, and there rights and privileges that they receive today do have to come first before any other foreign minority groups, even though I do not agree with all the privileges they do receive.
Australia’s culture does include grog, Ute’s, Akubra, seafood for Christmas lunch, but it also includes much much more. We are a nation of layed back, friendly natured citizens. Any one that visists Australia comments on how friendly we are as a people. By they way I have turkey for christmas lunch!

Anonymous said...

True, Bill. Though I do not agree that what's past is past, especially such a prominent part of history, but I do respect your opinion. I also respect the fact that each country's unique culture should not be altered by another country's influence. I do noticed that things been a bit politically correct for a while now.

Hence, that whole generic-christmas in Sydney is a bit overboard. I say, let it be, mayor. It's lovely to have santa & virgin mary displays during christmas.

However, I love the varieties in Australia courtesy of the long migration history. The right way to bring the awareness (ie: why there are muslim prayer rooms instead of chapels) is not to put down or highlight negatively another religion but to have ensure that whatever's considered important (like the Australian culture) should be prioritized.