A bunch of left wing nut jobs trying to ruin and divide the country. Thankfully I probably won't be around in 20-30 years to see what shameful mess the country is in by then.I actually thought twice about replying, 'yes.....happy Australia Day'. Captain Obvious - it appears that Australia is divided on this. I won't bring it all up here, but I am alarmed when I hear people say that the term 'Australia' itself is offensive, that all the States / Commonwealth / Federal Government need to be abolished, and a 'new order' needs to be established.
Australia Day is fast becoming a divisive rallying point for race-based anarchists of all kinds. It's a shame - I like the idea of a day that celebrates our country. Though there seems to be a growing idea that this country belongs to some and not others. And that idea in general usually sparks conflicts.
I'm coming around to the 'change the date idea'. Here's how and why.
Make it the 25th of January. One day before it is now. One month exactly after Christmas Day. Easy to remember.
Why this may appeal to all the Indigenous folk: it's one day before the landing at Sydney Cove - you can celebrate the last day when no white people lived here, if that's what makes you happy.
Why this may appeal to the rest: it would represent the final day of a long, difficult voyage - if the arrival is actually significant to you. Though I'll bet most don't care about that. Practically speaking, it still provides that late January public holiday which is both useful and fun. And more importantly, we still celebrate Australia - isn't that a worthwhile thing to do?
My motivation for the change: to get us all to say, 'are we happy now? Anything else to whinge about? No? Then let's just get on with living in the best country on earth and look for ways to unite us, and stop looking for ways to divide us.' And stop the politicization (both left and right) of Australia Day.
See this is the type of rubbish I am talking about. 'Reconciliation Day'? Seriously? Extremism at the highest levelI live in the ACT & since 2018 we have had a 'Reconciliation Day' public holiday in late May. In 2023 it has been set down for 29 May. Only problem is that it is always cold in Canberra at that time of year. If we move Australia Day can we keep it in the warmer months. Thank you.
See this is the type of rubbish I am talking about. 'Reconciliation Day'? Seriously? Extremism at the highest level
This to me is the sticking point. We are not responsible but some are definitely the beneficiaries. The victims are no longer alive but their descendants are still suffering from the effects. We can't erase the past but the least we can do is acknowledge the suffering and stop celebrating the day it was instigated.Ahh once again the wisest of words from a true gentleman. Of course you realise @Mark from Brisbane that us white, male over 50's are responsible for all the world's problems don't you. I just don't get it and never will , why we keep wanting to make people alive today apologise for the sins of Governments of centuries past. I suppose it's the woke, virtue signalling world we live in now.
The funeral of the past regardless of the date will never endWay I see it, if I was....say planning a party and a bunch of my friends didnt feel comfortable celebrating that day because they had a funeral that morning, I'd move my party.
I can see this happening too feathered friendIt's only a matter of time until we become a Republic.
It would be the perfect time to "change the date", to whatever day we become a Republic.
Boat people? I thought the first fleet (1788) were convicts brought here against their will? Aka prisoners mainly for petty economic crimes. Many of these people were taken from their children..and families.Boat people from as far back as 1788 didn’t bother applying for passports or visas, were set on introducing their own laws, and, in many cases concealed criminal records, according to the damning report.
Will they move the Queens birthday weekend?I can see this happening too feathered friend
and King Chales the III
To be come our first President
Mate , As long as we get a long weekend I will go along with thatWill they move the Queens birthday weekend?
If you don't get the irony you may have been sold a dodgy red pill.Boat people? I thought the first fleet (1788) were convicts brought here against their will? Aka prisoners mainly for petty economic crimes. Many of these people were taken from their children..and families.
The fact that history is being distorted like this to serve this narrative is why this struggle is only going to end in conflict and further resentment…. This nonsense isn’t going to help anybody at the end of the day especially not the aboriginals..
Please spell out the irony? First fleet arrival in 1788 is been called invasion day?If you don't get the irony you may have been sold a dodgy red pill.
And the first Manly Sea eagle Flew in 1947 !Please spell out the irony? First fleet arrival in 1788 is been called invasion day?
The people that are deadset on stopping the boats wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the boats. It's not particularly complicated.Please spell out the irony? First fleet arrival in 1788 is been called invasion day?