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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Australian values...

According to the ABC's Media Watch program, Channel 7's Bryan Seymour reckons if you haven't heard of Don Bradman, Pavlova, or Waltzing Matilda, you're either lacking, or undermining, "Australian values".


I notice he didn't ask his victims questions like:
Do you think it's wrong to steal or kill?
Do you value friendship?
Do you empathise with those who are not as well off as you?
Do you respect the right of others to have opinions which are different to yours?

And why did these questions not occur to Seymour? Could it be because the piece was nothing more than a cheap racist stunt designed to appeal to the bogans watching Channel 7's TDT?

You be the judge...


Blogger JahTeh said...

Don Bradman belongs to another century, Pavlova was invented by the New Zealanders and we nicked the recipe and credit and Waltzing Matilda was about a sheep thieving vagabond. Nice Australian Values if you're an idiot or member of the Liberal party.

August 15, 2007 3:03 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Bogans, JahTeh. They're bogans...

August 15, 2007 5:14 PM  
Blogger Bwca said...

I was gonna say all that too.

I believe that one indicator of
Fair Dinkum Aussieness
is that we all loathe injustice, and nearly all of us have a healthy disrespect for authority (cops parking inspectors umpires etc)

I think this is because of our pioneers: convicts who were not all guilty, Irish Potato famine refugees, and Scottish victims of Highland Clearances by the English.

Some of the above 'humped their bluey' in response to it all, thus inspiring Waltzing Matilda; and the sheep they stole were from the very upper class grazier opportunists who caused their historic misery.

This history bred us our
"fair go, mate" ethic, and our consistent championing of any under-dog.

Donald Bradman may have been a great sportsman but he was not a nice person.

August 16, 2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Hey H, how am I supposed to pronounce "bwca". Every time I try, I sound like I'm gagging on a vomit!

How about making it easier for us!

Anyway... I agree with everything you said.

You can come here again. Even if I can't read your kangabloggeroo. Grrrr...


August 16, 2007 10:23 PM  

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