At what point did we become Australians?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


At what point did we become Australians? When we were convicts in 1788 or after the Australian Police and British army systematically raped, tortured and massacred 40,000 Aboriginal natives between 1836-1936? Or did we become Australians after “Advance Australia Fair” replaced “God save the Queen” in 1984? Nationalism is bullshit. Y’all still treat aboriginals like shit. No better than your ancestors, ruling class and convicts alike. The difference is arbitrary. The country is beautiful itself and the people inhabiting it are ugly in spirit. I’d likely come to the same conclusion no matter where I was born. Fuck nationalism.

The behaviours you detest are natural reactions to the status quo. Historically, policies were deliberately installed by the ruling elite atop the hierarchy of the establishment designed to control and exploit the masses. It’s no different now. We’re no better. You are controlled by indoctrination and fail to think for yourself. In the absence of empathy, frustration and anger prevail. In this atmosphere of uncertainty and mindless obedience to authority, all meaningful discussion is thwarted by instilled preconceptions and resistance to change. In this way nothing truly important is ever learned or taught and only useless adages in phatic language are passed on. The result is what you see - a police state in complete control of its subjects. All that’s left to cling for the modern person is the illusion of control.


Submitted: May 15, 2021

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moa rider

There's no doubt history doesn't paint a pretty picture. Anywhere. But still, nationalism would be better than a world government. Australia is sending crims here, deporting, people, thugs among them, who have never lived here... its a technicality that they're Kiwis. In my opinion, that's pretty grubby, a big country simply bullying a smaller one. France was a bully to us over the Rainbow Warrior affair too, I'm sure you'll find they're all at it. But, Olive Tree, you and I aren't going to change things, but we can highlight what's wrong. Although we're all swept along by the system, in our own dealings we can carry on in our own way. Usianguke

Sat, May 15th, 2021 10:11pm

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I agree. Thanks for commenting. You’re right. Nationalism is ubiquitous.

Sat, May 15th, 2021 4:28pm

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