This is a nonsensical rant and if you’re sensitive to the subject then I would suggest you partake of a little sexual exercise elsewhere. (Yes, that means fuck off.)
It’s a widely known fact that I hate getting political but sometimes there are some things that just really bloody annoy me.
There are a few political topics that get up my nose but if ever there was one, Australia Day would be it.
Vandalism – pure and simple. Like it or not, this is a historical piece of architecture that has been defaced. Feral actions like these do not affect change.
(AAP Image/Paul Purcell)
You know what?
I’m tired of it.
I don’t celebrate Australia Day. I never have though that’s never been for any political statement. I just enjoy the public holiday that comes with it. One less day at school/work – it’s all good. Occasionally I’ll get together with friends for a BBQ though that’s really more about being with friends than thinking about our great, brown land.
But if I do happen to think about it on the quiet, to me Australia Day is just being happy about what makes this country pretty awesome. We have good stuff here like human rights and accessible health care. We don’t have chronic umemployment the country-over and we, as a general rule, have a pretty great standard of living by comparison to many places. We have great (if somewhat scary at times) weather.
Nothing is ever perfect and the nation has a whole bunch of shortcomings and failings just like every other place in the world but to me, Australia will always be imperfectly perfect. I’ve experienced a little culture in other parts of the world and to be honest, I would rather be here with all our deadly snakes and spiders and things with big chompy teeth that live in the water.
But do not EVER question my right to be here and enjoy this country and celebrate being here.
I don’t care what you believe but I respect your right to believe whatever you like. If this is Invasion Day to you and you want to mourn it, go right ahead. Just don’t expect everyone else to feel the same way.
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. — Voltaire
I’m going to enjoy the sunshine and my Monday off work.
Argh. The next thing you know people will be ranting that the Easter Bunny isn’t real.