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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I believe you mean a Mooo point.
    BTW I am from a farming family, but live in a town now. Our Aussie farmers are the backbone of our country & are completely amazing,in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    They don't. Anyone can have an opinion. All I'm saying is you can't claim the moral high ground on being against Straya day and then take the public holiday off. Well you can - it just denegrates the validity of your moral argument and creates a perception of opportunism.

    I'm not intentionally pushing the point hard - perhaps as it's late and my views are in the minority it seems like they are being pushed?
    Where did I take the moral high ground? You yourself said that the day is disrespectful to indigenous Australians and the day is "off". My language was far less specific than that and my reasons for not getting into it was only partly explained by its history, mostly because of personal reasons.

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    @HollyGolightly81 for sure, and you're right, I was just responding to the question asked by PP.

    But absolutely, yes, it's not a relevant comparison to be making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    I love this post but just want to point out that there is a difference in America between 'blacks'/African Americans and Native Americans. Yes they are both minorities in America that experience set backs due to racism but their history and 'place' in American culture is quite different.

    Not aiming this post at you, but more I think because many Australians refer to their indigenous people as 'black' that they often think it is the same thing as a black American when it is actually different. Obviously both dealing with tragic histories in American culture but dealing with different issues.
    I think this thread is about Australia Day. Not sure what America has to do with it.

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    Most people have not said that they are against having a day to celebrate Australia, how fortunate we are etc

    Most people have simply objected to the date being Jan 26th and the symbolism of that.

    Most people have recognised how incredibly offensive that is


    That isnt to say that they are so morally outraged with celebrating our great country that they put their fingers in their ears and have a little personal temper tantrum and refuse the public holiday.

    Just that change is driven by people ... and many agree that this is something that needs to be changed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    . It's like at Christmas time atheists are tut tutted for daring to celebrate Christmas and exchanging presents.

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    If you can't give an atheist stick for Celebrating Christmas then ... JC what's this world coming to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post

    Just that change is driven by people ... and many agree that this is something that needs to be changed
    Agree. Just think people taking the free day off is not the best way to drive change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I think this thread is about Australia Day. Not sure what America has to do with it.
    Surely you should be quoting the first poster in this thread to mention America then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I think this thread is about Australia Day. Not sure what America has to do with it.
    😏...A few people have referenced America, obviously being an American with strong Australian ties I am going to share my opinion or comment on comparisons being made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Surely you should be quoting the first poster in this thread to mention America then?
    I'm not sure why anyone's talking about anywhere else. We are talking about Australia Day.


 

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