What Pisses Me Off: Australia is under attack 554

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Australia is under attack. The enemy is spurious, devious, prevailing and has the capacity to destroy our democratic way of life. It has already infiltrated our halls of power and upper echelons of government and its propaganda bombards us everyday with the affect that its power is now seeping into our very thought processes.

No – the enemy is not ISIS or invading aliens from outer space. It is something even more dangerous – ‘Political Correctness’ and its powerful army of ‘thought police’ is on the march again.

The last straw for my this week was the report that the badges on the hats of Australian Army Chaplains are to be changed because it may offends Muslims because the motto ‘In this sign conquer’ which is associated with The Crusades when Christians armies fought Muslims in the Holy Lands during the Middle Ages. That was in the year 1095 people!

Member for Hughes, Craig Kelly, spoke out about this matter in Parliament saying, “this decision is nothing other than appeasement to political correctness and this decision, in itself, is divisive”

Senator Cory Bernardi is another politician who has recognised this ‘enemy’ and correctly pointed out “political correctness is designed to undermine free speech, common sense and debate in the public arena. It is an instrument of the Left, who use it to push their ideas onto society”.

We are indeed being stifled and have become fearful of what we say in case we are seen as racist or offending someone. And the growth of our society is suffering as a result. No one is game to mention the social injustices in policy areas such as indigenous domestic violence and child sexual abuse, the issues of immigration, refugees, Muslims, crime and mental health. These topics are all in the ‘whisper zone’.

The very face of freedom and peace, Dr Martin Luther King Jr warned, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

I am sooo over attending meetings or events where I have to sit through the welcome speech where I am supposed to be grateful to traditional owners to be allowed to stand on this land. My people came over here in chains. They did not invade. I was born here so I am indigenous and Australia is my land too.

I will celebrate Christmas not happy holidays, we will have a Christmas tree not a holiday tree, Santa will exclaim ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ (I don’t care if this offends women, non-Christians or little men from Mars)

This is my heritage, my traditions and as a participant in this democratic society (which are grandfathers, sons, brothers fought and died to keep) I will continue to battle this ‘enemy’ because I fear the baby boomers have, in the past, been accepting in this ‘invasion of the PC police’ but now we must stand up for the right to free speech or our grandchildren are in danger of becoming nothing more then drones in a society stifled in the political landscape. Already we are seeing a majority of people in a society becoming disengaged from any debate on social issues and a more likely to ‘go with the flow’ through fear of being ridiculed or being labeled.

Remember, Edmund Burke said “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. (or should that be good women…no, good people)…or really!


Tell us, do you think it’s gone too far?

Sue Farnham

  1. So very true and if we fail to make a stand against this and remain silent then democracy as we know it has gone.

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    • Ala is a new party are setting up for next years federal election they will be standing up against all that has been said on this page. Worth to read the policies they have come up with and i think worth our vote😀

  2. Have asked the question before …. but no answers! So here I go again. Who started political correctness and if it is “political” when was the policy introduced and presumably passed ? What are the penalties for not adhering to this policy? I believe we as nation have paid and continue to pay a high price for this correctness (wonder if said price attracts GST) wouldn’t be surprised.

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    • Thank you Michelle, that answers the question and points out just how dangerous this political correctness is. My god, what a bloody joke

    • Something I have often wondered myself. It’s like some kind of monster lurking under the bed, nebulous, shapeless and probably a product of our imagination. I think it causes far more problems than it prevents and assumes offence will be taken when it probably wouldn’t.

    • I have no idea. These ideas that PC is stifling our lifestyle seem to have arisen out of thin air!

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      • Nita, seems you belong to the successfully stifled group. You can’t see pc and what it is doing to us. Those with a secret agenda to push their lefttard (no spelling mistake here) policies, lack of beliefs and mind control on us need to be called to task along with the ones they protect with their pointed finger and gags.

    • I am an Irish descendant. I never take offence at Irish jokes, I don’t mind being called a Skippy by friends of non Aussie descendants. I don’t mind jokes about religion. Why not make fun and laughter politically incorrect and that will solve all our problems. Did you hear the one about the Rabi, Priest and Monk? oops sorry not politically correct. What about?

  3. Absolutely agree! Sick and tired of people being called racist when they are just standing up for our freedom and way of life!

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    • Kerry, you are right, the comments by Rosalind are those of a fool with no understanding of the destructive power of those minority groups who want to destroy our cultures and lifestyles just to appease a minority group who follow a different culture. If they don’t like our way of life and culture let them go back home to the rape, murder, poverty and dictatorship regimes they came from and I include all so called Australians vwho follow the doctrine of destroying our life style to appease a minority because it might offend them.

    • You are not standing up for anything but your own ignorance. Have the courage to live you own truth and don’t believe those wanting to cause trouble. Sheep always follow even if they are led in the wrong direction.

    • I know who the fool is Don Walker and it’s not Rosalind Battles.

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      • Sorry Lee Horrocks, but I disagree with you and the manner in which you disagree with Don Walker. That is the start of most of the difficulties associated with political correctness – the fact that we all have different opinions, are all entitled to express them without the fear of being reviled, insulted and called racists. This is an open forum – not an avenue for insults and name-calling. When we can’t disagree without resorting to intemperate language then we all should just close the door and stay home. I happen to agree with Don Walker, and there are many out in la la land who do. And I personally agree with Sue Farnham and her writing – I think we have gone too far when we can’t speak about the things in society that trouble us or about which we are concerned without being labelled racists or called out as being politically incorrect. On who’s authority were my rights removed to express my opinion – it’s as valid as anyone else’s isn’t it?

    • Don Walker educate yourself. Go to RPA Hospital and note that almost every dr and specialist there is Middle Eastern or Asian. Many were once refugees. They are not peasants to be disrespected. They are peaceful people who contribute to Australian Society. Change you attitude old man, you might be in need of a Muslim dr one day.

    • Definition of a ‘Racist – someone who doesn’t agree with ‘Leftists – anti-Australian’ policies’

    • Just listen to yourselves, all this has done is divide us while others watch from the sidelines with a smile on their faces

    • You may not consider yourself as racist – but you have to understand that your words are so divisive. If we are ever going to co exist – and we must, we are many in just one world, please think about your words. Anger and nasty abuse is what helps to create angry young men and women who are then very easy to radicalise.

  4. If you can think it,you can say it and no piece of paper or someone elses morals is going to stop me, from me being me. They are my feelings and thoughts and mine alone and if I wish to voice them I shall. Born free and I will die free, they only have controll if you give it to them

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    • But there are laws written on pieces of paper. So if your thoughts are for example “harm all black people” and you voice that thought publicly, then you can and should expect the law to deal with you.

    • Of course you can Lilly .We all can but some of us like to respect the feelings of other people so we think before we speak.

    • Hmm and what about the extremist groups in our society, for example rallies held in Lakemba, who are saying “kill the disbeliever” and getting away with it.

  5. I am a proud Australian and no one has the right to take that away from me I am sick to death about having to be careful about what I say around people, harden up if you don’t like our way of life so be it but don’t try and change it to suit you. I’ll say Merry Christmas and drink beer and worship what ever because that’s what our forefathers fought for. The right to live in peace.

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    • Even though I am Jewish I still celebrate Xmas and wish everybody happy Xmas and I am not going to stop I love Xmas, the joy and happiness it brings is wonderful MERRY XMAS to everybody

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      • Your attitude has been what I found Vivienne through many years of working for a large Jewish accountancy practice. They gave Christmas bonuses to all staff, Christian and Jewish alike and wished us Merry Christmas. The Christians learned the appropriate greetings for Jewish holidays, and accepted that many staff would not be at work on those days. We weren’t politically correct, we were respectful. Many of the senior people had arrived in Australia stateless after WW2; they lived and loved the freedom of Australia.

    • John, I very much doubt that you ever feel the need to be careful about what you say around people – offend or please. We are all able to express a point of view and I, for one, have never felt threatened about being politically correct or incorrect about anything I have said.
      The writer is entitled to say what she thinks.
      However, I disagree strongly with her point of view and feel, as others do, that it is a veil for racism and her desire to have a whinge.

    • Fay Haynes, as a migrant myself I find it interesting that you think it is racist that she wants to maintain her Christian values and traditions! I am an atheist so don’t care either way, but feel that the word racism is overused!

  6. Bowing down sets a dangerous precedent, in their country one must obey the laws. They have gone to Australia so by rights must accept those rights of the people and the laws. If I went and lived in another country and not liked things they did or believed in, too bad, go home. This is how the problems start. Do not change the Western way.

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    • I agree Francis, when in Rome do as the romans do. Political correctness has been allowed to get way out of hand, what is now acceptable to write or talk about has changed what it was we really wanted to say. I believe in speaking / writing what it is that is bothering me, what I object to, what needs to change etcetera. Why should I be stopped from doing so because it may offend someone, get a life, the comments are not necessarily aimed at you, get those chips off you shoulders and enjoy life. A direct insult is totally different. The Andrews Government in Vic is now going to ban the children’s Christmas concerts in schools because they might offend someone, really!

  7. The trouble with a multicultural society is all cultures are embraced but the ‘home’ culture. Beware though blaming political correctness for all that occurs to squash our traditions. Often it is just a penny pinching business or local councils that embrace political correctness to not have to buy or maintain Christmas decorations.

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    • I agree Barabara. But what would be the ‘home’ culture? Do we have Australian national dress/ a national dance/ or Australian traditions other than indigenous culture?

    • Judy Barrass a while ago I watched a British show discussing this issue in the UK. How Old English tradition was being lost. Another thing discussed was the loss of the freedom to be exclusive. Most immigrant groups could hold events exclusively for their group but for Anglo Saxon people to attempt to do so would be racist and discriminatory. I guess my idea of ‘home’ culture in Australia is those same things. You only have to look at clubs, Italian, Croatian, Greek, Irish but nothing comes to mind for the original English settlers any club or society they might have set up has become inclusive of all for fear of being discriminatory.

    • I think the Irish convicts wouldn’t agree with you. I think my French ancestors or the Chinese who came not long after settlement would not agree with you. Australian does not equal ‘English’. I can’t imagine an ‘Australian’ thing we could all celebrate together unless it was the indigenous culture or mulitculturalism and inclusion.

    • Judy Barrass I guess there in lies our problem. My English ancestors lived in the Barossa Valley heavily populated by Germans. Seven generations ago I had a Tasmanian aboriginal ancestor, my grandfather was Scottish but his family originally were Irish. Being Australian is vastly different depending on your background and interests. It even differs between states, but less so now with people being more mobile.

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