Friday, December 16, 2005

Give Peace a Chance


The recent riots at Cronulla brought back many memories of my varsity days in Western Australia. The university prides itself as a research centre with strong multicutural ethos. I remember the Bush Court..the neutral ground where the colour of your skin, your religion, left or right, your sexual inclination, rich or poor..etc..no issue at all! The yearly multicutural event was no farce..students from different nationalities came together to share their music, dance and food..yes..at the Bush Court. The only irritating visitors were the ferocious magpies..they wanted a share of your alfafa stacked sandwiches..lol.
Yes..we had our fair share of unpleasant encounters with red neck aussies..."Hey..slanted eyes....go home!" We fought back.. "Fxxk your m... dxxkhead!"
Once, we were on the road..a cadillac passed by and suddenly a young redneck from within threw a can into our car and sped off..we gave chase and managed to stopped right in front of the cadillac..with baseball bats in our hands..there were four of us..they apologised. Period. No..it's not from the movie..it's the truth.
I still miss Australia..i have many friends there..including true blue aussies.
Germaine Greer, in a recent article for The Guardian made this contentious statement:
The "can-Australia-really-be-racist?" approach of the international media to reportage of the battle of Cronulla is gratuitous and silly. Australia is as racist as Britain, no more, no less.
Australian racism derives from the same bottomless source as racism elsewhere- from universal ignorance and working class frustration, reinforced by an unshakeable conviction of superiority over all other nations on earth, especially the swarthy ones.
The latest events might be no more than skirmishes in the usual beach wars. But it does seem that Australian-born Muslim teenagers have finally had enough.


If you can..make a trip down the open beach along Jumeirah..it belongs to everyone..caucasians, indians, filipinos, pakistanis...etc and they all have one objective in mind..to have a good time!

Australia..u are a big continent..have a big heart..give peace a chance!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Meng Fei said...

I found that Australian are hopeless, one in three Australians believe too many immigrants are allowed into the country, their mindset never changed.....

4:24 AM

 
Blogger black feline said...

hi,

relly? r u from the immigration department? will u feel the same if u have that situation in your backyard?

5:52 AM

 

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