Now the socialist want to can ANZAC DAY offencive to other cultures

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  1. jack404

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    Double-edged sword: Fury at Anzac Day divisive fears
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    by: By Gemma Jones and Nathan Mawby
    From: Herald Sun
    March 26, 2012 12:00AM

    Anzac Day could provoke division in multicultural Australia
    Commemorations should be "culturally sensitive and inclusive"
    RSL says Anzac Day held a "central place in Australia"


    THE Federal Government has been warned that celebrating the centenary of Anzac Day could provoke division in multicultural Australia - and that there are "risks" in honouring our fallen soldiers.
    The centenary is a "double-edged sword" and a "potential area of divisiveness" because of multiculturalism, a taxpayer-funded report from 2010 finds.
    Bureaucrats spent almost $370,000 for focus-group testing and a research paper used by the Government to guide commemoration plans, which listed multiculturalism under "risks and issues" to avoid "unexpected negative complications".

    How would you like to see the Anzac Day Centenary celebrated? Let us know with a comment below.

    Diggers groups slammed the report, saying Australians supported the April 2015 centenary celebrations, which are expected to stop the nation, and include travelling exhibitions and special remembrance services.
    The report also says organisers should avoid references to current military action because it is "unpopular with young people".
    The paper states: "Commemorating our military history in a multicultural society is something of a double-edged sword.
    "While the 100th anniversaries are thought to provide some opportunity for creating a greater sense of unity, it is also recognised as a potential area of divisiveness."
    More research into the impact of Anzac Day commemorations on recently arrived migrants was suggested.
    But the report acknowledged that making the centenary events "overly political correct" would not be well received generally or by military personnel.
    Commemorations should be "culturally sensitive and inclusive", the paper said.
    It said events to mark the centenary and wars which had claimed the lives of more than 100,000 Australians should not be "unrelentingly gloomy". Any commemoration "needs to allow a positive end, make it uplifting after being reflective".
    "Commemoration fatigue" was identified in focus groups if events spanned a planned four years - the same amount of time Australians spent fighting in hellish conditions at places including Gallipoli and the Western Front during World War I.
    The paper has been panned by the RSL, which maintains Australia's enthusiasm for the day remains as strong as ever.
    RSL national president Ken Doolan, a member of the Anzac Day National Commission and the Anzac Centenary advisory board, said Anzac Day held a "central place in Australia".
    "The Australian people have said overwhelmingly that they want the centenary celebrated," he said.
    Victorian RSL president David McLachlan said the commemoration had the full support of Australia's Turkish communities and the Turkish Government.
    There were no multicultural issues with the planned event, Mr McLachlan said.
    Ray Brown, of the Injured Service Persons Association, was horrified by the spending. "We've always seemed to get it right, we have never offended anybody.
    "We seem to be able to acknowledge war is not a nice thing and that people on both sides lose out - and we have never had to spend $300,000 combined, let alone in one year," he said.
    The cost is on top of more than $103,000 on focus groups to discuss "branding concepts" for the centenary in 2015.
    A spokesman for Veterans Affairs Minister Warren Snowdon said the research paper was to "gain an understanding of the views, perceptions, knowledge and aspirations of the Australian people in relation to Anzac commemoration and the impending centenary".


    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/fur...rs/story-e6frfkvr-1226309777159#ixzz1qAjN1e61


    as for me i'll be marching and helping organise again

    anyone objects just say so, we can discuss it out of sight along the creek
  2. red14

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    I am not sure if I have the right to comment, but anything to honor fallen heroes
    has to be a good thing. We must hear about our past, and learn from it.

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    I don't know what to say. There goes my stomach again. I feel so sad for you and your fellow countrymen. :(
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    so our cultural and historical past need to take a back seat to others cultural weakness's and insecurities?? AGAIN??

    thats not multi cultural thats cultural displacement

    the removal of what we cherish , what made our nation great for thiers , what greatness have they shown us ?/ oh you can make a home cure from camel wizz mixed with camel milk

    if thats the best of their culture leave it where they came from
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    More power plays by people who have been educated far above their inteligence. Those types have far too much time and money on their hands. They need to have some real constructive work to do, like sorting rubbish at the recycle center.

    We have the potential for the same kinds of idiots in this country doing the same kinds of things.
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  6. al45lc

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    Military history a double edged sword? It's history, it happened, ain't nothin' gonna change that.
    Someone should point out that if that same sense of duty the ANZAC's showed hadn't been prevelent some 20 years later, ya'll would be celebrating Japanese history.
    What a crock. Most soldiers do what they do out of love of country and sense of duty to their fellow soldiers, that's not really political, it's social. And honorable.
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    To put it into perspective, think Veterans Day being outlawed. I think not.
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    In other words the effete, weeping Mollies who were draft dodging pansies who never served a day in their life doing something for their nation instead of for themselves do not want to be reminded they are nut-less, gutless. yellow backed, snot sucking cowards who barely deserve the appellation citizen since they have done nothing to earn it or defend it.

    You send yours half way here and we will send ours halfway there and draw an x on the water with chalk where their ships collided and they tragically drowned. Crabs have to eat too you know.
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