|Flagging the defeat of patriotism|
For many years, The
Left in this country (and other countries with a large self hating
population) have been trying to discredit the cause of patriotism. Champions of
correcte would duck and weave between the principles of Cultural Relativism
(no idea is any better than any other) and National Shame (something to do with
children from their alcoholic parents). In summary they would demonstrate
both that our culture
couldn't be any better than any other and that it was provably worse than
most. Quad erat demostrandum.
Fortunately most stupid ideas die eventually.
Belief in a flat earth died in 1492 when Columbus discovered a whole new
continent for the Spanish to loot and enslave. Quaint beliefs about planets
sitting on the backs of giant turtles were no match for opportunities to
enslave and steal.
Feminism died the day
that a gaggle of feminazis threw bloody tampons at John Howard over protests at
the GST (apparently tampons
should have been GST free). Of all the supposed repressions and brutal
violations committed against women throughout the ages, the
most serious violation in the current age was that they had to pay a 10% GST on
tampons. Please. The tampon throwers found themselves on a slippery slope and
were thrust into obscurity as mainstream Australia turned their backs on them
in favor of a new ideology.
last week as Little Johnny rolled Amanda (The Killer Whale) Vanstone back into
the water, and removed the word 'Multiculturalism' from the portfolio title,
replacing it with citizenship.
Occasionally the uglies of yesteryear (like Eva Cox) pop up and scream on
the ABC, but they are bit like the Phil (The Philcher) Adams - even the ABC just regard them as nostalgia
from a more leftist bygone era.
Political correctness was thought do have died a stinky death in the rubble
of the World Trade Center in September of 2001, but
rumors of it's death may have been greatly exaggerated in the fog of the War on
Organizers of the Big Day Out (an annual event held on Australia Day where
teenagers turn out in their thousands to get crushed to death in a big
Mosh Pit while being deafened by a wall of noise emanating from a bunch of
drug-taking misfits on a nearby stage) attempted to ban the Australian
flag from the event.
Yes, they branded the Australia flag as being 'Gang Colors' and announced
that they would refuse anyone entry who dared to wear the red white and blue.
The politically correct lobby have had some setbacks over recent years, but
they looked set to achieve what twenty years ago they could not have even
dreamed of: banning the Australian flag on the Australia day long weekend.
Congratulations guys - that achievement would have to be worthy of a public
However it was not to be. Event organizers backed down over the media
frenzy, and insisted that they never banned the flag at all, just 'discouraged'
the use of large flags. Right. And The Pope is Jewish. In the end, the flags
flew at the Big Day Out. It's hard to know whether the Lebanese were offended
by this, but in the end no-one really cared. They were too busy celebrating the
death of political correctness.
As usual, the most interesting thing in this little circus was watching
which way the politicians and media figures jumped. Little Johnny, of course
staunchly defends any use the flag, but KRudd called it 'political
correctness gone mad'. Funny - he leads the party that championed
political correctness in the '80s and '90s. Even Lebanese apologist Keysar Trad
saw the writing on the wailing wall and criticized the promoter's decision.
Oddly there were even calls to ban banning of the flag! Whatever your
opinion of the event organizers who originally tried to ban the flag, it was a
private event, and it was their right to do so. They can make whatever dress
standards they want to, provided they make them clear when they sell the
Should the government dictate dress standards at private functions? Who
should set the dress standards in your place of business? Your home? Your
bedroom? Once again the collectivists used the circus to try to wedge the government between you and
your private property.
The Telescreen will be installed in your bedroom soon. Big brother is watching
you - undress.