My Flag ,My Country, minus the Bogan, Numptys
Language and Concept Warning… Born without Filter installed.
It was in the mid 50’s and if, yes IF you were selected you got to carry the flag (Made In Australia ONLY) to the pole, put the small package on the rope and when nodded pulled the correct rope on parade and the flag unfolded on parade every morning. After we ,2 of, lowered it and NEVER let it touch the ground, or you will be replaced if that infraction occurred.
It was a monthly stint then it rotated through the Bell ringers, monitors, and other State School responsibilities hierarchy.
Respect and Dignity of the flag was premium, only Military or Representative Sports or officialdom were permitted to either wear a sanctioned part of our national emblem.
My standards and ethical values were imbedded then, and maybe one can see how our values have fallen to meet the marketing, political agendas of the profiteers and capitalists who have devalued not only our national emblem but our culture and we like sheep have gone along to the slaughter sometimes unknowingly but more likely willingly to keep up with cultures from mainly America who willingly export their indoctrinated brainwash into everything you allow.
We are not and never have been a flag in the face culture but we are heading that way fast. Our flag has been weaponised by the advertisers, the extreme groups, the social media manipulators to not bring the country together but divide it. Men and women who fought and died under it would be sickened to see it worn as throw away clothing, pushed in the face to prove you are the most sickening word to me a “Patriot” which is not a Australian description but used often by the people who resemble action toys you played with in the sand pit.
Our national IQ must not drop or be dumbed down, we know how many states we have, sadly in America over 50% don’t know and 60% can’t name them. Our entire population in America believe the world is flat, over 50 % cannot place America on a world map, but every time there is a chance to show their flag it’s in you face saying look at me I’m the standard and so we follow by draping the fag over our shoulders, dragging it on the ground pissed as mutes, hats,back to front loud and often violent and abusive to anyone who sees it as degrading.
We are better than that, we can celebrate as a nation loud and proud without divisive rhetoric, we can walk and chew gum, we can be filled with pride and respect other views but not use the flag as a show of force.
We are a evolving Nation with ties to England which in time maybe not in my time be sorted, but let’s set our own agendas, let’s not follow failing states, and each and every ones of us think Laterally and not just “stay in your lane” as that exactly how the powerbrokers want you live.
As for Australia Day I will be looking up and seeing our trees, sky, nature, animals, listening to Australians Country music ( Not Tammy Wynette impersonators) Paul Kelly, SlimDusty. Ac/Dc, and I’ll throw in John Cash just to show I’m inclusive.
It may come across as I am Anti America, I’m not, I genuinely agonise over the level headed informed population who have the ability to analyse and compare cultures and government structures but if we tried to manipulate their media and culture to make their Government work for the people IE. free Medicare, Women’s Rights, Gun control, Broader education of their citizenship outside America, separation of church and state, non compulsory military call ups, and full rehab for past serving soldiers injuries ,Common Laws that apply Nationally without State control , I would be regarded as some sort of a traitor, a communist, a socialist or all of the above, and my maybe my public safety would be compromised.
Not my Model of Democracy Or Freedom we should even contemplate and we should resist ever aspect to assimilate and keep on being the Quiet Achievers who get on with the job without the garish edge of Boganism / Bozoness / Numptyism.