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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Bayview, 27th Oct, 2015.

  1. Bayview

    Bayview Well-Known Member

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    What sort of a Country are we headed for where kids are allowed to walk out of a classroom and not hear and/or sing the National Anthem when it is played?

    Next, we will have to not play it at all....

    This is supposed to be an inclusive Country, and we are all bound to adopt Australia if we live here.....

    I am very, very disappointed.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Let's all join in a chorus of "God save the Queen "
     
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    How is singing national anthem related to adopting Australia?
     
  4. moyjos

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    Agree
    For all the bad stupid things about the good 'ole USofA the one thing I do like is their patriotism fostered from a very early age.
    (Sure I know they go over the top with the 2nd amendment but not is the issue)
    I have often seen sports coverage of the star spangled banner being sung by locals who are welling up.

    Why are we soooooooo scared in this country of national pride? The closest we seem to get is "Aussie Aussie Aussie -Oi Oi Oi"
     
  5. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Being patriotic is considered anti multicultural unfortunately.
     
  6. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed. And we should restore the original second verse.

    When gallant Cook from Albion sailed,
    To trace wide oceans o'er,
    True British courage bore him on,
    Til he landed on our shore.
    Then here he raised Old England's flag,
    The standard of the brave;
    "With all her faults we love her still"
    "Britannia rules the waves"

    In joyful strains then let us sing
    Advance Australia fair


    Let us girt our loins and go out and sing.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Is that another way of saying "let's strut our stuff?"
     
  8. Nemo

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    I am very patriotic, and at first glance this sounds unacceptable and Un-Australian.


    However reading the story, I have no issue with it. It wasn't the anthem in particular that was the issue.. In their religion they aren't allowed to listen to music or sing for a month.

    I'm sure they still love Audtralia and will sing proudly next month.
     
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    It's funny how these details always get lost in the rush to rage.
     
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    I am a proud Australian and been here since I was 5. Love a good BBQ, cricket and going to the beach. How many concessions or allowances are we going to allow?

    If I was travelling to another country and I was required to wear a silly looking hat because that was the custom of the country, I would wear that silly looking hat because that is the custom of the country. If I can't abide by it, I would stay at home and not travel.
     
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  12. Bayview

    Bayview Well-Known Member

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    Figure of speech.

    If you like; it is a very sad sign of disrespect.

    In the USA, our son had to sing their National Anthem and say the Pledge of Allegiance every day at school. I volunteered in their classroom most days because I had the time, and so I had to sing and recite as well as the kids and other parents and teachers.

    It was no problem; merely what you do when living in another Country of your choice - good manners and respect.

    Many humans on this planet no longer have it, sadly - and to our overall detriment.
     
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  13. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    If you forget the words ask your kids they know the anthem off by heart because they have all learnt it at school.

    My son considers music to be worthless in life he would've loved and exemption from any music class but it's not granted
     
  14. srirang

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    Completely agree. Regardless of country of origin, we should be thankful for being part of this great country with its multiculturalism and quality of life it affords us.

    I am Indian and a permanent resident (not a citizen) and I was taught from a very young age to stand in attention to national anthem even if you don't know the words.

    I'll get off my soap box now.

    P.S. I do know the words for "Advance Australia Fair"
     
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    Unfortunately it has nothing to do with religion but political correctness going wrong. FWIW

    Verse 1
    Australians all let us rejoice,
    For we are young and free;
    We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
    Our home is girt by sea;
    Our land abounds in nature's gifts
    Of beauty rich and rare;
    In history's page, let every stage
    Advance Australia Fair.
    In joyful strains then let us sing,
    Advance Australia Fair.
    Verse 2
    Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
    We'll toil with hearts and hands;
    To make this Commonwealth of ours
    Renowned of all the lands;
    For those who've come across the seas
    We've boundless plains to share;
    With courage let us all combine
    To Advance Australia Fair.
    In joyful strains then let us sing,
    Advance Australia Fair.
     
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    Indeed.

    Cheers,
    Inertia.
     
  17. Bayview

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    o_O

    No grog, no singing, no Acca Dacca or Inxs or Chisels......thank god I'm an atheist. ;)
     
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    It's a part of a religious observance, unrelated to the specific music being played - the only complaint in that case is the fact that someone is exercising their religious rights.

    But if this was a practice which happened outside of the religious event - I could understand it.
     
  19. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Hear, hear. I'll second that.
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    How long were you in the USA?what were you doing over there?