QUOTE(Subotai @ Apr 6 2008, 09:31 PM) [snapback]3617848[/snapback]
Nationalists hate him, minorities love him, many aussies love him too. He made the sorry speech that other PMs (who were tied in with One Nation policies) did not want to make. It was a breakthrough in Australian history, and many have become proud to call themselves Australian. Though, can he hold his office?
He has already began building homes for the aboriginal community, he is reinforcing the Australian multi-cultural values by having closer ties (wisely) with Asia rather then geographically distant western nations. He is totally non-racist, his daughter is married to a Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong who's only been in this country for around 10 years. He is a peaceful fella it seems, totally unlike Howard who jumped at the opportunity to war against Iraq, totally led on by Bush's OBVIOUS lies about 'the threat of terrorism' and all that bull$hit. He's totally unlike the previous prime ministers - but does he have a backbone?
Aboriginals, though I even went out with one when I was 17, majority of them don't seem to have any spirit to work. Their 'gimme gimme' attitude is not pride, it's one of shame. I wonder if they will start shaping up by now, start wearing suits and shock the ignorant Australian public. However, all this multi-culturalism is well and good - but will he last? Will he stay in office? Your thoughts?
there are many things i would argue here:
- the issue of the stolen generation was risen from during the howard years, only the howard govt had the power to say "sorry". i don't know what one nation policies would have to do anything about regarding saying sorry
- can the rudd government put words into action? i don't know, this is something that i wouldn't like to speculate so only time will tell.
- building aboriginal homes isn't anything new or incentive, the previous governments were doing the same thing so yet to see any new policies.
- just because his daughter is married to a chinese migrant does not necessarily mean he's a non racist. his daughter's marriage shouldn't imply anything to kevin rudd nor should anyone make assumptions of it
- the war in iraq is a tricky business, there were many reasons to australia's involvement to the war to remain close ties with the US, that close tie itself leads to many more benefits.
- and what do you mean he's totally unlike previous prime ministers?
- aboringial culture is vastly different to the anglo-australian culture, they don't see the necessity to work just to merely live. ofcourse this is lazy in the eyes of people who don't understand aboringal culture where their culture is not emphased on individualistic mentality along with the capitalist culture that australian culture has (when i say australian culture, the commonality, regardless of race is that there is a need to be rich and buy $hit that we don't need.)
- getting them into suits is like destroying their own culture, something that i don't believe should happen.
another thing i will point out is that multiculturalism has been happening in australia for decades, since the whitlam government introduced it in 1972 so this isn't all new.
QUOTE(senyum @ Apr 25 2008, 11:24 AM) [snapback]3659166[/snapback]
friend: I heard K.rudd is gonna give out laptops to all aussie students.
friend: yeah that means we have extra space for porn *cough*
what are high school kids getting that? damnit my brother will be getting a laptop