Friday, May 5

Post Note to Below Post



Weirdly or coincidentally, I lost that post entirely once, and then partly twice more. Without wanting to be overly paranoid, could it be because "someone" was watching the subject matter and the other sites I was visiting? So when I had to rewrite this post for the 3rd time I kind of got brief about it and possibly have lost some of the venom I was feeling and the nuance of speech. I would love to feel like a patriotic Australian. But I am so far from it right now and so are many of us.

4 Comments:

Blogger Kt said...

...could it be because "someone" was watching the subject matter and the other sites I was visiting?

Why not? Amongst all the other changes to our rights under law in Ausralia, as of a couple of weeks ago, it is now entirely legal for the Government and its agencies to "intercept communications of a person known to communicate with a person of interest". A "person of interest" is anyone who has cmmunicated with anyone who has an ASIO file, basically. And I daresay most of us are two degrees of separation (that's all that's required) or less from someone with an ASIO file. For instance, I'm one degree, and that makes you two degrees...

What we need is a Bill of Rights before we have none left!

I would love to feel like a patriotic Australian.

Tricky, huh? But I still feel proud to be Australian as I refuse to believe the government is the nation, even though it represents the nation. At least while I keep meeting more and more people like you, who feel as outraged as I do.

I have to conduct my little choir to sing the National Anthem in front of all the school parents, and watching them sing (esp. the second verse) with shiny eyes today, filled my heart with hope for the future of this country.

5:06 pm  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i'll go read it now...

2:16 am  
Blogger lisa s said...

wow... your government is starting to resemble ours... which is spooky.

i do love this photo though....

11:04 am  
Blogger shellyC said...

I think Australia has to earm the patriotism of its citizens and so far it is not doing a very good job. I am sure the 60 or so people at the Citizenship ceremony that my husband was part of last week might be questioning themselves about their patriotic feelings.

7:31 am  

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