Thursday, January 26, 2012

Burn Those Bridges.

I live in an area where the traditional beer and bbq celebration of Australia Day is scorned. Instead, anywhere you turn, you are confronted by ironic exclaims of "Straya" and "Fuckin, bewdy". It's all very funny, as we laugh at the bigoted nationalists.

But we still party.

We still go out, to bbqs, to parks. We celebrate the good weather. But we do it with an aura of smug superiority, because we're aware of the so called 'dark side' to the australian psyche. We know that Australia day is a commemoration of an invasion - but we don't do anything much more than point it out to people who already agree with us, while we laugh at the flag cape wearers.

I dunno. I think there's definitely something wrong with that too. But i don't know how to change it.

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