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Subject: ANZAC DAY
Do me a big Favour Pass it on even if you do not agree
I am sending this to everybody on my mailing list and sincerely hope that they do likewise !
The mentality of the current Labor Government is questionable at the best of times, but to question "why have an ANZAC DAY" is beyond the pale. Roll on September 2013!!!
It cost the Federal Govt $500,000 to find out how to best celebrate 100 years of the Gallipoli landing and this is what the dickheads came up with that we would upset some people in the community by celebrating Anzac Day (you know who they meant).
My God, we have Japanese and Germans, Vietnamese, Polish, Poms and Sth Africans march on Anzac Day, as well as our own veterans, a day to commemorate their mates who did not return.
Now are you ready for this?.....The Federal Government. is now going to throw another $100,000 to someone to find out WHY it was suggested we tone down Anzac Day.
What a bunch of commie treacherous unpatriotic bast*&ds that govern our country!
What the Hell is this bullshit about 'toning down' ANZAC day because it may offend immigrants in Australia ?
What an absolute crock of shit!
This is “Our Wonderful Free Australia” because all our forefathers fought for it and us..
This is one special day that 'we' proud Aussie's Pay our respects to the many heroes lost fighting for our freedom and OUR! Country!
So who cares if some DAMN ILLEGAL immigrant that's funded by OUR taxes gets offended because of tribute we rightfully pay to OUR ANZACs!
If you're a proud Aussie too - please send this on just to remind them whose country they're in!!
JOHN CARLILE JP (Qualified)
AFC & RAAF Association
A study for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to determine community attitudes ahead of Anzac days 100th centenary used 36 focus groups of eight people totalling 288 participants from all age brackets 18 and over at a cost of $370,000.
According to the report participants talked about "controlling the increasingly excessive use of alcohol and 'yobbo' behaviour during Anzac Day commemorations" which they said "detract from the original spirit of the day and negatively impact on the veteran commemorations and traditions".
The report also raised concerns that migrants might potentially feel left out of the event and suggested that "a fair balance between all sections of the community was needed".
However, Prime Minister Julia Gillard slammed the report's findings, noting that enthusiasm for Anzac Day continues to grow in the Australian Community. A March 2012 The Telegraph report on the issue noted:
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard says enthusiasm for Anzac Day is growing as she rejected criticism in a new report.
Thus, the implication in the email that the "commie bastard" Australian Government condoned criticisms in the report and is intending to act on them by toning down the Anzac Centenary to cater to migrant groups clearly has no factual basis. Excitement and enthusiasm for the upcoming centenary continues to grow and there is no evidence to back up the claims that the government has any intention whatsoever of "toning down" the event. In fact, the claim is an outright lie.
Her comments come after the Federal Government was warned that celebrating the centenary of Anzac Day could provoke division in multicultural Australia - and told there were "risks" in honouring our fallen soldiers.
The centenary is a "double-edged sword" and a "potential area of divisiveness" because of multiculturalism, a taxpayer-funded report has found.
But Ms Gillard said as the nation gears up for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, there will be a great sense of national identity.
"I completely disagree with all the conclusions of that report," she said.
The email was not written by me, I did not attach my name and details to it and I did not forward it to anyone. It is a hoax, I gather either someone dislikes me intensely or more likely someone has decided my name may give it some sort of authenticity although I don't know how. When the first person sent it to me I never read past the first few lines before I gave up in disgust. I do not send political rantings against any party or individual from my official RAAFA site.
I would appreciate it if you did not forward the email and informed whoever sent it to you re my answer.
And in a response to my own direct enquiry, Mr Carlile adds:
I certainly did not write any email concerning Anzac Day, I did not attach my name or any details to it and I have not forwarded it to anyone. I would certainly appreciate your placing it on your site as a hoax.
Apparently, someone has made a rather desperate and lame attempt to make the claims in the message seem more credible by tacking on John Carlile's name without his permission or knowledge.
Sending on false and inflammatory information such as contained in this diatribe serves only to raise anger and resentment against migrant groups and further divide communities. Deliberately creating and circulating lies and misinformation is certainly not patriotic and is un-Australian.
Last updated: April 12, 2013
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