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Posted
13 December 2005

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The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem

I appreciate that tensions are high in Sydney right now and it is important to maintain a cool head. However, statements like this just infuriate me.

"I do not accept there is underlying racism in this country," Mr Howard said today following yesterday's race riots at Cronulla Beach.

The Herald seems to be having a not-so-subtle dig at the PM here, basically contradicting him within the span of a single sentence.

Seriously, after this weekend's events, what more evidence could there be of Australia's underlying racism?

Other than the fact we elected John Howard, that is.

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Posted by
Alan Green
2005-12-13 06:56:07 -0600
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You need to relax and get comfortable. Sometimes you have to repudiate your values in order to save them. I suggest studying "A Few Good Men" if you are having trouble with this concept.


Posted by
Sunny Kalsi
2005-12-13 06:56:07 -0600
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There's a lot that's been said (over talk-back radio) that's pretty infuriating (or hilarious, depending on how you listen). "I wear broad shorts too, I think I should have a right to use this beach." or "A lot of these people, 'lebs' for want of a better word, claim they were born in this country, so they have as much right to use the beach as anyone else." I like someone who wrote into "Sunrise" with "If we peeled off our flesh we'd all be the same underneath."

If I met the last guy on the street, I don't know if I'd rather he were racist.