Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Flag

You Sydneysider Big Day Out types, yep, take the Aussie flag and drape it around yourself. You kids with parents who who born in South East Asia, drape it around yourself. You peoples with parents from the Middle East, you are Australian, your parents have the paperwork. Embrace Australia. Ah, you are a more recent immigrant and have an accent. No matter. You too have the paperwork in order. Drape yourself in the Aussie flag too. You are Aussie and proud to be so aren't you? Beat them at their own game.

For mine, flags are for sticking up on poles and not normally to be used as a sarong or scarf. I wonder if Kathy Freeman knew what the eventual effect would be of her running around a track draped in an Aboriginal flag. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

7 comments:

  1. All this flag bollocks! Soon enough the whole "jail those who burn them" crowd will come out and mingle with the "my grandfather fought and died for that flag" types and 50/50 will be jam-packed with all sorts of add-ons. It's a flag, and yes it should be able to be carried anywhere at anytime (in fact encouraged!). I've still got mine from Europe 2002.

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  2. The 'my grandfather' and 'jail them' lot did come out yesterday.

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  3. i'll be wearing mine on sunday at BDO

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  4. i've said so much about this I think my brain is going to explode. the only cure is Neighbours.

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  5. The disposals shop near my work sold out in Aussie flags within 15 mins of opening up this morning.
    I don't think that would have happened without all the publicity and debate.
    Makes you wonder if the glag HAS been hijacked as a symbol of rebellion at the very least.

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  6. I've got mine in full force!

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  7. Looks like the old man is on the outer with this one. Flags for flagpoles indeed.

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