The Americanization (sic) of Australian culcha

Enough is enough. Stand up for our country and what we believe in:

  • Not taking ourselves too seriously
  • Having a laugh
  • Not being a ■■■■■■■■ (a David ■■■■-head)
  • Not waving flags, dressing in flags, masturbating with flags. Leave the jingoism to the Seppos.
  • I'm patriotic and I have nothing against patriotism. I love my country. But true Australian patriotism used to be understated, subtle. Not ram it down your throat and let's bash people.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present to you exhibit A:

‘National ■■■■■■■■ Day’ cafe sign stirs Australia Day controversy
POSTED THU 28 JAN 2016, 3:38PM
| Updated Thu 28 Jan 2016, 3:54pm

While the Hottest 100 was blaring, new Australians were being welcomed and Invasion Day rallies were being staged around the country, a relatively unassuming sign outside a cafe on NSW’s South Coast might not have seemed like a newsworthy deal.

But the owner of Mister Jones, a cafe in Bermagui, has copped it big time for this sign.

“The scope of the hatred has surpassed any meaning that could reasonably be inferred in my simple chalked jibe.” - Matt Chun.
After being picked up by Meanwhile In Australia on Facebook, commenters swarmed the post - with some labelling the sign’s message as “insulting” and “disrespectful.”

“Free speech doesn’t mean you SHOULD slander the country you live in,” one commenter wrote.

Another called the cafe owners “hipster arseholes”, while others said the sign was, at least, “not a very savvy business decision.”

Others said it was a case of mistaken [‘■■■■■■■■’] identity. “Hahahahahaha!! The ■■■■■■■■■ that are ACTUALLY OFFENDED by this…”

Now Mister Jones’ owner Matt Chun has spoken out on the backlash that went a lot further than explicit facebook comments - he’s been abused over the phone and received death threats, Chun wrote on his Facebook page.

"Over the last days, messages have been cascading through my email account, containing unprintable abuse and describing group plans for physical attacks.

"My voicemail account has mercifully reached capacity and I’ve long stopped listening to the graphic and explicit death threats. These messages have been much more chilling than the thousands posted online.

"The provocative blackboard seems innocuous now, entirely disproportionate to the scale of the hatred.

Indeed, taken on face value, the blackboard was possibly the most Australian thing that one could write about ‘Australia Day’, in a country that claims to be proud of its ‘larrikin’ irreverence and self-effacing humour."

But Chun says while his sign attracted an overwhelming, and unexpected, bout of controversy, his stance on celebrating Australia Day remains steadfast.

"Celebrating January 26 at best trivialises - and at worst glorifies - the invasion of this continent, declaration of terra nullius, massacre and attempted genocide of its 30,000 year old indigenous population.

“It is a day spent reveling in the mindless perpetuation of old myths and the clumsy fabrication of new ones. It is no accident that ‘Australia Day’ has been so effectively co-opted by an extremist minority as a thinly veiled anniversary of white privilege.”

Chun’s post has been liked over 14,000 times and shared almost 4000 times on Facebook.

And while Chun found the door locks to his cafe “drilled out and the windows glued shut” on Tuesday, they had their "biggest ‘Australia Day’ crowd on record.

“Many people travelled from as far as Batemans Bay in the North and Merimbula in the South to drink a coffee and have a laugh.

Herald Sun online comments

All media outlet online comments and their sometimes blatant biases or political interest group soap box performances.

Going through the calendar it appears that new years day may be the only holiday that doesn't offend or alienate some sections of the Australian population. Even then do the Chinese community mind that we don't share their date??? I guess that leaves us with a choice, abandon all holidays OR just accept than whingers gunna whinge.
There are 1000000000 times more people who complain about this, than there are people who actually complain about the holiday itself.

sauce?

LOL - swear filter reveals it’s true Australian identity when it comes to the Poll questions.

What has this to do with America?

Americans are Dickheads??

Murcans love polls.

I hate, hate, hate the wearing of flags. It is one of the most disrespectful things you can do to a flag.

Mr Chun,you farked up
.This is oz
“Now make me a burger with the lot ! Plus double ketchup,and yeah mate, fries on the side”

I hate, hate, hate the wearing of flags. It is one of the most disrespectful things you can do to a flag.

Wearing the flag as a cape sums up National ■■■■■■■■ Day.

I hate, hate, hate the wearing of flags. It is one of the most disrespectful things you can do to a flag.

Wearing the flag as a cape sums up National ■■■■■■■■ Day.

I’m not sure it does.
I think some people would like other people to think that it does.
But if that’s how you spent the day, you’re the only person I know who did.

You’re not a real Australian in 2016 if you don’t hate Australia.

America’s one of the craziest places on earth but Americans still love it.

I could care less, do the math!

Fk math.

The picture of the flag touching the ground makes me cringe.

I find myself saying zee instead of zed. That makes me cringe.

Actually what’s even worse than that, and one of my cousins is really bad at it, is saying “I’m going to the bathroom”. You’re going to the dunny is what you’re doing.

I find myself saying zee instead of zed. That makes me cringe.

Actually what’s even worse than that, and one of my cousins is really bad at it, is saying “I’m going to the bathroom”. You’re going to the dunny is what you’re doing.

Yeah, I say that also, actually. But it came from Europe, not Murca.

yeah uk innit