Seeing as we are apparently pivotal in keeping world peace these days, by insulting the Scots, the Indonesians, the Chinese, the Russians, etc I wondered how far we had strayed from our hard working, but hedonistic larrikin roots and if we can survive it and buttress it before the Muslims and Chinese make their play for domination.
Personally I don't miss the boredom of B&W cricket on a can't do anything because it's too hot weekend, but I do wonder if things like Sunday trading has robbed us of leisure time and Sunday sessions? The forced four week holidays around xmas?
There was a time when we would insult the Americans behind their backs for being so arrogant and successful, but these days we can't seem to raise a decent brow over rolling eyes, no doubt because we have become more alike, sans the Episcopalian(Anglican) God obsession.
Has our national identity been lost or even the remnants in jeopardy after the baby boomers start falling off their perches?
I saw this posted on my facebook by a 25 yearold nephew...perhaps there is still time?