I was wondering what the right mix of overarching national pride there should be versus individual ethnic allegiance for there still to be a healthy community in our great girt country.
At the moment we hear demands from self appointed "community" leaders for Australia to do this and do that, while it seems the silent majority procrastinates either through ambivalence or defiance.
I notice tonight we have ABC's Qanda featuring under siege Muslim Communities within our borders feeling all hurt at our lack of caring. http://theconversation.com/fairness-...errorism-32319 . George Brandis is a caring soul so he might be a beacon for reason.
I can't help but think that if I was impudent enough to make demands for a separatist rule of law, dressed like a tart and built a shrine to pagan worship in any non western democracy (I decided to make my home), I might be lucky to escape with a couple of teeth, a usable hand and some thread bare clothing. But that's me; I'm rather intolerant of people and their kids who insult the host at a bbq for not making a special effort with the menu.
So how far do we go to placate the petulant hordes and make them feel special? How did we manage to integrate the post war refugees into our communities and make our country even more interesting and enjoyable?
I do know that I could easily convince my kids they had an ailment that needed bed rest, just to give their mum and me a break from their incessant resonance. Is there a corollary to the current migrant and second gen social separatists?