Every night I watch the news from around the world, and every day I cannot but feel so privaledged that I am born and bred an Aussie.
Sure, we have some problems .... trying to get along with our Aboriginal countrymen, some racial conflicts with our newest Australians, some security concerns with minority extremists, environmental issues with droughts, then floods....., but all in all we are so lucky.
No need to list the worries of the world that are all too well present, with all the deaths, conflicts, wars, racial and religious struggles that are continually beamed to us "via satellite" on our TV screens, but I wonder how we will remain safe and isolated from the conflicts that are slowly sucking in the broader parts of the globe.
The human streetscape, even in my little suburb in the inner west of Sydney is changing. I am seeing a lot more tall very black Afican (Sudanese?) people, women in full muslim wear, many middle eastern looking males and slowly but surely I am feeling the typical Aussie is disappearing.
I understand that the birth rate amongst our muslim community is nearly triple that of the multi-generational Australians.
How long before we lose our typical True Blue Aussie identity?