I AM about to turn into my 80th year and as far back as I can remember Australians have celebrated being what we are… Australian.
But now we are told we are being racist.
Are the Chinese celebrating their New Year or the Irish celebrating St Patrick’s Day racists?
No, and we Australians celebrate with them, as they celebrate with us.
The idea we are suddenly racist has come from a very nasty thinking mind.
Every nationality has the right to celebrate who they are.
Moreover, men and women have fought and died in wars under our flag. Military funerals use the Australian flag to honour the dead.
If we fly the flag on our car, our roof or even from a helicopter, the meaning is that we are proud to be Australians.