“Live animal exports”, RSPCA: https://www.rspca.org.au/campaigns/live-animal-export . As explored in this carefully documented essay, informed and  honest analysis shows that Australia’s  national anthem “Advance Australia Fair” amounts to an  unintended confession of White Australian racism, politically correct racism (PC racism), theft, war criminality, state terrorism, genocide, ethnocide, environmental vandalism, climate criminality, ecocide, speciescide, climate genocide, and endless, anti-science,  neoliberal greed heading the world towards omnicide and  terracide. “Nuclear weapons ban, end poverty and reverse climate change”: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/nuclear-weapons-ban . Racism: Advance Australia Fair. [40]. It's unrealistic to expect Parks and Gardens to mow it all before it becomes a bushfire hazard. I already have a very efficient evaporative cooler and do not require additional cooling. Advance Australia Fair. ... Let us find the courage to combine and counter Australia’s long history of racism with gracism. Thus some leading Indigenous Australian  football players have refused to sing the national anthem [21]. Katharine Murphy, “Scott Morrison brings coal to question time: what fresh idiocy is this?”, Guardian, 9 February 2017: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/09/scott-morrison-brings-coal-to-question-time-what-fresh-idiocy-is-this . “Commonwealth” means a political entity founded for the” common good”,  as for example the republican “Commonwealth of England” under the Protector  Oliver Cromwell in 1649 to 1660, and the “Commonwealth of Australia” (from 1901 onwards). Thus  data from the UN Population Division shows that 0-19 year olds are 26% of the Australian population whereas they represent about 50% of the population of impoverished, high birth rate societies such as those in the Developing World (minus China) [5] and Indigenous Australia [20].While avoidable deaths from deprivation as a percentage of population is 0.4% for impoverished South Asia, 0.5% for impoverished  Indigenous Australia,  and 1.0% for impoverished non-Arab Africa, it is about 0.0% for the rich European countries of the Anglosphere and for China and the rich countries of East Asia [5]. Further, he is so full of self-loathing that he has to criticise with particularities a general statement glorifying our, and his, good fortune in living here. Elias Davidsson, “Hijacking America ‘s Mind on 9/11. Bruce Gall claims our anthem "ignores Indigenous Australians". A consequence of Australian urbanization is that about 10,000 Australians  die annually  from air pollution. Indeed 3 million out of 25 million Australians live in poverty and are hardly “rejoicing” i.e. Gideon Polya, “British Have Invaded 193 Countries:  Make  26 January ( Australia Day, Invasion Day) British Invasion Day”, Countercurrents, 23 January, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230115.htm . J.E.N. “Australian government debt”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_government_debt . My favourite example is Egypt which some years ago realised that the line "Oh my weapon, how I long to clutch thee" was a bit over the top. Why do we bother Fawlty? “Stop state terrorism”: https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/ . Mail: Letters to the Editor, The Canberra Times, PO Box 7155, Canberra Mail Centre, ACT 2610. Or will it be on the more recently arrived players who will be mumbling and faking their way through along the lines of "... something something something... girt... something something...". “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ . Gideon Polya, “Ongoing Aboriginal Genocide In Apartheid Australia”, Countercurrents, 3 April, 2010: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya030410.htm. My thanks to the nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and others involved, and to my ophthalmologist for his assistance, when the emergency which had nothing whatsoever to do with my eyes, suddenly occurred. Australia’s national anthem “Advance Australia Fair” is a racist White Australian 19th century poem that is offensive to decent Australians and to Indigenous Australians in particular. The NRL's tacit support of two players deciding not to sing the national anthem before next week's State of Origin I illustrates it is showing leadership in Indigenous affairs, writes Richard Hinds. What a sad commentary on the hyper-adversarial state of politics in today's USA. Gideon Polya, “The US Has Invaded 70 Nations Since 1776 – Make 4 July Independence From America Day”, Countercurrents, 5 July, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya050713.htm . [38]. Roger Pulvers, “Celebrations and commemorations of war”, ABC Radio National, Ockham’s Razor, 29 June 2014: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/celebrations-and-commemorations-of-war/5546628#transcript . Politically correct racist (PC racist) Australians declare that “We are not racis, but” and have supported the devastation of African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries from Libya through to Korea, countries lying  between White Australia and Mother England. [90]. Advance Australia: yes. Advance Australia Fair is the official national anthem of Australia.. Peter Dodds McCormick (c. 1834 –1916) wrote the music and the words for the song. The USA decision isn't clear yet, but it is clear that Forrest Gump was dead right: "stupid is what stupid does". Two of Australia's biggest indigenous athletes have hit out over the Wallabies' stirring rendition of 'Advance Australia Fair' before their Tri Nations clash against Argentina. More rain is expected. Nor is it "virtue signalling". Here's hoping haranguing over whether she has or has not read The Female Eunuch is not a taste of what's to come for Elizabeth Lee. Famous Australian writer and poet  Henry Lawson in a circa 1910 poem “To Be Amused”: “I see the colour line so drawn/ (I see it plain and speak I must),/ That our brown masters of the dawn/ Might, aye, have fair girls for their lusts” (page 179  [1]). A rare honest statement from Trump: "Winning is easy. i.e: For those who’ve come across the seas. Flags. Australia is legitimately “renowned of all the lands” as being among the very first countries to have one-person-one-vote democracy, female suffrage, free trade unions, the 8 hour day, and free, compulsory, secular  education. [127]. In 1977, the Australian Government under Prime Minister Whitlam, held a Plebiscite whereby Australians voted to replace the song “God Save the (king/queen)” as the Australian National Anthem. David Headon believes the Wallabies are, strangely, cowards for not humbly prostrating themselves before the All Blacks for some mystically obscure racist reason also linked to the playing of Advance Australia Fair. Gideon Polya, “Film Review: “Utopia” By John Pilger Exposes Genocidal Maltreatment Of Indigenous Australians By Apartheid Australia”,  Countercurrents, 14 March, 2014: https://countercurrents.org/polya140314.htm. But there's one thing she does not know the answer to - and it's this. Who is singing  joyfully about what? It's unrealistic to expect Parks and Gardens to mow it all before it becomes a bushfire hazard. I suspect our vote also reflects dismay that our nation-wide, operational, and effective carbon minimisation scheme was shredded by Abbott (cheered on by our current incumbent). Join us, Ian. After four years of this clown you would only be surprised if he acted rationally for once. (Letters, November 4). If eradicating racism was as simple as forcing school students to sing a song, it could have been wiped out years ago, especially since the anthem is already routinely sung in primary schools. [72]. However  increasing republican sentiment  in rich and mindlessly  pro-American  Australia resulted in an official, final  change of national anthem to “Advance Australia Fair” by the Hawke Labor Government in 1984 (it had been adopted for non-Royal occasions by the Whitlam Labor Government in 1974, but this was rapidly reversed back to “God save the Queen” by the subsequent right-wing Fraser Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Government) [17]. The first line of Australia’s national anthem, “Advance Australia Fair” is “Australians all let us rejoice, For we are young and free.”. Summary for Policymakers”, 8 October 2018: http://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf . Gideon Polya, “Review: “A History of the Global Economy, The inevitable accident” – Indian Holocaust & Genocide Ignored”, Countercurrents, 17 February 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/02/17/review-a-history-of-the-global-economy-indian-holocaust-genocide-ignored/ . Gideon Polya, “Media Lying, Media Censorship & Australian Federal Police Raids On Media In Pre-Police State Australia”, Countercurrents, 15 June 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/06/media-lying-media-censorship-australian-federal-police-raids-on-media-in-pre-police-state-australia . Brian Ellis, “Social Humanism. [111]. [30]. Mark Corcoran, “Drone strikes based on work at Pine Gap could see Australians charged, Malcolm Fraser says”, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 2014: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/australians-could-be-charged-over-us-drone-strikes-fraser/5416224 . In joyful strains then let us sing, Advance Australia Fair. The reality of racism in Australia. Gideon Polya, “Fundamentalist America Has Trashed Secular Governance, Modernity, Democracy, Women’s Rights And Children’s Rights In The Muslim World”, Countercurrents, 21 May, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya210515.htm . [54]. According  to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2014): “The top 20% of households when ranked by their level of wealth, owned 62% of total [net] household wealth in 2013–2014. Any species is priceless and a further price of “progress’ has been massive deforestation and biodiversity loss. Climate Council, “Too risky: stop Adani’s mine”: https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/actions/too-risky-stop-adanis-mine/?c=1#action-form-wrapper . However instead Australia opted for the “insurance premium” approach,  becoming part of US state terrorism and US  nuclear terrorism  (and hence a nuclear target) through the ANZUS (Australian and New Zealand and US) Treaty,  hosting US nuclear weapons-carrying US ships and thousands of child-killing US forces, involvement  in all post-1950 US Asian Wars (40 million Asian deaths from violence or deprivation), involvement in the US War on Terror (32 million Muslim deaths from violence or deprivation since 9-11), opposition to a nuclear weapons ban, and through the joint Australia-US electronic  spying base at Pine Gap in Central Australia that targets illegal US drone strikes from Libya to Pakistan and is critical for US nuclear terrorism [79, 87-89]. Advance Australia Fair. [75]. 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Calwell and his fellow racists would be appalled by the reality that, largely through immigration, in Australia  today Whites and non-Whites are 76% and 24%, respectively, of the population, but mollified by the fact that  they represent 94.9% and 5.1%, respectively of the senior leadership  of  Australian organizations and institutions  [90, 91]. A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership revisited”, 2018. Evidence from a population-based survey of men and women in Australia , Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. Not only is our anthem unique in the world, adopted as it was in a national plebiscite in 1977 to replace God save the Queen, its 100-year-old lyrics were rewritten in 1982 to make them politically correct, totally inclusive and widely reflective of the modern nation Australia was then and still is today. I recently had a health emergency having left home feeling perfectly well that morning. Advance Australia Fair is an anthem that’s racist at so many levels, written for a white Australia that is irrelevant, or should be.” McCormick died in 1916. [31]. [60]. No it's not racist, why would you even think it's racist? NSW Premier wants to change Advance Australia Fair lyrics. It was composed and sung at a time when White Australia was still actively involved in the genocidal dispossession and active and passive mass murder of Indigenous  Australians  (the last massacre, the Coniston Massacre,  occurred in 1928 in Central Australia, although presently on a global comparative  scale, 4,000 Indigenous  Australians die avoidably from imposed deprivation each year  in a continuing Australian Aboriginal  Genocide and Aboriginal  Ethnocide ) [1, 5-7, 18,-20]. “The reasons why I don't sing it or stand is because Advance Australia Fair means advance White Australia,” Miss Nielsen told the Australian Daily Telegraph. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript. ) Mike Keogh and Adam Tomlinson, “Australia risks missing a big livestock export and animal welfare opportunity”,  Australian Farm Institute, August 2013: http://www.farminstitute.org.au/newsletter/2013/August_2013/August_2013_featurearticle.html . The survivors of the ongoing, 2-century  Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide were not even counted as Australian citizens until  a  1967 referendum, being formerly numbered under a Flora  and Fauna Act. [52]. [36]. A revised version of a late nineteenth century patriotic song, it was officially declared the national anthem on 19 April, 1984. My favourite example is Egypt which some years ago realised that the line "Oh my weapon, how I long to clutch thee" was a bit over the top. In joyful strains then let us sing/ Advance Australia Fair. “1% ON 1%: one percent annual wealth tax on One Percenters” website ( https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/1-on-1 . “List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita . Will it be on the proud indigenous players should they rightly choose not to join in, even though they have paid attention to the words? The racist Zionists so beloved by  the Australian Lib-Labs (Liberal Party –National Party Coalition and Labor) are the worst ant-Arab anti-Semites in the world through their support for the ongoing Palestinian Genocide (2.2 million deaths from violence, 0.1 million, or from deprivation , 2.1 million since 1915 ) and the ongoing Muslim Holocaust  and Muslim Genocide (32 million Muslims deaths from violence, 5 million, or avoidably from deprivation, 27 million, in 20 countries invaded by the US Alliance since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity that killed 3,000 innocent people). [34]. For expressing this truth, the school punished her. “Our home is girt by sea” has taken on a special significance in the last 2 decades as thousands of refugees fleeing Middle East refugee camps from genocidal US, UK and Apartheid Israeli wars  have attempted to come to Australia by boat to seek asylum. Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Email: letters.editor@canberratimes.com.au. Advance Australia Fair, national anthem of Australia, adopted on April 19, 1984. With joyful hearts then let us sing, advance Australia fair. Richard Broinowski,  “Australian nuclear weapons: the so far”, Nautilus,  2003: https://nautilus.org/apsnet/0623a-broinowski-html/ . Larissa Mavros, “3 million Australians live in poverty”, Open Forum, 18 October 2018: https://www.openforum.com.au/3-million-australians-live-in-poverty/ . He has published “Body Count. they are not taught that the national anthem , “Advance Australia Fair”,  amounts to massive lying by omission from beginning to end. Blues coach Brad Fittler has responded to claims from Latrell Mitchell of racial discrimination within the NSW State of Origin team, saying he "won't cop" that allegation. However the words are deeply racist  and mendacious to the point that many Indigenous Australians are deeply offended, won’t stand for it (literally and metaphorically)  and  want it urgently replaced. Save. Gideon Polya, “”Review: “No Friend but the Mountains” – Australia’s Manus Island Concentration Camp exposed”, Countercurrents,  11 April 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/04/review-no-friend-but-the-mountains-australias-manus-island-concentration-camp-exposed . [89]. Australia has a problem. We know that had that scheme survived we would by now be a practical demonstration to the world that a nation can remain economically sound whilst well into the transition from fossil fuel. The most galling part is, of course, generations of women have moved on from Greer to more inclusive thinkers. In joyful strains then let us sing, "Advance Australia fair!" “Carbon Debt, Carbon Credit”: https://sites.google.com/site/carbondebtcarboncredit/ . Gideon Polya, “President Hollande And French Invasion Of Privacy Versus French Invasion Of 80 Countries Since 800 AD”, Countercurrents, 15 January, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya150114.htm  . [114]. Gideon Polya , “Worsening Climate Emergency And Record CO2 Emissions Demand Vegetarian Diet For All To Help Save Planet”, Countercurrents, 20 June, 2016: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya200616.htm . Advance Australia Fair was adopted as the national anthem (the 1st and a new 3rd verses, with modified lyrics) for the second time on 19 April 1984 by Bob Hawke's Labor government (after it was chosen by the Whitlam government in 1974, and later rejected by the Fraser government). Bright future may be preventing you from being able to log in or subscribe exactly why, University. “ rejoicing ” i.e the megafauna ( e.g Coalition seats and the Black Hole of British history the... Present and future from a population-based survey of men and women in Australia ; past, present and.! 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