Australians everywhere from all backgrounds are commemorating Anzac Day. Many have attended Dawn Services and marches. Some will be quietly gathering with friends and family at home. Some will be reading and reflecting on our history and remembering the men and women who died serving their country.
This year the contribution of Indigenous soldiers is being remembered and highlighted. The terrible toll of PTSD on our veterans young and old has also been examined by former serving soldiers like Major General Peter Cosgrove and by researchers, psychiatrists and psychologists.
However as usual we have come across a rabble who would rather spend the day hating other Australians.
Just take a look at this.
We are wondering where exactly Wayne Krug served. Behind the counter at Maccas?
No decent ADF veteran would have a bar of the ADL.
We are also wondering where these clowns get the notion that “Anzac related materials” are being sold anywhere.
The word ANZAC and its derivatives and imagery are copyright protected by legislation.
Each September that admirable organisation Legacy use an army of service personnel and volunteers from schools, youth organisations and service clubs to sell badges and pens which raise money for its work with the families of veterans ( WA has its badge day in April each year).
You will also find some retailers are selling rosemary sprigs, poppy badges and other small mementoes around Anzac Day. None of them have been attacked by anyone – unless the ADL are doing it.
You will also find amongst those volunteers Muslim students and soldiers.
But the rubbish continues
In answer to Rod, I am and I would say many others are not gutless or weakness of mind to stand up against the oppressor of Freedom for all The ADL or The Australian Dickheads League.
These braindead, contemptible, pathetic racist excuses for human beings vote, unfortunately. They are very *brave* behind the anonymity of phony names (most of them I would guess).
Loudmouths just itching for a fight that they would be too cowardly to do themselves. Probably beat up defenceless elderly ladies & men as well as ANZAC veterans coming home from ANZAC Day commemorations.
Completely & utterly despicable wretches. These are the very people Tony Abbott believes should have the right to complete freedom of speech.
PS Why hasn’t FB shut down this disgraceful page? Surely it has broken many of FB’s rules & regs. .
Yeah, they do vote sadly – and, more happily, I gather they get *comprehensively* outvoted by the the rest of us! Understand their political party and other far right racist ones have done exceptionally badly in recent elections.
@ Joy Cooper :
“Loudmouths just itching for a fight that they would be too cowardly to do themselves. “
Yes. That sounds spot onto me too.
“These are the very people Tony Abbott believes should have the right to complete freedom of speech.”
Complete freedom of speech has NEVER been the case. You cannot yell “FIRE!!!” in a crowded theatre, there are always laws against inciting riots and defamation etc..
“PS Why hasn’t FB shut down this disgraceful page? Surely it has broken many of FB’s rules & regs. .”
Yes, Agree there. Facebook should be ashamed of itself & have taken down the ADL page but I understand from a recent thread on just that topic that their (grammar? Tired, sorry, if wrong version.) moderators are extremely overworked,overwhelmed and underpaid and depressing to think there’s far worse evil than this being / attempted to be posted. (pedophilia, bestiality, torture and “snuff” really sick and criminal vileness.Not that the ADL lsn’t more than vile enough.)
Argh. Typo. Sorry. ‘Bout 4 hours sleep tonight. That’s spot on to me NOT spot onto me. Sigh. Would love to have that edited & fixed please if I could get a request in here?
@astrostevo When I spoke about these foulmouthed braindead cretins being granted the right to “complete” freedom of speech by Tony Abbott I was actually referring to his intent to repeal the Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 which would give them carte blanche to yell, scream, print their virulent racist crap, to their hearts’ content, without any comeback whatsoever. This is to appease his shock jock supporters.
Offensive behaviour because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin
(1) It is unlawful for a person to do an act, otherwise than in private, if:
(a) the act is reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people; and
(b) the act is done because of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of the other person or of some or all of the people in the group.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an act is taken not to be done in private if it:
(a) causes words, sounds, images or writing to be communicated to the public; or
(b) is done in a public place; or
(c) is done in the sight or hearing of people who are in a public place.
(3) In this section: “public place” includes any place to which the public have access as of right or by invitation, whether express or implied and whether or not a charge is made for admission to the place.
Think something like yelling “fire” in a crowded theatre could be covered by a public order or similar law.
Then here I was earlier today at the dawn service reflecting upon the gracious poetic words of secular Muslim Turkish leader and our one time deadly enemy :
“Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.” (A tribute to those ANZACs who died in Gallipoli.)
– Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Source : http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ataturk
What a contrast.
Exactly & witness the kindness of the Turkish people to those visitors for the ANZAC Day ceremonies, from Australia, NZ, Great Britain & other former enemy countries. The Turkish people lost far more of their sons in this war but they treat the former enemy with respect & warmth.
send the fucks to iraq ftght a real war a disgrace to australia [bogan pissheads] full of everything about nothing n nothing about everything their own mouth will condem them the fear of man is a snare [proverbs 29-25] 2,000 yrs ago jesus Christ preached peace [universal brotherhood ] what do these bogans offer hate ;[MAKE LOVE NOT WAR FOOLS ]