Anzac Day under threat – from tabloids, shock jocks – and the APP

Remember last year around this time  this Facebook status, cut and pasted from some e mail, was making the rounds? Well here it is again courtesy of the Pathetics.

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Ayatollah Dazza then weighs ponderously in to reinforce the rumour, accompanied by ejaculations from his followers.

Darrin Hodges

These fairy tales re-appeared at the same time a report was released regarding the commemoration of the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. And blogger Troy Johnston sets out the real story here

People, people, people … it’s a complete load of BOLLOCKS!

The tabloid media wants you to get your knickers in a twist, because they have decided that, yes indeed, it’s immigrants that are tearing our great nation apart. And these same immigrants are setting there targets on Anzac Day. Those pesky damn immigrants.

What this actually boils down to is that a government commissioned report on the 100 year anniversary of Anzac Day in 2015 – that cost the Australian Taxpayers $370,000 – and it contained the follow statement:

“While the 100th anniversaries are thought to provide some opportunity for creating a greater sense of unity, it is also recognised as a potential area of divisiveness.”

Potential. Not definitely will.

Of course, this statement is absolute nonsense. It is a politically correctly worded statement by bureaucrats for bureaucrats. And anyone with an ounce of commonsense will understand that there is a distinct difference between the real world and bureaucratic paper folding.

And to their credit Ten Network’s The Project sorted the facts from the myths

Anzac Rage

Nothing like a stupid Internet rumour to get the bogots bobbing up and down.

Elsewhere

Heathen Scripture demolishes some more myths

And Heathen Scripture’s classic Anzac Day post from last year

ANZAC Day not for faggots and towelheads