THE WEEKLY TIMES SPECIAL INQUIRY
Every January in recent times the matter of January 26 as Australia Day has been raised by various individuals and groups expressing their concerns for the appropriateness of the date as our national day of celebration.
Originally January 26 was known as Anniversary Day celebrating the arrival of the First Fleet under the leadership of the first Governor Captain Arthur Phillip at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the planting of the Union Jack on the soil of what was to become Sydney town.
This was the foundation of what we now know as the Commonwealth of Australia with the common language of English, like it or not, but that is the reality of it all.
A few months later we may have all been speaking French, or Dutch, or Portuguese. Or in more recent times Japanese.
Proponents of changing the date have never been able to come up with an appropriate or better date to commemorate and celebrate. Until they do they are simply flapping in the air.
The latest protagonist is the Greens national leader Dr Richard Di Natale who obviously believes this is more important than the thousands of citizens who are having their electricity turned off because they can’t afford the exorbitant electricity bills the mad greens policy dictates.
He claims “it’s time we stop papering over an issue that for 200 years has been so divisive and painful” referring to Australia’s indigenous population.
Dr Di Natale should visit some of the thousands of Aussie families that are being forced back to the dark ages papering over for heating in the winter time and for cooling in the summer time with no electricity.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions dear Doctor.
All Australians have come from across the seas at some time or another, even including our Aboriginal elders when the land masses moved some thousands of years ago as we broke off from the Asian mainland.
However, enough from us.
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