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(Vice)   In Australia, a country peopled for hundreds of years with the undesirables of Britain and possessing a culturally suppressed conquered native population that has turned to social scavenging to survive, they are having a problem with racism   (vice.com) divider line 90
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2013-04-18 11:01:38 AM  
There aren't many black people in Australia (they don't count the Aborigines as black). It is still mainly a white country. I have friends there and see pictures on Facebook they put up of their kids playing sports and kids at school and it's mostly all white kids (mostly blonds). In 2009 on an Australian TV talent show a group of white guys (all highly educated doctors) performed in black face as the Jackson 5. The world was outraged and Australia was like "What? Was that wrong?"
 
2013-04-18 11:05:44 AM  
Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.
assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-04-18 11:13:17 AM  
"Arkansas with a Beach"
 
2013-04-18 11:14:46 AM  
I think subby is having trouble writing headlines...
 
2013-04-18 11:16:26 AM  
.. No mistreating the abbos... If anyone's looking. Too right, Bruce.
 
2013-04-18 11:17:44 AM  
What do you expect from a bunch of Nazis?!
 
2013-04-18 11:18:17 AM  

Walker: There aren't many black people in Australia (they don't count the Aborigines as black). It is still mainly a white country. I have friends there and see pictures on Facebook they put up of their kids playing sports and kids at school and it's mostly all white kids (mostly blonds). In 2009 on an Australian TV talent show a group of white guys (all highly educated doctors) performed in black face as the Jackson 5. The world was outraged and Australia was like "What? Was that wrong?"


Don't forget that 'Coon' is a major brand of cheese over there too...

Aborgines do count as black, the tv show dedicated to aboriginal affairs over there is called "Living Black". It's just that there aren't enough black folks of African descent in the country to have a category of their own. Or historically there haven't been, I think the demographics are shifting slightly.
 
2013-04-18 11:18:21 AM  
I'm just glad we're not a country settled by the cast-offs of Europe.
 
2013-04-18 11:18:44 AM  
In America, a country peopled for hundreds of years with the fundies of Britain...etc, etc
 
2013-04-18 11:20:52 AM  

Witty_Retort: I'm just glad we're not a country settled by the cast-offs of Europe.


They got the criminals, we got the fundies.

//Yes, I know there were penal colonies in the US.
 
2013-04-18 11:21:19 AM  
Aboriginal Aussies. Note the woman has the thumb-erection from playing his didgeridoo. They're celebrating their pigment swap with John Boehner, who also has an erection (off screen).


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2013-04-18 11:21:40 AM  

Witty_Retort: I'm just glad we're not a country settled by the cast-offs of Europe.


I sea what you did there
 
2013-04-18 11:22:49 AM  
Racism is sad. These incidents are not a big deal really. Ignorant people, when tired, drunk or high will say stuff like that. Just ignore them.

Racism is denying people access to public transportation, schooling etc.  This is just a woman being dumb.
 
2013-04-18 11:23:25 AM  
Came for summer heights high reference, leaving disappointed.
 
2013-04-18 11:24:17 AM  
Umm, there were race riots when I was there in 2000.

Old news, etc.
 
2013-04-18 11:26:24 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4AchHTN-XQ

Obligatory.

Not even close to safe for work.
 
GBB
2013-04-18 11:26:40 AM  
Jesus, I have a bird in my backyard that squawks less annoying than that woman.  Do they all sound like that down there?
 
2013-04-18 11:29:29 AM  

GBB: Jesus, I have a bird in my backyard that squawks less annoying than that woman.  Do they all sound like that down there?


cdn1.tabletmag.com

Indeed they do, my son. Go forth in peace.
 
2013-04-18 11:31:18 AM  

GBB: Jesus, I have a bird in my backyard that squawks less annoying than that woman.  Do they all sound like that down there?


For the most part. Some are squawkier than others. But you get used to it.
 
2013-04-18 11:32:35 AM  

Walker: Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.
[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x418]


You know, I have to wonder if this is a case of us getting butthurt over nothing?  We don't complain when people all over the place reenact "the thriller".  We didn't complain when Downey was playing a black man in 'Tropic Thunder'*.  I mean, the idea of a group of white people doing the 'Jackson 5', with the guy playing MJ in <i>whiteface</i> is getting into social commentary/parody on a number of levels, keeping in mind that he was an international figure.  Peruse political cartoons and you typically don't see a whole lot of subtly.

Roughly speaking, free speech isn't free if you're not free to offend people.  It still isn't free if you have to analyze WORLD OPINION for everything you're going to do.

*Though that might have to do that he did a really good job at it.
 
2013-04-18 11:40:28 AM  
But there's no problem with the sheepdip right?
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/crack tube
 
2013-04-18 11:42:18 AM  
fark you miss.
 
2013-04-18 11:48:24 AM  
Reading subby's headline made my brain hurt.
 
2013-04-18 11:49:05 AM  
Maybe I'm thick today (it's been a very bad month indeed) but what the heck is "social scavenging"?
 
2013-04-18 11:49:33 AM  

GBB: Jesus, I have a bird in my backyard that squawks less annoying than that woman.  Do they all sound like that down there?


I couldn't even tell what she was so pissed off about.  All I heard was "Sickened Wuld Wah" over and over again.
 
2013-04-18 11:50:07 AM  
*crosses Australia off my to-visit list*

New Zealand is prettier and gayer anyway.
 
2013-04-18 11:50:23 AM  

Marine1: GBB: Jesus, I have a bird in my backyard that squawks less annoying than that woman.  Do they all sound like that down there?

[cdn1.tabletmag.com image 399x500]

Indeed they do, my son. Go forth in peace.


I KNEW IT!  The love child of John Lennon and Marty Feldman IS the Son of God!
 
2013-04-18 11:51:08 AM  

Walker: Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.


I believe Harry Connick Jr. was one of the judges (could be wrong) and he just stood there with his mouth hanging open. Later he said that we don't do stuff like that in America.
 
2013-04-18 11:51:22 AM  
It's a testament to the ability of American Education to feed whitewashed revisionist history and program it to American children  that Australia was the only British colony that was on the receiving end of  The Transportation Act.

Meanwhile, all those Irish and Scottish got to America  in the 18th Century because of ..... "freedom".
 
2013-04-18 11:55:43 AM  

Firethorn: Roughly speaking, free speech isn't free if you're not free to offend people. It still isn't free if you have to analyze WORLD OPINION for everything you're going to do.


Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Speaking as an Aussie (citizenship, haven't lived there apart for two and a half years before I turned 10)...Australians are racist as fark.  Some of the bogans can be pretty clueless, too.  I'm not sure what the Aborigines thought of white Australians screaming "We grew here, you flew here" at Lebanese immigrants.
 
2013-04-18 11:58:12 AM  
While generally congenial and nice people, Austrailia does contain a homegrown demographic of  "hillbilly"  that is every bit as frightening and ignorant and coarse as anything found in Appalachia, particularly in the Outback regions.   While  America at least has the common decency and tact to quarantine theirs from the world at large,   you can find the Aussie version all over Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
 
2013-04-18 12:01:22 PM  

stonent: Walker: Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.

I believe Harry Connick Jr. was one of the judges (could be wrong) and he just stood there with his mouth hanging open. Later he said that we don't do stuff like that in America.


Yeah, he was the one who pointed out it was wrong. The Aussies didn't get why he was offended at first.
 
2013-04-18 12:02:36 PM  
 
2013-04-18 12:03:20 PM  
I'll never get used to this formatting.
 
2013-04-18 12:04:08 PM  
A country that had a "Whites Only" immigration policy up until 1975, may have a racism problem?
 
2013-04-18 12:08:58 PM  
Too much of sunshine too much of sky
It's enough to make you wanna cry
 
2013-04-18 12:08:58 PM  
A country that had an official policy to steal aboriginal children from their parents and force them into domestic servitude up until the 1970s, may have a racism problem?
 
2013-04-18 12:09:30 PM  

Walker: stonent: Walker: Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.

I believe Harry Connick Jr. was one of the judges (could be wrong) and he just stood there with his mouth hanging open. Later he said that we don't do stuff like that in America.

Yeah, he was the one who pointed out it was wrong. The Aussies didn't get why he was offended at first.


Obviously, he was offended by the historical inaccuracy.

I mean, everyone knows Michael Jackson still appeared to be black when he was with the Jackson 5... Even at the Motown 25th performance.
 
2013-04-18 12:17:29 PM  
This is horrid. I used to live in Melbourne and can honestly say that this feral woman is in the gross minority. Vocal for sure, but the minority.

/CSB: used to work with the guy in the video's sister
 
2013-04-18 12:19:01 PM  
Australians are usually the craziest, rudest, and most racist people I meet in my travels.
The one's the come out from that prison colony are usually on a long fark anything that moves adventure.

m.ruvr.ru

(Pictured above: Natives not amused by the Aussies)
 
2013-04-18 12:20:39 PM  
 
2013-04-18 12:30:36 PM  
I love the part that basically says, 1960s America granted Civil Rights partly to lure more Indians in order to fight the Soviets.  Ergo, Tolerance won the Cold War.

Did I miss something? Is this true at all?  Didn't we fight the Nazis the catch the rocket Nazis to fight the 'Now We Have Nukes' Soviets who capurted anyone who tripped over the Iron Curtain to fight Capitalism which defends market exploitation, cheese burgers and freedom fries? Why would we need a defense policy (not civil rights) to 'lure' rocket Indians then?

/guess we ran out of rocket Nazis.  Maybe that's what he's saying...
//I'm good now.
 
2013-04-18 12:36:05 PM  
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Welcome Wagon.  Got your gift basket right down here, Mate.
 
2013-04-18 12:38:14 PM  

Firethorn: Walker: Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.
[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x418]

You know, I have to wonder if this is a case of us getting butthurt over nothing?  We don't complain when people all over the place reenact "the thriller".  We didn't complain when Downey was playing a black man in 'Tropic Thunder'*.  I mean, the idea of a group of white people doing the 'Jackson 5', with the guy playing MJ in <i>whiteface</i> is getting into social commentary/parody on a number of levels, keeping in mind that he was an international figure.  Peruse political cartoons and you typically don't see a whole lot of subtly.

Roughly speaking, free speech isn't free if you're not free to offend people.  It still isn't free if you have to analyze WORLD OPINION for everything you're going to do.

*Though that might have to do that he did a really good job at it.


i guess it would be like calling every black person you see hey" ni****r"  n being all like

"what, was that wrong?  should I not have done that?  Irish are n*****rs too, what's the big deal?"

it has a historically horrible racist context, and there's no way to change that now.
 
2013-04-18 12:38:34 PM  
But of course he would have known the origin of Iocaine powder
www.smudgeworld.net
 
2013-04-18 12:39:23 PM  

Bondith: Speaking as an Aussie (citizenship, haven't lived there apart for two and a half years before I turned 10)...Australians are racist as fark.  Some of the bogans can be pretty clueless, too.  I'm not sure what the Aborigines thought of white Australians screaming "We grew here, you flew here" at Lebanese immigrants.


Australian Aborigines: humanity's original Wetbacks®...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-18 12:41:08 PM  
"They're called Bungs (pronounce booung) because that's the sound your car makes when you hit 'em."

Was told to me by residents - didn't seem much worse than say, any other rural ill-educated area.
-1 would not buy from again.

OTOH, everywhere has it in one form or another.  Even Belgians look down on someone.
"Everybody's gotta hate somebody son"
It gives society something to work on and talk about I suppose.

pretty sad all the same.
 
2013-04-18 12:42:05 PM  
Why not just smile and give everyone a Vegemite sandwich? Yeah, yeah.
 
2013-04-18 12:52:11 PM  
KingCunCun:
I love the part that basically says, 1960s America granted Civil Rights partly to lure more Indians in order to fight the Soviets.  Ergo, Tolerance won the Cold War.

Did I miss something? Is this true at all?  Didn't we fight the Nazis the catch the rocket Nazis to fight the 'Now We Have Nukes' Soviets who capurted anyone who tripped over the Iron Curtain to fight Capitalism which defends market exploitation, cheese burgers and freedom fries? Why would we need a defense policy (not civil rights) to 'lure' rocket Indians then?

/guess we ran out of rocket Nazis.  Maybe that's what he's saying...
//I'm good now.


I tried to look up the reason for America changing its immigration policy in '65, because the article writer attributed a really radical change in US policy due to wanting to attract Indian engineers and doctors in specific, which sounds odd to me.  There are certainly a lot of other countries who had plenty of technicians/medical folks at the time who wanted to immigrate to the US and plenty of other reasons to change that policy.There is little written on the net (even Wiki is vague on the reasons) that I saw on the actual reasons for the change in policy as its impact on America is almost as radical as the Civil Rights Act of '64. Immigration from non-western countries changed America a lot.  Certainly, my parents and I wouldn't be here but for that bill.  We came in the 70's.
 
2013-04-18 12:53:07 PM  

Firethorn: Walker: Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.
[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x418]

You know, I have to wonder if this is a case of us getting butthurt over nothing?  We don't complain when people all over the place reenact "the thriller".  We didn't complain when Downey was playing a black man in 'Tropic Thunder'*.  I mean, the idea of a group of white people doing the 'Jackson 5', with the guy playing MJ in <i>whiteface</i> is getting into social commentary/parody on a number of levels, keeping in mind that he was an international figure.  Peruse political cartoons and you typically don't see a whole lot of subtly.

Roughly speaking, free speech isn't free if you're not free to offend people.  It still isn't free if you have to analyze WORLD OPINION for everything you're going to do.

*Though that might have to do that he did a really good job at it.


Free speech means people who disagree with what you say are free to respond.  It stops being free when the government censors you.

/And if anyone disagrees with me, I'm calling the FBI!
//sarc
 
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