9 year old girl refuses to stand for Australian national anthem

Jan 2014
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#22
Actually, of course, the anthem DIRECTLY mentions history.
Mr. Leroy,

You should learn how to read:

In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair

Says nothing about the history of Australia, but rather, a general statement about how Australia should be viewed.
 
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#23
Mr. Leroy,

You should learn how to read:

In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair

Says nothing about the history of Australia, but rather, a general statement about how Australia should be viewed.
The anthem actually BEGINS with a claim that the country of Australia is YOUNG:

Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free

Which is PRECISELY what the young girl was objecting to. And she has a point, as I documented.
 
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#24
Yeah, this has spread from America, now, it seems :)

There was also, back in August, a Ukrainian player in the Russian soccer league, who apparently turned his back on the national flag during an anthem ceremony

although he later denied making any political gesture, and wasn't trying to disrespect the Russian flag, said he was simply praying before the game, as is his own personal custom; still caught a lot of flack for it though lol: ‘Go home if you don’t respect our anthem’ – Russian MP on Ukrainian footballer’s protest
 
Jan 2014
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#25
Mr. Leroy,

Exactly, the song is mild and has nothing to do with history.

But the young head full of air liberals take offense at anything, wot?