Monday, January 04, 2010



Must not oppose immigration?

We read:
"More than a dozen elite schools are embroiled in a race hate scandal as many of their students join a Facebook group calling for immigrants to get out of Australia.

The group's page, which features a picture of the Australian flag with the words "F--- off we're full" written across it, tells non-English speakers "if you wanna speak your crappy language, go back to were (sic) you came from".

The Facebook group is called "Mate speak english, you're in australia now" and has more than 5000 members from across the nation. It is growing by more than 300 people a day.

Anti-racism groups and school principals yesterday condemned the site, started as a prank, and called for Facebook to delete it.

Source

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is simply people trying to save their country, their traditions, and their history, and rightfully so. If they don't, they'll end up becoming international public toilets like the UK and the US.

Anonymous said...

There is in fact a similar feeling growing in the UK, and not in least Denmark, especially after the latest very recent attempt by a muslim fanatic (who was raised in Denmark) to kill the "Mo'cartoonist" in his own home.

Anonymous said...

run the damn muslims out. shove the mosques up their asses. Damn right i am intolerant toward death cults like the mooslims.

Anonymous said...

We need a Facebook group like that for the United States too.

Anonymous said...

I hoped you pick this story up Jon - I almost emailed it to you.
I have no problem with these schools adopting and encouraging tolerance and respect in their pupils. Parents can then choose whether they wish to support those schools. But the threat of punishing students for membership of a group or comments in support of such a group on their own time and using their own resources is a threat on private thought and expression.
I have given up hope that schools might support such ideals.

T. Jefferson said...

Schools are agents of the state, and as such, believe they have (or should have)control over all thought and action. In fact, the Germany of the 30's and early 40's was a prime example of this thinking. It is the kind of stuff that breeds revolution, and rightfully so.

Bobby said...

Well, people in Australia SHOULD speak English, although maybe that's not the best way to tell them since insulting people rarely works as a means of persuation.

And to be fair, places like China are full of Australian expatriates, do they all speak Chinese or are they doing English jobs?

Either way, people should speak the language of the place they live in. Although that's not how it always works, American workers in Saudi Arabia often live in their own segregated communities or company towns where their women can wear skirts and not worry about offending the muslims. I guess most immigrants tend to segregate themselves no matter where they come from. At least that's what the first generation does.

Robert said...

Schools may be agents of the state now, but that wasn't always the case. As John Taylor Gatto wrote in his book "An Underground History of American Education", schools used to be private enterprises that would be sought out for advanced knowledge. They wouldn't bother teaching basic, easily-learned stuff such as reading, writing, and arithmetic, figuring that anyone who didn't care enough to learn those for himself wasn't seriously committed to acquiring more advanced knowledge. Only when certain groups saw gaining state control of schools as a way of controlling PEOPLE, did things like tax-funded schools, anti-child-labor laws, and mandatory school attendance laws appear, all aimed at making sure there would be no more independently brilliant minds like Edison, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, etc., and that the state would capture and control a citizen's mind from just about birth.

Anonymous said...

any race can speak English eh?

Anonymous said...

The English language proves the theory of evolution!