This reminds me of a poem by Ogden Nash,
How courteous is the Japanese;
He always says, “Excuse it, please.”
He climbs into his neighbour’s garden,
And smiles, and says, “I beg your pardon”;
He bows and grins a friendly grin,
And calls his hungry family in;
He grins, and bows a friendly bow;
“So sorry, this my garden now.”
Little known to decent Strayans is a group of Asian political and business leaders plotting to take over Straya by selling us extremely good and affordable cars, generating capital in Straya by buying real estate, destroying the economy from within by building factories and employing people. Luckily the One Nation Party discovered this dastardly plan and are willing to save us by throwing them out. We will soon all be able to once again drive FJ Holdens and marvel at the effectiveness of drum brakes, get jobs classing wool or at the abattoir, once again to thrive exporting primary products, live in water side mansions (once owned exclusively by foreigners) and Strayans will be happy and free again. O THANK YOU Pauline, thank you. Then again maybe instead of being a stagnant backwater we could choose to be a vibrant nation joining and co-operating with the rest of world as we move into the 21st century. We could be enlightened leaders to the rest of the world both on and off the Rugby field, it is just a thought.
The worst thing about writing this is the waste of time it represents. Anyone who cannot see through the odious tissue of One Nation lies will not bother reading this and dismiss me as some sort of café latte drinking inner-city trendy. However tomorrow is Saturday and Saturday is Rugby day, and I will be joining 89 other blokes who have struggled all week trying to make their and their families’ lives better without infringing on the right of anyone else living in this country to do likewise. We will play, watch and talk about rugby. We will represent our combined regions, nationalities and ethnic groups in a sporting manner and never mention that fact. At the end of the day we will have a few beers or drinks together regardless of what team we played for, what country we were born in, our religious beliefs, regardless of whether we like beer. We will laugh and commiserate, we will honour the strong, the skillful and the brave but not forget the weak and defenseless. We will look forward to meeting again, look forward to introducing our wives and our girlfriends so they too can be friends. We will not harbour grudges and blame our problems on someone else. We are all AUSTRALIANS, Rugby players and mates.