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Frank

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 Sep 2013

Total posts 107


I acknowledge the early British settlers who came to this land, which had stood undeveloped for over 50,000 years, and

over less than two hundred and fifty years, transformed this land to one of the richest countries on Earth.

Many of those settlers starved and/or were flogged to death in the process.

Today we all enjoy the fruits of their labour.

ja90ck

Member since 30 Aug 2019

Total posts 18

Originally Posted by Scepticalflyer

I make an indignant call every landing, "No, I won't and never will". Time for people to wake up.

I trust that makes you feel good about yourself?

It's one thing to do it, but a whole other level when you have to brag about it on a travel forum.

No one is impressed by this.

xtfer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Mar 2017

Total posts 159

Originally Posted by Frank


I acknowledge the early British settlers who came to this land, which had stood undeveloped for over 50,000 years, and

over less than two hundred and fifty years, transformed this land to one of the richest countries on Earth.

Many of those settlers starved and/or were flogged to death in the process.

Today we all enjoy the fruits of their labour.


Are you attempting out yourself as a white supremacist? Surprised you didn't add a Pepe meme and an OK hand symbol

s4077786

Member since 31 May 2018

Total posts 5

Originally Posted by Frank


I acknowledge the early British settlers who came to this land, which had stood undeveloped for over 50,000 years, and

over less than two hundred and fifty years, transformed this land to one of the richest countries on Earth.

Many of those settlers starved and/or were flogged to death in the process.

Today we all enjoy the fruits of their labour.

How embarrassing for you, Frank.

Frank

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 Sep 2013

Total posts 107

Not embarrassed at all. I'm quite happy with what I've achieved in my 77 years as an Australian. My country has given me a lot, and I have given it my best in return. Who should be embarrassed are those who still believe the 'welcome to country' is gospel, when in fact it was invented by Ernie Dingo some 20 years ago. It is in the same vein as the group of Aboriginal women in 1996, who claimed that the site of a proposed bridge in SA was 'secret women's business'. That claim was also debunked. To quote a judge's recent comment at a fake news trial 'your beliefs don't make it true'. That said, I expect you will continue to return with abuse without any thought that I am entitled to have a different opinion from you.

s4077786

Member since 31 May 2018

Total posts 5

Originally Posted by Frank

Not embarrassed at all. I'm quite happy with what I've achieved in my 77 years as an Australian. My country has given me a lot, and I have given it my best in return. Who should be embarrassed are those who still believe the 'welcome to country' is gospel, when in fact it was invented by Ernie Dingo some 20 years ago. It is in the same vein as the group of Aboriginal women in 1996, who claimed that the site of a proposed bridge in SA was 'secret women's business'. That claim was also debunked. To quote a judge's recent comment at a fake news trial 'your beliefs don't make it true'. That said, I expect you will continue to return with abuse without any thought that I am entitled to have a different opinion from you.

Yet you’re the one that seems unable to tolerate the views of others, or more importantly, people from a different background with different values to your own. Nice one.

Scepticalflyer

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Member since 30 Aug 2017

Total posts 16

Originally Posted by ja90ck

Originally Posted by Scepticalflyer

I make an indignant call every landing, "No, I won't and never will". Time for people to wake up.

I trust that makes you feel good about yourself?

It's one thing to do it, but a whole other level when you have to brag about it on a travel forum.

No one is impressed by this.

"No one" And you take it upon yourself to speak for them all as (in your sole opinion) you are somehow enlightened? Not everyone is a snowflake!

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