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Letís stop self-isolating when we no longer have to self-isolate : Comments

By Ashley Humphrey, published 12/10/2020

A range of cross-cultural data has shown that Australians are today less engaged in community life than ever before, and also more likely to adopt 'individualistic' social values.

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Yup! Let's! We're are a better people when we look out fo the other guy/the neighbour! And become the good Samaritans we can be!

Understand a few things! That the only private enterprise, free market business model that survived the Great Depression largely intact, were co-ops! And the very epitome of cooperative capitalism! And indeed, the very opposite of individualistic aspirationalisim!

Or alternatively, the warm and comfortable aspirational (I'm all right Jack) individuals that are like the warm and comfortable frog being gradually brought to the boil in slowly boiled water?

Only able to envisage its deadly destination when it's too late to jump out! The dye is cast and can't be reversed!

Should be titled, a warm and comfortable, Howard's, how to destroy national unity and social cohesion without really trying!

Commend the Author and the erudite, educated article!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 12 October 2020 11:28:36 AM
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But isn't this to be expected after 40 years of Asianization (aka Australian Multiculturalism) aimed at creating Australia as an Asian nation-state mirroring the disparate ethnic and linguistic groups of Asia?

A leader of Melbourne's African community said Australia has achieved its aim of having many disparate cultural groups within the nation-state but they were not interacting with each other.

What did he expect to happen? People might work together in the same office or factory or shop at the same shopping centre but outside of that they are free to choose not to live together and socialise with each other.

What does he want: a big Kumbaya festival of togetherness? I suggest he doesn't hold his breath waiting for that to happen.
Posted by Mr Opinion, Monday, 12 October 2020 11:47:36 AM
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It's not skin colour or race that makes some, different folk, unwelcome but an aggressive confrontational attitude! And bringing their offshore geviances with them to continue here!

Something those from Northern Island, during the troubles, declined to do as they migrated to these shores!

Some folk don't care much for someone calling a spade, a spade? And get their delicate feeling hurt/their knickers in a knot when it's laid out there. We do much better when, united we stand!

And set aside former lives and former customs and adopt those of the host nation/dominant culture! It works better when it's not Us and Them, just Us!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 12 October 2020 5:03:54 PM
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