Bogan Pride Day

It’s that time again, promoting “Australia Day” I call it as you have seen Bogan Pride Day. Around Australia day, white Australians tell my people to get over it…move on…forget the past. Yet at the same time it always comes out the Welfare bludgers, alcoholics, wife bashers, children abusers. The insults of Boong, Coon and other worse words get hurled at us.

You celebrate invading our country killing many of us, through warfare, which I might add doesn’t get taught in schools. Poisoned water holes and small pox infected blankets given to us. You tried really hard to get rid of us. I was in your laws, you tried to kill us off and breed out the colour. Well that didn’t work. We are still here, proud of our culture and our heritage. Proud of the fact that we have survived.

But this just isn’t about me. This is about the other races who also get abused at this time of year for not being “Australian”. It’s not to long ago that we had the Bondi riots. I know many people of other nationalities who just don’t get it. They don’t understand how they can be Australian and yet suddenly they are wogs, chinks, slope heads, terrorists etc. on this day.

I really think if you want to celebrate this nation, then go for another day. January the 1st and that would give us an extra holiday then. The anniversary of Federation. At least that’s a start. But to expect us to celebrate this day when we have different events around the country that are attended by Black White and Brindle, (which I might say have Bogan coming in to some events and start the name calling). We are entitled to commemorate, commiserate or celebrate our survival. We were not part of this nation for so many years.

Until the 1967 referendum we were under the “Flora and Fauna Act”. We were not allowed in schools and even in the 1970’s it wasn’t compulsory and it was up to the discretion of the Education departments if we were allowed in. We really didn’t get into the Universities until the 1980’s when they opened up their doors to us. We had children taken away, we had forcible removals of people. So what chance did we have.

We have really only had since the 1960’s to get anywhere and I think we are doing a good job.

But again I digress, This day sends shudders down my spine, because of the hatred out there that comes out in so-called pride. Many of my friends of different nationalities feel it too. They don’t celebrate they accept the holiday and get together with family and friends, see a movie do anything than go to the so-called Celebrations.

Through this week I have seen advertising for cheaper lamb! and cheaper beer for your Aussie Day celebrations. This translates to get pissed and throw up your b-b-q then get aggressive. Think I am being sarcastic? Well I have gone to friends places just to have as people drink then come up to me talking about my Identity, telling me that I speak to good or other shit that sets me apart from the Aborigines!!!!!! What the hell is that about. I have to stand there and listen to all their rubbish and the minute I fire back with facts then I get the whole crap of being a victim, or am a socialist or whatever they want to use to justify their own ignorance and not listen to the truth.

I worry about my kids I have a son who works security Last Bogan Pride Day, as the punters at a particular pub got more pissed some of them started to hurl abuse at him. His other mates working the shift took care of them. But this is what happens now.

There is no pride in Australia Day, how to bring it back? I don’t know, but I do remember when it was just the one long week-end and no one gave a shit. Going to New Farm park and seeing traditional dancing, Greeks, Italians, Chinese and Asians, along with fair-minded white Australians all having a good time. Then some where over the years it got twisted and perverted, into a I am a down trodden White person who gets less rights than all these others.

I will continue to ramble on, if I may? I freak out at the southern cross, the Aussie Swastika, I have been abuse by some guys a couple of years ago with these tattoos. Then I saw it again at the Bondi riot. How dare you take the Stars and claim them as your own. Use them as your right to supremacy. I am not alone in calling it the Aussie Swastika, as I have used it others have agreed and use the term as well. It’s hard to understand if you have never been abused or attacked over your race, colour, creed or sex. But if you have then you will understand what I am talking about.

So on this week-end if you are Celebrating Australia Day, just think about the other people out there who don’t and can’t. say a silent prayer for them that the hatred can leave.

Thank you

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About proudblacksista

An Aboriginal woman. mother of 4 diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour 7 years ago.I want to share my story to help others. I am working to help other Aboriginal people face the battles of Cancer. Email me with your stories or concerns at aboriginalcancer.com View all posts by proudblacksista

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