So it's the US's fault that you can't raise mature kids to think for themselves? Now who's not thinking beyond slogans? If the things that make Australian culture unique isn't strong enough to survive on its own, maybe it deserves to be replaced.
To: pragmatic_asian; melsec
So it's the US's fault that you can't raise mature kids to think for themselves?
Watch it sport, you do not want to get into a cultural flame war with Oz.
For one thing we know more about Murrican culture and its absurdities than you know about ours.
posted on 08/15/2004 4:31:54 PM PDT
by Oztrich Boy
("Despise not the jester. Often he is the only one speaking the truth")
The whole nature of being youth is that you are not mature. The American youth culture we get is foisted upon us by companies which can afford to push their product. Mostly Amercian and Japanese companies. So if culture is determined by who has the most money then no culture can stand against them. America itself has had a dramatic cultural shift in the past 40 years and most on this board whether they realise it or not are struggling against that shift. The things that made America great and respected i.e. the cultural strength of the past is being swallowed up by the John Kerrys and the Leftist Elites. Conservative people are subject to being called war mongers and being accused of hate crimes because they wish to hold on to the values of the past. You can stick that sort of culture where the Sun don't shine.
Australian culture is irreplaceable. Amongst youth in this generation it has been replaced by iconic advertising non sense. Any truely great cuture is a fragile thing and must be nurtured and kept close to the heart. Ressistance is not futile and I for one refuse to be assimilated into the cultural Borg.
posted on 08/16/2004 5:51:29 AM PDT
(No other Name!)
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