Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Good lord

Some of the comments on this article make me ill:

"Is anyone surprised that this is happening under Australia's mandarin speaking prime minister?"
Yes. Because learning another language means... what, exactly?

"Could you just imagine if K Rudd and his bunch of misfits were in government back in 1942? They would have engaged the Japanese to make armaments and clothing for the Australian digger serving in New Guinea. Why doesn̢۪t he just hand control of our intelligence gathering over to the Chinese as well?"
You get that we're not actually at war with China, right? 


"Not only as a member of the RSL but as importantly a Proud Australian Citizen I feel a huge sense of anger towards the Australian Federal Government to even consider such a deplorable move to have OUR uniforms that are worn by our brave men and women to be made in ANY country other than Australia. Mr. Rudd your relationship with China has gone too far and you are a disgrace to the Australian flag."
Bet if we took a look around your house we'd find plenty of non-Australian made merchandise, wouldn't we?


"So we can drive tanks from the USA and use rifles from Germany but we can't wear unifroms from China. Smacks of racism to me."
A voice of reason?

Seriously, we use planes, helicopters, guns, expertise from countries all over the world. Half of our clothes, a lot of our electronics and countless other things we never think about day to day would be made in China. 

What exactly is our problem here?

4 comments:

Dave from Albury said...

"Could you just imagine if K Rudd and his bunch of misfits were in government back in 1942?

This one made me laugh. It seems this commenter has forgotten about 'Pig Iron' Bob Menzies selling the Japanese all of the iron that they needed to build a modern military.

Keri said...

It just.... staggers me. The revisionism you need to make statements like that with a straight face.

Jeremy said...

"Bet if we took a look around your house we'd find plenty of non-Australian made merchandise, wouldn't we?"

Exactly.

And Dave, good point.

Jayne said...

Pardon my French here - Pissy Pig Iron Bob forced the men to load the pig iron on the ships bound for Japan as they'd refused to load it cos they felt Japan was an aggressive enemy of China and Oz could be the next target but Prick Iron ...sorry Pig Iron Bob threatened them with the dog-collar act (being able to hire strikebreakers) even though the Oz Govt had previously banned the shipment of iron ore to Japan.