May 2013 Archives

May 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

All Football Players Look Primitive and Everyone is Descended from Primates

What should people be able to say and what should be prohibited? How does Australia progress as a nation? Do we have to be careful about what we say about sensitive topics or should we talk about it endlessly until we work it out and it is no longer sensitive? A story currently in the news cause me to reflect on this questions. 

From what I can gather, the current row over racism in the AFL started when a 13 year old girl, a Collingwood fan I believe, shouted out to Adam Goodes "Hey Ape!". Goodes stoped the game to point out the offending girl to security staff and demand that she be removed from the ground.

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May 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

General Election 13

Here we are on the cusp of the 13th General Election in Malaysia since independence. Only 2 days to go before we find out what kind of future Malaysia will choose for itself. I would love to see Anwar Ibrahim become the 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia on the 5th of May, 2013. I would love to see a new Malaysia. One where your race and your religion is not as important as what you can contribute to your country. Sadly I don't think it will happen.

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