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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Australian Image

Ok so on the news today, (oh this made the headlines by the way), AUSTRALIAN KIDS ARE DUMB, PARTICULARLY QUEENSLAND ONES. So this has called for all the political awe to seize this opportunity to improve their poor public image and conduct an "education review". Ok whatever, so here in Australia we're fat and lazy. That's not new. Having been overseas and all, everything in seems too easy for us. Good wage, standard of living, workplace unions - we've got it pretty good here. Australia always seemed to lack motivation anyway.

Then I hear that countries like England, US, Russia and Kazakhstan all did better than Queensland. Ok, still fine with me, but then as I watch on, there is an interview with a professor of some sort, and the news reader asks something along the lines of, "So, why has a country like Australia been out-performed by Kazakhstan?" That's just nasty. Then I periodically flick to other channels and each one, within 5 minutes of me watching it, flashes up with a news headline saying almost exactly the same thing: "Australia, beaten by Kazakhstan." It's like they're saying, "Oh shit, I can't believe some dirt like Kazahkstan beat us."

WHAT MAKES AUSTRALIA ANY BETTER THAN KAZAKHSTAN? EVIDENTLY, THEY'RE SMARTER THAN US, AND THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT DICKHEADS LIKE US. :@:@.

Fucking sore losers. It makes me so angry.

I don't even understand why they expect us to be any way else. With government advertisements selling the message to kids that you can earn more as a tradesman than taking a university pathway (I'm pretty sure the term for it is "fostering everybody's talents" - we're not all good at academics. [Clearly]), I don't see why we wouldn't all want to labour away. Seriously, they have nothing to complain about. Shove it back into your frack trap Australia.

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