The transcript of the part used in the video is below:
"Let us determine to bring ourselves together, settle our differences, and shape and realise our common dream for this joyride into the future. In that pursuit, let us create a global democracy and parliament under the grand idea of one planet, one person, one vote, one value. We must, we can, we will."
Andy has broken his self-imposed Time Out to post this reminder to celebrate this Saturday night's Human Achievement Hour. So please celebrate. Turn on your lights, the TV, the microwave, the air conditioner. Andy will be back to fulltime posting in early May 2012.
FEDERAL government-commissioned research claims commemorating the centenary of Anzac Day is a "double-edged sword" and a "potential area of divisiveness" because of multiculturalism.
Bureaucrats spent almost $370,000 for focus group testing and a research paper to guide commemoration plans.
"Commemorating our military history in a multicultural society is something of a double-edged sword," the paper states. "While the 100th anniversaries are thought to provide some opportunity for creating a greater sense of unity, it is also recognised as a potential area of divisiveness.
"There are strong views either way in terms of how to recognise any 'non-Australian' military service of those who now live here." More research into the impact of Anzac Day commemorations on recently arrived migrants was suggested.
Which genius in the Gillard government thought this was a great idea? The community already hates the federal Labor government for lying about the carbon tax and now this PC bullshit.
These bureaucrats have already wasted $370 grand of our money and want to waste even more? WTF!
By the way, I’m offended by anyone who is offended by the annual Anzac Day tribute.
If I have to choose between Anzac Day and multiculturalism I choose Anzac Day.