Argumentative Essay: What Do Australians Stand For?

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What do Australians stand for? Is it that all Muslims should go back to their home country because they are terrorists? Or that equality is an important part of our country and something that we should strive for? I believe that a reasonable percentage of Americans would agree with the first one but here in Australia we strive for a country with equality. To get equality I believe justice, culture and opportunity are a part of what Australians stand for and a first step to equality, you don’t have to agree with what other people’s beliefs are to get equality but you do need to accept them without judgment. In Stand up they taught exactly this. Mrs McCann didn’t agree with Joel’s prospective but at the end she did accept it. She realised that …show more content…
All around the world Australia is known for having a strong culture. Australians are known for just living life to the fullest, living the ‘straya’ lifestyle, wearing thongs, boardies, tank top and watching the footy while having a nice snag and an ice cold beer. Although this isn’t entirely true, it is true that Australians have a strong culture. Culture in Australia is strong and one of the strongest beliefs are that we stand up for what we believe in. Culture can have a negative impact though, there are many more cultures within Australia so this can cause arguments when two or more cultures don’t agree with each other. This happened in the song The Land is Mine. As stated above this song is about the two different thoughts about the land, one is a legal right and the other is a spiritual connection. Both cultures have just as much right to stand up for them selves witch Australians are known to do so its hard for both sides as no one wants to back down. This is just evidence of two different cultures with two different thoughts. Another clash of cultures was in the episode Stand up. The clash was between a Native Aboriginal and a school. The school had a strong culture of singing the national anthem before school every day but Joel did not feel like he should sing it. The principle Mrs McCann thought that the schools culture was more important then Joel’s. Mrs McCann didn’t want to back down but in the end she realised that Joel’s culture …show more content…
The opportunity to better yourself or to do it for someone else, it doesn’t really matter as you don’t shy away from the opportunities that are presented before you. Opportunities happen for everyone but some might only happen once a year or even less then that so its very important to grab them while you can. The Land is Mine is giving people the opportunity to do what’s right for the Native Australians. For most people they wouldn’t pay much attention to the opportunity they have but for the small amount of people who have realised that this song has brought them an opportunity and taken it head on are the ones that are more likely to do well in life. Most people wouldn’t see this as an opportunity but it is, an opportunity to rally up and try to give land back the the Aboriginals. In the episode Red Fern now, Mrs McCann was also presented with an opportunity in which she did not see at first. The opportunity to let Joel not sing the song and to accept there are other cultures other then her own. She was lucky to seize the opportunity to give him permission to not sing the song when she did because she almost missed it. Finally, we come to Rudd, the biggest opportunity of them all. To say sorry to the Native Australians, the stolen generation. Rudd didn’t have to do this but he did it for two reasons. One, to boost his political campaign and to gain votes to put him in a good spot among Australians and two, to accept

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