His poems are a rather impactful pieces, which do leave the reader with some cognisance of a marginally dystopian regime, one that is a dehumanising, yet scarcely inevitably ineluctable. Dehumanising as the regime may seem, Dawe makes us cognisant on the painful realities that circumvent the history and society itself. Homecoming fixated on the dehumanising treatment the war heroes received, On the Death of Ronald Ryan highlighted the corrupt regime at the time, accentuated the erroneous contentment of an
An opposing piece to this, entitled ‘Advance Australia, fair!’ by Tristan Fairchild was published. In his piece, Fairchild uses his experience as a cultural liaison supervisor to persuade his audience that changing the date of Australia day can only be a good thing. Fairchild employed a authoritative and passionate tone to reason that celebrating a day that is viewed as an invasion is un-Australian and that we should rather be celebrating a rich and extensive culture. Joined to this article was a picture of an Aboriginal flag being raised, rather than the British flag, at Botany Bay by James Cook.
Currently, “Politicians on both sides have played up the idea of the ‘good refugee’ (who waits in a camp for resettlement) and the ‘bad refugee’ (who ‘jumps the queue’ by coming by boat)” (McAdam). It shows favoritism and labeling towards the refugees. The “good refugees” may get chosen faster to settle in Australia, which makes sense because they waited their turn. However, the fact that they label the type of refugee someone may be is not right.
In David Rowe’s political cartoon ordinary aspects express extraordinary significance, to decisively convey his negative impression of the Abbott government. The relativity of the context to the cartoon is linked through the illustration of the infamous red budgie smugglers, relating Tony Abbott’s influence. In addition to the the bow on the trunks symbolising the ‘tying’ of parties to the issue; the conjunction of ‘garbage’, consisting of fish heads, symbolises both the Abbott government’s straining of information of border security and the ’Operation Sovereign Borders’ catching illegal immigrants. David Rowe incorporates Australians’ response to the issue in his political cartoon through the metaphorical symbolism to characterise Australians as
An Australian Republic is about us — not the Queen, not Prince Charles or the world economy. We should do it now, without delay. As Nelson Mandela once said, “ For to be free is not merely to cast off one 's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Until we break our last Constitutional links to the mother country, our nationhood is incomplete. Now after just over 115 years of Federation, Australia must finally join the world of nations as a full equal, unshackled to any other nation.
This has been the mantra of the Native American disproval of its dealings with the American government. With the new rule come the principles of exclusion and oppression, and a model for a privileged application of law. The discovery doctrine was also used by Justice Marshall to justify his decision. His endorsement of the discovery doctrine on principle in McIntosh facilitated the material dispossession of Native American lands.
The USA has it’s own Immigration Laws that require “good moral character”, so if it was not his homeland, Chris Brown may have even been banned from America. Musicians such as Lily Allen and Boy George are banned from the country on grounds of violence, so such an outcome would not be surprising. Australia also has a history of non-tolerance, banning high profile and controversial characters such as rapper Tyler the Creator and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, both relevant to the abuse of or misogyny against women. Australia should take pride in moving forward from our not so distant past of sexism and racial profiling, and accept a chance to do good and move forward to greater
The neo-colonial cultural hegemony serves as an imperative urge for the indigenous people to rewrite their own history because, as Teshome H. Gaberial puts, “official history tends to arrest the future by means of the past.” (“Third Aesthetics”, 53) In expounding the situation, personal narration turns to be politically significant to rescue the missing part from the official history. In spite of minor and oscillating nature of popular memory, the all-embracing strategy provides valuable perspectives to be archived and survived. In this respect, both of the selected films, The Hour of the Furnaces and The Pearl Button present a subjective narration in documentary film in order to unveil the perspective neglected by the grand history.
He sparked rage into the minds of the plebeians and then turned that rage against the conspirators by accusing them of being high and mighty against the emotions of the people. He states that he wishes not to go against the wishes of “honorable” men which has been proven at this point to be an ironic statement. Antony’s statement goes further to insight rage in the minds of the plebeians with the idea that to mourn their
In our group’s artefact creation, we choose the topic of indigenous education and after our group discussion we decided to focus on the question: can media representation of indigenous education be challenged? The reason why our group choose this particular topic is because we all think indigenous education is a big issue in Australian education and we want to challenge the negative media representation. We have four group members: Vince Wang, Zachary Johns, Cliantha Tanea and I (Linting Chen). As we decided to challenge to media representation, we explored the context, media representations and the improvements have being made in indigenous education so far.
Rhetorical Devices in “Speech in the Virginia Convention” Patrick Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention” was a persuasive speech in favor of the revolution against the British Parliament. Like many people, at the time, Henry wanted to break free from Britain and start the United States of America. He delivered the speech on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia Convention with serious tone in attempt to rally up the convention for war. In the speech Henry used many rhetorical devices to persuade the convention. Some of the more effective devices are restatement, hypophora, and antithesis.
On Nov. 11, Major General James S. Hartsell spoke to more than 100 students, faculty, active duty members, and Veterans at Saint Leo University’s Veterans Day event. The room was filled with Veterans from the community wearing hats and pins that stated “Support Our Troops.” As a marine for more than 30 years, Hartsell addressed the audience about the importance of Veterans Day. He continuously reminded the attendees that freedom is not free, and that everyone should be extremely thankful for our military and Veterans.