Sunday, April 22, 2018

Leave it alone

One of the characteristics of leftist activists is deconstructionism. Part of this means intentionally hijacking cultural symbols to promote their own causes. Some of them have started a social media campaign to use Anzac Day to raise awareness of offshore detainees on Manus Island. This strikes me as highly disrespectful to the day, which is about commemorating Australian and New Zealand military service personnel. As a day of solemn observance and reflection for most Australians and New Zealanders, it should not be appropriated for partisan political causes. There are other days in the year for that. 

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