Mary Clark’s, heroine of the American Black freedom movement, timely death opens a window to us. Maybe her death and the publicity surrounding it will reawaken a few minds in our country.

Laws evoked through paranoia and the want for control over a population should ring loud the alarm bells for us…us the most liberated nation on the planet.

Who would have thought OUR Government would seek powers to shoot us at will? Everything that that we are, who we are, what we visualise ourselves as in national consciousness is at risk

This is the last key. We have been disarmed, we have been dumbed down as a nation and poor English education for our immigrants inflames this situation. Unfortunately for our new arrivals, seeking solace in the dawning myth of the Great South Land, they are dumped into public housing amongst the dross of dinkum Aussies, amongst the mad and the junkies. What type of message are we sending these people?

A lot of the public servants dealing with these new arrivals are also recent immigrants and I suppose that their idea of what Australian culture is and how it should be interpreted, to say the latest wave of West Africans, is probably less than accurate or coloured by their personal experiences.

Engendering the ability to glorify our multiculturalism does not mean that we have to change the character of the nation.

Sedition is not a concept that Australians can readily relate or warm to, even the Sandgropers have given up on the idea. But we do want to maintain our right to have our say and be able to let the Governments that we elect know how we want our country to progress.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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