#2
Yeah that was stupid, but they've already taken it back. Anyway I went to the Gold Coast show last night and it was amazing, Muse is officially the best live act I have ever seen. Tool were also awsome but there were a lot of f uckheads in the crowd.
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Having an Australian flag in Australia is not racist! How fucking stupid is that?
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#5
political correctness my ass!

ive got an idea,

we let every ethnic minority have free reign over us!
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Did you see where Mr Iemma said it was a disgrace and he was seeking legal aid to see their position in stopping this ban? Finally, a poly grew some balls
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It's so retarded, i don't have tickets to the Adelaide one *cries furiously* but you're right it sucks really bad about the flag thing, i heard about it on Triple J so i don't know much, but it's still retarded
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#8
not australia day = no flag?

why dont they try holding it in france, theres plenty of multiculturalism there...
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political correctness my ass!

ive got an idea,

we let every ethnic minority have free reign over us!

after RATM re-unite they need to come to Australia and kick some ass!!
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#10
lol I just saw it on the megadeth boards...

very silly if you ask me...

but of course you dont.

so bah...
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#11
does it really matter? its a music festival. why do you want a flag there?

if you dont like it, dont go. they can set whatever rules they like. its their festival. but if you have such a big objection to it... well, you're pretty stupid.
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#12
i think its stupid but those ****in flags get in the way if u hav some ****wit with one right in front of you
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why dont they try holding it in france, theres plenty of multiculturalism there...


They had a ban on all religious symbols. Hardly tolerant
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thats because they pushed political correctness so far to the extreme, and then realised they totally ****ed up.
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Yeah it's the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Screw politically correctness. It's a traditional Aussie event, and the thing that makes it differnent from every other festival is that it's 120% Aussie. When they take away the Aussie symbol it's nothing more than another ordinary music festival!





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#16
why only australian flags banned?
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#17
They think its racist wtf?

Were all Australians and so are the multicultural australians so i dont get how the flag of our own country is racist.

its just crazy.
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#18
They took the Australian flag down at my school for some while last year because of racial tension. It was so dumb.
#19
its becuase some dickhead last year went around making people kiss the australian flag and one guy refused to (not becuase he didnt like australia) and then he got punched.
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does it really matter? its a music festival. why do you want a flag there?

if you dont like it, dont go. they can set whatever rules they like. its their festival. but if you have such a big objection to it... well, you're pretty stupid.


Why do we want a flag there? Maybe because people want to show some pride in the country they live in and rebel against the fact that the BDO has already been moved from Australia Day just to accommodate for the few troublesome ethnic groups that seem to have a problem with it?

What a shit world we live in where the minority can always gain the upper hand by playing the discrimination card and knowing that some PC wanker is always going to be there to agree with them.
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#21
Now let me get something straight first, Im am in total disagreement with the flag being banned.

However, it must be remembered that the swastika is technically a symbol of peace and unity but the use Hitler put it to turned it into a sign of hatred. The Australian flag has almost been used as a similar symbol in past civil disturbances in Oz, its understandable why they would want to ban it. Mark my words, despite what you might think now, eventually our precious flag will become a symbol of hate to many.
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Personally I think that any attempt to 'ban' the flag is over the top, wherever it is. I'm okay with what the BDO organisers are doing, because they're not doing that. They're just asking people not to bring them. In my experience of previous BDOs the most conspicuous displays of the Australian flag have been white guys my age with way too much booze in their system leering at the women, cursing loudly nonstop, making racist slurs at anyone with skin darker than medium-tan and generally being unpleasant and intimidating others who are just there to have a good time. It's really not good for the flag's image. There have even been attacks, fuelled by both alcohol and racism. Same deal at Cronulla - photos of hooligans wearing the flag as a cape bashing a defenceless bloke who did nothing to deserve it don't do our image any good. So I can see the logic behind discouraging display of the flag there.

Besides, it's a music festival. Save it for a BBQ in the park on Friday.

Oh, and to whoever mentioned it on page one, the politicians are not 'growing balls' - they're jumping on the "political correctness gone mad!" anti-liberal (note the small L) bandwagon that Howard pioneered and Labor has tried appropriate because they can't win on a genuinely liberal platform. The only ones with balls so far are the Democrats, who have supported the restrictions on the grounds that the flag has been misued at previous BDOs and that people who are genuinely concerned about misuse of the flag should try to prevent it so that its image isn't corrupted.
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#23
did you see the 10 news poll about it only 5% thought it was a good idea to ban the flag and there where over 10,000 votes
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#24
For ****s sake, this is over the top.... As protest im gunna wear australian flag boxers and get naked and then throw my boxers on stage......
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For ****s sake, this is over the top.... As protest im gunna wear australian flag boxers and get naked and then throw my boxers on stage......


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#26
Damn your in melbourne..... Oh well i guess if the same thing happened twice in 3 days they mite gt the point....
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Yeah it's the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Screw politically correctness. It's a traditional Aussie event, and the thing that makes it differnent from every other festival is that it's 120% Aussie. When they take away the Aussie symbol it's nothing more than another ordinary music festival!


First of all, the BDO isn't 120% Aussie, its also in New Zealand

Second, this wasn't due to the 'evil political correctness' that right wing columnists and talk radio hosts ramble about. It was to stop idiots who go around bashing people who refuse to kiss it.

Anyway, it isn't actually banned:

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#28
Now that they said they didn't ban it, I reckon there is going to be a flooding of the flags. But thats good.
#29
They never banned it in the first place as tborsje prooved.

Its not the "ethnic minorities" that they are worried about it's the redneck ****heads who think that if they act like a twat with the flag on them or around them then its justified because there a "patriot".

All this love for the flag is just jingoistic bullshit. No one gives two shits about it any other part of the year.

if you love Australia plant a tree and say sorry to an aboriginal because if you just caring for a "flag", a symbol that in my eyes has been turned into one of racial oppresion and hate, then you are 'patriotic" for all the wrong reasons. You should be worried about sme real problems that the country faces not wether a music festival lets you hold a flag that you dont think about bar one day of the year.

This country needs it's head checked on whats important.
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#30
lol talking bout flags. it was after the cronulla riots. and my friend saw some lebs with their flag wrapped round em. and him being a dumb arse goes. "hahaah look at all them tree huggers"

if you didnt get that go have a look at the leb flag
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#31
Have any of you retards READ THE LINK? You misquote the story in an attempt to make it sound worse than it is then make borderline racist comments.

And people wonder why Australia has a reputation for racism.
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