Advance Australia Caucasian – the Australian National Anthem, is regularly honoured by every member of the Victorian Police force, as well as by every Australian politician, every Australian sports person and every Australian sports fan.
That the word fair means Caucasian is without question. That the word fair means Caucasian in the context of the Australian National Anthem is moot. Any psychologist will advise that whenever a word is used or heard the word's full spectrum of meanings is weighed and assessed, and that even out of context meanings impact on the person's interpretation of what is said or heard.
There are most definitely a considerable number of Australians who foremostly interpret the word fair in their National Anthem to mean Caucasian. However even these National Front types do not openly admit they use this interpretation, it is to their benefit for them to deny it. But they do give a nod, a wink and a knowing grin when it is put to them bluntly that this is an interpretation.
The bulk of the Australian population chooses not to see that their National Anthem is a racist little number. They generally deny that they have ever considered the interpretation that fair means Caucasian, and take great offence if anyone suggests the word could be interpreted as meaning Caucasian in the context. Ask the same question 5 years later and they again deny that they have ever considered the interpretation that fair means Caucasian, and take great offence if anyone suggests the word could be interpreted as meaning Caucasian in the context. Selective communal Alzheimer's syndrome thrives in the Australian populace.
That Australian governments at all levels support the racist interpretation of the National Anthem is to my mind unquestionable. The government knows of the interpretation. They choose to ignore the matter. I believe the argument they use is that they do not believe the general populace interprets the word fair as meaning Caucasian in the context of the National Anthem. I believe this is demonstratively false.
It is officially known that the Caucasian interpretation exist, this cannot be denied. In 1996, about a month after the Atlanta Olympic Games, the Olympic head, Juan Antonio Samaranch visited Australia and had an official breakfast with Australian governments and Olympic officials to pass the baton to Australia for the forthcoming 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Immediately after this breakfast it was announced that the Australian National Anthem would not be played at the Sydney Olympics. About 3 hours later this decision had been overturned and no further reporting of it was ever made, in Rupert's or anyone else's media. I believe that this occurred because of a letter that I sent to Mr Samaranch some weeks before this. A copy of this letter is attached.
Thanks for your time.
Advance Australia, with no regard of skin color.
Click to view image: 'Letter to Juan Antonio Samanch June 1996'
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