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Apr 21st, 2013 at 6:40pm

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I saw this on the sweetwater forum and thought some here may like it

Don't Sell Australia Out Author unknown

When the shearing sheds are silent and the stock camps fallen quiet.
When the gidgee coals no longer glow across the outback night.
 
And the bush is forced to hang a sign, 'gone broke and won't be back'.
And spirits fear to find a way beyond the beaten track.
 
When harvesters stand derelict upon the wind swept plains.
And brave hearts pin their hopes no more on chance of loving rains.
 
When a hundred outback settlements are ghost towns overnight.
When we've lost the drive and heart we had to once more see us right.
 
When 'Pioneer' means a stereo and 'Digger' some backhoe.
And the 'Outback' is behind the house, there's nowhere else to go.
 
And 'Anzac' is a biscuit brand and probably foreign owned.
And education really means brainwashed and neatly cloned.
 
When you have to bake a loaf of bread to make a decent crust.
And our heritage once enshrined in gold is crumbling to dust .
 
And old folk pay their camping fees on land for which they fought.
And fishing is a great escape; this is until you're caught.
 
When you see our kids with yankee caps and resentment in their eyes.
And soaring crime and hopeless hearts are no longer a surprise.
 
When the name of RM Williams is a yuppie clothing brand.
Not a product of our heritage that grew from off the land.
 
When offering a hand makes people think you'll amputate.
And two dogs meeting in the street is what you call a 'Mate'.
 
When 'Political Correctness' has replaced all common sense.
When you're forced to see it their way, there's no sitting on the fence.
 
Yes one day you might find yourself an outcast in this land.
Perhaps your heart will tell you then, I should have made a stand'
 
Just go and ask the farmers that should remove all doubt.
Then join the swelling ranks who say, ' don't sell Australia out'.

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Aaddendumby LG:
Author is Chris Long - http://www.chrislongbushpoetry.com/dont-sell-australia-out/

"In more recent years one of his poems gained fame and spread throughout the country and further afield having gone viral on the internet.  The poem entitled, ‘Don’t Sell Australia Out’, appears on countless websites and blogs.  Sadly it mostly appears as author unknown or courtesy of someone else and often appears under a different title.  However Chris maintains that he is still elated that the poem has reached so many of his countrymen.  Now Chris is releasing his revised edition of ‘Top Rail Politician’, to include that poem and a few others that have gained a reputation."  http://www.chrislongbushpoetry.com/about-2/
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2013 at 10:15pm

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Not too far from the truth that one.

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Seems like a fair bit of that has already come to pass!   Sad
 

The judge's decision is final... unless the 3rd umpire is called for... or a facebook campaign goes viral !!!

All comments are my personal opinion only and/or based on real life experiences.  No debate will be entered into.
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Reply #3 - Apr 22nd, 2013 at 6:27pm

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I read this out to a group of friends yesterday off my phone.  It was well received Smiley
 

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It should be sent to Canberra but I doubt very much that there is any one there with the intelligence to understand what it means
 

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An Intelligent politician? That is an oxymoron if ever there was one.
 

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