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LONG OVERDUE APOLOGIES.

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 04:22 am
Lol!!!

That was a speech made by the ACTOR John Howard - on a satirical series about the preparations for the 2000 Olympics.

It was a comment on the fact that the Prime Mnister, also John Howard, will not apologise to Aboriginal people.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 04:24 am
Ah, that's very enlightening--and the more disgusting . . . not to be cruel, but it lessens the pain of having the Shrub at the helm here . . .
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 04:30 am
Lol - er, grrrrrr.

Yes - I getcha.

It was a wonderful and classic moment of Oz television.

John Howard is a very well known actor - and on the brilliant satire ("The Games" - created by a local god, John Clarke) the characters just turned the TV on - because, in the show, the Prime Minister had said he would be making an announcement. The actor John Howard appeared - made that speech absolutely straight, and the characters turned the TV off, simply commenting that it was about time.

It was a fabulous moment in political satire.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 04:36 am
But surely John Howard, (who has a LOT of apologising to do, trust me!) is not the only politician/leader in the whole wide world who should apologise for past & present low/unfair/unethical words & deeds? The Japanese prime minister apologised yesterday. Who else should?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 07:19 am
Well. I think the Turks oughta apologize, theyre trying to be part of EU and a little cleaning of the conscience over some little past human rights transgressions would be helpful.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 07:42 am
Kim Jong Il's hairdresser, and it had better be a good one.
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au1929
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 08:14 am
Apology
So what. Most of these apologies come when the head of government's back is against the wall and IMO are meaningless words. The apology certainly will not undo the evil they did.
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au1929
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 08:18 am
Do you think Bush will ever apologize for the grief he has caused and damage he has done?
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 08:21 am
Ah, but I disagree, au. In some cases a genuine & heartfelt apology can come some way toward healing wounds & soothing hurt.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 08:23 am
au1929 wrote:
Do you think Bush will ever apologize for the grief he has caused and damage he has done?


Not just yet. :wink:
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 08:27 am
BBB
Apologies are long overdue to the aboriginal peoples of the North and South American continent.

Apologies are long overdue to women throughout the world. The list of why is too long to post here.

Apologies are due for the way humans have abused the planet Earth.

BBB
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au1929
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 08:51 am
msolga
Do you think the apology by the Japanese PM will soothe the hurt of the rape of Nanking. Only time and the passing generations will accomplish that.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 08:58 am
Probably not. But it not apologising (say nothing of denial in history books) is rather like rubbing salt into a wound.
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au1929
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 09:04 am
msolga

Now you are cooking with gas. The apology should be expressed by revision of the history book. That would say a hell of a lot more than idle words.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2005 09:07 am
Yes. We'll have to wait & see! At the moment it looks like a desperate attempt to smooth over a trade problem.
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