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    Grin Australia Reacts to Williams Jibe

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    Few are laughing in Australia following Robin Williams' joke that its people are "basically English rednecks".

    His remarks prompted Australian PM Kevin Rudd to suggest he should "spend a little time in Alabama" before commenting on people being rednecks.

    That in turn offended the governor of Alabama, who said Mr Rudd should know that people in the southern state were "decent, hard-working creative people".

    Williams also joked that Mr Rudd had heckled him during a recent concert.

    "You go into a club and get heckled in Australia, it's kind of mandatory - 'get on with it'!

    "And that was just the prime minister," the comedian said.

    Speaking on The Late Show with David Letterman, Williams, 58, said Australia was an "unusual country", adding: "If [Charles] Darwin had landed in Australia, he'd have gone, 'I'm wrong - I don't know what I was thinking'."
    Mr Riley said Alabamans were decent and hard-working people


    Commentators have since pointed out that the famous naturalist spent two months in Australia in 1836.
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    In an Australian radio interview on Wednesday, Mr Rudd hit back at Williams' comments.

    "I think Robin Williams should go and spend a bit of time in Alabama before he frames comments about anyone being particularly redneck," he said.

    But in doing so, the chain of offence moved on to Alabama, with Gov Bob Riley issuing a statement saying: "I'm not sure if Prime Minister Rudd has ever been to Alabama."

    "If he has, he would know that Alabamians are decent, hard working, creative people."

    Oscar-winning Williams, who performed in Australia last year as part of an international tour, underwent heart surgery last March to replace an aortic valve.
    Don't see anything wrong with being 'english rednecks' myself.
    This reminds me of a kid at a job I worked at briefly last year, (18 yrs old) who would say he didn't like australia etc. and when I asked why he would say things like 'because it's full of RACISTS' (he also said 'there's nothing worse then finding out someone's a bit racist' luckily we were only hired for 3 months otherwise ugly scenes may have developed - or maybe not, because I'm not a 'little' racist but a lot, so that's ok, right? )

    All of which confirms that if I wanted to live anywhere outside of Europe, it would be Australia.

    I like the comment about 'evolution' too, would he have said that if he had visited Africa, for instance (no, because it's only OK to imply 'working class' whites are genetically stupid, of course).
    Or maybe he was talking about the aboriginies?

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    Right on Renwein.

    A Russian friend of mine once told me about the jolly times they had in the Soviet military being educated / indoctrinated in amongst other things about the "Evil South African Apartheid State".

    This fellow immediately formed a very favourable opinion of Apartheid era South Africa (the political training clearly backfired in his case) saying that from that moment he very much wanted to go and visit the place lol

    I find it bizarre why our PC pals are so obsessed with indoctrinating us into believing that everybody is equal and "racism is wrong". After all, what is racism but a form of tribalism based on racial characteristics.

    One could then ask the question "what is wrong with tribalism"? If tribalism was wrong then competitive team sports would be "wrong", there'd be no such thing as a "Jewish Identity" (it's tribalist after all) and so on.

    Racism is normal. All races / cultures practice it yet whiteys are the only ones who are demonised by the PC brigade.


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    Don't see anything wrong with being 'english rednecks' myself.
    This reminds me of a kid at a job I worked at briefly last year, (18 yrs old) who would say he didn't like australia etc. and when I asked why he would say things like 'because it's full of RACISTS' (he also said 'there's nothing worse then finding out someone's a bit racist' luckily we were only hired for 3 months otherwise ugly scenes may have developed - or maybe not, because I'm not a 'little' racist but a lot, so that's ok, right? )

    All of which confirms that if I wanted to live anywhere outside of Europe, it would be Australia.

    I like the comment about 'evolution' too, would he have said that if he had visited Africa, for instance (no, because it's only OK to imply 'working class' whites are genetically stupid, of course).
    Or maybe he was talking about the aboriginies?

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    I saw the extended interview and it was hilarious! Being an Aussie, the Darwin joke was used to describe our wildlife, he mentioned a platapus further on. When the media 'removed' that later statement, it makes Williams seem like an ass, referencing people instead of our unique fauna. That's why this stupid scandal started. Jew media engineering a disrespect through statements used out of context.

    And yes, it's quite right to call some Aussies English rednecks, just go to the footy or a cricket match over here. But at least they have silly fun!

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    I think "Chairman Krudd" was referring to the origins of the word "red neck" and to be honest the original meaning is not that bad but it is annoying that people use it so much out of its Proper meaning
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    Robin Williams is a Hooknose isn't he, if we are talking physiological ethnic slurs.

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    No, Williams is not of that tribe. He comes from a waspish background. I didn't see the jibe & don't know if it was meant in good fun or was intended to be insulting. But there is a social element that looks down on White Americans of Northwestern European ancestryh who do not embrace the social values of the more enlighten & progressive (better educated), urban classes

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