There are many similarity's between our cultures - but equally many differences too!.
While most Australians of my generation and older will forever remember the sacrifices of those brave US servicemen in the Battle of the Coral Sea, that saved us from the inevitable invasion of the Japanese in WW2, that doesn't mean its always been a smooth relationship!.
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The so called "Battle of Brisbane" is an example where some bad blood remains to this day....
The thing is there are more similarities than their are differences. We get so much US TV content these days and so little from the UK, that we are becoming more and more "Americanized" every day.
That said our rate of immigration means that today "Australians" (WASPS) are already a minority in this country, so much so that this country is changing also at a great pace such that many from the WW2 era are now passed on and today we have the issues of triads and mafia and terrorism etc from all nations of the worlds refugees - heck the darned kiwis have almost over run us now days as well!
Many peoples who's future is nobbled in their own country, due to a criminal past for example, comes here as a refugee in a boat with false papers and a new identity to start over.
We seem to be inheriting a LOT of pother country's "problem children" as refugees - and as a result our country's changing even more and NOT to become more like the US...
A Lot of the recent immigrants don't seem to assimilate well like those after WW2 from Europe did, the recent arrivals form enclaves.....and bring their own form of crime with them.
Oz as a country is not all peaches and creme let me tell you.
It's still good by world standards but slipping rapidly from what we once were.
This is NOT the country I grew up knowing.
No religion in schools
No Gods 10 commandments in our courts system.
No mention of our Queen in our national anthem - I used to sing "god save the queen" at school.
Many core values are changing and not all for the better.
Just look at our PM...for example:-\
A Lesbian, Fabian, Unwed, Childless, Atheist, Ranga (Red Headed kiwi), who back stabbed her way to power by deposing the duly elected leader of the people in Kevin Rudd.
She represents NON of the values, that I as an Australian, aspire to.
She was put there thru surreptitious actions by the Israel, because our prime Minister Kevin Rudd had the temerity to expel a few Israeli spy's from the Israeli embassy after Israels Mossad used falsified Aussie passports to assassinate some Arab bad guy in a hotel in Dubai!.
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Just as dual citizenship and Israeli ownership of your congressmen, has allowed the take over of the USA, the same games are afoot here in our nation and "the Ranga" is the epitome of the problem here.
Distance is a blessing maybe in this case - you might not like us as much, if you got to know us better, we can be "Cactus Kates" (prickly little bitches to handle) when we get the hump about something.
Sometimes we can be as outright ornery as the Canukistanians.
We do still like to work and play hard tho...and we've been known to like a beer or 3.