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Submitted by Jonathan Mark (Australia), Jun 28, 2010 at 07:33

Elizaveta,

I am an Australian male, around 50 years old, and I take exception to your comments. You are obviously in a position whereby you have to live in an area that is, perhaps, a bit socio-economically disadvantaged.

That's unfortunate. But you will find the sort of people you re talking about in every country and every city on earth. I realise that you've probably gone through some tough times, and more than likely you've been subjected to racial abuse or discrimination. It's a fact that this does happen in Australia - in certain areas.

However, if you lived in Germany or England or America or an island in the middle of the pacific, you would come into contact with people who are ignorant, crass, sloppy, and racist. It's not something that's peculiar to Australia alone. It's a world-wide phenomenon.

I suggest that you move house to a more tolerant suburb and make a fresh try at convincing people that you are there to make friends and become a member of Australian society.

If you walk around judging people by their dress-code because it doesn't comply with your moral standards, or treat women as whores because they have good figures and are proud of their attractiveness, or denounce someone because they don't have the IQ that you require to earn your respect - then I suggest you get on a plane, or a ship, or a bus... or a camel, and go back where you came from.

It's that simple.

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