Sean went to his mum's place yesterday - read his account here.
Geez, Michael. I went over to my Mums today. When I got there, she was on the Internet listening to the "live" feed on her pc. Thank you for making us aware of the conference. We sat and watched, listened, to the call to arms by what I think is a terrorist organisation, a cult. The second last speaker called on all Muslim Australians to "throw the Australian Constitution in the bin". He said from now on they (Muslim's) should only recognise Sharia Law. Later, a fellow of African descent pleaded as to what they needed to do from today; in Arabic. What on earth did he say? I am worried these extremists are about to embark on acts of terror in this Nation as we have never seen before. I can't believe Gillard is not on the News condemning this violence in Sydney and stating we will not tolerate this behavior in any form. It is time for all us Aussies to stand up and show these "nut-jobs" we are not going to accept their religious law in our country and we hold our Constitution dear to our hearts. We value freedom and will not let it go by a simple minority we were kind enough, silly enough, to allow on our shores. I talked to my 22 year old daughter today, who has not seen the News. She responded saying proudly, I don't watch the News. I can not believe how dismissive the younger generation are, even though I have tried to instill the values of being informed as part of my parenting. I feel like the education system has been working against me all these years and part of the problem. The awakening of the younger generation is paramount to the realities of what we face today. Seriously, how could anyone not know what happened in Sydney yesterday? Obviously, I explained the seriousness of the situation to my daughter and hope she and her partner are now interested in what is going on. I am comfortable my two kids are now aware. I just wonder how many other people in Australia are unaware and complacent? Political Correctness has made us weak. I can only hope the majority of Australians are aware and ready to fight in every way they can. Talk to your families and friends, is my advice. Make sure they know what is happening and are ready to take on the hard questions. If they are not, our way of life will be threatened. That is not something I am prepared to let happen.