Australian comedian and writer, Jocko Willink, has made a plea for more cultural sensitivity and has been slammed for it by a leading Australian broadcaster.
In a series of tweets, Mr Willink called on the government to change the laws to recognise the cultural heritage of Australia and to recognise cultural diversity.
The former host of The Willink Show and The Jacky O’Rourke Show has written a book, The Culture of Love, which describes the impact that “cultural relativists” have had on Australian society.
In his tweets, the comedian and author also urged the Federal Government to include a reference to “cultural heritage” in its legislation.
“In Australia we all think of ourselves as culturally unique and culturally diverse,” Mr Willinking wrote.
“We all think we are a country of different cultures, but we are all Australians.
It is the case everywhere else in the world, in schools, in workplaces, in government and in media. “
This is not the case in Australia.
“If we can’t agree on what is right and wrong, we will be unable to have a respectful dialogue on the issues we face. “
“Cultural relativism is a cultural ideology which says we are different, but it is an ideology that has no place in our society and has no relevance to our lives. “
“The Australian public has lost sight of what it is really about and how it relates to the world around it.” “
In an interview with ABC News Breakfast on Wednesday, Mr Doohan said that he had been surprised by Mr Willinks comments. “
The Australian public has lost sight of what it is really about and how it relates to the world around it.”
In an interview with ABC News Breakfast on Wednesday, Mr Doohan said that he had been surprised by Mr Willinks comments.
“I was surprised to hear what he had to say about it.
It’s one of the most profound things I have heard in a long time,” Mr Doherty said.
“But I think it’s very important to recognise that this ideology, this cultural relatism, is not just about me and my life in Australia.” “
Mr Willick has also said that Australia needs more “cultural sensitivity”. “
But I think it’s very important to recognise that this ideology, this cultural relatism, is not just about me and my life in Australia.”
Mr Willick has also said that Australia needs more “cultural sensitivity”.
“I have been asked to defend this position a number of times in the media,” Mr Didoohan said.
‘A good example’ The ABC’s John Lyons has been writing about the cultural landscape of Australia for more than 40 years.
He has covered the rise of multiculturalism and the rise in the use of social media in the 1990s, and said that while he does not agree with Mr Willicks views, he respects his “great point of view”.
“He is an excellent example of how it works, how it affects people in our country and the impact it has on people’s lives,” Mr Lyons said.
He said that if there was a way to make Australia more welcoming to all people, that would be one way to go.
“There is a way in which we can all be a little more sensitive to each other,” he said.
”I am not saying that we can ignore each other’s differences or we can treat each other differently, but I think that is not an option.
“And we all need to understand that this is our country, and it is our culture.”
The Australian Film Institute has also been criticised for not including references to cultural heritage in its guidelines on diversity and inclusion.
“That is an example of cultural imperialism, that is a bad example of what we mean when we say cultural sensitivity,” the organisation’s director, Professor Ian Walker, said.
Professor Walker said that it is important for the government and the community to work together to ensure the best possible outcomes for all Australians, including those in disadvantaged backgrounds.
“A lot of us have lived through this, so I think we can understand that there are issues about cultural sensitivity in the workplace and in schools and the workplace in general,” Professor Walker added.
Mr Willokens book The Culture Of Love is available for pre-order on Amazon.
The ABC will publish an article on The Culture Blog at 10:30am AEST on Tuesday.
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