The current situation involving Adam Goodes has, to put it lightly, intrigued Australia. It involves our most fanatic "religion" – AFL. Worse than this, it involves the very nation of Australia itself. The overly patriotic among us aren’t merely intrigued. They’re angry. And rightly so. Goodes is an outspoken Aboriginal man and his harsh words concerning this country were always going to bite – they were intended to do so. How dare he critique us after receiving our award! A good dog usually sits down once he gets his treat. Surely Goodes knew that Australia would bite back. But where is the safest place one can go to bite? Hmm.
It’s not uncommon to hear the slur “faggot” at your local footy oval. I hear it constantly amidst all the colourful language we hold so dearly in this country. Apparently, if you’ve always wanted to yell this out in a crowded area but have never received the chance to do so, your local footy oval will provide the safest place for this. Unlike the next day, at your workplace, in line at the café, walking through the mall, you won’t be reprimanded at all. Better yet, children can be taught new words and not only new words but also how to use them properly. For example, use the word “ape” when the Aboriginal player is in view. Oh, whoops, you used it wrong. He heard you.