Celebrate Anzac Day – with a bucket of popcorn and cola beverage

That time of year again, when the media and large corporations tell us that we celebrate ANZAC day. Yes, because nothing quite says PARTY like the anniversary of a military bloodbath.

This shameful glorifcation of war was a feature of the Howard years, and Anzac day morphed into a celebration, instead of the sombre commemoration it should be.

For all the reporters out there who went straight from Uncle Ruperts Night School of Journalism to holding a microphone in front of a camera: Celebration is not actually a synonym for commemoration, no matter how many times you repeat it.

So, no, Events cinema, I will not celebrate Anzac day with you, no matter how cheap your tickets.

ad: SMH, 24 april 2010

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