It has long been said in Australia that if we had lost World War Two, we would all be speaking Japanese now. With so much diverse vibrancy entering the West these days, this old saw has become somewhat of a sick joke. One might even suggest that if we had lost World War Two, at least the Europeans of the future would still speak a European language…
Even for frog-in-a-boiling-pot locals of Australia’s big cities, it is very difficult not to notice the changes, but for visitors expecting to see Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin, discovering just how open and tolerant our nation has become can be a little shocking.
American Brendan Schaub is a former professional footballer and MMA fighter, and he visited Australia recently on tour as a comedian. His appraisal of where we are headed is frank.
(With thanks to Connor Murphy for spotting and editing the video.)
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