Lidia Thorpe, an Australian of (very diluted) Aboriginal ancestry (AOAA) told 3AW’s Neil Mitchel that talk about rape and murder in the indigenous community is a ‘diversion’ from the real issue. The rape and murder is ‘not a result of what we’re doing as Aboriginal people,’ she said, ‘it’s what the system is doing to our people.’ She then changed from the present tense to the past tense, from what happens now to what happened then – colonisation, ‘stolen children’, and so on.
Billions of dollars have been spent on Aboriginal disadvantage from the time of Charles Perkins in the 1960s to the present day. AOAAs like Lidia Thorpe have grown up in mainstream Australian society enjoying all the benefits of that society, benefits that in Burkean terms are our society’s rights.
Yumi Stynes whom I had never seen or heard of before her reported clash with veteran television personality Kerry-Anne Kennerley on Studio 10 last Monday accused Kennerley of racism because Kennerley said: ‘OK, the 5000 people who went through the streets making their points known, saying how inappropriate [Australia] day is. Has any single one of those people been out to the outback, where children, babies, five-year-olds are being raped? Their mothers are being raped, their sisters are being raped. They get no education. What have you done?’
Kennerley only repeated what Jacinta Price and Warren Mundine have often said of the terrible circumstances in some Aboriginal communities and the lack of action, precisely by those who blow their mouth off hardest about Aboriginal disadvantage. I refer to my previous comment about Jacinta Price.
With Nyunggai Warren Mundine and Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, the Aboriginal community have at last some enlightened leadership. Instead of spouting the postmodernist/identity rhetoric that only achieves enmity, Warren and Jacinta are facing the concrete issues of their people while building bridges with the rest of Australia most of whom want to see Aboriginals flourish in the land Australia has become since 1788. They offer an antidote to the poison of radical European philosophy that pretends to describe the circumstances of Aboriginals and prescribe the steps for their salvation. Below is Jacinta’s Price’s moving account of her terrible suffering while growing up and of her accusations against the hypocrites who abandoned her in their self-indulgence. What she suffered is unimaginable for most of us. Despite the suffering, she saw the good in people and in her country. She saw the road to the inheritance her country built and offers to its people. She wants to take her community along this road.
Jacinta Nampijinpa Price Australia Day January 26, 2019
” Not once! Not one time have I seen The
Greens or labor speak out, not once have I seen you Indigenous cohorts speak
out! Not once! You have never spoken out about stopping the violence, stopping
the alcoholism, stopping the child abuse and sexual assault, no, you just want
to talk about how “White man” has some how oppressed you. Oppressed you? Excuse
you! Most of you leading the pack are well educated, had opportunities some of
us only dare dreamed about, you manipulate the mobs, especially the ones less
educated or fortunate for your own selfish white hating reasons! Shame on you!
Shame shame shame!
Those of us who had serious reservations about the logic of the Mabo jugdment and where it would lead have been justified in our fears by the stage at which some Australians of Aboriginal ancestry (AOAAs) have brought their political campaign. Keith Windshuttle in his book The Break-Up of Australia (below) has shown just how far we other Australians have come in surrendering our country to a superior cast who feed on the toil of a servant population. The facts and statistics are frightening. If Australians don’t do anything else, they should at least read the two excerpts of the bookQuadrant published .
Australians are not being told the truth about the proposal for constitutional recognition of indigenous people. The goal of Aboriginal political activists today is to gain ‘sovereignty’ and create a black state, equivalent to the existing states. Its territory, comprising all land defined as native title, will soon amount to more than 60 per cent of the whole Australian continent. Constitutional recognition, if passed, would be its ‘launching pad’.
As Quadrant’s Keith Windschuttle details in The Break-Up of Australia, recognition will not make our nation complete — it will divide us permanently.