reply to post by Illusionsaregrander
Oh please don't preach New World Order style UNTIL AFTER you have spent say .. twenty years living amongst them, ok ?
Do you know how BIG Australia is ? If not, go Google it
THEN, maybe you'll explain WHY these so called 'nature loving' 'environmentally aware' creatures FLOOD to the civilized areas and always HAVE,
since the first TINY ship arrived on Australian shores.
Then, when you've done that, why not do some real research and learn how the early white pioneers made very generous provision for the aborigines,
from the word go.
But the Aborigines were desperate to hang around white settlements.
Not the romantic version of noble savages wanting to 'protect their land'. Oh no. The aborigines, then as now, saw the whites as providers and no
matter how many times they were encouraged to go back to their 'tribal lands', the aborigines insisted on hanging around white settlements for a
free meal, a free drink, a free anything.
And nothing's changed. The Australian government has to spend a literal fortune to pay Aborigines to go live 'native style' and to perpetuate
their 'culcha'. The Aborigines take the money, flop up and down in paint and grass skirts desultorily for paying tourists who want to experience
'the real Australia' ... and then in a flash, those 'proud indigenous people' drop the act and head back to the pub (their true ancestral home)
until the next tourist coach is due.
And of course, I'm sure you're aware that there are MORE claiming to be Aboriginal now than at ANY time in history. A mere 2 to 3 hundred thousand
when Cook landed. There are ten times that many now, claiming 'aboriginality'. Why not ? Who wouldn't take money for being slightly brown. The
fact that many who claim 'aboriginality' have more Lebanese, Cook Islander, Maori and Afghani blood than indigenous doesn't matter a jot. It's
the taxpayer who's paying for the glorification of browness, after all, not the politicians .. who don't have their aboriginal brothers living in
THEIR suburbs, thank you very much.
Yes, they had 'their' land 'taken from them'. Wow.
With 200,000 to 300,000 Aborigines, all armed with spears, sticks, intimate knowledge of the terrain and pitted against a few dozen exhausted sailors
who'd just completed a harsh round-world, six month voyage in a sardine can .... must have been an absolute blood-bath, right ? How could ALL those
spear wielding Aborigines have 'lost' their land to such a TINY 'invading' force ? Tell me.
No? Can't explain ? Nor can anyone else, other than to say the Aborigines didn't so much 'lose' their land as 'offer it up for a bottle of
rum'. And nothing's changed.
Always fascinated me, these claims of 'stolen Aborigine land'.
Never hear people getting their knickers in a knot about the 'stolen British lands', do we ? Yet the Romans invaded Britain far more aggressively
than the poor handful of sailors who fell out of the row-boats and onto the coast of Australia.
Yeah .. go live with the Aborigines for a while. Do you a world of good. Seriously.