posted on Dec, 30 2008 @ 05:20 AM
I live in Perth, Western Australia. To hijack this thread, I wish to explain a few things.
Australia today and the Aborigines. While I believe everyone living in Australia, regardless of color and race are equal, it's not as such. To
quote a mate I was just speaking with over MSN...
"Abos in metro areas get hand-outs galore and are treated really farking well. THey decide to piss all their income into adidas clothing, booze,
pills, pot, gambling, etc... and they live in #holes.... not because they can't afford #e... just because they can't be farked keeping things in
What you have here is a situation where people are lazy, and basically thrash their surroundings, steal things, disrespect people etc. They receive a
special (and racist) government handout every week based on the color of their skin (they are Aboriginal), Aboriginal housing, Abstudy (Aboriginal
study allowance), etc. They then have kids, and those kids learn from the parents that acting in this way is ok. Often the parents are too drunk or
on drugs to parent the children correctly, so they run wild, these kids then don't learn how to function in society correctly and respect the
public, and the whole thing just goes on and on.
This, of course, isn't a reflection on ALL of them, but MOST of them.
Up north (eg North Western Australia) the government at the moment is having issues with Aboriginal towns/settlements/camps where they receive their
payments each week and basically spend most of their weekly pay on alcohol. This then leads to a situation of massive alcohol consumption and little
else. No one really works for a living, they neglect their housing, children and selves.
I see a lot written and said about aborigines needing support etc. What I see is a people who need to take responsibility for themselves. So many of
them receive a lot more than I do (I'm just a normal "white" aussie guy do has to work for a living and to get by) and yet they just trash what
they are given and then go and blame everyone else but themselves. I've met plenty of aborigines who are just like everyone else and work for a
living, respect people etc. Perth is a multicultural place. Asians, Indians, Africans, Aussies, Aborigines I see all over the place. I don't have
a problem with anyone. I talk to and respect anyone. Sometimes you have to however look at yourselves and realise what you are doing to
When I read/hear about people saying "Oh the aborigines being oppressed, their lands were stolen" etc, I think that's an absolute crock. When our
new PM got in, we officially apologised for our forefathers doing wrong. I can't help what my father's father did as much as "their" forfathers.
We're all here, and it's time to take control of yourselves.