Warning, hardcore politcal statement! Please read til the end
I know there are atrocities committed against our fellow humans everyday. Genocide, ethnic cleansing, colonisation of what is perceived as weaker races needing to be saved from themselves...whatever you want to call it.
Once again the ones in power use that power for their own gain, blind to the suffering it causes. Whether its for that pathetic excuse you call a God, or you have some sort of hatred gene toward darker races, it doesn’t really matter. What is wrong is simply wrong.
I always enjoy my time I spend with my fellow indigenous people and their cultures. It is great to celebrate our similarities and differences. When I visit Australia I also feel an enormous sadness, one that is hard to shake once I’ve left their shores.
The Aboriginal people of Australia have to be the most mistreated peoples in human history. A big statement but no one in the know would ever challenge me about it. Because it is true. In 2007 these people have been Australian citizens for 40 years. Yes in 1967 they were legislated into the ‘human race’ and were ‘allowed’ to vote. Only 40 years. These people have lived in Australia for at least 140,000 years and are one of the oldest cultures in existence. The ‘discovery’ in Australia of paintings dating back at least 120,000 years has turned the anthropological World upside down. Where else in the World could it be said that one culture has survived unaltered for this amount of time and without outside influence?
When white man first arrived on Australian shores they declared the new land unoccupied, that there were no humans beings living there and could therefore claim it as their own. The Aboriginal people were declared subhuman and were counted as part of the flora and fauna. They were on par with the animals.
In the 1900s The Australian Government came up with a plan to humanise Aboriginal people and ‘breed the blackness out of them’ by going into small communities and taking the children away. Literally. They arrived without warning, took new born and infants off their parents without explanation and they were never to be returned. The children were given to white families to civilize them, educate them and ‘help’ them become ‘white’ as fast and in every way possible. Of course the reality was the children were physically, mentally and sexually abused by these so called caregivers. Many committed suicide. The ones that survived this assimilative genocide were and are scarred for life.
If that's not bad enough. Since the colonisation of Australia the original people of that land were systemically and randomly raped, hunted down like animals, murdered, lynched, burned and hung. This continued well into the twentieth century and it was not until the 1950s that it became officially illegal to hunt them. I’ll just clarify this. By law it became illegal to hunt aboriginal people. Much like hunting on the safari in Africa they went out on their trucks, cars, jeeps with guns, rounded them up and drove them off cliffs, into ravines or simply ran them down with their vehicles. When cornered they were slaughtered en masse. Even after this practice was officially outlawed the murdering continued and someways, still does today.
Last week a policeman was acquitted of yet another murder of an aboriginal man while in police custody. This is not an isolated case but one of many, many more. This same week The Australian Government announces plans to send the police and army in to the small Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. The official excuse for this action is to ‘clean up the Aboriginal problem of child abuse.’ Good God these people are sick. White folk don’t abuse their children? Would a white community be treated in the same way? And lets look at the history of child abuse in the outback. When did it start? When white man came. Who started it? Men of cloth, church leaders and priest, teachers, doctors and other predators who target vulnerable communities, families and children. Like welfare workers, volunteers, all types of paedophiles disguised as people working for the good.
How did they achieve this? With alcohol. And why was this disgusting behaviour allowed to continue? Because the victims are Aboriginal and no one gives a fuck about them. John Howard believe or not is not the first fascist to rule Australia. They have had successive arseholes in power for many generations.
To me child abuse is child abuse. It doesn’t matter who the perpetrators. But would other people be treated the same way as the Aboriginal people are being treated here? The same method of propaganda and the spread of hatred toward the Aboriginal people was used by Hitler against the Jews. It looks like yet another excuse to divide and rule, take land and resources and wipe out, in whatever way possible the Aboriginal race from existence. It is the same method as the Nazis with the same goal. A supreme white race to rule over all else. It is a continued abuse of power by the Fascist and fanatical right wing white men. These criminals have to be stopped. The Australian Government are a bunch of narrow minded Fascists. They jump up and down when there is a hint of Human Rights Abuse committed by countries like China and yet they fund, mandate and carry out these same abuses to what is supposed to be ‘their people’.
Australian people, this is not good enough. Please do something. Show your disgust at the treatment of your people. A people that are unique to this World, that have evolved within your lands. How hypocritical is it when you make a stand for your environment but can not stand up and fight for a people?
Show your disgust at your Government. Rally together and make your stand!
I have travelled to Australia many times over the years. I always feel welcome, have met many amazing, friendly people. Your general wit and sense of humour is unique and although you generally are more up front, even brash compared to us New Zealanders (we have a more reserved outlook) I still have not been mistreated or terribly insulted while in your country. Anyone who agrees with your Governments indigenous policies are either backward, racist pigs or just need help in seeing the truth. Good people who have been lead astray.
Stand up and say that this treatment is not good enough.
I hope the shame of it all is enough to motivate people into saying this fascism has to stop.