You can be racist to Aborigines if you’re Aboriginal

Aboriginal Welfare Handouts - Should things like Centrelink entitlements scrapped altogether if there's no reason why a person - Aboriginal or not - cannot be employed except through self choice? | Intentious

Aboriginal Welfare Handouts – Should things like Centrelink entitlements scrapped altogether if there’s no reason why a person – Aboriginal or not – cannot be employed except through self choice? | Intentious

Non indiginous Australians have often commented regarding the huge education and employment gap between native and non native people. Statements such as “the solution to the Aboriginal problem lies with the Aborigines themselves” and that “you can’t educate people who don’t want your education” or “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink” are merely proverbials that hide a frustrated reality, a deep, bitter, seething anger where one people feels betrayed, ignored and unwelcome by the other people who feel betrayed, used and unwelcomed by the first.

But in politics, you don’t dare say things like this. It’s rule number one of political correctness and avoiding the race problem.

Now, sure to spark rabid flame war all over the country, one of Australia’s most senior politicians yesterday publically told it how it is: and she is allowed to, because, well, she’s Aboriginal.

Northern Territory Indigenous Advancement Minister Alison Anderson told the Northern Territory’s Legislative Assembly  that she “despaired at the reluctance” of some of her brethren to take available jobs.

She has publicly rebuked those of her people who rely on welfare, saying they need to grow up and stop resorting to the “dangerous conversation of endless complaint”.

“I look at the men of Yirrkala and ask why they will not drive the 20km to Nhulunbuy to earn excellent money in the mine and the processing plant there,” she said in her first major speech since taking the cabinet role.

“It is the kind of question the rest of Australia has been asking for years, as it tries to connect the dots, tries to understand why a long-running mining boom can exist literally next door to a culture of entitlement and welfare dependency.”

She criticised those who expected the government to “do everything for them”, saying the world was looking on and “wondering if we are children”. Ms Anderson said that in her travels to remote communities she would be arguing “with adults who refuse to grow up”.

“In the rest of Australia, people pick up the rubbish in their yards. They fix their own blocked toilets,” Ms Anderson said.

Source: The Australian | http://www.theaustralian.com.au

Funny how if a white politician had said this, they would no doubt be dragged through the mud for being a racist and probably sued, Andrew Bolt style, under the Racial Discrimination Act for these comments that are so defaming to the image of the hard-working, victimised Aboriginal people.

But as the aforementioned famous shit-stirrer Andrew Bolt comments over at his own blog,

“Describing symptoms is one thing. Even harder to prescribe the cure, which in my opinion involves closing the welfare ghettos of many bush communities and moving more children out of the most dysfunctional, to give them an education that is their only hope of independence. “

Image Credit: Dyson

Image Credit: Dyson

Dare we still say such things?

Is it still legal?

Clearly it’s not just White Australia that has to take a nice big sip from the Cup of HTFU.

 

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Author:Andrew Beato

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3 Comments on “You can be racist to Aborigines if you’re Aboriginal”

  1. James Hill
    November 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Allison Anderson has extensive experience with these communities, and that should lend her opinion more gravity than that of an external pundit like Bolt. But that doesn’t mean that we should outlaw opinions from people outside these communities.

    The problem with the current laws is that they’re– by design– so ambiguous that it’s impossible to reliably interpret them. If Bolt had made the same comments they’d be lawful, unless a single aborigine was offended by them and chose to sue. Then they’d be suppressed. It’s a crazy state of affairs where group consensus determines whether you can say something or not. To me, that’s free speech dead and buried.

  2. Jimbo
    November 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Could not agree with Alison Anderson any more! Indigenous Australian along with other Australian and immigrant welfare junkies desperately need to HTFU, stop playing the victim card and put some work into building their own future! Like every other grown up in the country already does!

  3. ss
    December 10, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    or maybe aboriginals could steal the land by force, then they wouldnt need a hand out, isnt that building your own future aussie style? I call that the biggest hand out in history, no person could make wealth from thin air, If i steal a car does that make it mine? logic void

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