Posted by: Gregoryno6 | February 9, 2018

Ten years on, a dud PM recalls his hollow glory.

I remember well the day that Kevin Rudd stood up in Parliament and delivered an apology to that group of indigenous people referred to as the  ‘stolen generations’.

Halleluias from the usual suspects, who jeered at terrible racists like myself. We refused to accept what a great step forward the country had taken. This was a healing moment. In response, Team Not Sorry pointed out that white children had likewise been taken from their parents when they were deemed unfit to for the role; and that indigenous children, far from being ‘stolen’, had often been given up by their parents who knew they couldn’t support or provide for them. But you know, feels before facts… the clash of which resulted in a prolonged shitfight in the Redbubble forums.

The sugar hit didn’t last long. As the apology faded the Recognise campaign was instigated. Another exercise in grand theatre, this would alter the Constitution to recognise the ‘First Nations’ – a term taken from the American native tribes, I believe. Alongside Recognise we endured, inevitably, the same chants of Invasion Day and genocide in the run-up to Australia Day every year. The indigenous voices that spoke out to call for a more intelligent response were dismissed as toxic coconuts – brown on the outside, white on the inside.

And then we had the very special contribution of Tarneen Onus-Williams for the holiday just gone. Fuck Australia. I hope it burns to the ground.

Kevin Rudd, writing in the Herald today, knows exactly where the blame should be laid.

The uncomfortable truth is that governments have flagged in their commitments.

When Canberra is annually pouring tens of billions of dollars into improving the condition of black Australians, what exactly does Kev mean by ‘flagging’?

He seems a little out of touch with the current state of play.

The minor miracle of the National Apology was that it was accepted.

Kev should check in with Tarneen and her friends the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance for an update.

He should take time to read through the readers’ comments on his piece too.

– I am not sorry at all for things that people I have never met may or may not have done to other people I have never met. The people championing this rubbish, such as the lamentable author, are almost inevitably sanctimonious virtue signalling caucasians or ‘Aboriginals’ who appear to have at least as much genetic association with caucasians as they do with indigenous Australians, but who conveniently disown that aspect of their heritage.

-Rudd telling us how well he did. but that his successors have failed to follow up on his genius. what a surprise.

-There should be a public audit of where the many millions of public [taxpayers] dollars goes to & how it is spent. That is the only way it could go to those that need it. The aboriginal industry should be called to account.

-Rudd said Sorry and what has changed, Nothing, not a dammed thing, for all the chest pumping Rudd did at the time and clearly is still doing about a few words nothing has actually changed for those living in remote communities. The really sad thing is Rudd actually thinks saying sorry changed things for the better, its a pity he didn’t put as much effort into some real solutions where it matters. 

-Go away Kevin, you are a embarrassment to this country.

Amen to that!

 

 

 

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