I claim my right to engaged reasonably and in good faith in the course of discussion and conduct engaged for genuine academic, artistic, religious or scientific purpose; or
(ii) any purpose that is in the public interest;
And I claim the protection of the Australian Constitution to exercise my right to engage in Political Discourse even if some people choose to find what I say offensive or insulting.
Like other Australians Aboriginal people voted in the 1890s to approve the Australian Constitution.
It is politically deceptive or a lie to say otherwise.
Aborigines were like my ancestors, stone age hunter gatherers. They just happened to wander to this continent. They are not special. The “noble savage” is a utopian fantasy. Like my forebears they lived a rough and crude primitive lifestyle. Unlike my ancestors they got stuck in time.
They were not and never could be described as a first nation. It is politically deceptive or a lie to say otherwise. They were not a sovereign nation they remained unconnected, disjointed, family grouped, small, tribally aggressive and competitive, woman oppressing, primitive, stone aged and violence dominated disparate groups.
The first nation in Australia was created in 1901 by six separate British Colonies which decided without force of threat or war that Federation would be a mutual good. A single continent with a single united nation.
Until that time in 1901 each British Colony was responsible for itself and its people, including all Aborigines. Only in the wild hinterlands of WA and Qld was it not possible to count how many there actually were. Otherwise Aboriginal people, men and women (1902) got the vote in the Federal Parliament. In the case of women, including Aboriginal Women. Australia was the second country in the world where that happened.
It is a politically deceptive lie to say that Aborigines were not included in the first Australian Constitution. Like every other Australian their voting rights came firstly from State control. There was no ethnic exclusion or property qualification in the NT, SA, Victoria or NSW. Furthermore the Australian Constitution actually put pressure on WA and QLD to include those Aborigines living in the wild hinterlands by promising an extra Federal Parliamentary seat to each of those new States when they did so.
It is a lie to claim that the Federal Constitution disenfranchised Aborigines.
It is racially divisive and a political lie and deceptive to say that Australia is not a unified nation or that the current constitution is racist. That is simply not true now but proposed amendments will make it racist.
Australia must not allow our Constitution to be amended to become racist. There is “not the slightest hint whatsoever” that our constitution was or is intended to be racist. It is deceptive political advocacy to invent such an interpretation.
Proposals to change the constitution will make it deliberately racist.
The amendments do not take out the word race. They exchange words to entrench constitutionally racist favouritism.
These amendments are supported by people who have an outright hatred of white people. They deny the benefits brought by the six British Colonies that their ancestors flocked to so readily to become “intelligent parasites” of in their search for an easier way to obtain regular food instead of hunting and gathering.
These racist white haters must not be permitted to divide our unified nation.
They must not be permitted to expand the failure of the last fifty years of self-determination from localized isolated community failure to a whole separate Aboriginal State.
Aboriginal self determination has been experimented with and it has been a complete and utter disaster. The only people advantaged have been the leaders who have tapped in as modern day “intelligent parasites” leaving their purported constituents abysmally and tragically behind.
ATSIC was disbanded because of criminal self interest and examples of “bully boy” leadership of local communities abound. They take all their parasitic benefits from, but still hate, white Australia. They say that to criticize their leadership is “racist hate speech” regardless of their record.
These “Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance” claim that they are oppressed and occupied like Palestine and they do not recognize the Federation of Australia.
They claim that their ancestors offered a unified resistance to the British. This a political lie. Aborigines killed more of each other during early colonization (200 between 1835-1850) than they did British (59) in the same period.
Aborigines flocked to the colonists for the easier life style of rations and stimulants. Whereas Maoris gathered up to 3000 warriors at a time for a single battle to fight the British. Australian Settlers knew they were safe.
Australian Aborigines handed over the odd individual Aboriginal bandit to whitefellas on simple threats of the government not letting them “come in” to the colonial settlements. That is how badly most Aborigines sought to be parasites on the colony.
These “Warriors” who today burn the Australian flag and who say they are dedicated to de-colonisation and Aboriginal nationalism had ancestors who flocked to the British colonists and prostituted their women to barter for free food, tobacco, tea, alcohol, and the power of British muskets which they wrongly assumed could be harnessed and used to kill their Aboriginal tribal enemies.
These “Warriors” now want entrenched constitutional racism to give them power, not based on democratic numbers but based on race. Even as the very concept of race is being attacked as a mere social construction.
The academic theory states in other words, that those who appear as white as I am are not racially different to me.
We must not permit the risk and potential break up of Australia because of these proposed constitutional racist amendments.
Even simply a recognition of only one race in the Constitution and not all of the other many races and ethnic groups who were here at the creation of our nation in 1901 will entrench racism and become a building block for first and second class Australian Citizens based on their race – no matter how small the DNA difference may be and no matter whether they are not visibly different.
We are not a nation torn apart by race. That is a political lie. The proposed amendments will in due course tear us apart. Why is no political party standing up against this?
More than 60% of Australia is claimed or determined to be held under native title. Constitutional recognition of Aborigines will not be settling anything. It will not be closure. It will be the start of the disintegration of our nation.
Imagine the High Court taking such a Constitutional recognition of priority of place of Aborigines together with native title over 60% of Australia and backed by the United Nations Charter of rights of “first peoples”.
A separate State of Australia where in due course only Aboriginal DNA has rights.
Imagine a white person ever becoming a first class member of such a State?
That is the objective of the “Warriors” and Constitutional amendments for racial priority of recognition is a game changer.
It is certain that the problems that Aboriginal communities have will not be bettered by giving even more power to those in charge of “self determination”. They have already failed. None of the leadership bodies have ever been genuinely representative. Only 6 % vote. Traditional laws give men the power of life and death, forcing young girls into marriage and beating up or killing law breakers.
The “Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Key Indicators report” shows no change in high rates of family and community violence , no change in alcohol and substance use, unchanging high rates of disability and chronic disease, very high levels of psychological distress increased and hospitalisations for intentional self-harm up by 48 per cent, Adult imprisonment rate increased 57 per cent between 2000 and 2013. Juvenile detention rates increased sharply at around 24 times the rate for non-Indigenous youth.
In fact, since 1967 when white control, missionary or otherwise, was removed from Aboriginal communities things have got much much worse under “self determination” even though un-countable billions of dollars have been poured in.
Lives have been relentlessly wasted by self determination in segregated aboriginal communities.
We know that girls in the Anangu PY Lands autonomous region of South Australia do not even bother reporting rape or sexual assaults. The male Aborigines in charge resist change and treat proponents for change with disdain.
We know that at least $6 billion a year is spent on aboriginal “issues” but no one knows how much or on what exactly or whether it is well spent.
There is no “White government” un-willingness to spend money. Every colony of Australia had instructions to treat Aborigines as “fully human beings” with equal rights. Free schools were set up for Aborigines before poor whites. Free medical services and legal aid were set up for Aborigines before poor whites. Australia was settled and colonized during a time of enlightenment.
Currently just $22,000 of tax payers money is spent on the average white man while more than $43,000 is spent on the average Aborigine.
We cannot consent to pouring 6 billion a year in to enrich “intelligent parasites” when we know that basic human rights are being consistently abused. Customary Law is bad for all except the strong man. It is unjust and unworkable with different interpretations when it suits them.
It is a political lie to pretend that “recognition” or “self determination” has or will affect or reverse the Indigenous Disadvantage key indicators. In central Australia the rate of hospitalization for aboriginal women in 95.6% higher than non-aboriginal women.
Aboriginal Disadvantage indicators have not changed since 2013 when the Aboriginal …Recognition Act was passed by the Federal Government. No one except extremist academic social engineers ever believed that they would.
It is virtually impossible to find a functional Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. And Queensland aboriginal communities abound with appalling violence and sexual abuse. Towns are described as “one vast rubbish tip”.
Not that we really know who is “Aboriginal”. There was supposed to be some sort of three point test, biological descent, personal identification, and community recognition but these tests have been dropped by grants agencies such as the Australia Council, for instance, because they are too embarrassing.
Now it seems that anyone can make application as an Aborigine and it is up to the challenger to prove that they are not. Cases of fraud abound and the category of “Aboriginal” can, according to the Federal Court, expand or contract according to context and purpose. Just as memories of “Tribal Law” seem to coincide with the personal best interests of the person remembering it.
In other words no one knows who is an “Aborigine” anymore. No blood tests are required.
Racist Constitutionally entrenched advantages are proposed with no objective test of race.
A Sri Lankan family of over 100 members in Bundaberg gained by fraud aboriginal rights for 66 years.
To recognise “aboriginal culture” in our constitution when it no longer exists in a relevant identifiable way, and is certainly completely different from that of the first “intelligent parasites” is ridiculous and impossible.
Aboriginal leaders openly say they want “No King, No Queen, No church, No State” and that their allegiance is to each other not Australia. They will take what they can get but do so unconditionally.
Leaders of self governing aboriginal communities are described as the “leaders in violence and intimidation” and became the “chief exploiters of their own people” sometimes with every member of the governing council indicted for child abuse.
But it is somehow our “Australian national achievement” that is to be treated with distaste and cynicism. The boomerang and the didgeredoo must be revered but the Opera House and National Orchestra are to be sneered at.
Social engineers and re-inventors of history to suit political advocacy just hate the democrat idea that ordinary middle class white and other non-aboriginal Australians, but specially white men, have equal votes and freedom of speech.
Aborigines were not the “Nations” first people. They were only wandering the continent. There was no Nation, no unified territory, no government, no national law, no defence force, no economy, no currency, no embassies, no passports , no recognition anywhere as a nation. No flag. Independent family groups are not a nation.
There was no Nation until it was forged by the former British Colonies in 1901 to include all residents regardless of race or country of origin and it included Aborigines.
It is a nation that 80% of aboriginal people have surged from the bush to embrace.
There must be no transfer of constitutionally entrenched racist power to Aboriginal leaders.
Discrimination on the basis of race in Australia must remain illegal and immoral.
Just like Noel Pearson who claims British/Australian Democracy as part of his heritage as an Australian. I too claim, as a white person, Aboriginal occupation and heritage as part of who I am as an Australian.
The Australian Nation has bent over backwards to accommodate Aboriginal needs but it is never enough.
In the last Forty Years the best question I have heard is “Why the goodwill on both sides has not produced better outcomes?” page 406 – Windschuttle – The Break up of Australia
In 2016 if you are a young Australian Aboriginal, specially a girl, there is no doubt that you would be better off leaving your settlement and going in to a city, contacting a support group, and getting an education, able to live daily, unafraid of being bashed robbed or raped, or held back.
Having your, almost certainly partial, DNA inheritance enshrined in the constitution in a racially discriminating way won’t help you.
It will only help the leading intelligent parasites.
John Bolton 16 December 2016.
Unlike many I have to argue against I have at least read the Australian Constitution and studied it for decades.
I give credit and thanks and attribute the large swathes that I have here plageurised from Keith Windschuttle. His most recent book – The Break up of Australia – The Real agenda behind Aboriginal recognition. Also probably his previous two books on the Fabrication of Aboriginal History. I do conduct my own primary research from many and various legal authorities, government and other reports and reviews, and Statutes. They are referred to in my prior writings as they appeared. Errors are my own.
I refer you to some of my CV and point to my many Blogs on Aboriginal issues and related politics.
- Former Solicitor in the SA State Attorney Generals Dept. giving advice to State Depts. And State re Native Title Claims. Conducting the early stages of the States first state NT claim. And attended Northern Territory native title claim hearings.
- Private Practice. Representing Aboriginal native title and heritage groups - many bush meetings
- Generally – advised non-native title parties on commercial and developments in NT areas