Australia’s history never read. Blackman keeps it in his head

John Pilger – The Secret Country – The First Australians Fight Back [1985]

MUST WATCH

1985. The shameful history of persecution of the Aborigines in Australia.

NewStatesman.com – Australia: The Secret Country – By John Pilger – 28 November 2009
… The previous, openly racist government’s “intervention” into Aboriginal lands in the Northern Territory is being consolidated. In 2007, on the pretext that Aboriginal children were being sexually abused in “unthinkable numbers”, the government of John Howard suspended the Racial Discrimination Act and sent the army and “business managers” to take over black communities.
Within a year, barely reported statistics revealed how bogus it all was. Out of 7433 Aboriginal children examined by doctors, a maximum of four possible cases of sexual abuse were identified. The Australian Crimes Commission found no evidence of paedophile rings. What they found they already knew: poverty and sickness on the scale of Africa and India. …
The Indigenous affairs minister, Jenny Macklin, has decreed that unless certain communities hand over their precious freehold leases they will be denied basic services. The Northern Territory contains abundant mineral wealth, such as uranium, and has long been eyed by multinationals as a lucrative radioactive waste dump. …
… the rate of incarceration of black Australians is five times that of South Africa during the last years of apartheid. The state of Western Australia imprisons Aboriginal men at eight times the apartheid figure, an Aussie world record.
On 16 November, a 12-year-old Aboriginal boy appeared in court charged with receiving a Freddo Frog chocolate bar from a friend who had allegedly taken it from a supermarket. The supermarket did not seek prosecution. Only the international headlines forced the police to drop the case. Two thirds of Aboriginal children who have contact with the police are jailed; two thirds of white children are cautioned. A young Aboriginal man was jailed for a year for stealing £12 worth of biscuits and soft drink. …
While I have been in Australia, Irene Khan, Amnesty’s secretary general, an experienced witness of poverty and discrimination, has been travelling through the vast outback region known as Utopia. The roads are dirt; water trickles from a single standpipe in many communities. She saw children, their eyes streaming and coughs hacking. She met Elsie, who sleeps on a mattress in the desert, yet pays rent to the government. Shocking, she says.
There is currently a liberal clarion call in Australia for a Bill of Rights, and the republican movement is stirring again. These debates are meaningless until white Australia summons the moral and political imagination to offer its first people a genuine treaty, as well as universal land rights and a proper share of the country’s resources. And respect. Only then will this fortunate society earn the respect it so often craves by other means.
http://www.countercurrents.org/pilger281109.htm or
http://johnpilger.com/articles/return-to-a-secret-country

Copied from Respectandlisten.org

Good Contextual reading [Axis of logic.com]

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#Bundy Jon Stewart on Hannity

Multiculturalism is not a soup “More like a Tossed Salad”.

Multicultarism

Arnold Edinborough

Where each and every ethnicity is distinct, yet forms a colourful presentation; wholesome, diverse but full of integrity and dignity.
© of Winslie Gomez

Obama inspires as a bridge buider.

Muticultarism has almost, become a swear word for both sides of the divide.

Take KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

Could the presence of American soldiers drive  indegenous Saudis towards fundamentalist Islam?

 How about Canada:

 “The current position of Canada’s cultural personality is a very argumentative topic. Is our country a melting pot or is it a tossed salad? “Canada has never been a melting pot, more like a tossed salad.” (Arnold Edinborough) Canadians are more subdued than those of other countries and choose not to show pride on their sleeve. As well, many of the older country immigrants have not adopted the Canadian way of life, and, along with numerous other Canadian immigrants prefer to keep their own identity. However, is this cause to classify us as a tossed salad and mould our country into a less integrated society? The United States have been categorized as “the great melting pot of humanity”, where individuals of all nations are invited to join the country to form “a more perfect nation”. In this “perfect nation” everyone is required to follow common community standards in an attempt to strengthen the country. However, individuals who become Canadian citizens are encouraged to maintain their cultural identities, complete with customs, languages, and traditions, causing Canada to often be referred to as a mosaic. “Canadians…linked to think of their country as a mosaic rather than melting pot.” (Kenneth McNaught) For example, in Nunuvat the primary language is Inuitituk with secondary services available to individuals in English. Enhancing, preserving, and sharing Canada’s multiple cultures is a subject that all Canadian citizens greatly value, and could be considered a reason as to why Canada is regarded as one of the most prominent countries in the world.” Source

Disturbing reflection: Is multiculturalism a tool of collectivism.

….Multiculturalists dismiss the significance of Western civilization by claiming that Western traditions of elitism, racism, and sexism are the cause of most of our current problems. They accept a Romantic view of human nature as beneficent and benign until it was corrupted by flawed Western ideology and culture.

Multiculturalism implies that race, ethnicity, and sex (or sexual preference) have an inescapable effect on the way people think and/or the values they hold or are capable of holding. There are many closed systems of perception, thought, and feeling each affiliated with some biologically defined group.

 

Several voices suggest that the Rev Wright falls into the victim-propagation-strategy.

…The victim mentality is both a cause and effect of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism promotes a culture of victims who have a perpetual claim on society and the government. The result is the division of society into political interest groups with conflicting demands that cannot all be met. Source

Conspiracy Theory: Is Jeremiah Wright Trying To Torpedo Obama’s Campaign?

Well, think about it.  What is Rev. Wright’s, and an entire generation of “civil rights” leaders’, bread and butter?  Conflict between minority Americans and majority (white) Americans.  The “us vs. them” mentality.  As long as minorities think they’re members of an oppressed victim class they’ll flock to people like Rev. Wright, and Wright profits

Pickled politics has a reasoned argument and as he says “head hurt” from a UK perspective. Please read the whole article to get the correct point of view, rather than my randomly selected quotes.

…This is what made Martin Luther King so compelling. He spoke of black people lifting themselves, not by denigrating white people but by speaking to both communities in a language whites and blacks could identify with. We have a modern Martin Luther King in the form of Barack Obama, but he’s being dragged down by the us versus them politics that has become so ingrained.

…Britain has its own Wright in the form of Dr Mohammad Naseem, chairman of Birmingham mosque, who infamously refused to believe 7/7 could have been the work of British Muslims and claimed the videotape by Mohammad Sidique Khan was doctored.

…It’s too easy to slice and dice quotes from Wright and Naseem and paint them as nutters without bothering to pay any attention to what they were saying. A modern media environment that thrives on sensationalism only makes this worse.

I like the passion in this closing sentence and grudgingly find myself in agreement with the sentiment, but not necessarily the terminology.

Wright should have kept his mouth shut but instead, as Michael Tomasky pointed out, he needs to re-affirm his righteous view that America is too racist to elect a black president. And there’s nothing more annoying than being a called a sellout/dhimmi/wet-liberal when you’re trying to build bridges.

I am multicultural from birth with experience and understandinmg of the dialectic

Wafa Sultan or Geert Wilders! Who would you rather listen to?

Dr. Sultan bitterly criticized the Muslim clerics, holy warriors and political leaders who she believes have distorted the teachings of Muhammad and the Koran for 14 centuries.Dr. Sultan said the world was not witnessing a clash of religions or cultures, but a battle between modernity and barbarism, a battle that the forces of violent, reactionary Islam are destined to lose. Read the whole article in NY Times.

I first saw Dr Sultan through3asal and ” A woman with guts” article.

Sultan’s influence flows from her willingness to express openly critical views on Islamic extremism that are widely shared but rarely aired by other Muslims. She hopes to publish a book and start a foundation to take the politics out of Islam and “change the mentality of Muslim people.” She plans to continue speaking out in Arabic to try to free Muslims from “brainwashing. Time magazine

On the other hand Wilders the MP from Holland has caused a stir on the www with his brand of ideology, with FITNA.

” I don’t believe that cultures are equal, our culture is far better, than a retarded Islamic culture.”

within the first minute of the 2 part interview.

Lots more to be found at keeptonyblairforpm including videos, images and a good debate.

Black Church Leaders Defend Wright

That’s Rev Wright, quoting Ps137 (* below) especially verse 9 and brought to infamousy by the continuous soundbyte.

Yet!

“Worthy of serious scholarly engagement ……” according to Brite Divinity Church.

Watch the video from Brite, a tad long, but worth knowing.

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Prophetic studies will become popular from now on.

* Psalm 137 you would easily recognize as the song by Boney M

“By the rivers of babylon…”

Here it is, taken from

Psalm 137 NIV

1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.

2 There on the poplars
we hung our harps,

3 for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD
while in a foreign land?

5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill .

6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.

7 Remember, O LORD, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!”

8 O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction,
happy is he who repays you
for what you have done to us-

9 he who seizes your infants
and dashes them against the rocks.

Fitna! Or fit for discussion? ‘I don’t hate Muslims. I hate Islam’

Says Holland’s, bottle blond politician, Geert Wilders.

The MP whose film FITNA has fuelled the debate on race in Holland.  He wants an end to mosque building and Muslim immigration.

Is irrational fear, a disease and is there a cure?

Freedom of speech means, we accept his right to hold his views regardless of how ridiculous it might sound. There is nothing new for White Supremacist to say, except to try and attempt a reaction.

If he’s looking for publicity he’s got it, at least the discussion is out in the open.

This article appeared in the Observer on Sunday February 17 2008 on p40 of the World news section. It was last updated at 00:06 on February 17 2008. Ian Traynor met him in The Hague.

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Geert Wilders, the right-wing Dutch politician. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/Reuters

Article in

A TV addict with bleached hair who adores Maggie Thatcher and prefers kebabs to hamburgers, Geert Wilders has got nothing against Muslims. He just hates Islam. Or so he says. ‘Islam is not a religion, it’s an ideology,’ says Wilders, a lanky Roman Catholic right-winger, ‘the ideology of a retarded culture.’

he wants the European Judaeo-Christian tradition to be formally recognised as the dominating culture, or Leitkultur.

‘There is no equality between our culture and the retarded Islamic culture. Look at their views on homosexuality or women,’ he says.

CONTENT YOU COULD NOT DISPUTE

Planes flying into World Trades Centre on 9/11

Graphic images from the bomb attacks on London in July 2005 and Madrid in March 2004.

Pictures of a woman being stoned, scenes from a beheading and images of the Dutch director Theo van Gogh, who was murdered by a radical Islamist in 2004, are also included.

And pictures appearing to show Muslim demonstrators holding up placards saying “God bless Hitler” and “Freedom go to hell”.

The film shows a young girl in a headscarf making derogatory comments about Jewish people.

It also displays a graph of the growing number of Muslims in the Netherlands and Europe.

Copied from and link to video

And ongoing discussion here

Or follow it on Jihadwatch

Walking a tight rpoe of objectivity

And ‘Fitna’ Site Suspended…

Leave you with this thought; Is irrational fear a disease and is there a cure?

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