What Aboriginal Sovereignty?
By Bryan Phillips.
If you read the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which I suspect most haven’t, you will realise it contains an unequivocal demand for power.
You can forget about the niceties. In my opinion, political power is the ultimate aim of the new elite. Given the construction of the Voice proposal, it can mean nothing other than a measure of control over the way this country is governed. And if you read further into the document’s aspirations, the ultimate outcome is self-determination, and by implication, segregation, reparation, and the retaking of Australia by stealth. …
“Sovereignty” is more manipulative nonsense:
The statement further claims the existence of sovereign nations. Where would you even begin to draw that line?
There were an estimated three hundred tribes roaming over this land when Europeans came here and settled. There was no governance structure with whom to negotiate. There were no roads, bridges, buildings, or agriculture. How do we define then, this concept of sovereignty?
The Statement also claims that sovereignty is a spiritual notion that has never been ceded. You have to ask who would be in a position to give effect to the ceding. Again, the concept is incompatible with rationality. But then, with ‘substantive constitutional change’ we are being asked to accept that sovereignty can shine through. How, is not addressed?
Do the crime, do the time:
The reference to the Aboriginal people being the ‘most incarcerated people on the planet’ is disputable. There is a myriad of people incarcerated in many countries under far worse conditions and justifications. It is unfair to make that claim against Australia. Like it or not, incarceration in Australia is a product of laws being broken.
The rampant anti-social behaviour in Alice Springs is an obvious example while the sanitised version Albanese saw on his stage-managed visit does not reflect the reality on the ground. What blatant sickening hypocrisy.
The reason for the dysfunction will not be solved by a Voice. Any rational examination of the Uluru Statement reveals that it is an open demand for power by activists clothed in various emotive statements of dubious fact and logic, not a solution for community dysfunction. …
The bureaucratic swamp seeks to enlarge its powers:
What is the point in bludgeoning the current generation for sins of the past if not to induce guilt and acquiescence over the plight of the relatively small percentage of dysfunctional communities who are being used as an excuse for grasping more power by another bureaucracy?
The Voice referendum is a menacing Orwellian nightmare where we the people, are up against a Machiavellian government, ill-informed idealists, and rent seekers who manifestly don’t give a damn for the national interest.
Obviously, we need to give yet more money and political power to people with Aboriginal heritage. Expecting them to behave and treating them exactly the same as other Australians would never work and is racist.
Who would have thought that a YES vote to the VOICE had hidden flow-on adverse effects for 97% of Australians not on the gravy train? I read a comment on the Daily Telegraph recently about the First Nation’s “claim” to having been here for 50,000 years. Assuming they are mortal, where are all the bodies of these First Nation people who have passed on to their sacred sites or have they all turned into snakes? At least the contemporary First Nation people mark their graves sites with a VB Stubbie as a headstone.
The YES vote supporters are snake oil sellers trying to convince us that they have the welfare of outback aboriginal’s on their minds. The AFL/NRL support for the YES vote has crossed another line. We all knew that the self_ professed GAY running QANTAS would jump on board but footy? The AFL/NRL need to concentrate on eliminating drugs and gambling from the game. Or is that too hard and it is more “progressive” to support the YES vote and take a kneel. Gutless suckholes.
Good stuff guys, lets hope the rest of stupidity, I mean Australia, wakes up
Very well articulated, Stephen. Spot bloody on!
Sorry, I misattributed. It is Bryan Phillips to whom the accolade should have been directed.