If an Islamic group burnt the Australian flag there would be public lynchings. How is this motley mob of fringe activists who disgrace the Aboriginal industry, who readily accept taxpayer-funded sit down money, are able to be ignored in the major media when carrying out an act of sedition? These ignorant activists should remember they owe their lives to a handful of indigenous military and thousands of white soldiers who saved their grandfather’s arses by keeping out the Japs in 1942. If the Japs had taken northern Australia there would be few Aborigines left today. Those who survived would now be speaking Japanese if it were not for brave, distinguished Australian and American troops. – Editor
|Noel Pearson and Warren Mundine effigies burned in Indigenous G20 rally|
|The Guardian – Sunday 16th November 2014
Public figures branded ‘elitist sellouts’ in Brisbane protest that also targeted academic Marcia Langton
Indigenous rights protesters burn the Australian flag during a rally on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Brisbane on Sunday. Photograph: Jamie McKinnell/AAP
By Joshua Robertson
Aboriginal activists burned effigies of prominent Indigenous figures Noel Pearson and Warren Mundine on the final day of protests during the G20 summit in Brisbane.
Wayne Wharton, the Brisbane Aboriginal sovereign embassy (Base) leader, told a rally of about 100 people the pair were “elitist sellouts”, as a crowd circled burning figures labelled “King Noel Pearson” and “King Warren Mundine”.
Protesters also burned the Australian flag and an effigy of Indigenous academic Marcia Langton, labelled “Queen Marcia Langton”.
The protest again highlighted the hostility of grassroots activists towards Pearson, a Cape York lawyer, and Mundine, a former national Australian Labor party president, and their perception by mainstream Australia.
Last week Base elders publicly interrupted a speech Pearson was giving at the Sir Paul Hasluck foundation dinner in Brisbane to attack his credibility as a spokesman for indigenous people.
Base has been the mainstay of the local protest movement during the G20 summit in Brisbane, leading the largest march of the event through the city on Saturday.
Those who challenged Pearson during his speech in Brisbane last week included long-time activist and perennial socialist political candidate Sam Watson.
Lawyer and academic Noel Pearson speaks at the Sydney Opera House in September. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP
Pearson accepted an invitation from Watson to meet Base elders and discuss his views on progress for the Indigenous community at Brisbane’s Musgrave park, a traditional meeting place and destination for protest marches throughout the G20.
Watson – who criticised Pearson for his “lopsided” views on Indigenous affairs as the latter gave his speech – told Guardian Australia Pearson’s profile was a source of frustration to many Indigenous people.
“We keep being told that there are these people here who are our leaders, you’ve got Pearson and others with the 10-gallon hats and everything, but you never see these people down at our community,” he said. “He’s not our leader.”
Pearson, who has often sought to emphasise personal responsibility as the way forward for Indigenous Australia, was speaking on constitutional changes to empower Indigenous people when he was interrupted last week.
In an exchange broadcast by ABC Radio National, Pearson told one interjector he had “never claimed to speak on behalf of anyone but myself”.
An elder who was not named replied: “You do every time you open your mouth. You speak [that] you are chosen to speak on behalf of black people. You have got no right to do that, stand there like a big strong black man. You’re not a strong black man, no way in the world.”
Watson said he had “a lot more to say but I didn’t think it was appropriate to canvass all the issues there”.
“I thought it was not an appropriate setting for a more complete and robust conversation about exactly what we see as Noel Pearson’s love affair with white Australia, in particular Tony Abbott and the Murdoch press,” he said.
“He still makes out that Aboriginal Australia are the masters of our own destiny and white Australia gets a free ride.”
Watson said his invitation to meet Base elders was genuine and that Pearson “readily accepted it in front of all his mob”.
“He’s on record now as saying he’d love to come up to Musgrave park and talk to us but no word [yet],” he said.
Another Base leader, Wayne Wharton, said Pearson was “always more comfortable where there’s no Aboriginal people or Aboriginal people that aren’t articulate”.
“That’s why Noel’s platforms are either in The Australian newspaper or taken up by Murdoch or Packer,” he said. “The only times he’s referred to as a leader is by non-Aboriginal groups.”
Pearson won national acclaim for his eulogy to Gough Whitlam at the late prime minister’s memorial service on 5 November in Sydney. Many commentators described the address as one of the country’s best political speeches.
Comment is being sought from Pearson..
TO OUR ABORIGINAL FRIENDS DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND OUR MONEY CAMPAIGNING FOR SOMETHING YOU ALREADY HAVE!
The sad news for all the indigenous agitators, hangers-on, misguided and deluded social justice groups and the Greens, is that Aborigines are already included in the Constitution. Beginning on July 9, 1900 :
“WHEREAS the people of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland; and Tasmania humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God, have agreed to unite in one indissoluble Federal Commonwealth……and under the Constitution hereby established.”
We the people of the Commonwealth united under the Constitution will not include you in our Constitution, for you already exist. Take note we will not then have to pay you rent for evermore on the entire Australian continent. You already cost the taxpayer $25 billion a year. How much more do you want?”
Message From a Broome Cop – Australia 2014 G’day !
Yesterday arvo just about to knock off work when all hell breaks out at Town Beach, Broome. Over 150 black fellas from Halls Creek, Balgo, Broome start bluing. They’ve been on the gas all day. They were loaded up with cartons of beer and JDs. First car goes in and the missiles get launched at them and the troopy is trashed. The troops beat a retreat under a barrage of rocks and cans. 2nd, third and 4th cars arrive and they too are smashed by the mob that stop fighting each other and turn on the boys and girls in blue. I go in with my team and we start tipping out grog and the mob comes at us. Apparently it’s our fault for turning up. In our misguided attempt to protect the innocent members of the community going about their lawful business, we have caused the mob to turn on us. We shut all the liquor outlets and the mob go wild again. After an hour and a half we restore order. We have 5 wrecked cars and four injured staff. One obese woman is run over by a police car after throwing herself at the vehicle. Fortunately she is not seriously injured. Your tax payer funded dollars fuelled this disorder. Your tax payer dollars will pay for the repairs, the overtime, the medical bills and the clean up of the public park. Next week is royalty payment week. That means, they can afford to buy cartons of JD and JB and smoke kilos of gunja. That means we will be again back at Town Beach fighting them when things get out of control. Yep, this is paradise.
A 12 year old has been ripping up and down the road on his brand new quad bike. As he flies past he gives us the bird. We won’t chase because of the danger to everyone else. He comes past again, flips the bird and takes off. We know where he lives and arrive in time to catch him and his mate who is riding a small trail bike. We seize both bikes for 28 days and tell them they will be summonsed. He is full of foul language and threats to get us. Mum comes out and is screaming because she only bought the bike today for $2500. Whilst we load the bikes onto a trailer, a local tax payer funded charity organisation turns up with heaps of food -tv dinners and deserts for all the people at the house. So, she can afford to buy the little shit a quad bike but can’t afford to buy them food. Why would she bother – the tax payer is supplying her booze, rent, drugs and (free) mobile phone (yes, you can get a free Telstra mobile if you’re the “victim” of domestic abuse).
When will any politician have the stones to stop this blatant waste and demand accountability from these people who are partying 24/7 on a tax payer funded junket for life. And, when they call me a white dog c-you-en-tee, that’s not being racist. And I’m supposed to treat them with respect when they get locked up. And the wet hasn’t even started yet.
Welcome to the Kimberley.