from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Welcome, welcome to the paradise you, your parents and grandparents created! Somehow I don’t think these are the words used in the so called welcoming ceremonies, when the, mostly, pseudo-Aborigines prance about in Hollywood inspired attire to Harlem ghetto noise, supposedly to welcome the white skinned people to Australia. Had those white skinned people not cleared the ground, prepared the podium, made their clothing, built power stations to provide electricity for their amplifiers (made by yellow skinned people) and, most importantly, paid them, there would be no such theatre of the absurd.>
I am not sure that such farces were being “traditionally” performed for Maleluacan fishermen and later the Chinese. It was mostly a straight trade – women for tobacco. No need for a song and dance.
In the whole scheme of things, I mean advance of humanity, the Aborigines have nothing to be proud of. Desolation, frequent hunger, fire-stick hunting, cannibalism, nomadism, extermination of mega-fauna- not to mention not very unique myths, for the rainbow serpent etc. stories have equivalents in Africa and Central America. In the time the Aborigines spent on this continent, other people moved from chipping stones for hand axes to chipping stones on the moon. When the white people came to Australia, some Aborigine tribes did not know how to make a fire. All those indisputable facts do not stop the Left intelligentsia’s attempts to make the Aborigines what are not and never were.
“A further item in the CSIRO’s indigenous engagement repertoire is the “Welcome to Country”, which, explains paragraph 3.1 of the protocol, “is where the Traditional Custodians welcome people to their Land”. Their land. Is it churlish to ask why other Australians who were born here and whose families may have lived here for generations should be welcomed to their own country?”
Furthermore, the Aborigines had always claimed they don’t own the land, that the land owns them. That changed when the lawyers explained to the carpetbaggers the possibilities of the land claims and the Mabo train took off.
“Paragraph 3.1.1 of the protocol high-mindedly states, “One of the most significant practices for all parties is the capacity to show mutual respect for different cultural groups and their practices.” Did the protocol-writers ask themselves what respect a “Welcome to Country” ceremony pays to the cultural group that constitutes the majority of Australians, that pays the bulk of the taxes that fund the CSIRO and without whom there would be no new laboratories to cleanse of evil spirits?” [Quadrant]
My three indigenous (i.e. born in Australia) sons all studied, and now work and pay taxes. That, I suppose, means that in the eyes of the politically correct academia they can not possibly be truly “indigenous”.
See also Fog of Chaos – Smoke gets in your eyes