…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Recently we suffered the predictable campaign around the date of arrival of Captain Cook to Australia, officially the Australia Day, celebrating the Beginning of the End of Stone Age here -http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2018/01-02/dadirri-imposture-anthony/. Activistas call it the Invasion Day and the Aborigines could not care less. Every fortnight they celebrate the Welfare Day. No prize for guessing what our totally dishonest media wish to glorify.
In order to divide the society the Left invents ‘traditions’, unimaginatively copying those of North America Indians, often also invented by the activistas there. Any decent aborigine ought to be insulted by the baseless inventions like ‘living in harmony with the nature’ and such like.
When Captain Cook arrived some Aboriginal tribes could not make fire, though most knew how to preserve it. Fire, when accidentally or by larceny acquired, was put in charge of some elderly woman. If the fire went out, she was disciplined by clubbing to death.
Indiscriminate arson of bushland by Aborigines, in order to make hunting less of the effort, is now called “fire stick agriculture”; and is praised by the apologists as an example of native wisdom. However, now it seems that deliberate spreading of fires is not limited to humans:
Probably we will never find out who learnt from whom.