While we cringe and snarl at Prime Sinister Tony Abbott’s deeply offensive “lifestyle choices” remark, we need to be vigilant AND vocal regarding the forced removal of the (ab)original people from their land in WA, and the bill being tabled in parliament today that would CRIMINALISE peaceful protesting of said forced removal. How much more Draconian can it get? As Draconian as “they” can make it (if we LET them)!
With Tony Abbott’s approval, Barnett’s West Australian Government plans to close 150 remote communities and said it was not unreasonable if the cost of providing services such as schools, outweighed the benefits.
“What we can’t do is endlessly subsidise lifestyle choices if those lifestyle choices are not conducive to the kind of full participation in Australian society that everyone should have,” he said.
Mr Abbott said if people choose to live in areas where there are no schools or jobs, there is a limit to what they can expect the state to provide.
“If people choose to live miles away from where there’s a school, if people choose not to access the school of the air, if people choose to live where there’s no jobs, obviously it’s very, very difficult to close the gap,” he said.
Colin Barnett announced the closure of up to 150 remote communities in WA after the Federal Government cut its funding, announcing it “was transitioning that responsibility to the states over the next two years.”
This has been genocide from day dot when Cook arrived, and it never ended, it merely became systematised and optimised, and assumed a more sanitised and PC (politically correct) veneer over the years, being glossed over with newspeak and idiotic distractions. Here is roughly how the government MO (modus operandi) has been playing out.
- A community is functioning without money, without jobs, without schooling.
- Its people have a deep cultural connection to the land and each other.
- The government go into a community, monetise their free resources, and offer shiny objects.
- They provide the people with limited government resources just enough to subsist on, and enough so the people become reliant upon it.
- They give the people food vouchers for food-like products (such as these), vaccinate them, and introduce alcohol.
- They community lose their spirit, their connection with each other, the land, and become dependant on resources provided by the government.
- The number of people in the community dwindle due to sickness, suicide, and dysfunction.
- The people lose their will to live (their spirit), their culture, they become sick, they become dysfunctional, despondent, depressed, violent.
- The government goes in to ‘help’ them.
- They label the community dangerous or unviable, usually citing ‘child abuse’ as the reason it’s necessary to take action.
- They take away their children to cut their cultural and ancestral connection.
- They take away/cut off their resources.
- They relocate the people to assimilate them into ‘white’ communities, their tribe dies out, no cultural connection remains, there is now no tribe there to claim the land as custodians/caretakers.
- The government makes millions from companies who mine the land, all the while furthering the systematic global genocide of all tribal peoples.
It’s not a “lifestyle choice”, Mr Abbott. It’s genocide.
It began when Cook arrived and it’s still happening now.
And while that genocide is going on, the government is doing everything in their power to stop you from protesting their disgusting actions, by removing your right to peaceful protest.
As we write this, the Nyoongar Tent Embassy at Matargarup in Perth gains momentum, seeking to in act “as a refugee camp for all those who will be dispossessed and displaced from their homelands throughout this State by the Government”—whilst City Of Perth chief executive Gary Stevenson says camping is not permitted on city centre reserves and cannot continue. Mr. Stevenson seems to have a catastrophic memory deficiency, however, and we re-mind him that the (ab)original people have been living here for hundreds of thousands of years—well before the whitefella concept of “camping” took hold on this landmass commonly known as Australia. How insulting and ignorant to tell the original custodians of these lands—after raping them of their culture and identity—that they cannot “camp” on their own homelands with their meagre possessions while white collar criminals make themselves cosy and comfortable ALL OVER these stolen lands whenever and wherever it suits them and their agenda/s.
Sickeningly, the Federal Government have also denied funding to the peak body for Indigenous legal services, The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (NATSILS), such that those affected by the closure of these 150 remote communities will have no legal recourse.
What can we do?
One might feel helpless at tackling such a massive topic, and with Australia being so large, it is often difficult to mobilise the troops. Lest we let Abbott and Barnett get away with this one, for the closure of 150 remote communities is but a symbol for the unending corporate, economic takeover of this land and world. We implore you to get off your arse and make some noise about this one.
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