THE United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous rights says the intervention into remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory is clearly discriminatory, and that there is "entrenched" racism in Australia.More later.
James Anaya didn't pull any punches after his two-week visit of the country.
He says the Rudd Government should reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act in the NT "right away" because the intervention is discriminatory.
"It undermines the right of indigenous peoples to control their own destinies, their right to self-determination," he said.
He also slammed Labor's policy of demanding 40-year leases over indigenous land before building new houses and said the stolen generations should be paid compensation.
So the UN has advised that the Rudd Government shouldn't racially discriminate.
Does that mean extra handouts should stop? Does that mean that extra medical assistance should stop?
The special treatment of aboriginals, for example, separate legal aid, etc, special petrol which can't be sniffed?
After all, this is all racism.
Some aboriginal people need more help than others; some white people need more help than others, but there is a limit to the help you can give when the helped don't help themselves.
The people who are making a living out of the aboriginal industry should be ashamed. They are ripping off their own people and feathering their own nests. And they are blaming the white man for the aboriginal situation (where it is bad).
The UN rep talks of self-determination. All self-determination in remote communities (and some not so remote), has done is enable the continuation of anti-social, dangerous, predatory, self destructive activities in these communities. Left to their own devices only the strong would survive and those not for long as they fall to savagery.
So, Mr UN rep, what's your suggestion? Have you read the history of the aboriginal situation? White man's guilt has enabled a lot of what has turned these communities savage, guilt which has been assuaged by throwing more and more money at the problem, with little reaching and benefitting those who most need it.
Don't even get me started on the ridiculous statement about the "stolen generation".
The stolen generation and AGW. Peas in a pod. Say it often enough, stifle dissent by calling those who disagree or doubt racists/deniers, and there you have the pattern.
Why won't these people open their eyes and see the truth?