Allora Posted June 6, 2019 Share Posted June 6, 2019 43 minutes ago, Copa said: When I lived in the US there was an American made documentary on TV about how white Australians view indigenous Australians. They did a lot of interviews with people on the street and the attitudes displayed were overtly and unashamedly racist. Actual racist terms were used by people lacking any self awareness. This was on a major tv network in the US. A loud minority of Australians just want indigenous people to “know their place” and to stop complaining because, the theme goes, if you give them and inch they’ll take a mile. They used to get hysterical that they’d “steal” all of our land if they got land rights, now they get hysterical about indigenous people and sympathisers suggesting the date for the national day should not be on the date many indigenous people think the invasion began. This was published today by news limited in Australia... https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/origin/leave-our-aussie-anthem-alone/news-story/93ad110c3b629627ed83e62eb95574bc the general theme of the article is that indigenous Australians are eternal complainers, should not be listened to as they’ll never be happy and that they should be ignored. The author has actually hijacked indigenous injustice and exclusion to selfishly shoehorn their own politics into the debate.... when all they should do is just genuinely listen.. One of the problems you have Copa was reflected in last months Election results. People are tired of being told we are not green enough, not being politically correct enough, tired of not feeling guilty for historically wrongs that others have done. Most people are concerned about feeding their kids, keeping their jobs and having a reasonably modest lifestyle. The current thread in Australia is that most Men are bastards that abuse their wife's and will rape any passer by. The average Joe that is none of the above get sick of it all. Call out the problem people but let the rest get on with their battling lives without some sort of guilt put against them. Talent is secondary to whether players are confident. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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