This was photographed in the front window of one of Australia’s largest variety store chains.
It’s getting increasingly difficult to use the week to “celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples” when this sort of agitation seems to be the main thrust of it.
20 thoughts on “Mater’s Musing #50: Happy NAIDOC Week”
They can’t spell the word black.
NAIDOC week sure as shit won’t be celebrated in this household while they have this attitude.
This isn’t going to end well for enybody.
The younger “blak” generation in this part of the world are being raised in an air of smoldering resentment. “Aboriginal by blood, not by choice” is the latest slogan.
Following an outbreak of crime – stealing cars, robberies from farms, burglary – the criminals were Aboriginal youth – one of the “elders” declared it just showed that the whitefella will never break the spirit of these young Aboriginal warriors.. NAIDOC week? “Reconciliation?” What are they?
Can’t spell “black”.
We’re not stealing your kids.
Kevin said sorry.
All lives matter.
It’s not “White Australia” nor is it “Black Australia”, it should simply be Australia.
I pay over $7,000 a year for health cover that you get for free from my taxes (and then some).
Stop the lies.
Happy NAIDOC Week! Happy “Sorry” Day! Happy “Reconciliation”Week!
Why are other Australians begrudged “Australia Day?”
Why is that on the poster? Surely they’ve got quite enough wages over time, and without the hard stuff that results in said wages.
*Knew of a bloke who used to bang on abut that. He was wrong as well.
oh but that’s different … those fists don’r remind me of Stalin
I think it refers to the one bloke in camp who has a job, but his ‘cousins’ all emerge from the woodwork to help him spend his wages on payday.
Dreamtime be damned.
Only half joking on the OT.
“NAIDOC. Didn’t we just do that?”
The number of ‘celebrations’ keeps ratcheting up to saturation point, whilst public interest (outside government and large corporates) couldn’t be lower.
The more I hear about this crap the more it pisses me off.
They will never be happy…so stuff ’em!
“Hey, whitefella, I know you! You used to be in the (Eastern Wheatbelt.) My brother’s young bloke got in trouble with the cops there – they wanted to give him nine months in gaol. You and the other whitefella’s told the magistrate he was a good shearer and gainfully employed, so they suspended the sentence. He’s a gun shearer, now, never been in trouble, since.”
Why do I get the feeling that “Yarning circles” are the new “welcome to country?
Yarning circles is the standard of “evidence’ acceptable in Austfailure.
Comment over on the Oz, regarding the referendum into a “voice to Parliament.” Can we extend any referendum into whether we continue with “Welcome to Country?”
The Yoorrook Commission down here in Danland has the powers of a royal commission and, according to its letter patent, a two-year budget of $44.4 million. It has just failed to make its June 30 report deadline and is asking for another two years and, presumably, another $44.4 million. Good work if you can get it, eh!
Interestingly, oppressed indigenes can make submissions about their racist subjugation via the web site. As this entire affair is a monumental joke, the puckish might be tempted to plumb the depths of straight-faced absurdity with their submissions.
“My greatgrandmother, a proud Itzy-Bitzy woman, was cultivating her native grains and tending to the eels when the troopers arrived. They forced her to have sex with not one but all of their horses, then urinated on a sacred birthing tree and disparaged Adam Goodes as a stager for free kicks.
“For this reason, and this reason among many, her great-great-grandson is serving time for stealing cars from white c***s.”
Not that I’m urging Cats to fill the submission queque with rancid nonsense. No, never!
“Stories my Nanna told me..”
The latest buzzwords, from the Kimberly’s are “inter generational welfare dependency.”