Letter to the editor: In response to Noel Pearson

In response to the recent article on Starts at 60 titled ‘ABC labelled ‘racist’ by indigenous leader‘ I offer the
Indigenous activist Noel Pearson. Source: YouTube

In response to the recent article on Starts at 60 titled ‘ABC labelled ‘racist’ by indigenous leader‘ I offer the following:

Noel Pearson acts as a racist.

He has made a career out of it.

He has succeeded in doing nothing for his so-called race but very nicely for himself.

He constantly stirs the racist card against those who speak the truth, speak their minds, as anyone is entitled to do.

We have pumped millions of dollars, if not billions, toward Aboriginals in this country and they have lapped it up and nothing has changed. A few people have made lots money out of it.

If the ABC reported the plight of the Aboriginal population without fear or favour it would have to report that they are a stone-aged race with little future the way they are going. It would report the drinking in the streets; the begging; abuse; the lighting of fires; the wrecking of property; the damage of property; including cars owned by white persons. It would report the unprovoked attacks on white Australians, the murders and rapes that go unreported. It would report the unhygienic manner in which Aboriginals live — after 200 years, washing is still a problem, as is using a toilet.

After all this time, money and waste of resources civilisation is still a long way off for Aboriginals of Australia.

None of this is racist, it is fact, the truth.

For those who live in cities never travelling this country let alone out of their state, their words are without knowledge. Many will disagree with the above and of course use the racist card and really I do not give a damm.

I am not speaking about Aboriginals who have by birth a percentage of Aboriginal DNA, which they use to their advantage or those who have been brought up in white communities almost from birth, but the true Aboriginal still nomad and living far from civilisation.

Go to Halls Creek; Fitzroy Crossing; Wilcannia, Roper Bar and heap of ‘communities’ along the way. It is soon clear the ‘system’ has never worked for the Aboriginal population, only for the churches, do gooders, swollen government departments, and people like Noel Pearson who have made money and careers out of the benefits thrown at a situation but too hard to solve.

The only people who can solve the problem are the people themselves, it has to come from within.

Notwithstanding the above there is a lot of good within the real Aboriginal population, some good leaders. I have enjoyed the company of Aboriginals and have listened to their words. The true leaders know the problem, they live with it each day, they see it in motion but the ability to change is taken from them by those who have a vested interest keeping the situation as it is.

If we are to have one nation, one Australia, then we need to reinvent the wheel, go back to the beginning, not celebrate the feel good factor of single token champion, rather the whole population moving forward with the world.

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  1. Guy Flavell  

    Remember the corrupt and shameful antics of the old ‘Astic” commissioners for
    Aboriginal rights ? Full of money-grabbing Aboriginal ‘elders’, corrupt Aboriginal
    ‘middle-men’, irresponsible and totally unqualified Aboriginal administrators and
    basically no controls whatsoever on how they disbursed the Government funds
    (conscience money) granted to them. I honestly believe that this insane wastage of
    desperately needed funds to improve the lives of remote indigenous communities, was
    due only to the corruption and total mismanagement by people thought to be representing the interests of their own people. Countless $billions have been ‘peed up against the wall’ by these dishonest malingerers, many who should have been charged with grossly defrauding the Government. Worthwhile projects were never
    completed due to most of the funds being expended on new SUVs for the ‘middle-men, ‘elders’ and indigenous administrators, plus huge cash payments from the Projects’
    budgets given to the individual clans for disbursement by the elders. The end result being the total failure of the projects to accomplish anything worthwhile for these
    remote communities.
    For years in Alice Springs I designed and manufactured transportable housing for
    remote indigenous communities in Central Australia. My contract price was initially around $75k for each home installed but I was firmly instructed by ASTIC that the price
    I was to charge was $140k !!! I still only received the quoted $75k. but the difference
    just simply vanished within the realm of the Aboriginal middle-men, etc. Bloody shameful !!!
    Thankfully, there now appear to be far more positive controls by the Government on their Grants to indigenous organisations. BUT, that pretty damning report last week
    indicated that of the 1000 odd indigenous programs implemented, only 34 have been
    assessed as being successful. Consequently this relates to only 3.4% of the $31 billion Government funds allocated has been cost effective. AN ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL
    For the life of me I cannot understand why our Government has not appointed the BEST
    person in this country, ie Warren Mundine, as Commissioner For Indigenous Affairs to
    oversee the desperately needed reforms to the welfare and education of remote
    Aboriginal Australians. He completely understands their problems, is implicitly honest, in no way racist (or even reverse racist) and would be highly effective in this role.

  2. Jacob  

    Aboriginals’ DON’T want to help themselves, in the slightest way.

    Personal hygiene means nothing to them. They stink, don’t wash, never have clean clothes on, as for powder & deodorant, they don’t get used.
    The men, even the football players’, who’ve got money, when i/v’d on tv, haven’t shaven, or washed themselves, or their dirty, greasy hair.

    As for the women, they’re unkempt, dress poorly, don’t wash, & stink. Again, they’ve not heard of powder, or deodorant.
    The sum of all this, is they’re bone lazy!
    These are FACTS!

    It might be alright to live like this in the ‘Outback’ where they don’t have to come into contact with ‘civilisation’, but in the Cities, it’s totally unacceptable.

    Funnily enough, they seem to have the money to spend on ciggies, grog, & drugs .

    Until they decide they want to help themselves, why should anybody else bother with them?

    • Guy Flavell  

      Jacob, you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself for those offensive comments. You just can’t go blanketing all our indigenous
      Australians in this demeaning and disparaging manner. Words/phrases like “They stink, don’t wash, never have clean clothes on,
      or washed themselves, unkempt, dress poorly, never heard of powder or deodorant, dirty greasy hair, bone lazy … oh, and
      a few more stinks, ending with the classical, seem to have the money to spend on ciggies, grog & drugs ” If I used words like those to
      publicly describe you, your wife and ALL your family, you undoubtedly would be shocked and highly offended. But, according to your own premise, I need only to say “THESE ARE FACTS!” … and expect everyone to believe me. (‘Skin colour’ a lil bit of a problem, Jacob ????)

      I have lived with and worked with Aboriginals around Alice Springs for years. Once trained they are diligent and honest workers … certainly not “bone lazy”, they don’t “stink”and do “wash themselves” … I promise you. Seriously, I wonder whether you got your “FACTS” from actual
      experience of living with our indigenous people … or from the bigoted opinions of your drunken mates down at the pub ?

      But, the thing we’ve all got to remember is that those REMOTE indigenous people are barely 50 years out of the ‘stone age’. Many of
      them in the outback communities are illiterate or with a very poor standard of education and are still having difficulty assimilating
      into our ‘whitey’ ways of “grog, ciggies & drugs”. Sadly, despicable attitudes like yours are not helpful and would only condemn these
      unfortunate remote Aboriginals to an ongoing Stone Age’ existence.

    • Pscript  

      Oh aren’t we just the little expert. Ever thought to find out why, maybe the culture was destroyed by the boat people that invaded their country.
      These are not the FACT, what you are describing is the results of the facts which you will never understand. I was lucky enough to sit and talk to an elder of the Tiwi tribe in the 70s and see his disappointment of the young ones which were losing the identity, hence they no longer know where they fit in the world.
      Do you think we are civilised when we are willing to want to have leaders of the likes of Abbott and now Trump, we are not civilised we are idiots. The Aboriginal people at least knew how to do is live with the environment unlike us, destroy your environment and you destroy yourself.

      • Guy Flavell  

        Oh Pscript, thank you so much for your hilarious response to this article. But I’m still trying to work out how
        Messrs Abbott and Trump managed to ruin the environment for our Aboriginal Australians ? You’ve got me on that one !!
        The way I read your comments it appears that the British invaded Terra Australis back in 1788 and destroyed
        the Aboriginal culture? At that time their culture was based on a Stone Age existence I think you’d agree?
        Correct me if I’m wrong, but you’re intimating that our indigenous Australians should STILL be living in a
        Stone Age environment? Apart from a short time in the 1950s when nuclear tests were done in the Woomera area,
        I find it very difficult to believe that our Governments have actually destroyed the environment for the Aboriginals … it’s
        still the same old red dust in central Oz you know, and it is where our remote Aboriginal communities prefer to live.
        I also find it strange that the many Aboriginal elders that I socialized and worked with from 1997 to 2001 in Central
        Australia (unlike your Tiwi man) were FAR more concerned about indigenous domestic violence, alcoholism, drug
        problems, lack of employment opportunities, mismanagement of Government hand-outs/conscience money and
        the education of their children.
        Am I correct in thinking that you have a distinct leaning towards the imbecilic mantra of the loathsome Greens ?
        Their crazy ideologies of environmental scaremongering, hatred of the wealthy and a classless society led by the 1%
        Leftist elites, seems to make me think that you may just be one of THOSE loonies. I hope I’m wrong on this, and that you really do
        have the welfare of our indigenous Australians as a priority and don’t wish to condemn them to a Stone Age lifestyle ?

      • Guy Flavell  

        PSCRIPT, on further reflection, after taking in the bad punctuation, bad grammar and manic rantings, your ‘comments’
        were actually UTTER NONSENSE !!!

  3. Pamela  

    A visit to Katherine Gorge earlier this year was enlightening!

    The part aboriginal tour operator of the boat spoke to about 30 of us tourists, saying that when aboriginals first claimed land rights they lost, but after much discussion over the subsequent 10 years they decided to make up all this cultural connection-to-the-land stuff and the powers-that-be totally fell for it… and we know the results!

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