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Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Stolen Generation is a worldly matter

Australian Stolen Generation Protest Australia
Feb 2008 National Sorry Day given by the UK Victorian:

I move:
That today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history.
We reflect on their past mistreatment.

We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were Stolen Generations—this blemished chapter in our nation's history.
The time has now come for the nation to turn a new page in Australia's history by righting the wrongs of the past and so moving forward with confidence to the future.
We apologise for the laws and policies of successive Parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.
We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.
For the pain, suffering, and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.
To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry.
And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.
We the Parliament of Australia respectfully request that this apology be received in the spirit in which it is offered as part of the healing of the nation.
For the future we take heart; resolving that this new page in the history of our great continent can now be written.
We today take this first step by acknowledging the past and laying claim to a future that embraces all Australians.
A future where this Parliament resolves that the injustices of the past must never, never happen again.
A future where we harness the determination of all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to close the gap that lies between us in life expectancy, educational achievement, and economic opportunity.
A future where we embrace the possibility of new solutions to enduring problems where old approaches have failed.
A future based on mutual respect, mutual resolve and mutual responsibility.
A future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities and with an equal stake in shaping the next chapter in the history of this great country, Australia.
— Kevin RuddPrime Minister of Australia, 13 February 2008, at a sitting of the Parliament of Australia.
The stolen generation happened in the late 18 hundreds that lasted all the way up until the late 1970's in Australia. This was done to the Black Indigenous people of Australia called the Australian Aborigines by whites (English/British) who had newly "discovered" Australia. Government agencies and missionaries took the Indigenous and place them in government care including assigning them to selected foster homes and having them in boarding schools that taught the Indigenous the English language and traditions outlawing and banning the Indigenous of speaking their own native language or making reference to their own embedding them into assimilation. Everything that has happen the Indigenous Aborigines of Australia has also happened to me and to you. To the hundreds of Native American tribes in America, including the Mexicans to the Asiatics Africans.

Australia has a National "Sorry Day"  and a bring our children home campaign but the problem is we are so far gone assimilated that it really is hard to find our way back. They always seem to want to "educate" and empower, how about just leaving us the fuck alone?

Centuries of attempts to try to eliminate Indigenous cultures has continued to prove to be not only consistently inhumane but also unsuccessful. We are still here just renamed and powerless. Boarding schools as seen below of Indigenous children in boarding school uniforms and in the far back dressed in all black, 12 white figures stand overseeing our children.

Boarding school for Indigenous children taught by missionaries

The reason they say the children were taken in the first place was to protect them against abuse. We see in the year 2016 that protection may still be a challenge considered all the worldly violence and abuse that exist. In the Emergency Child Removal Policy, white superiority was the overall cause of the removal.  To drive the Indigenous to extinction by controlling population growth of the Indigenous. To extract them with the non Indigenous, isolating one culture and adopting the New World one. What has happened to the Indigenous in Australia has happened worldly.

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From Wiki: For example, in the 1930s, the Northern Territory Protector of Natives, Dr. Cecil Cook, perceived the continuing rise in numbers of "half-caste" children as a problem. His proposed solution[19] was:
Generally by the fifth and invariably by the sixth generation, all native characteristics of the Australian Aborigine are eradicated. The problem of our half-castes will quickly be eliminated by the complete disappearance of the black race, and the swift submergence of their progeny in the white.
Similarly, the Chief Protector of Aborigines in Western Australia, A. O. Neville, wrote in an article for The West Australian in 1930:
One factor, however, seems clear; atavism is not in evidence so far as colour is concerned. Eliminate in future the full-blood and the white and one common blend will remain. Eliminate the full blood and permit the white admixture and eventually the race will become white. Read more here 

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