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Black Lives Matter, but they don't need us to tell them that : Comments

By Sonia Bowditch, published 9/6/2020

And while most of the protestors no doubt have good intentions, the crux of the problem lies in the phrase 'on behalf of'.

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Black lives matter? Absolutely they don't. Not anymore or any less than the rest of us.

But what motivates this movement, is the restlessness of youth, captured by the Democrats for their own selfish purposes.
Black lives don't matter to Democrats either, but they can pretend can't they "hilarious Hillary".

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 7:41:20 AM
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"And while most of the protestors no doubt have good intentions….".

There is plenty of doubt about that; and of course nobody else should be speaking out for these violent, obnoxious thugs. That would be like naive, effeminate men speaking up for women, when women themselves, of the aggressive demanding sort, make enough noise and cause enough trouble without any outside help.

"Here in our own country" as Sonia Bowditch puts it, most Aboriginal identifiers are doing OK, and those whose think they are not should shut the f… up and do something about whatever situation they think they are in and stop blaming everyone else for their problems. Making a lot of noise, abusing white people and calling them 'racist' is not going to help them; it never has, it never will. All they are doing is turning people who might have once been fooled by them into enemies.

The creeps have been getting away with their nonsense because of Australia's gutless politicians, kowtowing to minorities, and authorities saying that if they hadn't allowed the thugs to break the China virus restrictions, they would have done it anyway. What a slap in the face for the majority who have done the right thing! What is the point of law and order if minorities don't have to comply.

It is impossible to have any respect for Aboriginal activists, police or politicians in this country. The minority rules in Australia.
Posted by ttbn, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 9:56:17 AM
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She is wrong to say that a Bill Leak cartoon was wrong and that aboriginal fathers are not neglectful. Neglectful fathers comes in all colours, black, white, brindle, yellow. To reject the facts is very wrong and leaves tens of thousands of aboriginal children at risk. Just look at child protection figures in the NT alone. Where are all the fathers of these neglected and abused children.?
Posted by Big Nana, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 11:41:32 AM
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In answer to Big Nana, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 11:41:32 AM

Whilst I support the general direction of what you are saying and despite my not reading the article as yet- the way I would interpret this comment is "the vast majority of aboriginal fathers are not abusive". The devil is often in the detail here.

With respect to the comment "Given the civic unrest in the US at the moment, many here in Australia think that despite the current COVID restrictions, the time is right to speak out on behalf of black people. And while most of the protestors no doubt have good intentions, the crux of the problem lies in the phrase 'on behalf of''. The BLM movement is, at its heart, patronising. How dare we, with our white privilege, elevate ourselves above black people to the point where we say 'let us help you,' or 'let us fight on your behalf'? Surely, in Australia at least, this smacks of white man's burden whereby we are still trying to control the Indigenous peoples of our nation. In doing so, we cast them as victims and us as rescuers."

There is much I applaud here- but it's missing a warning to those that would take up other peoples causes- there is often more to the campaign than meets the eye- and can have underlying ideology that you on analysis may not agree with- in your urge to be good. Sadly many never spend time to understand in detail why they believe as they do.

There are do-gooders and those who do good".

... the services of an unknown soldier ... the common memories of all soldiers killed in any war
Posted by Canem Malum, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 1:14:31 PM
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Of course they do! As do all human lives! Perhaps custodial sentences could be replaced with exile and a three-strike rule that made it permanent?

As for the street marches? Should have been saved and done much later, just prior to the next federal election to make it have far more impact! Along with the feigned rage and humbug of some activists, who want to make the colour of your skin an outcome of responsibility?

And applied to all whites, even those who are the first generation post-war migrants. As a one size fits all! Even where death in custody the result of a black on black outcome?
Posted by Alan B., Tuesday, 9 June 2020 1:18:39 PM
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Black lives matter particularly those battered black women and serially neglected or abused kids. Or those whose lives inside the "community"? Are so full of despair and the result of activities inside that community, at the hands of blacks, that they suicide rather than tolerate their status quo!

Supervised kids don't need to get to sniffing petrol!

And kids attending school with their little bellies full with a wholesome breakfast, do better the rest of their lives. And while there, at least not subject to, the par for the course normality, that's child abuse inside the family/community?

Education is first and foremost the responsibility of parents! Seen enough of them with a glass/bottle permanently welded to a hand to understand where many of the problems lie!

And Big Nana makes some very valid points! My father left when I was 3, but only after he taught me how good he was with his fists and feet!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Tuesday, 9 June 2020 1:47:33 PM
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