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What is the future of Australianness?

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The issue of our Indigenous people should be part
of this discussion. After all they were the first
inhabitants of this country. Even though many of
us were taught very little about them in our history
classes at school.

Of course there are bound to have been tensions
when two peoples are forced to co-exist with vastly
different cultures and priorities.

To this day Australia has not fully reconciled with the
struggles of Aboriginal Australia.
Can we really say that we have?

Can we really claim that we have redressed the wrongs of
the past and found justice for the marginalised?

We need men and women of good heart to bring Australia to
a new era of self-awareness and maturity, with all the
wisdom and pain that necessitates to find a solution to
the problem of our first peoples.
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 22 May 2020 7:38:20 PM
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There are always going to be immature people of deficient character to legitimise the grievance industry.

There can be no friendship with people constantly reminding you of what people you donít know did to other people you never met, and holding you responsible for it.

There can never be reconciliation until the voices of mature Australians drown out those who prefer to exploit and prolong division. Maturity requires forgiveness instead of resentment, without demanding certain conditions from others, and choosing to be one of us: a functional Australian without a racially-charged chip on your shoulder.

At the moment reconciliation is only intended to change white people, only makes demands of white people, and only holds white people responsible for any lack of reconciliation
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 22 May 2020 7:57:29 PM
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I'm certainly no expert on this subject and it is
a complex one that has plagued our country for
quite some time. In trying to find solutions we need
to really look beyond resentment and a "white"
"black" picture and who did what to whom.

Reconciliation I believe means a "coming together"
how can we come together if we are already building
walls?

The following link explains more:

http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/people/what-you-need-to-know-about-reconciliation
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 22 May 2020 8:15:55 PM
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Reconciliation I believe means a "coming together"
Foxy,
It also means equal responsibility but that's the great hurdle ! Coming together is easy when someone else makes all the effort & others just take & it's those takers who create the need for walls !
Posted by individual, Saturday, 23 May 2020 11:37:06 AM
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Foxy,

"Reconciliation I believe means a "coming together"
how can we come together if we are already building
walls?"

By treating all Australians equally, regardless of skin pigmentation etc., and making sure that there is one law for all.
Posted by Is Mise, Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:01:47 PM
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Is Mise,

'Reconciliation' is the process of getting Australia's first peoples and traditional customary owners of the land to come out of their subdued underprivileged conditions of dispossession and imposed poverty and say "We give up!"

Why accept a treaty with Aboriginal Australia when you can get total surrender.

You sly dog! You have been planning this all along, haven't you?
Posted by Mr Opinion, Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:10:52 PM
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