LOL and there he goes with the party line and ignoring the facts.
I have read the full point of what he was saying and what he said was offensive and bordered on being racist.
This is not about some white people who just don't want to work and prefer to spend their days surfing in north Queensland and NSW central coast and expect the tax-payers to help them do it.
This is about a people group who have traditionally lived off the land and had a productive society built around community living and teaching. What the Prime Minister wants them to do is to become white people who work a 9-5 job and have highly educated children who can add back to society in taxes and if they won't do that then they can fend for themselves. That is old colonialism at it's racist worst.
If Abbott cured cancer you would be offended.
It is not me that is offended it is the entire Aboriginal people who are offended and they come out and said so. Don't be a dick just because, actually stop and use your brain and think about what is being said to you for a change. Stop towing some artificial party line and realise that real people are involved and are hurt by having their cultural ways labelled as "lifestyle choices". They lived that way for a long time before we came on the scene and called them lazy and tried to change the way they lived before deciding it would be easy to steal, rape and destroy them instead.
Now we seem to be going back in the same direction and you seem rather supportive of such behaviour.
Go and visit a remote community. Your fantasised notion of how these remote communities live will soon be destroyed. Why you would want people to continue to exist in this way beggars belief.
You don't know what you
are talking about
Enlighten me then.
Seriously, do you want to know? If you do I'm more than happy to talk to you about it. I'm not for a second suggesting that conditions in some of these places are not third world, but I'd like to talk to about why they live this way, and more importantly why they have too. We can take it offline if you like.
I'd be genuinely interested to hear your thoughts. I don't profess to have single clue about what life is like in these communities & I don't have any solutions either. I'm particularly interested in you saying "they have to" live this way as to me, moving away from the communities just seems logical but again I fully realise I don't, but want to, understand why people don't. Growing up I just assumed that eventually some form of integration into western civilisation had to be the end goal, if its not, I've not really read a long game alternative.
I don't mean any disrespect Mate, but "integration into western civilization" could be viewed as genocide. The Aboriginal culture and language is deep and diverse, and integration is destruction of all of this. My daughter in law speaks multiple indigenous languages, which are very different across the nation, and ensuring even language doesn't die is a massive task, with Government being an obstruction.
I have seen some outback communities, and stayed in Arnhem Land at my indigenous families place. In this place, they have a school and a health centre, but no permanent staff. It is a happy, mostly peaceful place, unlike other places I am told, but even here with the benefit of mining royalties there are few options to leave.
Where would they go? Leaving your homeland is a big deal for everyone, and without family, friends, job or the means to exist there are no "lifestyle choices".