INVASION DAY-Capt Cook observed: we could not discover that they had any head or chief, or form of Government, neither have they any usefull or necessary Utentials except it be a Bagg or Basket to gather their Muscels into. Giving Dr. Gracelyn Smallwood the opportunity to refute this observation of such longevity seems a generous and gracious gesture. Australia was never invaded. Australia arose ex nihilo-from nothing. The act of settlement was not in furtherance of an ideology but a phenomenon. The pioneers improved the country so as to live more comfortably. Apologists have assiduously asserted that they have found dishonourable motives and hidden genocidal blueprints in the detritus of Australian history. They have become obsessed with conspiracy theories behind every event in the calendar of settlement. Regrettably, this approach to Australian history lacks merit; is unconvincing in its argument, and divisive in its effect. At the conclusion of Invasion Day, the question to be answered is: How long did Pinocchio’s nose grow?
Anthony Mundine, what can we do with him? Tie him to the mast and then flog him. Keelhaul him till he’s saner. Shave his belly with a rusty razor. Give ‘im a hair of the dog that bit him. Put him in the bilge and make him drink it.
The Drum with Kosch, Aird and Sara was an unmitigated piece of tendentious nonsense. The first question is who is an aboriginal; not a jumped-up mestizo looking for a government handout for the rest of their life. Each of the deadbeats the Drum had on the panel talked about a fair go for the opposing side, in all my years watching the ABC I have never seen the ABC allow the Australian view to be put. NO to the Treaty, No constitutional amendments to include Abos. Read my book Deception Bay at Amazon Kindle.