Not a minute too soon, the Prime Minister has announced a sweeping plan to sweepingly remove what some folk might consider to be other people’s rights.
"ABORIGINES in remote communities will be subject to sweeping new controls over their lives in an unprecedented intervention by the Howard Government to stop sexual abuse of indigenous children.
Declaring the indigenous child sex crisis a "national emergency", Prime Minister John Howard said yesterday drastic action was required in isolated
townships because "in the end, the duty of care to the young of this country is paramount". Northern Territory
Under the plan, Aborigines in 60 settlements will face bans on alcohol and pornography, and their welfare payments will become conditional on school attendance and child health.
Authorities will be able to demand child health checks, seize control of Aboriginal land and homes for five years, and dispatch interstate police, indigenous troops and managers into the settlements."
“I’ll be slammed for taking away people’s rights but frankly I don’t care”, the PM said
Good for him!
Loonies on the loose, on the other hand, are more concerned with bullshit rhetoric and friendly chats than they are with a couple of generations worth of Aboriginal children being abused to hell and back.
“While the National Indigenous Council (NIC) and Reconciliation Australia backed a crackdown, some indigenous leaders condemned what they described as heavy-handed tactics and a lack of consultation.
Democrats Leader Lyn Allison called it "an outrageous authoritarian crackdown" and a "jackboot approach" and Greens leader Bob Brown slammed 11 years of inaction.
Rormer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission chairwoman Lowitja O'Donoghue said stripping people of control was not the way to get tough on child sex abuse.
"It's just Brough and Howard doing their sergeant-major routine, clicking their heels," she told The Age. "You can't just come over the top of people, you've got to talk to them."
Indigenous activist Michael Mansell also condemned
's move as immoral, racist and illegal.” Canberra
Enough already you gibbering arseholes.
Last time I checked, the sexual abuse of toddlers and children was immoral and illegal.
As for “racism”: if this level and depravity of child sexual abuse was prevalent in white communities the deafening screeching would have seen jack-boot action a decade ago. The perpetual reverse-racism that many Aboriginal activists demand is perverse and one of the most abiding causes of current Aboriginal circumstances.
Throwing in a red herring, Mick Gooda, urged
"engage with incentives rather than punishment". "Anything we do to protect our kids I will support. We've got to be hard on our own mob … I just hope this isn't a Trojan Horse to destroy land rights in the
." Northern Territory
Forget land rights, or any rights. Individuals, no matter their color or ethnicity, have no entitlement to any rights under these circumstances. If entire communities are afflicted and affected, then the entire community and the individuals within them can bleat all they want about “rights” of which they deserve no consideration or entitlement.
Unlike other State leaders, the Premier of South Australia has declined to provide 10 police to boost the police presence in the
Kudos to John Howard.
The jack boots are sadly overdue, but lets be relieved over small mercies and hope that the next generation of Aboriginal kiddies can be spared the hideous physical, psychological and emotional scars that will be carried by many of the current young. It’s the least that we can hope for them, and the least that our politicians, on our behalf, should attempt to enable.
There will be a great deal of debate over these actions, and that’s fine, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that, in these circumstances, even an entirely half-arsed plan, vigorously implemented today, is far superior to a perfect plan implemented a few years hence - or never. That's the choice.