If there’s one politician that represents EVERYTHING wrong with this country, it’s Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe.
In parliament this week, Lidia branded the Queen as a “coloniser” while reciting the oath of allegiance mandatory for all parliamentarians.
She said, “I sovereign, Lidia Thorpe, do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faithful, and I bear true allegiance to the colonising Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Meanwhile Thorpe walked through the Senate with her held up her arm in a clenched wrist like she’s some sort of hardcore revolutionary from the early twentieth century…clearly forgetting that she was voted in by a pack of skinny, blue-haired, mask-wearing vegan socialists from inner-city Melbourne.
But this is by no means a joke…Lidia is dead serious, and so are her mistaken supporters.
These people HATE Australia.
They have NO CLUE about our history, but we have more to be proud of than ANY OTHER nation on Earth!
Australia sought to be the very opposite of an oppressive, racist colonial state from the beginning and stands out in history as perhaps the first nation to do so:
- Our founding father, Governor Arthur Philip, declared that “there can be no slavery in a free land, and consequently no slaves” in the colony while slavery was rife across the rest of the world.
- After Phillip was ordered by King George III to “endeavour, by every possible means, to open an intercourse with the natives, and to conciliate their affections, enjoining all subjects to live in amity and kindness with them”, he announced that “any Man who takes the life of a Native, will be put on his Trial the same as if he had kill’d one of the Garrison.”
- When speared through the shoulder by an Aboriginal warrior at Manly Cove in September 1790, Phillip refused to retaliate, resulting in the re-establishment of good relations.
Australia is NOT founded upon racist colonial oppression, we have SO MUCH to be proud of, and we should IGNORE unhinged career activists.
People like Lidia Thorpe who celebrated the BURNING down of Old Parliament House by back in January, clearly ignore or forget our history. They forgot that it was in Old Parliament House where:
- Aboriginals were granted full voting rights in 1962.
- The Constitution was amended in 1967 to allow the Commonwealth to make laws for Aboriginal people and include them in the census.
- Neville Bonner – the first Aboriginal to become a member of Parliament – worked for over 12 years between 1971 and 1983
However, there is hope.
Last night on the ABC’s Q&A new Senator for the Northern Territory and former ADVANCE spokesman Jacinta Nampijinpa Price stood up for ALL Australians, no matter the colour of their skin:
It’s our job as elected representatives to put forward the concerns of your constituents whether or not you’re an Aboriginal… I don’t want to see us divided up along the lines of race.
There are Indigenous Australians who don’t agree with the Voice across a wide range of political perspectives. I want to know if the Prime Minister has spoken to them. Sure, we can all get on board with recognition, but I don’t trust a bureaucracy to be enshrined in our constitution.
But with all due respect, the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Commission was corrupt. That’s why it was a bipartisan decision to shut it down. It’s the truth. There’s a lot of Indigenous organisations that are government-funded to have the responsibility to advance Indigenous Australians. There are many that have gone into administration because of corruption. There’s accountability to be had by Indigenous organisations as well.
Less bureaucracy as opposed to more bureaucracy is what creates economic independence, the ability to stand on one’s two feet and not just entirely based on identity as an Indigenous person, but simply just as a human being.
Good on you, Jacinta!
ADVANCE and our supporters are with you.
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