:: Monday, 28 May 2007 ::
On Australian Story tonight Noel Pearson, melifluous voiced tubby 40something (?) former supadoopa commercial lawyer, Aboriginal man from the Cape York bit of Oz - which is the pointypointy bit up the top of the right hand side - was profiled.
With his brother.
And those tubby boys stuck it to some enviros something beautiful. Cos the enviros went and declared 6 rivers 'wild' and declared Abos welcome to use the water cultural needs and maybe some tourism, but not for any purpose that is in any way modern and sensible. Seriously, the enviros are such racist zealots that they would rather the Abos lived like they did 40000 years ago. God forbid an Aboriginal family or community should decide to, oh, orunno, grow some crops someplace and irrigate it, eh? Or maybe set up some other business there nearby the water, yeah? The local Abos were even consulted about the whole 'fence off the land' enviro blather. According to the enviros, all that matters is making sure tha Abos can spear fish. I mean, that is all they want to do all day, right? I mean, just like every Italian dreams of nothing more than opening a pizza shop, right?
Man, oh man. I do feel for the Aboriginals of the world like Pearson who see everything that him and folks like him can be. He knows where he comes from and he does not forget it and he knows what modernity it and he knows he is not genetically allergic to it.
Shame there is a bunch of whiteys who do not think the same way. And fer sher they are whiteys. Cos wogs, as a general rule, do not give a stuff. Which in its way is the much more generous attitude, cos at least it does not think th worst of people.
UPDATE: Listen to the man. He is making real sense.
:: WB 3:30 am [link+] ::