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[Powderworks] NMOC:Rabbit Proof Fence

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Thu, 20 Mar 2003 19:24:09 +1100

You were right about starting to get shit thrown around with that remark!!! 
you little Redneck Fuck!!
Paul Keating said sorry and publicly revealed the horrors these people went 
through (in his great speech in Redfren Park in 1992) and were there 
millions of dollars in phony law suits then??? no
Just the beginning of a public understanding and support for people that has 
missed out on it for too long!
And all Howard has done has brought it upon himself to waste our tax payers 
dollars turning back every bit of landmark policy Keating put in place. (yes 
i am pissed off and yes i am a Keating and Gough Whitlam fan! so fucking 
shoot me!!!).

            All the best wishes to the non Redneck Fucks out there who are 
not responsible for hate and xenophobia and the need to support the bastards 
who want to bomb the living daylights out of women and children for 
                                        [name removed].

>From: "Matthew Cowdery" <mcowd@mars.ocs.mq.edu.au>
>Reply-To: "Matthew Cowdery" <mcowd@mars.ocs.mq.edu.au>
>To: "workers" <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] NMOC:Rabbit Proof Fence
>Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 09:35:50 +1100
>The "stolen generation" policy was particularly directed at half-caste
>children, most of whom were illigitimate.
>At the beginning it was intended to help the children not harm them - to
>give them "proper" living conditions & not "live like animals".
>Most of the children were given training so that they could become maids, 
>cooks, or something similar for the girls and most of the boys became
>stockmen working with the sheep & cattle (& they do make brilliant
>Aboriginals were seen as animals with very limited or no intelligence that
>you could do what you wanted with - hunting them for sport included - and
>that is how they justified taking the children away from their parents.
>So even though it started out with good intentions it quickly became a bit
>of a monster.
>Just to throw a bit of thunder around - do you think John Howard owes the
>Aboriginal people an apology for the Stolen Generation?
>Personally, I don't think he should apologize. He didn't have anything to 
>with the policy so apologizing is admitting guilt for something he had
>nothing to do with.
>I think Australia as a whole (and especially the politicians involved with
>dreaming up & implementing the policy) should apologize - say we are sorry
>that it happened - but I don't think we can or should accept the
>responsibility for it (not to mention the millions of dollars of law suits
>that would follow).
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