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The “I was stolen” season again

The “I was stolen” season again

While ever the Aboriginal industry remains in a state of perpetual ‘victimhood’ there will be no unification of all Australians. It is annoying how the tales of woe are promulgated with a passion soothed only by the sweet balm of genuflecting whites shoving cash in hand. Their constant cry of difficulty is insignificant when compared with the volume of separated families to all parts of the world of Europeans during WWII, so many never to be reunited. The cremation of six million mothers, fathers and children in Hitler’s ovens makes light of those Aborigines that were removed from the dangers of their own parents. The fools that perpetuate this charade of guilt-hurling upon white Australians has run its course as sympathies are lost through constant complaint, ingratitude and public threats to “burn and f**k” Australia. Millions more this week on top of the annual taxpayer slug of $30 billion is being splashed around by the government. We were assured saying ‘sorry’ would put end to the nonsense—it didn’t. It should be we who now deserve an apology.

It has taken Michael Welsh a lifetime to face up to the trauma of being torn from his mother and siblings, but the apology, delivered a decade ago, helped him to heal. “It’s made a big difference to me in my life, through my life, where I’ve journeyed, it’s made a difference to my children, and my brother and sisters,” he said. “It was a magical moment for me.”

Source: ABC

Stolen Generation survivors return to Parliament House to relive apology

He was just eight years old when he was taken from his mother by welfare officers at their home in Coonamble in the central west of New South Wales, in the 1960s.
He did not see his mother again until he was 17.
‘Years later, what’s changed?’

The national apology was supposed to be life-changing. So why is it now a bittersweet memory for the survivors?

Mr Welsh and other surviving members of the Stolen Generations will return to Parliament House in Canberra today, to relive the day the former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said sorry.
In 2008, Mr Rudd described the forced removal of Aboriginal children as “a blemished chapter in our nation’s history”.
During an emotive speech, as the nation watched on, Mr Rudd said successive governments had inflicted “profound suffering and loss” by removing tens of thousands of Indigenous children over several decades.
Richard Weston, chief executive of support organisation the Healing Foundation, said the national apology was a vindication for the Stolen Generations.
“It finally was a proper acknowledgement of the atrocities and the hurt and pain that they experienced,” Mr Weston said.
“For the Prime Minister to give the national apology, say sorry in the Australian Parliament, and have that broadcast across the nation was really significant and it was a step in the right direction.”

Compensation has since been paid to some eligible survivors in New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania, and the South Australian Government established a $6 million fund last year.
But Mr Weston said the Stolen Generations were frustrated that there has never been a national compensation scheme, and ageing survivors feared the Government had forgotten them.
“We need national leadership to ensure Stolen Children all over Australia have access to an equitable scheme,” Mr Weston said.
“We’ve seen a redress scheme for the victims of child sexual abuse but, to date, the Government’s been silent with regards to the Stolen Generations.”
Mr Welsh said Stolen Generations groups had limited funding to deliver programs to reunite families who were fractured by the removal of children.
“We are still coming back together to be healed up from the breakdown of our family structure,” he said.
“There’s a lot more work that needs to be done, we would appreciate it if they involved us more, when they’re coming up with policies, to ask us and walk down the same line as us.
“Because we do know our pain and we do know how to heal it.”

The Healing Foundation estimates about 20,000 Stolen Generations survivors are still alive, with about 100,000 second generation descendants spread across Australia.
The Federal Government is funding new research by the Healing Foundation to assess how trauma is affecting ageing Stolen Generations survivors and their children.
“We need to understand the trauma that has affected the lives of Stolen Generations, but how that has been passed on to their family members.”
In 1997, Bringing Them Home — a national inquiry into the Stolen Generations — estimated that as many as one in three Indigenous children were removed from their families between 1910 and the 1970s.
Children were taken from their homes or on their way to school to be put into institutions, fostered or adopted out to non-Indigenous families.
The inquiry made 54 recommendations, but 21 years on, the Healing Foundation said many had been implemented poorly or not at all.

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  • TommyGun 13/02/2018, 7:14 am

    I saw some protesters on TV today with a placard that read: “SORRY IS NOT ENOUGH-we want compensation”.

    Gee; didn’t see that coming when Moon-face made the big apology….much.

    • Pensioner Pete 13/02/2018, 9:02 am

      TG: Perhaps they will be satisfied with a copy of the ‘Sorry Book’? Sadly for them, my name is not in any, nor will it ever be, in these so called ‘Sorry Books’. Perhaps, enhance the process with a ‘Smoking Ceremony’? If one reads the actual facts on the so called ‘Stolen Generation’, they will find there was good reason to remove the kids at the time, just as there is right now, particularly in northern Queensland, that is, the ongoing abuse in all forms, of the children by their family and others. They are actually removed to ensure a chance at survival and betterment, whereas, if left within the situation from which they are removed, they will surely perish or suffer permanent physical and psychological harm – who to sue for ‘compensation’ then?

    • GTD 13/02/2018, 10:30 am

      Add to the sorry the Mabo case..
      Yessireee all about bags of 💰 💰.

      Stupid Bull SHITTEN wants to allocate $8million of OUR MONEY towards the lie of stolen.. I’ll go with A Bolts assertion that there either or NONE..
      THAT means only 1 would receive $75k.

      Leaving $7,925,000.00 ..

  • Lorraine 13/02/2018, 9:03 am

    Shorten has $75,000 compensation on the table for the stolen generation. I wonder is that a 1 off payments or a yearly sum to be reign upon the whiners.

  • Joe Blogs 13/02/2018, 9:17 am
    • Pensioner Pete 13/02/2018, 10:43 am

      JB: Excellent, should be on national teevee for a week or more.

      • Joe Blogs 13/02/2018, 6:04 pm

        Uh oh!

  • Zoltan 13/02/2018, 9:22 am

    I’m stolen generation too.
    I was a mere baby when mum and dad upped sticks for the UK.
    Believe me, living most of my life in that shi**ole was far more traumatic than anything those buggers could begin to imagine. Separated from my land by half a planet? Taken away from this beautiful, warm land of opportunity to a cold place where they crave disappointment….. They have no idea
    Where’s my compo?

  • Honeybadger 13/02/2018, 9:33 am

    Another word ‘stolen’ which has been hijacked by the ABC and others.
    Courts have never found anyone forcibly removed. As Andrew Bolt recounts they were removed because of neglect (charges were laid against those parents) or the parents sent them away for various reasons such as schooling.
    We are over all this nonsense which is all about the gravy train and now even talk of the children of this whingeing lot, being included, because of the possible trauma to them. When you’re on a good thing keep it rolling along forever, just follow the money that will ‘heal’ them quick smart. Labor is all about seeming and feeling and facts do not matter. Spare us from all this crap

  • Albert 13/02/2018, 9:35 am

    Aborigines will never cease the ‘victim’ game whilst ever we carry on with these grovelling apologies accompanied by buckets of money. It is about nothing more than money. Compensation? Compensation for what? For taking those kids away from dysfunctional parents who would beat them, starve them and sexually abuse them? For taking them away from the usual squalor that more often than not is representative of Aboriginal settlements?

    Those kids were done the biggest favour of their lives. Fed, clothed and educated and given a chance to make something of themselves and for that the taxpayer is expected to have buckets of money at the ready to throw at the ‘victims’ of us terrible whities.

    • Lorraine 13/02/2018, 10:35 am

      the aborigine communities do not treat their women and children badly ???? do they…….They learnt the lessons they would be stolen, so the aborigines cleaned up their home office and now all is sweet in the humpy’s in NT and elsewhere, no abuse, oh no ,,,,,,,

  • Graham 13/02/2018, 12:21 pm

    To be honest I really couldn’t care less and I’m not sorry. Not because I’m a heartless bastard but when you see all the suffering in the world today you have to put things into perspective. Even in Australia if you want to see real suffering look at the thousands of homeless especially children, look at the pensioners who have worked all their lives only to see their pensions given away overseas or to politicians who couldn’t give a s**t.
    What do these people want compensation for, most were taken from families who couldn’t cope or who were neglecting them, is that what they really wanted?

  • Ex ADF 13/02/2018, 12:56 pm

    In the interests of equality and inclusiveness, surely there must be compensation for those white kids removed from deadbeat parents?

    • TommyGun 13/02/2018, 5:42 pm

      Good point, EA.

  • Maryanne 13/02/2018, 1:05 pm

    And what about the poor little buggers these days who DON’T get removed from violent and depraved homes? Anybody care about them?

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