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 Labor senator Dodson has an original thought—Wow!

12.08.19.  Labor senator Pat Dodson has ­attacked politicians for failing to secure reconciliation, declaring the nation’s leaders are fearful of indigenous people because they did not want to lose the “Anglo-Celtic imprint on this nation”.
Very astute of Senator Dodson to notice what is obvious. And why on earth would our forefathers that by their blood, sweat and ingenuity want present day Australians  to obliterate that, “Anglo-Celtic imprint on this nation” so revered internationally and readily enjoyed by all indigenous Australians, black, white or brindle?
Perhaps Mr Dodson might venture a closer look at his image above and being recognised as “The Father of Reconciliation” explain the Indigenous significance of the John Curtin Medalist Award he so humbly accepted? Did the looms of his 100,000-year-old culture spin such trappings and finery? Of course not, it is but just one of the countless benefits of an “Anglo-Celtic imprint on this nation” and to ignore that would surely be hypocritical, would it not Mr Dodson?

Source: Greg Brown, News Corp

Political leaders fear loss of Anglo-Celtic imprint: Pat Dodson

The West Australian senator, who was to be indigenous ­affairs minister had Labor won office on May 18, said he “feared for the spirit of the country”, a repeat of a phrase he used in 1997 when he quit the Reconciliation Council.
With Scott Morrison slapping down calls for an indigenous “voice to parliament”, Senator Dodson said there was a “lack of growth in the leaders of the ­nation who should know better”.
“Why they fear First Nations peoples I don’t know,” Senator Dodson told The Good Life podcast, which is hosted by Labor MP Andrew Leigh.
Senator Dodson, known as the “father of reconciliation”, said political leaders had failed to reconcile with indigenous people, despite doing so with nations Australia had gone to war with, such as Japan after World War II.
“We’ve found ways to reconcile those relationships and build better relationships with those nations,” he said.
“The fear of losing, I think, the quintessence of the Anglo-Celtic imprint on this nation is what makes these people afraid.
“They can be friends with ­people outside of Australia, but when it comes into the internal quarrel, the original theft … and the need to own the truth and find a way forward, (they) constantly leave us short, and we’re obviously in the middle of that battle again.”
He said the government’s ­rejection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart was part of a long history of political leaders failing to be “magnanimous towards First Nations peoples”, which was causing Aboriginal people to “lose heart” while also affecting their quality of life.
“So this whole negative impact that happens to First Nations peoples (is) precisely because there’s no real reciprocation going on,” he said. “An agreement, a treaty, (is) the mature thing we should be doing, rather than ducking from that and pretending that it’s going to go away. It won’t go away. It will be there in some form when I’ve passed on.”
He said it was wrong to “damage and undermine and belittle people (who have) come from such rich cultural roots”.
“Australia has very little to celebrate in its own right, apart from having a democracy that’s sustained the test of time for 200 years. But there’s not much around that we have that we can take pride in,” he said. “We’ve got to get back to appreciating the other cultures of Australia, not just the Anglo Celtic structure.”
Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt was not available for comment yesterday. Mr Wyatt, Australia’s first indigenous cabinet minister, has laid out a three-year timeline for the constitutional recognition of indigenous people. But the Prime Minister has ruled out supporting a constitutional amendment that would require parliament take advice from an indigenous advisory body.
Anthony Albanese last week said a constitutionally enshrined voice to parliament should be a “bedrock” for making practical improvements to the lives of indigenous Australians a reality.

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  • TommyGun 12/08/2019, 5:24 am

    Once again all this droning on about how “rich” their culture was/is.
    Give me a break!
    So rich they have no written language. So rich they have only 2 musical instruments (if you can call banging 2 sticks together a “musical instrument”…otherwise it’s just one.) So rich they have built no lasting dwellings. Rich all right!
    So they criticise our modern Australia, but they like all it provides and whinge when they think they don’t get their share. Then, when they get it, it all goes in drink and rubbish (after the lawyers have finished at the trough) and then they are wallowing in their own shame asking for more.
    As if that’s not enough, now they want a voice in Parliament?
    Spare me…

    • Pensioner Pete 12/08/2019, 5:46 am

      TG: Actually, despite the Aboriginal industries claims, they do have voices in the parliament and the Senate, one being Labor Senator Pat Dodson, who on the face of it, seems to be letting his ‘side’ down and has let them down for years.

      • Rob 12/08/2019, 1:17 pm

        Maybe I should start taking my niece’s son and daughter to the range.

      • TommyGun 12/08/2019, 3:35 pm

        Yeah, PP, I meant a voice “over and above what they already have”, separate from the rest of us.

  • Thunder 12/08/2019, 6:28 am

    Until that Useless Neanderthal gets rid of his FAKE “symbol” off his frigging head, I will not be interested in one word muttered by the Fickwut.

    The Sergeant at Arms should remove it with a Baseball Bat every time the FW enters the Senate with it on………..

    And The Speaker should bar him for SIX months every time.

  • Popular Front 12/08/2019, 6:31 am

    There’s that ‘First Nations’ bollocks again – pinched from the Canadians. Hey Dodson! Pick up a dictionary and look for the definition of ‘nation’ and see if it applies to various tribes of sometimes less than 20, wandering around and fighting with any other band they come across. ‘Nation’ my arse.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 12/08/2019, 7:14 am

    They supposedly had 40-60 thousand years (or you name a number of your choice ) to advance as other civilisations did and they didn’t, but now they want to be a cut above the rest of us even though they have the same representation in the parliament as we do. The mixed race ones who have done well never seem to acknowledge that it takes two to tango and completely ignore the input of European genes into their makeup that makes them good sportsmen etc.

  • pattoh 12/08/2019, 7:34 am

    “declaring the nation’s leaders are fearful of indigenous people because they did not want to lose the “Anglo-Celtic imprint on this nation”

    Yeah right……….I thought Australia was the per capita the fastest growing country through immigration [ to help the Housing Bubble & the GDP statistics for political reasons]

    Like, the City of London [ Square Mile] may be Anglo Celtic in a “Rhodes-Milnerite” Imperial sense but Greater London & the British Parliamentiary & Legal Systems SURE are not.

    Just ask Tommy Robinson!

    • Ex ADF 12/08/2019, 12:24 pm

      I gues this old grifter Dodson would be happy at the amount of black Africans, suntanned Arabs and yellow Chinese seeking “refuge” on Australias shores. Not much Anglo Saxon influence in the immigration mix.

      • pattoh 12/08/2019, 4:39 pm

        You should check Sugar Ray Robinson’s lineage

  • DT 12/08/2019, 8:27 am

    Another Australian who has indigenous ancestry of around twenty five per cent based on his mother being Malaysian and Australian Aborigine, father “Snowy” Dodson a white Anglo Saxon shearer.

  • ibbit 12/08/2019, 9:30 am

    How utterly nauseating was the above comment by Dodson. The Aboriginal industry is really going over the top, obviously with their eyes avariciously and firmly fixed on the wealth of the Country. When they did have buckets of money through ATSIC, only city type Aborigines flourished while their more truly native brethren were left to rot without adequate housing, no jobs and a host of other problems. Did they address any of them? No, of course not.
    Dodson seems to think Australia built itself without help from the white community or that the “first peoples” had it already up and thriving and whites just came in and took it over.
    Enough sooking from Dodson and conniving from the minister. Much of Australia is pretty fed up with their types – not the Aborigines who truly need help.

  • Lorraine 12/08/2019, 9:42 am

    nothing new, always taking, wanting more, never satisfied. that is the story of the Black man in Australia.

    • pattoh 12/08/2019, 10:47 am

      It is the Redfern Legal Service effect on law graduates who want a Beemer.

  • Albert 12/08/2019, 11:11 am

    That black ignoramus, with his scruffy beard and black hat that has been permanently riveted to his skull, wants us ‘racist’ whites to recognise his so-called ancestry and culture but while shoving our ‘racist’ white ancestry and nation building culture into the back of the cupboard.
    The ‘First Nations’, eh? There were hundreds of them according to the likes of Dobson but not one of them had anything to do with building the nation of Australia which his mob have been living in the hip pocket of ever since.
    It is time that he and his 250 odd ‘First Nations’ pulled their heads in until they begin contributing for the good of all.

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