Dumb whites. “I do wonder if some of them can read and write”

Marcia Langton should be wondering about the literacy of the Aboriginal Industry’s young charges.
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25 Responses to Dumb whites. “I do wonder if some of them can read and write”

  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    So Professor Langton if there’s to be a permanent Voice to Parliament, and as you say indigenous MPs “are not an effective way to represent Indigenous communities” does that mean you will ban aboriginal people from standing for Parliament?

    After all getting two bites of the cherry would be racist, wouldn’t it?

  2. Boambee John says:

    The Perfesser might look at the education system, much of it populated by people with similar political views to her, to find the reason for that situation, not just for whites, but more so for indigenous kids.

  3. Shy Ted says:

    In the fortnight leading up to the Garma festival, nothing having been done by the Aboriginal organisations, a bunch of white fellows turn up with heavy machinery and prepare the site. Just out of shot are a bunch of Landcruisers transporting important folks from their comfy accommodation to the site. It’s pretty funny but the day sitting in the dirt is the longest day ever. Much fine alcohol and food is consumed of an evening.

  4. Passing By says:

    Fair go. Langton simply made the point that the detail is readily available. Which is true.

  5. C.L. says:

    It’s a direct quote. So ‘fair go’ doesn’t enter into it.
    It was also a dishonest argument. Nobody is going to read 500 pages of “details” about changing the Constitution.
    ——————
    I hadn’t heard of the Garma festival until today. I still have no idea what it is.

  6. NoFixedAddress says:

    I hadn’t heard of the Garma festival until today. I still have no idea what it is.

    Shy Ted nails it.

    bullshit excuse for a government funded piss up.

    I wonder which woke communist department came up with rainbow serpent… seems appropriate for rainbow querties

  7. Roger W says:

    Amazing how many of them look like suntanned Caucasians.
    I wonder if a requirement for over 50% Aboriginal DNA to allow involvement might curtail the push for a voice?

  8. Baba says:

    I’m one of those whites who hasn’t read Marcia’s 500 pages of details. I can read and write. If the 500 pages are so persuasive why didn’t the ABC provide a link?

  9. Baba says:

    If the 500 pages contain 50 details pertinent to a referendum, I’ll eat a copy.

  10. Baba says:

    Never mind the quality, feel the width.

  11. C.L. says:

    So Garma is a piss-up, basically. Is that right?

  12. Jannie says:

    NoFixedAddress says:

    And the great big rainbow snake slithered some more.

    Lotta slithering going on there all right. They call it “historical” and “traditional” but I am not so sure. I know they had fingers, but do they mention where they got the inks and paints before carbon based chemical industries were established?

  13. bollux says:

    I think Marcia should be made mayor of Wadeye, where the locals just destroyed 35 houses. Destroyed not damaged. They obviously need her help and so do the 535 people displaced by this “First Nation’ uprising. I suppose they will want “whitey” to replace the houses as well.

  14. Jannie says:

    NoFixedAddress says:

    I wonder which woke communist department came up with rainbow serpent…

    Seriously mate, are you saying the Rainbow Serpent shtick is another manufactured tradition? Bloody hell, they had me totally sucked in.

  15. rosie says:

    It’s not suntan, it’s make-up a couple of shades darker than their natural skin tone.

  16. Shy Ted says:

    Yep, Garma’s a piss-up. During the day a few speeches, native dancing and so on but after an hour you’ve seen and done it all. And all the visiting celebs are busy people and have to get back to their digs and internet. Even the Yunupingu’s can only take an hour of it before they head off back to the mansion (usually by helicopter).

  17. Passing By says:

    CL: only a piss up if you think a festival with nil grog is a piss up. It’s being around for a very long time and attracts big numbers. If you don’t know if it you know nothing at all of contemporary Australia. Zip.

  18. Passing By says:

    CL: when you say dishonest do you mean it’s so because you can’t be bothered to read? So anyone who assumes you read is dishonest? Or is there another explanation?

  19. Passing By says:

    CL: for reference I think you’ll find tony Abbott made a speech to farms in 2013. I’m not sure but I think he was the first PM to do so.

  20. C.L. says:

    Summarise it for us.

  21. Prospero says:

    It is hard to credit that someone who follows mainstream news and media in Australia could not have heard of Garma at all over the last decade. I suspect even Sky News has mentioned it. Maybe not the Daily Mail so much, so that could be the problem.

    As for “a piss up”, this is from the website for the festival:

    Gulkula is a dry community, and the Festival is strictly a drug and alcohol-free event.

    There are heavy penalties for persons taking and consuming alcohol and/or illegal drugs at the festival, patrons caught will be immediately escorted off-site by the local Police. We have police sniffer dogs on regular patrol during the festival.

    So Shy Ted needs to explain more how a dry community, full of media coverage, is actually a secret piss up.

  22. Passing By says:

    CL: you can read up if you care at all. In any case the important stuff is the constitutional change which is in three sentences according to albanese. If that gets up then it’s going to be a long slog in parliament to specify what implementation occurs.

  23. Jannie says:

    Ok, calling it a “piss up” is a bit of a misnomer. It does reference how much government money goes through the liver of their wards.

    But Ted is a shy guy. And Mr Prospero, I have not seen you retract a single one of your uncountable and preposterous errors, not to mention illogical conclusions. So why should Ted?

  24. twostix says:

    It is hard to credit that someone who follows mainstream news and media in Australia could not have heard of Garma at all over the last decade.

    You could know on ten thousand doors in this country and be lucky if a single person has ever heard of it.

    Suspect are people who have heard of it, either they’re normies who travelled and saw it in a “10 things you must do” travel brochure website, or they’re urban party members and lickspittle hanger-oners.

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