Feel the Reconciliation
Protests on the day of the Queen's National Day of Remembrance were a disgrace
You can work for reconciliation or you can work for recrimination. .You can’t work for both. So activists need to work out which it is that they want.
Protests around Australia on the Day of Remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II were a disgrace.
Activists - black and white - burned Australian flags, vandalised the British consulate and cheered the death of the Queen.
Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe led protests in Melbourne where she smeared her hands in mock blood.
“The Crown has blood on their hands,” she yelled. “Our people are still dying in this country every single day. The Crown's boot is on our neck and we're sick of it.”
Thorpe is less a senator than she is a performer.
She is so outraged at the Crown and the ‘system’ that she joined it as a federal senator.
She receives a hefty salary and benefits from the Commonwealth that she claims to despise. And she’s not averse to taking selfies in the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge just to let everyone know how heavy the white man’s boot weighs on her neck.
It would be interesting to get Thorpe’s take on the ongoing attraction of the Commonwealth. Why is it that people are desperate to immigrate to nations that have had British influence such as Australia, Canada and America?
If the British system is so oppressive, why doesn’t she locate to a more agreeable county?
Saudi Arabia is nice this time of year. China is only a nine hour flight away. Russia is looking for people to help its war effort. Venezuela has beautiful beaches. Pakistan is a hoot.
How ironic that the oppressive British system she rages against is the very system that allows her to rage against it.
Let her try her stunts in Iran, or North Korea, or Afghanistan, or Hong Kong, or Cuba, and see how she goes.
Protestors smeared red dye over the royal emblem at the British consulate.
In Sydney, protestors stomped on balloons bearing the face of Queen Elizabeth II and called her an “old bitch”, an “old slut” and yelled “I hope she rots in hell”.
There is barely a public event in this nation where we are not asked to respectfully acknowledge indigenous elders past, present and emerging.
On Thursday the passing of the Commonwealth’s most respected elder, the Queen, was remembered. And indigneous activists responded in Sydney chanting:
“If you’re happy that she’s dead, clap your hands.”
So respectful. So inclusive. Can’t you just feel the reconciliation vibes?
Police moved quickly to protect a statue of the Queen at Queens Square near Hyde Park from being defaced.
Indigenous activist and NSW Greens candidate Lynda-June Coe told demonstrators that Queen Elizabeth was “a war criminal”.
“She did f**k all against the atrocities committed under her name [and] under her predecessors and the institutions which she represents,” she said.
Coe is hoping to be elected to an institution which the Queen represents. Awkward.
In Brisbane, where activists burned the Australian flag, a speaker told the crowd:
“Our message to England and the monarchy is to f**king burn.”
Protestors marched through the streets under a banner picturing a pig wearing a crown with the words:
“No kings, no cops, no capitalism”.
So, I guess reconciliation means socialism now. Fools.
These activists do not want reconciliation; they insist - as one protestor chanted rather crudely that “it’s time to pay the rent”.
That’s the sound of reconciliation. Or is it a shakedown?
The reconciliation process we are continually urged to be part of is starting to sound a lot like people who have suffered no wrongs demanding payment from people who have committed no wrongs - all on the basis of skin colour.
When I expressed these sentiments on The World According to Rowan Dean Thursday night, I was told the following day that “your opinions are white privilege”.
When I thanked the person for “pointing out my skin colour” the person quickly clarified that they were not talking about the, they were talking about my “opinion”
Oh, well that’s not racist then. The person was just pointing out the colour of my opinion.
I can’t wait to introduce this person to Jacinta Price, and Warren Mundine, and Pastor James Dargin. Are they black people with white opinions? Or are they free individuals permitted to be judged on the intellectual merits of their opinions rather than on the supposed colour of them?
If it wasn’t for racism barely disguised as “fighting racism” there would hardly be any racism anymore.
Activists told media that planning for the protests began the moment the Queen died.
The protests come as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is asking Australians to vote to change the constitution to give Indigenous people a special Voice to Parliament.
One cannot help but think that if Australians vote in favour of the Voice, it will be used to continually tell Australians they are racist.
And, of course, if Australians vote against the Voice, this will be used as evidence that Australians are racist.
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