Do we Respect All our Ancestors?

I never cease to be amazed at the effrontery of those who scramble to jump on the indigenous bandwagon, despite the fact that they are apparently predominantly white, presumably reflecting the fact that many of their ancestors did not come from Australia at all.

They continually refer to “their” country and land,  and the  importance of ‘their’ culture,  denying their connection to the culture, traditions  and homeland of the majority of their ancestors, and leave us wondering why they would do such a thing?

Often they are highly literate, well educated, and prosperous, having found lucrative positions in government funded aboriginal corporations, universities, or big  business. Could this be  the reason –  the wealth, power and position they enjoy as a result of their  seemingly far- fetched  claims?

One can only marvel at the situation, for their appearance seems to proclaim  disloyalty  to their true ancestry. We are left wondering how truthful and reliable  are the claims they make on behalf of the pureblood aboriginals they represent, who somehow fall far short of any such rewards.

Leviticus 19:32,  ‘Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD’.