It is politically correct to make much of aboriginal culture, but all cultures should be measured by their fruits. Aboriginals delight in telling us that their ancestors have been here for 60,000 years but at the end of those years, when the First Fleet arrived from Britain, they were still living in the Stone Age. Nevertheless, people watch their pagan smoke ceremonies and ‘primitive’ dancing, their body painting and stick clapping as though it were more than just quaint. People buy their dot paintings which are believed to be their culture, but in reality are just a style based on a simplified form of Post Impressionism introduced by Christian missionaries because it was simple and easier than drawing.
Mostly, when we hear from their representatives, they are complaining about how they are deprived, but these ‘aboriginals’ are almost all nearly white with European features – almost none are genuine pure blood aboriginals, but never once do you hear them express any thanks to the European culture they have so eagerly adopted themselves. Not once have any of them expressed a desire to return to the life-style of their ‘Stone Age’ great grandparents and instead, their endless whingeing could make some think they were the innocent victims of a cruel society, as some of them claim.
Well, lets look at the evidence of two new current government reports –
2017 Indigenous Expenditure Report
“On average, direct expenditure per aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Australian ($44,886) is around twice the direct expenditure per non indigenous Australian ($22,356) . The majority of the difference was due to a greater intensity of service use ($ 14,349, 63.7%)” So they obviously use and are provided far more services than non indigenous Australians!
2017 Close The Gap Report
This government report shows that out of the following targets only one is really on track and that is the proportion of Aboriginal children who achieved year 12. The rest, though showing some improvement did not achieve their target. They were : –
early childhood education
reading and numeracy
Well, we’ve heard plenty of whinging about this from the ‘aboriginal’ activists this week, but when asked, none of them put the blame where it truly belongs, on the culture of the aboriginal people which allows their menfolk to violently abuse their families and totally neglect the health and upbringing of their children, so that their neglect results in crime, ill health, high child mortality, poor life expectancy, children not sent to school, illiteracy and innumeracy and of course the unemployment of the parents, which clearly explains the failure to reach those targets.
Obviously, when these two reports are put together the true picture emerges, and we can see what holds the aboriginal people back. It is not the lack of funding, or effort on the part of social services. One of the complaints is that ten times more aboriginal children are taken into care than non aboriginal children, despite the efforts of the social services to place those aboriginal children with a part of their extended family. They just couldn’t find one safe family in that extended family of aunts and uncles!
So, lets put the blame where it belongs, on a culture which failed its people for 60,000 years, while other cultures made great advances, and will continue to fail its people until they recognise its faults and depart from them. Matthew 7: 16-17, ‘ You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.’
The coming solution? Ecclesiastes 12:13, ‘Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.’