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’.