The violent demonstration by the thugs who support the so-called “aboriginal embassy” in Canberra should be unambiguously condemned. The site itself is unsightly, unwarranted and probably should be removed. It is not, as one of the demonstrators claimed, “sacred”. Nor were the considered and very reasonable comments by Tony Abbott regarding this site the basis for the violent act of thuggery against Abbott and PM Gillard. The ensuing threats and incitements to violence made by the demonstration’s leaders – anyone opposing our views will be attacked – did nothing to advance the cause of Australia’s indigenous people.
Afterthought 1: The slogan “quarantine racism, not welfare” used by the protesters accurately describes the despicable ethics of these awful people. Keep the money flowing to us while we burn your flag and accuse you all of racism if you dare condemn our thuggery.
Afterthought 2: Isn’t the real racism here the fact that these cowardly thugs were not arrested? Why the double standards? Stupidity and the inability to interpret accurately the remarks of Tony Abbott does not provide an out.