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Welcome to Country: Bogus but Preferable
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Stop thinking Tesla. Start thinking Wuling MINI. This car is 10% the price of a Tesla.
Wuling launched the Hong Guang MINI EV. The three variants of the brand’s first four-seat new energy vehicle are priced between RMB 28,800 and RMB 38,800.
WW1 416,000 Australians took up arms. 1,000 Aboriginals. i.e. 0.2% of number possible.
WW2 1,000,000 Australians took up arms. 3,000 Aboriginals. i.e. 0.3% of number possible.
Today population is 3%.
Assume then 2%.
Numbers should have been 10,000 for WW1 and 20,000 for WW2.
If the rest of Australia had responded so poorly we would all be speaking German or Japanese.
If I was claiming Aboriginality I would not be mentioning how well we did in the two wars.
Aboriginal culture shows a fierce determination to maintain the status quo of the previous sixty thousand years of stifling constancy of life with no significant improvements until the arrival of the English in the First Fleet in Sydney and a bit later elsewhere in Australia.
Surely young people are going to rue the day they heeded the decrees of their parents to learn an insignificant language spoken by a handful of people rather than English, the language of Australia and necessary if they want to work.
Land control danger
Half of the land in Australia is controlled by Aboriginal groups.
Access to the land is denied other Australians without permission from the Aboriginal group.
Land use can be given by the Aboriginal group to others to conduct business on the land.
While this has the potential to provide employment to the Aboriginals they have been shown to not take up the employment opportunities.
This means that the land user is not supervised by other Australians who are not allowed on the land or by the Aboriginals.
The obvious danger for Australia is for a foreign power to take up areas of such land and install islands of foreign control and weaponry.
Australia needs to revoke current control of the land and allow all Australians access to it.
Land as an asset
Aboriginals control over half of the land area of Australia.
They control the land and other Australians need permission from the Aboriginal group controlling the land to enter it.
Land has the potential to make money for the group controlling it. Hence it is an asset. Welfare is denied other Australians if their assets exceed a certain amount. With Aboriginals controlling over half of Australia and hence controlling a huge asset the obvious question is “How does such an asset affect their welfare payments?”.
I assume all politicians get subscriptions to all media as part of their job and so do not know what the rest of us have to contend with.
When I saw a snippet of a news item on Facebook and clicked on the link to the story I usually was asked to subscribe to the paper before I could read it. The Guardian was generally the only exception.
I do subscribe to the Border Mail but no others.
This meant papers got new subscribers if people wanted to read their news.
Definitely a case of cutting off......
Bolt on Pascoe
Eventually our Universities and media organisations are going to be the laughing stock of the world when the rest of the world recognises the scam being pulled by Bruce Pascoe. Watch this video from Andrew Bolt.
Flag for Australian Aboriginal
The flag for Australian Aboriginal people who like being Australian.
The Australian Aboriginal flag 2021
Fifty years ago the system I was teaching in had one of its periodical changes. Science for weaker students included one unit which the teacher could design. These students had a natural aversion to use of the library, writing essays and talking on specific topics.
What to do?
A must read for all from Quadrant.
Nine Simple Steps to Better Schools
Published in London in 1975 as a critique of progressive, New Age education and edited by C.B.Cox and Rhodes Boyson, the publication Black Paper 1975 The Fight for Education should be compulsory reading for anyone with an interest or involvement in education and schools.