I got shot down so much over my opinions. Some people just never even stopped to think about where I was coming from, they just saw me say the words 'black' and though RACIST! I dont think I said black at a start but you get what I mean. I put the colour out there.... I thought thats the whole point of racisiam though, the colour of peoples skin.... I dont know.
What I have said is that no, Im not racist, I like everyone as much as the next. I had said that the 'abos' (said that way because I hate having to write aboriganies, I dont even think thats how you spell it but Im not being offensive to use an obriviation...Some thought otherwise) The abo's I knew from a country town were living like this:
- Urinating out the front of the local super market (they could just as easy go inside to the toilets)
- Pooing on the side of the road, or the same building (its the main building)
- Lieing around drunk out side the shops shouting abuse out to people passing by
- Trashing the houses given to them by the govenment
- Not caring for their children - My fathers neighbour children come to them for food as the parents are either drunk and dont care or been thrown in jail and the family isnt interested.
- Waste the money given to them on grog and cant afford food for the family, again so the children are been looked after by my father and step mum.
- The beat each other up out the front of their houses with logs and whatever else. Throw beer bottles around etc
- I knew a guy who wanted to save some money for his wife and him to have a good life. He was beaten and picked on and caleld "coconut boy" He was an abo and purely the fact that he was working and wanted to, they spat on him for it.
Now, all this I know for a fact. I have been there and seen it happening. I also know for a fact that alot of the locals have been handed decent jobs and they threw it back in the business face. They had been given cars for transport and trashed them. My father makes a fair bit of money off his neighbours because they trashed their only working car. So they pay my dad to drive them places.
Now even after I said that, one of the ladies arguing with me more or less completely ignored that post and told me I was uneducated and ignorant. This one one of her posts after my comment.
None of the Indigenous people I know have ever been given a car or a house.Some Indigenous people in remote areas were provided with public housing, due to lack of housing, just as we have public housing in the city.Many Indigenous people had no where to live because up untill the early eighties their land was taken and they were forced onto reserves, reserves are mostly put onto the worst land around that no one wants.This lead to many homeless Indigenous people.The biggest problem was Aboriginal people were given cultuarly unacceptable housing, and many had never even lived in ahouse before.Your lack of understaing on the issues is evident.
Now I tell her that Im not saying she is wrong in what she is saying, however I tell her that she obviously hasnt seen what I have. For all I know she is talking about the 'native' Australian on the other side of the country. Funny enough, the ones in a place like Perth and the ones that live in the country up north are COMPLETELY different! No better or worse, just different.
She seems to be talking about back in the 80s or something. However Im talking about now. Im by no means talking about when white people invaded and all that. Im talking about NOW when all the govenment has been doing is providing the best posible help for them. Up north they got given the same health care, the same job ops, the same chances. Its not anyone elses fault but their ownt they choose not to take them.
One women started talking about herself, saying she is a 'wog' her words not mine. SO I asked would she be offended if someone called her a wog. She said YES! I mean, it seems to me its ok for her to call herself one, but for anyone else. I have a african friend, we joke about all the time about our differences. We say its ok she has a big bum and no boobs because shes black and I get the boobs and no bum because Im white. She by no means gets offended by it.
So they call me racist. I try to say Im not. I say I never said I have a problem with them as a whole, the individuals have flaws, every race have their problems. IE, even white people can act that way. I would just as easy say that they are acting unacceptable. Just because though, I said it against someone not of my colour, its considered racisiam. So after I said we all have our flaws, she says "No, individuals dont have flaws" Now with that comment alone I was like...Umm so everyone is perfect. The druggies, the murders, the theifs... They are all perfect?
I think she just wanted to argue with me. I dont see colour when I say something about certain people. I dont like that some chinese groups skin animals alive, doesnt mean Im racist again the chinese because I said that! I was told Im generlizing and thats what makes me racist... So if I say that every Irish person I have met is a drunk (not that there is anythign wrong wtih it) Im being racist against the irish because I said the ones I have met??
Ok I better stop...Its getting me worked up again. This crap has kept me up at night thinking about it all.