Will Kevin Rudd and his party be apologising for you on Wednesday? It infuriates me that someone who I do not know will apologise on my behalf for a supposed policy of forced removal of aboriginal children on grounds of race. Even if there was such a policy (and there wasn't) I and my ancestors had nothing whatsoever to do with any such happenings. So why is our smarmy Chinese loving PM going to say sorry on my behalf? He has no right to and I refuse to be associated with any such thing.
Further I believe that this apology will worsen the condition of the aboriginal people. Instead of focusing on the real problems faced by the aborigines, the government will be drawn into extended social and legal arguments about 'compensation' for those who claim they were stolen. The morons who want the apology will not care as they want to take away the attention of the nation from the real problems in aboriginal communities and the cause of those problems. The real cause of many aboriginal problems can be placed on the policies of Nugget Coombs and the Labor Party, so many of the people involved in aboriginal welfare are followers of these policies that to admit that they are wrong is to take away the basis of a lifetimes work and the philosophical framework in which they live. So instead of looking real ways to improve the lot of aborigines they attach themselves to any cause which reinforces their worldview, as to do otherwise would mean a complete examination of their political and social beliefs, most of them do not have the courage to do this.
The result? Well many aboriginals especially in the states will continue to live in appalling conditions for the foreseeable future, those in the NT have some hope as the intervention will probably continue, however if Labor winds it back then things will again deteriorate there.
All I can say is this - I DO NOT APOLOGISE AND I HAVE NOTHING TO APOLOGISE FOR