Today we debate the stolen generation. For those of you who honestly believe that saying sorry to the indigenous Australians was the correct thing to do, I am here to convince you wrong, and convince you wrong I will. For those of you who, with me, believe the stolen generation claims have been over-exaggerated, I will further prove your point correct. And for those of you who are sitting on the fence, I will lead the way over to the honest and correct side.
For years indigenous Australian’s have been pointing the finger and blaming white Australians for stealing their family members and loved ones to “keep White Australia pure.” Indigenous Australians claim that between 1910 and 1970 as many as 100, 000 aboriginal children were stolen from caring parents and since then white Australians have been blamed for the grief, suffering, loss, pain, hurt and humiliation of the indigenous Australians.
I have no doubt in my mind that indigenous Australian’s suffered from grief, loss, pain, hurt and humiliation but it was not for the reason they seek compensation. It is not for the reasons Kevin Rudd stood up in Parliament and said sorry.
Kevin Rudd made a mockery of us all by standing up in front of the nation and apologizing on behalf of us, for the ‘stolen’ generation. He did what no prime minister before him would do. He ignored the fact that there was no evidence about the ‘stolen’ generation, hoping that a bit of well-meaning humbuggery would let us all ‘move on’.
Kevin Rudd ignored that fact that, Professor Robert Manne, ‘Stolen Generation’ author and Brian Butler, Stolen Generations Alliance spokesman, couldn’t even name 10 of the 100, 000 children that have claimed to have been ‘stolen’. Stolen not because we wanted to save children in trouble, but because we wanted to “keep White Australia pure.”
As Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd has a duty to tell the truth. Honesty is always the best policy. Lying, just to make someone feel better...
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