The position this country puts Aboriginal journalists in

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… it was on my couch in Paris that I opened Facebook and saw the George Floyd vision.”

– Writing for the ABC’s Background Briefing, Aboriginal journalist Allan Clarke essays the meanness and racism of white Australia.

 
I wish Clarke well and hope he promptly returns to health and happiness. His coverage of – and deep personal interest – in the train-track death of Mark Haines in 1988 was obviously personally taxing. However, there is no evidence that death was the result of foul play. More importantly right now, zombie claims about Aboriginal deaths in custody – dusted off by activists and encouraged by the ABC to forge an entirely counterfeit simpatico with Floyd mania in the United States – are not getting any truer with repetition. Aborigines are in fact no more likely to die in police custody than non-Aborigines. If Aborigines want to be treated equally, they cannot object to being held to account for baseless propaganda meant to sow division. They should also think for themselves: American race activists are hostile to religion, spirituality, familial traditionalism and gender reality – amongst other things. They are not your friends.

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44 Responses to The position this country puts Aboriginal journalists in

  1. Shelley

    Glad to see you posting at the Cat main page CL.

    If Aborigines want to be treated equally, they cannot object to being held to account for baseless propaganda meant to sow division. They should also think for themselves: American race activists are hostile to religion, spirituality, familial traditionalism and gender reality – amongst other things. They are not your friends.

    This + 100.

  2. mem

    Aborigines are in fact no more likely to die in police custody than non-Aborigines.

    If so, can you provide link to statistics that back-up this claim.

  3. Turtle

    Young aboriginals seem keener on US gangsta culture than their own. It’s a culture of crime, hating whitey and hating the police. All of the biggest obstacles to success.

  4. Bela Bartok

    Hysterical… Is there no self-awareness in so-called journalists these days?

    I can’t think of a more egregiously pompous line, demonstrating both privilege and ungratefulness in equal measure, in that sentence.

    Oh to be such a victim to be in Paris, as a journalist! I hope the taxpayer-funded petit-dejeuner made up for at least some of the cruelty and hardship the poor man suffers, because he suffers for us.

  5. a happy little debunker

    mem at 9:35 am

    You could try the ‘Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody’.
    The final report finds that ‘Aboriginal people in custody died at about the same rate as non-Aboriginal people in custody’.

  6. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Young aboriginals seem keener on US gangsta culture than their own. It’s a culture of crime, hating whitey and hating the police.

    Well said.

  7. Craig

    I don’t give a damn about your indigenous/aboriginal status. Show me your contribution to society and I’ll then think about your worth and how much respect I’ll pay you.

  8. Suburban Boy

    “… it was on my couch in Paris that I opened Facebook …”

    The true voice of a twenty-first-century “victim”.

  9. notafan

    Warriors, tribal name, to fall with a fighting club in hand.

    I thought pre colonial period was Kumbaya Australia.

    Now you are saying it was intercine war and violence?

    There would be even fewer deaths in custody if there wasn’t so much violence and death outside custody.

    Aboriginal journalists, other than the Prices, don’t appear to worry too much about that.

  10. Craig

    FFS Mem, do your own homework, took me ONE minute to find this information, lazy sod.

    Non-indigenous persons death in custody (2017/18): 56
    Indigenous persons death in custody (2017/18): 16
    Total deaths in custody (2017/18): 72

    file:///C:/Users/craig/AppData/Local/Temp/sr21_deaths_in_custody_in_australia_2017-18.pdf

  11. H B Bear

    As I lay on my couch, not in Paris, peeling another grape, I couldn’t give a rats @rse.

  12. notafan

    The data is helpful.

    CL wasn’t arguing incarceration rates.

    EllenG I suggest you go and read the Australian Government Domestic Violence reports.

    The reason so many, proportionally, are incarcerated, is because of domestic violence.

    Jacinta Price had an article published on the subject a week or so ago.

  13. notafan

    EllenG

    Your link supports CL’s point.

  14. Bronson

    ‘it was on my couch in Paris’ and that’s where the whole argument degenerated into a French farce……

  15. cuckoo

    Gets to pose as a “proud [insert name] man”, ready to fall with a fighting club in his hand, but can’t resist dropping in the bit about “my couch in Paris”. My own tribal name translates as “ready to fall with a baguette, croissant, eclair and gaulois bleu in his hand”.

  16. notafan

    Jacinta Price also had an earlier article suggesting that Aboriginal offenders found guilty of violent crimes, for example the man that r aped a two year old, receive lesser sentences than others convicted of similar crimes.

    Yes there are huge problems in the Aboriginal community, but it’s not ‘deaths in custody’.

  17. cuckoo

    I only wonder he didn’t call it his chaise-longue. Louis Seize, perhaps? Aubusson, surely?

  18. Nob

    I read sometime back that young aboriginal men, who have a high suicide rate in jail , have an even higher rate out of jail.

    Since I don’t have a link, it has be treated as a dubious stat. But even so it shows the kind of contexts you need to look for when assessing raw stats.

    “Compared to what?” as Douglas Murray says.

    The object is not to trivialise or exonerate, but to see the whole picture.

  19. Struth

    The custody that kills aboriginal people is found in the socialist welfare states called remote communities in which they have been imprisoned, by our left wing public servants, who would no more allow them to become towns with private ownership and businesses open than they would see Donald J Trump take over their departments.

    Many aboriginals commit crimes to get a break from them and go to jail for a good clean up and a regular feed, and to dry out a bit.
    The truth is the entire reverse of what is being pushed by the left.
    Who woulda thunk ut?

  20. C.L.

    The data is not helpful to you currency, lad.

    That Aborigines are no more likely to die in custody than non-Aborigines is a fact that cannot be denied. The Royal Commission said so – as does the Australian Institute of Criminology in its official analysis.

    Aboriginal activists know this but deliberately confuse the public by conflating deaths in custody with incarceration rates. Without missing a beat, they then campaign to ‘reform’ ‘racist’ sentencing laws to keep Aboriginal wrongdoers out of prison.

  21. calli

    Nothing beats emoting over the plight of the underprivileged from a Paris couch.

    Amusingly, it’s been done before with unfortunate results.

  22. C.L.

    I read sometime back that young aboriginal men, who have a high suicide rate in jail …

    Also false.

    From the AIC’s statistics:

    The average self-inflicted death rate of Indigenous prisoners between 1991–92 and 2002–03 was 1.1 times the non-Indigenous rate, while from 2003–04 to 2015–16 the average self-inflicted death rate of non-Indigenous prisoners was 2.4 times the Indigenous rate.

  23. I wish Clarke well and hope he promptly returns to health and happiness.

    Not me. Fvck the race baiting racist bastard.
    Maybe he preferred the Spanish colonised this joint. Someone was going to because the inhabitants were stone age people who couldn’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag. They could beat the crap out of women and children though. That they were and still are very good at.
    The Portugese, French, God forbid the Belgians. Take your pick then be thankful that it was the most decent of all the colonizers who claimed this land.

    In my opinion, there is a fair bit of self-loathing and cringe among the urban aboriginals who know and understand history. That’s why so many, especially the young men, compensate by calling themselves “brave men” and “warrior” etc. Don’t make me laugh.

  24. egg_

    Nothing beats emoting over the plight of the underprivileged from a Paris couch.

    The Gaul of the bugman class!
    Weren’t these a conquered people of the dastardly Romans?
    Proud Pinot-Noir people?
    Did Bruce Pascoe write of traditional indigenous she-oak wooded plonk?

  25. jupes

    If Aborigines want to be treated equally…

    Pretty sure that’s not their aim.

  26. BULLDOG44

    Poor petal was left traumatised was he?
    What about the police who have to attend the incident? A friend of mine joined the police force as a young lad and one of his first call outs was to attend a death of someone run over by a train, being the most junior officer he was allotted the job of standing guard over the remains until all the necessary officials had attended and authorised removal. Now that was really traumatic! He decided that he wasn’t really cut out for a career in the police force and resigned. This sort of thing is a daily occurrence for police, ambulance and SES staff who are expected to do their jobs and soldier on!

    Their reward? Abuse by by mobs of “protestors” thoughtlessly following whatever cause de jour being pushed by agitators.

  27. Pedro the Loafer

    reasons for high indigenous incarnation rates

    from notafan.

    Another word as well as alcohol is “drugs”. Ice (methamphetamine) in particular.

    Go into one of the remote communities after the local drug runner has made a successful delivery and cash sales and the place looks like an aboriginal version of Hogarth’s Gin Lane.

  28. Struth

    Drugs, alcohol;, sniffing petrol, it’s all caused by the sheer hopelessness of their situation in those camps.
    We’ve really only had a small taste of it with this corona virus.
    Fuckhead public servants with too much control over our lives.
    Which way should we jump, what are the pricks going to do next.

    We have no future to build until we as a nation are again free, and the abo’s in the socialist communities haven’t been able to contemplate one for fifty years.
    Thanks to the tyranny of leftism upon them.
    With no hope and nothing to strive for, these drugs quickly take hold in socialist shitholes.
    Like the Russians with Vodka.

    And let’s not give aboriginal women victim hood status here, they give as good as they get, and love belting each other up.

    Leftism is the root cause of the aboriginal issues here in this country, as it is to a lesser degree to the blacks in the USA.
    Racist leftism intent on keeping them under control of government, and doing as they see fit.
    The true racist has to first be a collectivist.

  29. notafan

    Drugs too Pedro

    But foetal alcohol syndrome appears to play an extraordinary part.

    20% or more?

    It’s a disaster that could be prevented.

  30. billie

    everyone has a problem, most of us just get on with life anyway

    how wonderfully indulgent of Australian taxpayers that we underwrite sooking about it

    industrial scale whining

    this is an arts grant is it?

  31. Pyrmonter

    Aborigines are in fact no more likely to die in police custody than non-Aborigines.

    True, at least so far as ‘aboriginality’ can be measured, of the incarcerated population.

    But … and this is the point the activists clumsily seek to make … the rate of indigenous imprisonment is much higher than that of the settler population. And it has increased over time.

    It is reasonable to posit some explanations for why: increases in ‘truth in sentencing’ legislation; over-due increased policing of indigenous communities (never mentioned, and possibly not available, are the sorts of comparisons that broke the back of an earlier iteration of ‘race-victimhood’ in the UK and US, when it was observed that the predominant victims of minority crimes were other members of those minority groups).

    But … why are indigenous conviction rates so high? Is there any truth to the argument (outlined in the same Background Briefing) that race is now a factor in policing? If it is, there are legitimate questions for consideration – ones obscured by the semi-professional activist class, but which should be of interest both to the indigenous and non-indigenous population.

  32. Professor Fred Lenin

    All this fuss about a drug addict violent convicted criminal who happens to be coloured,who was accidentally killed resisting arrest is bullshit . The policeman surely wouldnt murder him in a piblic atreet for Gods sake, he just used the wrong tactics on a crazy drug affected recividist criminal a few whacks about the head and kidneys woukd have sorted him out ,but violence against the oiolent is not allowed .
    The world is a better place without floyd ask his wife and kids he woukd have been an asshole at at home It has also brought the communist fascist globalists out into the open where they cand be dealt with now is the time to destroy global marxist fascism \.

  33. Dasher

    As the great Bob Woodson (part of the Martin Luther King movement in the 60s…oh and an African American) said “When evil wears a black face it goes undetected and uncorrected” there are so many things that are wrong in the indigenous community Allan Clarke would do a great service to his people and his peace of mind if he started to galvanise his people and their leaders to start taking responsibility for their actions jettison the victim syndrome and be proud educated, useful members of society. Everyone would profit most of all the indigenous community.

  34. Professor Fred Lenin

    The Aussie activites are only parroting their US decromat comrades ,they dont have the imagination for ‘\lying the Yanks have . Hilarity Emale ,Botox Pelost ,Madman Schitt,Obummer the soros puppet
    But the grand daddy of liars is Paedo Joe Biden , luminary of the university of Delaware,
    ,yes Delaware has a place called a university,76th in a class of 84 (wikpedia clams he had honours , that must have been before he got caught lying about everything ) . Creepy Joe claimed 150 million people died of gushot crime last year , Wow ,! that makes the socialist murderers Hitler and Stalin look like pikers .
    Slimy Joe has numerative problems but , he still manges the bribes all right .

  35. jupes

    But … why are indigenous conviction rates so high?

    Because they are guilty.

    Is there any truth to the argument (outlined in the same Background Briefing) that race is now a factor in policing?

    One would hope so. As an example, London knife attacks are almost exclusively performed by people from Ethnia. It would be eminently sensible to target the ethnic community if they aim to prevent such attacks.

  36. Roger

    Aborigines are in fact no more likely to die in police custody than non-Aborigines.

    Less likely, in fact.

    I looked up the figures recently.

  37. Louis Litt

    Hmmm Pais – everyone flocked there when that Muslim killed a dozen homosexuals – world coverage.
    At the same time in Nigeria, 200 – 300 Catholic school girls were kidnapped by Muslim extremists. Hardly any attention or assistance . Not all lives let alone black lives matter.

  38. notafan

    Prymonter

    Read the domestic violence statists published by the ABS and come back to us about higher rates of incarceration.

    If Aboriginal women are 37 times more likely to be hospitalized as the result of DV then reasonably Aboriginal perpetrators are 37 times more likely to be imprisoned.

    If Aboriginal men are x times more likely to be victims of homicide then Aboriginal perpetrators are x times more likely to be imprisoned.

    As for minor crimes like car theft etc, we have Koorie court and many other interventions but still.

    Welfare alcohol family violence boredom etc all the boxes are ticked for the revolving door of prison.

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