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Constitution Recognition campaigners hit a brick wall at grass roots


The power of First Nations people - More on the Con of Constitution changes
Ghillar Michael Anderson exposes the consequences of the insidious nature of colonial social engineering which used the 'dog tag' to divide against First Nations. People issued the 'dog tag' or 'exemption certificate' were 'exempted' from being Aboriginal and partially accepted into the colonial society on its terms, namely they were not allowed to associate with their own kind, known as the 'grassroots communities'.
 
Many descendants of the 'dog tag' families now have political influence and form the "Black Wall' in Aboriginal Affairs, doing the work of the colonisers to assimilate grassroots. This relates to the 'Stockholm Syndrome' Bejam Noonuccal aka Denis Walker discussed.
 
A classic example is the current 'Recognise' campaign to coerce First Nations into accepting being included in the colonial Australian Constitution which is still an Act of the British parliament.
 
This video is a grab from Ghillar, Michael Anderson's presentation in 'Decolonisation of the Mind' at the 2015 Gathering of Nations - for the full presentation go to: https://vimeo.com/147555698

The Consititutional Recognition 'expert panel' was mainly made up of brainwashed church educated Aboriginal people who sometimes mention culture and the land but feel more comfortable procrastinating about the need for assimilation (for their own good) with their black and white colleagues in universities. They don't even dare to whisper the word 'Sovereignty' in the corridors of their middle class university cathedrals or their mansion homes in the white mans leafy suburbs.

They helped the government spent 100 million dollars on the 'R' campaign to literally brainwash everyone that they should vote for the constitution changes without the wording of it even been decided.

We now know it takes around 100 million dollars to totally brainwash Australia! ... NO, not quite, 70% of white Australians were brainwashed but many Aboriginal people fought hard to try and get the truth out to their brothers and sisters, even though they didn't have the resources to do any more than word-of-mouth and internet social media.

So the educated self-acclaimed 'Experts' decided that they would get grass roots support if they spoke directly to the people who don't have newspapers and have limited access to the internet. They designed another brainwashing campaign in community halls in regions, known as 'community consultations', but the 'experts' didn't find it as easy as they thought it would be.

The people may not have known all the 'ins and outs' of treacherous cultural abuses that the constitution changes will have on their culture, land rights and the future of their Aboriginality, but they appeared to have made it clear that they want much more than empty words.

After wasting more millions of dollars with their 'community consultations', the government has now come up with a new propaganda machine known as their 'referendum council' made up of some of the same old Aboriginal sellouts with a handful of educated white right-wingers, Zionists and rednecks.

Professor Megan Davis, a member of the 'expert panel' and part of the 'community consultations' appears to be back-peddling after her discoveries on her 'consultations'. As you will hear for yourself if you listen to ABC's audio interview.

ABC Mews - Radio report 7 December 2015

Referendum Council's Megan Davis raises doubt over Indigenous recognition vote

Francis Keany ABC News 7 December 2015

A member of the newly-formed Referendum Council has questioned whether a referendum recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution should be held at all.

Referendum Council members:

Professor Patrick Dodson (co-chair)
Mark Leibler AC (co-chair)
Pat Anderson AO
Professor Megan Davis
Andrew Demetriou
Murray Gleeson AC QC
Kristina Keneally
Mick Gooda
Tanya Hosch
Jane McAloon
Michael Rose
Natasha Stott Despoja AM
Noel Pearson
Amanda Vanstone
Dalassa Yorkston
Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM

The Federal Government and the Federal Opposition have agreed on the membership of the council, which will be co-chaired by Professor Patrick Dodson and Mark Leibler.

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Indigenous Law Centre's Professor Megan Davis — who is also on the 16-member panel — said it was still unclear whether a referendum was the best way forward.

She told AM that Aboriginal communities would not support the idea if the reforms turned out to be a purely symbolic gesture.

Professor Davis said there was ambivalence towards the idea in the Aboriginal community as the term "recognition" in the constitution remained unclear.

"If the reforms aren't going to make a significant difference to their lives, if it's not going to advance the legal status or position that they have currently, then it's a huge amount of political capital and money to expend on something that's not going to take us forward," she said.

Professor Davis warned the model should be right before focus turned to a possible date for the Referendum.

"In terms of deadlines, I think we just have to get the model right, we have to get communities back on side," she said.

"Deadlines are important, but I don't think we should focus on the date before we have even come up with a model."

Former prime minister Tony Abbott flagged 2017 as a date for a possible referendum to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum on Indigenous rights.

Professor Davis warned that was another part of the debate that has divided the community.

"A lot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people think 1967, as a significant Australian achievement, should be left alone... to be a day that you commemorate the '67 referendum and not include a potential referendum on that date," she said.

The council will meet next week to discuss how the group will operate.

This report was produced by Sovereign Union website volunteers

The Cons of the Recognise Campaign by Alice Haines - Gathering of Nations 2015