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So I've seen some ads on TV for the Mardi Gras week on SBS. For some reason they've included "first nations people" along with intersex rights, gay rights, lesbian rights, transgender rights, and all the rest.

I feel like Aboriginal rights are kind of an outlier compared to the others. One is an issue of race while the others are gender identity and sexual preference.

Why do they do this? I feel like this is a cheap ploy to get bonus civil rights points. I feel it's kind of disrespectful towards the Indigenous cause.
 

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So I've seen some ads on TV for the Mardi Gras week on SBS. For some reason they've included "first nations people" along with intersex rights, gay rights, lesbian rights, transgender rights, and all the rest.

I feel like Aboriginal rights are kind of an outlier compared to the others. One is an issue of race while the others are gender identity and sexual preference.

Why do they do this? I feel like this is a cheap ploy to get bonus civil rights points. I feel it's kind of disrespectful towards the Indigenous cause.
It must keep you awake at night, that and your casual interest in U.S politics and batshit mental conspiracy BS you constantly whine about, because the orange douche got his arse handed to him by an old senile guy and the American people.👍
Anyway, just an observation, keep pretending to care about the indigenous plight and gay rights, it’s cute, it suits you!👍
 

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It must keep you awake at night, that and your casual interest in U.S politics and batshit mental conspiracy BS you constantly whine about, because the orange douche got his arse handed to him by an old senile guy and the American people.👍
Anyway, just an observation, keep pretending to care about the indigenous plight and gay rights, it’s cute, it suits you!👍
1. I'm aboriginal
2. I voted for Biden
3. Calm down
 

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So I've seen some ads on TV for the Mardi Gras week on SBS. For some reason they've included "first nations people" along with intersex rights, gay rights, lesbian rights, transgender rights, and all the rest.

I feel like Aboriginal rights are kind of an outlier compared to the others. One is an issue of race while the others are gender identity and sexual preference.

Why do they do this? I feel like this is a cheap ploy to get bonus civil rights points. I feel it's kind of disrespectful towards the Indigenous cause.
Haven’t seen the ad, though in my experience Mardi Gras has always opened with a First Peoples float (not sure when that became a thing but it’s been a while).

Historically Mardi Gras would be pretty explicitly political on a range of issues (Hanson’s racism targeted in floats etc), but there’s a bit of internal disagreement about the way it works today - a few years ago an invitation to Malcolm Turnbull was revoked before being offered once again depending on who was in the organising meeting, with some wanting to include him and broadly supportive Liberals and others wanting them not invited because of their push for a plebiscite against the wishes of the LGBT community.

A year or two ago there was also controversy after the Teachers Federation were going to miss out on a float due to the large demand - hugely controversial given they supported the 1978 marchers who were sacked from schools once they were outed in the Sydney Morning Herald. Meanwhile floats for various corporations (such as Qantas, who partner with oppressive homophobic Middle Eastern regimes) and police (who bashed and arrested early Mardi Gras marchers, let alone more recent controversies) were given floats. The teachers were later given the go ahead after a backlash. This clash between continued radicalism and corporate support is a tension that hasn’t been resolved, in Pride Marches the world over let alone Sydney. This is probably an awkward compromise between that.
 

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Hanson monstered the professional aboriginals in a superb display in the senate yesterday.

Greens response? "I'm offended" & "I don't feel safe in my workplace".

Calling them an embarrassment would be an act of flattery.


 

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Two incomprehensible, gibbering imbeciles at loggerheads. A meeting of great minds.

It would serve Hanson better were she to actually read these speeches, scribbled by her illiterate flunkies, before she tries to deliver them. Presupposition in play here here is that she can read.
 

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Two incomprehensible, gibbering imbeciles at loggerheads. A meeting of great minds.

It would serve Hanson better were she to actually read these speeches, scribbled by her illiterate flunkies, before she tries to deliver them. Presupposition in play here here is that she can read.

C'mon skilts, don't do this mate. It's generic & beneath you.

I get that Hanson is a semi literate populist & the Groans are intellectual children, but there is a very significant issue in all this and it's the folks among the lowest strata of Australian society that are getting shafted because their plight has been turned in to a bureaucratic racket.
 

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Oh, I have you confused with Balls in, didn’t have my glasses on this early in the morning.
My apologies, truly, wait what, how’d you vote for Biden?
That is your actual excuse for that off kilter rant? I'm actively involved in a range of indigenous employment, heritage protection and awareness schemes. So go you-know-what yourself.
 
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C'mon skilts, don't do this mate. It's generic & beneath you.

I get that Hanson is a semi literate populist & the Groans are intellectual children, but there is a very significant issue in all this and it's the folks among the lowest strata of Australian society that are getting shafted because their plight has been turned in to a bureaucratic racket.
-And your presupposition is that this turd gives a twopenny black f***k about our nation's first peoples.
 

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