It’s really fascinating to see the level of anger among …

Comment on Pilger’s polemic fails Australia and Aborigines by Sian Jolly.

It’s really fascinating to see the level of anger among the Ozzy press (and from those who reckon the problem with Indigenous people is they have it too good) for this film.
The critique goes like this: Pilger is an ‘expat’, what would he know. He’s just a member of the ‘inteligensia’. He does not define ‘poverty’. He is not a real journalist. He is a lefty. He is a winger. He ‘lacks inteligence’.
But this red hot angry critique contains no real substance at all.
Is it that the truth hurts?
Pilger’s film is ‘dispiriting’ for some. It’s dispiriting for those who like to think Aboriginal people are the cause of their own problems. Ah, the whiteman’s burden.

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