@ Joel, I agree to disagree. I fully support …

Comment on Rosalie Kunoth-Monks ‘not welcome’ in her community by Fred the Philistine.

@ Joel, I agree to disagree.
I fully support what Bill and Davo said.
I have spoken to two indigenous people today, one from Arnhem Land and the other from Alice Springs.
The one from Alice Springs said it was the best years of my life, and the one from Arnhem Land said we were very lucky as we got food, clothing and shelter.
We need to stop hiding behind culture and racism and self pity. We all have our own cultures, but we are not all crying self pity.
If you want to narrow the gap, people have to work and adapt. We need to take a leaf out of Adam Giles’ book. What he has done for the NT is outstanding.
He is not crying on everyone shoulder that life owes him a living, he is out there doing it. This man could end up in Canberra. Others can too, with a bit of effort.

Fred the Philistine Also Commented

Rosalie Kunoth-Monks ‘not welcome’ in her community
@ Joel: Stop wallowing in self pity and move on. What you’re talking about is history. IF you don’t start moving on, the foreigners coming into this country, coming here to make their home, will walk all over you.


Recent Comments by Fred the Philistine

Did Wilfred and Gisela Thor have to die?
I agree with Baffel. Tourists should be more responsible, however, we need to take more precautions as well.
Having emergency packs in hire vehicles (like a knapsack with water, tourch, flares, space blanket, hydralite tablets etc).
Also on hot days, the rangers should be checking the car parks every afternoon at 4.00pm. If cars are still there he should then go and look along the track.
There needs to be more signage. Like all the parks around Alice Springs, the facilities and the signage are very poor.


Indigenous art gallery centrepiece of Gunner’s plans for Alice
What a total waste of money this is going to be. NT Govt is already $875M deficit in the budget. By the way, who is going to run the so called cultural centre?

If it is going to be built on the Melankas site, what about the sacred trees, or aren’t they sacred anymore?


‘Extreme vetting’ and Pine Gap
The fairest thing is to send them back to their own country and let them come in through the proper channels like the migrants in the 1950s to 1960s had to do.


Four lanes through Gap: Does Alice need them?
You are all missing the point. This town is a service town for the Indigenous.
People only come here for the work. If this town did not have social security moneys, this town would be even smaller. There is nothing here to attract people except for work.
You also have people who take advantage of the Indigenous, e.g. taxi drivers. This town is controlled by very few people.
What annoys me is the police at the bottle shops. This should be funded by the bottle shops themselves. Why should the tax payers pay for it?
Take the social moneys and the government grants out of this town and see what you’ve got.
A four lane highway through The Gap should have been built in the beginning.
Things here have been done so slovenly, but have made alot of people rich. There is no town planning in this town.
Maybe we need to get someone like Donald Trump to kick some arses and sack a few councillors and employ some who will get the job done.


Police on hunt for young men after ramraid this morning
Well said, Mabel.


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