Until the parents take responsibility and or are held accountable …

Comment on Will we say sorry to the Abandoned Generation in 10 years? by Surprised!.

Until the parents take responsibility and or are held accountable for their children’s actions, things will only get worse.
Until society accepts that a unified approach to addressing the issues is accepted, things will only get worse.
Until we stop blaming our childhood for our adult actions, things will only get worse.
Until we show respect for each other, things will only get worse.
Until we cease revisiting the Stolen Generation (when it suits us) and accept that it happened, was managed abhorrently, people were treated cruelly, it should never have happened that way, but until we move on, things will only get worse.
On the Stolen Generation, people never seem to mention the thousands of children from the UK, supposedly orphans (many weren’t) forced to come to Australia in the 50s to 70s, so it was not only the Aboriginal children that were the Stolen Generation.
What many seem to ignore or accept, is that the fact that this happened, has in many cases provided opportunities that these people may never have had and many have attained great things because of this.
Before some readers arc up at this comment: No, the ends doesn’t justify the means.
We as a society have made some horrible mistakes and inflicted lots of suffering to our fellow man and to our world.
This downfall of society and the moral values such as respect, honesty, integrity and many other things is only exacerbated by our politicians’ weak leadership, their convenient morals and our own apathy as a whole.
We all need to move on, stop revisiting the past and build a better world for us all.
Let us start by adopting a unified approach to deal with the real issues, learn from our mistakes and use this knowledge for the benefit of our society.

Recent Comments by Surprised!

Police gets street parking, cops’ private cars in compound
Interesting comment from the council “to assist the police in their role for our community”.
By that I am assuming they mean the parking in Parsons Street. If the police were actually out fighting crime, the cars wouldn’t be there, so this doesn’t make sense at all.
Furthermore as it’s the taxpayers that pay for the police, the council and the parking areas for that matter (via taxes) perhaps the priority for the parking should be given to the taxpayers.
I am disappointed by the justification by the council. At least give us a credible explanation, please.


Gillard lecture seeks to start Aboriginal suicide debate
Whilst suicide is a horrible outcome of desperation for ANYBODY, I am left wondering why people keep saying Aboriginal people are “disadvantaged”.
From where I see it we all have a hand in making a better lives for ourselves.
There are many many well educated and respected Aboriginal people around us.
It always seems so easy to blame the system or white man when things don’t work out the way we want. (Surely a racist sentiment.)
I see that monumental resources and amounts of money are allocated to the Aboriginal population with little positive outcomes.
Perhaps it is that these disadvantaged people need to also help themselves, respect them themselves and respect others.
I would cringe to know how much money is allocated including royalties and any other money versus measurable outcomes.
I hear people say that there are too many Aboriginal people in gaol. If it’s fact, it’s true, it’s not a race issue. It’s a simple formula: Don’t break the law and you won’t end up in gaol.
Keep hanging on to the past and things will never get better.


Hate speech report sparks trolling
Wow, pretty heavy stuff here.
What I don’t understand is, are people upset at the editor for reporting accurate news or are they upset at themselves for voting for an impotent government?
Criticising the journalism won’t fix the town’s issues, but people getting off their apathetic arses and holding the government accountable, may do.


Authorities underrated risk to Pine Gap, Alice of a nuclear strike
@ Evelyne: Only if we are lucky will we go out with a bang. I would imagine we may be a little sheltered by the ranges but the fallout will get us.
It is likely to make the area uninhabitable for many many years.
At the end of the day we are a prime target.
The government has made us defenceless so we have to team up with someone and the only thing we have to offer is a good geographical position.
Yep, stock up on the 3,000 SPF 🙁


Online hate speech by leading tourism figure
@ Tim: Interesting and emotional comment here Tim. Unsure where it comes from but I am also a long time local. I note that Erwin actually provides a significant amount to the benefit to all of us in the town.
He reports unbiased, truthful and relevant news, without financial gain. I’d suggest that is pretty impressive and shows commitment.
Back to the LBC. Perhaps start a fund with proceeds coming from, say 10% of all royalties.
We’d need a TRUSTED body to mange them and claims would be processed when a PROMIS number was produced.
This would not fix the issue of the LBC but as the government won’t, at least people wouldn’t be out of pocket.


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