Australia’s prime minister announced plans Thursday to ban pornography and alcohol for Aborigines in northern areas and tighten control over their welfare benefits to fight child sex abuse among them.
So the very “white” Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard has decided it’s time to play “Daddy”and control the Aborigines population in parts of Australia. According to the article some Aborigines feel that the plan is paternalistic, but some are welcoming it. I do not believe most Aborigines would welcome these policies and I think they will stand up en-mass and denounce them. I am flabbergasted that Mr. Howard and his government would actually have the unmitigated gall to suggest this course of action. Paternalistic, you bet your boots its paternalistic!
Just a heads up Mr. Howard, but child sexual abuse occurs in all communities regardless of race. It just hidden better in white communities. If you are going to ban porn and alcohol for Aborigines then the same thing should apply to all citizens of Australia. Mr. Howard has made a very large error in judgement for even suggesting this course of action. I don’t see how it can be legal and I believe this is a racist course of action. If individual Aboriginal communities choose to ban porn and booze that’s their choice. It certainly is not Mr. Howards.