‘Black Lives Matter’ is not the answer
The latest social media fad is to post support for “Black Lives Matter”.
We all know people online who do it. They think they’re somehow fighting injustice and somehow changing the world. They rage against “racism” or “colonialism”.
But at the end of the day, it’s just virtue signalling.
The trouble is that while the woke are promoting this imported political movement with memes and online comments, Indigenous Australians are dying – most likely at the hands of other Indigenous Australians.
Tell me, who's talking about that?
Nobody wants to address this issue, because it’s uncomfortable. But this is what Indigenous people really need – especially women and children facing domestic violence and abuse.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, more than 22 per cent of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 15 experienced physical violence or threats in the previous 12 months.
And 50 per cent of those said that their most recent attacker was a family member.
Yet the activists aren’t interested in the truth – and so they won’t achieve anything.
Virtue-signallers and protesters are still in our news feeds and on our social media platforms trying to translate America’s BLM movement and police violence issues into something relevant to Australia.
All they are doing is shifting focus off the far bigger problems facing Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous Australians are far more likely to die at the hands of other Indigenous Australians than at the hands of white people or in police custody.
Every day, Indigenous children and women are the victims of child abuse, neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault – and they need our help now.
Domestic violence in many Aboriginal communities far outstrips any other crime that is committed.
The reality is that the virtue signallers don’t care because in many instances the perpetrators are also black.
It’s just so frustrating that these people can pump themselves up, make themselves feel virtuous and half the time they don’t even know what it is they’re attempting to support.
They go on about “racism” and “colonisation”, but “racism” and “colonisation” aren’t killing or sexually abusing our people right now.
We can’t let the BLM activists push a false narrative about Australia’s first inhabitants for their own political gain.
We need real solutions – not virtue signalling.
And we need to bring all Australians together to help our Indigenous people.
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