The subtleties of genocide

The subtleties of genocide

Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot and Joseph Stalin were at best clumsy amateurs when it came to genocide. If a political group wants to rid itself of a troublesome ethnic minority, the most efficient method is to alienate the target group and then destroy the self-respect and motivation of the group’s members. They will do the rest for you. No guns or chemical weapons are required. Initial, subtle victimization and alienation ...

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The here and now of racism in Australia

The here and now of racism in Australia

A recurrent theme in Australia’s history has been how to deal with the perennial ‘problem’ of the Aboriginal population. Assimilation, as policy for much of the twentieth century and continuing today in the Northern Territory has ranged from economic to biological, the latter more commonly known as eugenics. This paper looks at the issues confronting Australian Aborigines in their quest for acknowledgement as equals with a ‘white’ colonizing force, building ...

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Negated rights

Negated rights

This post by Kim at Frog Ponds Rock demonstrates how the almighty dollar is being over-ridden by the West Australian Government. It’s not long. Go read, click on the link and sign the petition. ...

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