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Generation of Idiots

The age of social media

With gratification  immediate

Consequences for actions

Do not exist with satisfaction

Children raised addicted

Screen face afflicted

Decency and respect

No longer a prerequisite

That parents instil

Instead their childs’ will

Is all that is catered to

Narcissism rules the day

How many likes did I get

And what did people say

Shallow and self-centred

Is the new generation tech head

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The Show Goes On

*  IBA-(Indigenous Business Australia)

When does an Indigenous social enterprise

Fail to hold cultural respect and sensitivity?

When a person dies that gave much of her life

But tourism doors still open for profitability

At Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Doors should be closed to the public

At the very least the whole day of the funeral;

Yet IBA does not like to spare

Too many hours of losing money

Yes we all know that it’s a business

But where is the consideration and ethics

When the ‘almighty’ dollar wins

With little consideration for cultural traditions

 

 

I remember when the last fluent elderly speaker

Of Djabugay tribe passed away

What respect did the Cultural Park give

For this man on his final resting day?

On the day of his funeral we drove past the ‘Park’

And not even a half mast of the flags

We were disgusted and I am dismayed to say

Why are people used- yet when death befalls them

There is little recognition- by the place that takes their name?

 

 

Yet if you travel up the Kuranda range

To a tourist attraction called ‘Rainforestion’

Management decided to suspend performances

Out of respect and recognition

When tragically one of their own

Indigenous workers died recently

For 2 days Pamagirri closed for business

Not just a few hours in remembrance

Of a long term employees existence

 

Obviously IBA management

Could learn a lot from this place

Taking so much and giving so little

Is an absolute shame and disgrace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profiteering Privatisation

The system that’s designed to fail

Benefiting the majority

While incarcerating the minorities

To over-represent the jails

The very same people that don’t even

Know their basic rights

Does the court take this into consideration

And duly recognise their plight

A country built on the oppression

Of the people they criminalise

With wider societies acceptance

Stereotyping to try to justify

The discrimination that quantifies

The minority as a majority

Do the research and you will find

Incarceration is  big business

Privatised jails make massive profits

Off the oppressed existence

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Ethnocentric Dreamings

What is right

And what is true

May be different

From me to you

Because;

The reality

That is mis-perceived

From those

Who cannot see

That the problem

With wider society

Is written

In it’s inability

To empathise-

And really comprehend

Still to this day

Ethnocentrism

Rules this land

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Do You Conform To Societal Norms?

The system that’s designed to fail

Treating people;  as if a child

Still in this day and age

This country is stuck on the same page

Continual disregard for basic needs

Fuelled by ego and constant greed

A reality that plays out like a soap opera

With real people that continually suffer

At the hands of those so out of touch with reality

Or, even worse, those that follow knowingly

Of course for some people it’s just easier to go along

But for some of us;  it’s not even considered an option

To re-mould and agreeably conform

To the expectations of ‘social norms’

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‘Racism-it stops with me’ Contradiction

No matter how hard it is

I see no use

In staying silent

And following the crowd

For perpetrated violence

As well as intentional whitewash

Is not something to be proud

There’s no denying that there’s

Something fundamentally wrong

With a country that continues

To ask people to all stand

To sing a racist ‘national’ song

If we are going to talk of change

Why not start with an inclusive anthem

Which we can all be proud to engage in

Not the current one of discriminatory chanting

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This Land is Our Land

This is a song I wrote and our family sings in place of Australias’ National Anthem

 

Chorus:

This land is our land

It is not your land

Stolen from us

Through force and greed

Now you claim it

Like you own it

This land belongs

To my ancestors and me

 

A Constitution

Built on a lie

Our rights

You can’t deny

For they were taken

They weren’t forsaken

And we’ll never give in

Until we die

 

This land is our land

It is not your land

Stolen from us

Through force and greed

Now you claim it

Like you own it

This land belongs

To my ancestors and me

 

From the beginning

You tried to divide us

But your lies

We clearly see

And we’ll keep fighting

And uniting

For the truth

And what we believe

 

This land is our land

It is not your land

Stolen from us

Through force and greed

Now you claim it

Like you own it

This land belongs

To my ancestors and me

 

One day justice

Will come to this country

And it will go down

In history

How one people

Denied another

The right to live

True and free

 

This land is our land

It is not your land

Stolen from us

Through force and greed

Now you claim it

Like you own it

This land belongs

To my ancestors and me

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