Another Australian Landmark Kidnapped

Another Australian Landmark Kidnapped. By Marc Hendrickx.

The closure for a week of Mount Tibrogargan and nearby Mount Beerwah, like Ayers Rock and Mount Warning and so many other special places now permanently closed to the public on racial grounds, has more to do with politics than culture. …

At Mt Warning [above] security guards now stop all but one particular group of local Aborigines setting foot on a landmark that formerly belonged to all Australians. Yet those with the closest historical affinity to the mountain, the shunned Ngarakbal people, who support public access, has been ignored for more than 20 years by woke bureaucrats more interested in making life easier for themselves than protecting the nation’s heritage.

Bureaucrats love it:

Look at it through the eyes of a city-bound public service pencil-pusher: a closed mountain means no more safety issues, no more rescues, no more outlays to maintain walking trails. Like Yes, Minister‘s hospital with no patients, a mountain with no walkers is perfection itself.

As I said, it’s not about culture and never has been. It’s about the power of favoured minorities to control the rest of us and the incapacity of the bureaucracy to say ‘no’ to unreasonable — indeed, insane — demands.

Non-indigenous Australians have been slow to realise the full extent of the campaign to delegitimise them by the so-called “progressive“ political players who now control much of our public sector and government.

If you’re a regular visitor to our national parks, when was the last time you saw a ranger actually looking after the place? When the bushfires come again, as they will and always do, bear in mind the cool-season preventive burns that weren’t done because officials were too busy placating spirits and closing off trails. …

Silence is consent:

The time is long overdue for long-silent Australians to stand up for our common ideals. If we don’t raise a fuss, we risk being locked out of so many wonderful things. Uluru has already been snatched, likewise Mt Warning and, in Victoria, much-loved Grampians climbs are now off limits. I would argue that our unique landscape has helped forge the national character. It is bureaucracy that is now the threat to that heritage, meaning silence gives consent to the obscene idea that some groups of Australians are more Australian, more worthy of deference, than others.

The omens are grim, especially if the Voice gets up. To quote Prime Minister Anthony Albanese “it would be a brave government that ignored the advice”, with clues in Western Australia as to how much further the indigenisation of landmarks, national treasures and even private property will go — just take, for instance, the recent state legislation awarding Aboriginal consultants a determining say on the disturbance of any ground of more than 1100 square meters. Already they can ‘advise’ — forcefully, insistently and with the full backing of the law — on the danger dams represent to the contentment and survival of “water spirits”.

Don’t laugh, American readers, because there is racial nuttiness in your woods too:

Oregon Groups Create Segregated Hikes For ‘People Of Colour’, by Steve Watson.

Hiking groups in Portland are encouraging non-white people to band together in the outdoors so that they can ‘feel safer’.

The report notes that the heads of the groups Unlikely Hikers, OutGrown and People of Color Outdoors understand black people’s “sometimes wavering comfort level when wandering in the wilderness.”

It adds that the groups “want to make recreational public land feel more welcoming to people who are more afraid of encountering a person with a prejudice than a mountain lion.” …

The report even states “Hike leaders like Wilson say people of color know Oregon’s history as a sundown state, where nonwhite people who were not a part of the community were warned not to be seen in public after sunset, and they are aware that white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan members once marched in downtown parades.”

Real world: Black on white crime is 10 to 1, but that fact is unmentionable.

And in England too:

Australia has such a lot to look forward to.

hat-tip Stephen Harper