28th June 2011
The British settlement of Sydney in 1788 has been officially declared an “invasion”, following strong pressure from the Aboriginal contingent of the city council.
The City of Sydney voted 7-2 to remove the words “European arrival” from documents and rejected a compromise plan to describe the First Fleet’s arrival as “colonisation”.
Of course, you can’t ‘invade’ something that wasn’t a nation at the time. It’s comforting to know that Australians have to suffer through the same Politically Correct ‘oh, the poor suffering natives’ nonsense with which the rest of us are afflicted. Perhaps they ought to look to the American experience and dump all the Aborigines in some outback reservation area (without clothes or medical care) to resume their former stone-age existence. Sheesh.