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ArchRespawnsAgain 9 points ago +9 / -0

You need to crack down on Soros-style NGOs and just ban this type of shit from your universities, but of course no one will do that.

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Footsoldier 5 points ago +5 / -0

Australia 1990s and earlier seemed like paradise to me, from the other side of the world...

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Vicious_snek6 5 points ago +5 / -0

Nobody outside melbourne believes that.

Like a californian university.

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YouAreAPirate 4 points ago +4 / -0

Why did the right just decide to abandon education?

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TheImpossible1 0 points ago +2 / -2

Too full of women. There's no hope for it until you change that.

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TheImpossible1 4 points ago +9 / -5

According to Associate Professor Jessica Gerrard and Dr Sophie Rudolph

According to Professor Sarah Maddison and Dr Julia Hurst

Indigenous woman Genevieve Grieves and Dr Amy Spiers

Dr Alissa Macoun and Dr Elizabeth Strakosch

To think, there are still people who deny the blindingly obvious.

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bamboozler1 [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah, don't worry, I noticed, lol...

I nearly mentioned in my comment that it was all women, but I figured that was pointedly obvious, lol...

There aren't going to be a plurality of straight (white) males taking this course. You and I both know that, and you and I both also know exactly the kind of... "College aged female" this course is designed to attract/appeal to...

Unfortunately.

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TheImpossible1 3 points ago +5 / -2

They aren't the people taking it, they're the people who wrote it.

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bamboozler1 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes, I know that. That's not my point.

My point is that, much like "Gender Studies" courses, there's a specific demographic this is targeted at, and it ain't you or I.

That's my point.

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Kienan 2 points ago +2 / -0

What are you saying, Elon?

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bamboozler1 [S] 3 points ago +6 / -3

Source: https://spectator.com.au/2022/08/undoing-australia/

Full text (because it is that concerning):

"Back in 2017, the University of Sydney launched a campaign to ‘unlearn’ education. In 2022, the University of Melbourne upped the ante by launching a campaign to unlearn the entire nation. In an extraordinary act of institutional suicide, one of Australia’s most prestigious universities has introduced an initiative titled Undoing Australia.

The enterprise is being run by The Australian Centre, a research unit of the university’s faculty of arts which has set out to prove Australia is an ‘unfinished political project’ that is ‘constructed, contested and refused every day’. Key focus areas include policy, law, education, literature and the media – all picked due to their dubious roots in the ‘colonial nation-state’.

At the heart of the Undoing Australia project is a desire to dismantle the Australian nation-state entirely in order to right past wrongs. The initiative is revolutionary, promoting activism, statue-toppling and the eradication of a positive narrative about Western civilisation from the history books. The political, legal and social framework of our nation must go down in flames before a new, vaguely defined utopia can rise from the ashes to replace it. This message is evident in The Australian Centre’s obsession with white supremacy, white privilege and entrenched racism.

One webinar titled ‘Whiteness in Education’ looks at how ‘whiteness’ is not innate but learned. According to Associate Professor Jessica Gerrard and Dr Sophie Rudolph, ‘the systems of white dominance that operate worldwide are not natural but created and maintained through social and political life’. They advance the argument that education and government are sustaining ‘systems of racial domination’. The authors encourage listeners to grapple with the ‘politics of education’ and reimagine a future ‘thoroughly divested from racism’.

Next is a webinar which asks the weighted question ‘How do we tell the truth about Australia?’ According to Professor Sarah Maddison and Dr Julia Hurst, ‘truth-telling’ by way of ‘truth commissions’ will play a pivotal role in responding to a ‘culture of active silence on colonialism’. The reference to ‘truth-telling’ is puzzling to say the least given most of the University of Melbourne’s postmodernist intellectuals don’t even believe in truth.

This contradiction is openly admitted by the authors who claim that ‘truth-telling rarely lives up to its promise’ and ‘it is not clear that there is a shared understanding of what truth might offer’. On top of this, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory are praised in the webinar for investigating historical and ongoing injustices against indigenous people. All these examples suggest that ‘truth-telling’ is in fact a priority for Australians and ‘colonialism’ a hot topic of discussion in the public sphere.

A third webinar titled ‘Counter-Monuments: Challenging distorted colonial histories’ examines how a culture of silence on colonialism can be combatted by toppling imperial-era statues and building counter-monuments. Indigenous woman Genevieve Grieves and Dr Amy Spiers note that public memorials ‘celebrating imperial conquest’ are now inciting action against ‘racist violence’. They claim white settlers are routinely honoured over indigenous counterparts. Their solution to this inequality is more ‘counter-monuments’ bringing to light the darker aspects of Australian history.

Last but not least is a webinar titled ‘Dismantling Settler Futures’ which looks at how the ‘colonial future’ can be rejected to make way for a new age of indigenous empowerment. Dr Alissa Macoun and Dr Elizabeth Strakosch argue that ‘settler colonial technologies’ operating through Australian indigenous policy are sustaining the ‘settler project’. They decry any non-indigenous claim to ‘sovereign legitimacy’ as ‘violence’. Even ‘decolonising agendas’ are tainted by ‘European understandings of sovereignty’. Given neither author claims indigenous heritage, this naturally raises questions about the legitimacy of their own arguments. For instance, Dr Macoun self-identifies as a ‘white woman’, a fact which could taint her opinions on indigenous matters according to her own logic.

Perhaps the academics behind the Undoing Australia project are forgetting the benefits of the so-called ‘settler project’ which include Western intellectual traditions and Judeo-Christian values. British and European settlers imported democracy, freedom, education, tolerance, welfare and human rights to Australian shores. The campaign to ‘refuse settler futures’ is a campaign to refuse a socio-political system which has brought freedom and prosperity to billions of people across the globe.

Moreover, Professor Maddison and Dr Hurst’s accusation that there is a ‘culture of active silence on colonialism’ in Australia collapses upon examination. In fact, the opposite is true. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture is one of the three cross-curriculum priorities taught in all Australian schools from kindergarten to year 10. Most Australian universities have entire departments and multiples policies devoted to educating students about indigenous culture. The so-called ‘culture of active silence’ on indigenous issues is well and truly dead.

Educators involved in the Undoing Australia project who suggest otherwise are weaponising words like ‘truth-telling’ to impute the guilt of historical figures onto current mainstream Australians. They claim that this nation’s institutions are riddled with racism and need to be replaced.

Unfortunately, while there are plenty of criticisms in this webinar series, solutions are few and far between. What is clear is that apologies, reparations and welfare will abound. It will be a world of colonial statue-toppling, indigenous politics, truth commissions and treaty negotiations. The University of Melbourne’s plan to ‘Undo Australia’ is self-destructive, disingenuous and fails to recognise the great achievements of this country. Australia would be better served by its oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning if they focused on building up rather than tearing down this nation."

Consequences (almost direct, in this instance):

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11081089/Hobart-council-vote-remove-statue-William-Crowther-claims-racist.html

Thanks America. Really, thanks. Your "woke" culture war shit has now come home to roost, even here.

Well fuck.

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SR388-SAX 11 points ago +12 / -1

Thanks America. Really, thanks. Your "woke" culture war shit has now come home to roost, even here.

Oh fuck off. If you want to blame entire countries like an idiot, blame the ones that originated the idiots that invented this shit (Paulo Friere is a good place to start and work backwards from). This garbage has been pushed top-down by WEF/Fabian socialist-types for decades and has Jack shit to do with the U.S. specifically.

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bamboozler1 [S] 2 points ago +5 / -3

I didn’t say (all) Americans. I said America, the country. The “institution”. There’s a difference.

BLM started in the US. The recent wave of this statue-toppling started in the US.

This shit, these proposals, this whole idea is based on what has happened in the US, post-Floyd.

Stop being so defensive of “your” country. Imp shits on the UK and continental Europe all the time, but you don’t care.

You can shit on Aus all you want. Blame us for Covid irrationalism, spreading police state-ism and authoritarianism. Call “us” a Chinese vassal state. Go on. I don’t care. I won’t argue with that. Call us a bunch of faggot degenerates if you want.

This weird… Need that some of you have to “defend against any criticism” of “your” country is just… Dumb.

It’s not criticizing you. It’s not criticizing “your people”. It’s pointing out that this woke BLM culture war shit came out of “your” country, which it did.

It’s a legitimate criticism. Of the state itself. You shouldn’t feel the need to “defend” that.

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bamboozler1 [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

If this is a war (and I believe we are vaguely getting to that point), then... I know what side I'm on.

Fuck this shit. These people may have institutional power, and they may have corrupted my entire generation (and those younger than me), in this country, but they are not the fucking majority, even with their "chosen few" in positions of political and judicial power...

If this country breaks, like America, I do not believe that these people will be on the... "Winning side". Not even with China backing them, and secretly funding them from the shadows. Not even then...

I will not let Marxists destroy my city, or my country. Not without a fight.

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TheImpossible1 3 points ago +6 / -3

A bunch of women shit-stirring to cause racial tensions will not cause a war. They don't benefit from a civil war because there's a chance the guns will turn on them. It's different with a real war, because they are sheltered from those.

They will just divide men, making sure that everything they do to advance themselves is never acted against.

Your future is not a civil war, it's a UK-like feminist state where you're too busy infighting to realise who is ruling you.

Don't forget, Australia is the second country to pass "coercive control".

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OldBullLee 2 points ago +3 / -1

One should expect no less from a university. But what's the rush? The continent will revert to the Aborigines eventually, despite what a gaggle of neo-Marxist cunts spews out of one of their shitholes of the higher learning.

If they can make it through future manufactured pandemics, hunter-gatherers are the ones with the skills necessary to survive the upcoming destruction of cities. They've been eating bugs all along.

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bamboozler1 [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

I’m really not sure that today’s crop of Aboriginals would survive that situation either, tbh…

Have you seen the conditions they live in, even “on their tribal lands”..??

They’re not living like they did before whitey got there, mate…

They wouldn’t even survive a famine, or (dark but not inaccurate joke alert) uhh, petrol rationing

The last “undiscovered” tribe, out at Maralinga (nuclear bomb testing site), hasn’t lived that way since the 60s, at the very latest

The Abos are less likely to survive as “hunter gatherers” these days than most of the rest of us, which is… “Unfortunate”, but let’s not “beat around the bush here”, lol…

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OldBullLee 1 point ago +1 / -0

I am not up to date on Australian aborigines and their living conditions.

So they've suffered the effects of civilization and can no longer fend for themselves by living off the land? That's a shame.

Thanks for the depressing update.