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Re: Status of Indigenous Australians

Nov 14, 2002 03:19 PM
by Steve Stubbs

--- In theos-talk@y..., Mic Forster <micforster@y...> wrote:
> Now the questions remains: if Aboriginal
> Australians were meant to naturally die out why are
> they still prospering today? One could reply that they
> have indeed died out and those Indigenous Australians
> that we see today aren't Aboriginal Australians in the
> sense that they have maintained their bloodlines and
> culture without any corruption.

Excellent post. I have an issue with this one statement because it 
is undoubtedly true, but what HPB said is not. I refer to her 
position that the Tasmanians died out (without making any mention of 
the genocide) and then suggesting that the Australians (i.e., 
aborigines) were doing the same according to cosmic cycle. If we try 
to make what she said look like something other than what it was for 
the purpose of making it appear that she was right when we know that 
she was not, we slip into the trap of intellectual dishonesty.

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