The main contention of my long running series of posts on the “National Question” is that in almost every case, Marxist-Leninist agitators create, drive and control “indigenous peoples” movements.
While many of the grievances “exposed” are perfectly legitimate, the Marxists care little for the people they manipulate. They are simply pawns in a much wider game.
The pattern plays out within the NZ “maori radical” movement, the US black radical movement, the indigenous Indian movements of Latin America, the Saamic “movement” of Norway, the Cordillera people of the Philippines, the ANC/SACP led “black struggle” of South Africa and the Aboriginal land rights movement.
This article from the latest issue of Australian Marxist paper, Green Left Weekly, I believe, supports my contention.
What started out as a strike for equal wages became a land rights’ struggle as the striking workers and their families launched an ultimately successful campaign to regain ownership of their traditional lands. At the time, the strike was described by an ASIO agent as a “dismal failure”. It is now credited with giving birth to the modern land rights movement.
Rangiari was beside the most well-known leader of the strike, Vincent Lingiari, when one evening in March 1967, the Gurindji decided to leave the strike camp and move back to their ancestral lands at Wattie Creek (now Dagaragu). Author Frank Hardy was present at the time, and he heard a “finely chiseled” and “impressively proud” Rangiari declare with the “eloquence” of a “practiced orator” that Wattie Creek was Gurindji’s “own country”.
It was not the last time Rangiari would be called in to give a speech. Brian Manning, one of the main non-Aboriginal supporters of the strike, told Green Left Weekly that Lingiari “recognised Mick’s talents of speaking out. Mick became the MC, the man on the microphone”.
Manning was a Communist Party member and waterside worker at the time of the walk-off and one of only two non-Aboriginal people on the Northern Territory Council for Aboriginal Rights. This body and the Communist Party and the North Australian Workers Union were the main groups providing support for the strike. Manning also organised the regular trucking of supplies to the strike camp in his Bedford truck (which is still sitting in his backyard because of its “unofficial” heritage value).
The novelist Frank hardy was also part of the plot.
According to Wikipedia
Frank Hardy (21 March 1917–28 January 1994) was a left-wing novelist and writer from Australia. He was also a political activist bringing the plight of Aboriginal Australians to international attention with the publication of his book The Unlucky Australians in 1968.
Hardy joined the Communist Party of Australia in 1939. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army and was posted to Darwin. Initially editing and writing a unit newspaper for the Australian army, he was employed as an artist for the army journal Salt. He continued to work in journalism for most of his life. He played an active role in assisting the Gurindji people in the Gurindji strike in the mid to late ’60s.
I rest my case.