How is Andrew Bolt like a camel?

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Bolt — and camels — are indigenous

Alan Bartlett writes: Re. “Bolt’s an indigenous Australian.” (Thursday). Andrew Bolt is campaigning (some might say hysterically) against the proposal to recognise of aborigines in the constitution. He and many of his disciples claim to be indigenous to Australia because they were born here. Following that logic therefore we should consider species such as cane toads, rabbits, starlings, Indian mynas, lantana and camels as indigenous. It is not difficult to trace Bolt’s origins to Europe — there is plenty of documentary evidence. By contrast, Aboriginal Australians trace their origins to … Australia. Of course anthropologists may be able to identify their origins to Asia, but anthropologists are scientists, and we know Bolt’s disdain for science and scientists, so that doesn’t really count. Bolt’s claim to being indigenous is disingenuous.

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4 thoughts on “How is Andrew Bolt like a camel?

  1. Electric Lardyland

    Yes, since Bolt had all of his holidays to come up with contrived fantasies like that, you do wonder what he was taking during his holidays? Possibly substances that aren’t indigenous to Australia?

  2. Bill Hilliger

    @Don Wormald – I love street art and have taken many photos over the years. A kid with a spray can tells me that street artists are taggers with a degree in the arts. Long may they continue their wonderful work in Melbourne and its suburbs.

  3. klewso

    “Camel”? “Cane toad”? “Feral pig”? A pest by any other name?

  4. judith pugh

    Aboriginal men and women had equal voting rights with others, but were told they did not.
    see

    http://www.aec.gov.au/indigenous/indigenous-vote.htm

    we did not give or restore voting rights in 1979.

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