Well, at least we have it. We’ve needed something like it for a long time, to draw a line in the sand. We knew that when it came it would come as a move for which resistance would be ill-prepared, and against overwhelming strength -- but also that there would be no other way in which it could happen. Now here it is. The Western Australian government’s announcement that it would begin "shutting down" 100 or more Aboriginal communities is the start of something the Right have been preparing for, for some years now -- a forced process of assimilation that amounts to an extermination of Aboriginal culture.