The Unshackled Waves Ep. 58 Indigenous Referendum Anniversary, Islamic Schools, Trump on NATO and Margaret Court

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On this week’s review show we are joined once again by Co-Editor in Chief of The Unshackled Sukith Fernando. We start by reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 indigenous referendum which made indigenous Australians equal in our Constitution. We highlight that this should have been the end of the equality debate but ever since then we have seen indigenous Australians granted special privileges and have benefited from affirmative action programs. We demonstrate that this is always the case with the left that simple equality is never good enough, as we saw indigenous leaders reject proposed constitutional recognition and demand their own parliament and a special treaty.

We also discuss the controversy over Islamic schools in Australia, we start with Sukith giving a report about the protest organized by the Party for Freedom against an Islamic school being built in Penrith in Sydney. We highlight how taxpayer funds to Islamic schools have been rorted by Islamic societies to fund god only knows what, this is similar scam to what happens with halal certification. We stress that you cannot ban Islamic schools outright but can certainly monitor what they are teaching and local residents can object to Islamic schools or mosques being built in their area.

We then discuss the European leg of Donald Trump’s first overseas trip which included a speech to NATO which called on other nations party to it to pay their fair share in funding. We commend Trump for wanting to get a better deal for US taxpayers but our preference is for NATO to be completely disbanded as all it does in the post Cold War world is antagonize Russia and has led to current poor state of US-Russia relations. We also express our preference that it would be better if Trump was not increasing defense spending but rather focused on reducing expenditure on unnecessary ventures such as NATO and overseas military bases.
We also discuss the recent controversy over tennis great Margaret Court declaring she would boycott Qantas over its CEO Alan Joyce supporting same sex marriage. We agree that the supposed backlash against her is a media beat up and that she is not being bullied, rather people are just disagreeing with her which is their right to do so. We point out that the reason she is being criticized is she didn’t make a strong case for traditional marriage than others have done. We suggest that perhaps conservatives are becoming too triggered, acting like snowflakes and wanting to become a victim which is what we on the right are supposed to be against. We predict that her arena won’t be renamed and she will not lose any positions in her life.

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