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Aboriginals And Casinos Generate Bob Geldof Heat, by Greg Tingle - 20th May 2010
and community entrepreneurs, what do Aussie indigenous peoples, casinos and pop
icon Bob Geldof share in common? No, its not a game of what's red, white and black
all over... ok, bad joke... the answer is "a nun in a blender". Getting
serious, wonderful Australian initiative GenerationOne, has once again brought
together an eclectic mix of society, business, rock stars, humanitarians... the
whole box and dice. Media Man, passionate community campaigner and media entrepreneur,
and Gambling911, new media powerhouse, hit the Aussie Outback in search of answers...
Aid humanitarian and rock star "rat" tells us Australia has "exiled"
indigenous Australians from the nation.
and Asia Pacific casino and lifestyle king, James Packer of Crown, copped an earful,
as did others... more on that later, but here's an overview... the calm before
the storm friends...
were forced to be exiled from themselves and that must stop," he preached.
need to pull them back into themselves because youve acknowledged them as
being. The spiritual core of yourselves will only be filled when this is done.".
Boobtown Rat was speaking to a breakfast for Perth, WA mining baron Andrew "Twiggy"
Forrests nation-touring GenerationOne movement. "Twiggy" and the
team aims to halt indigenous disparity within this generation. Geldof likened
indigenous affairs in Australia to situations hed witnessed in 3rd-world
Africa, and you get the idea.
said on the radio back in 1984 that to die of want in a world of surplus is not
only intellectually absurd, it is morally repulsive. Well lets add economically
illiterate to that.
already started to sound that he was talking to the casino, development and mining
industry... he has a captive audience, that much is for certain, and news media
caught every word!
removed from your society of 'having a go' 500,000 of your own. That is absurd.
Its economically stupid.
like those 44 million African children (given access to education from the Live
Aid campaign) will be a massive driving force in the world economy, so your own
Aboriginal people require to be allowed in. The access point is education."
urged the "rich bastards" (Mr Packer et al) in attendance at the breaky
to contribute wholeheartedly and dig deep re Mr Forrests fight to end indigenous
disparity. It's a shame 'Our Richard' (Branson), Steve Wynn (still winning big),
and billionaire 'Google Guys' weren't in attendance.
shots at a guest representative of Mr Frank Lowys Westfield empire and GenerationOne
benefactor and key supporter, casino king James Packer, Geldof said "You
can build a small shop and then you can build very, very big shop. You can build
a casino and then you can build five casinos, youre still building fu...king
Geldof was more than happy to take a pot shot at himself, thereby covering his
ass for later heat...
you could be singularly responsible for two of the worst pop records ever made
(We Are the World and Do They Know Its Christmas?).
can do all that, but its just not enough. Its all sort of empty. It
doesnt mean very much. Of course, what it is is being able to take what
youre doing, which is less than some and more than others, and extend it
out. Well thats what Twiggy (Andrew Forrest) is doing."
minutes of Geldoff speak, poetic tongue, relating to all, Dreamtime included,
it was appropriate that Geldof (Mr Rat) signed off with a quote from German writer
Johann von Goethe "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness
has genius, power and magic in it.".
Man and Gambling911 wish the loyal readership magic of Enchanted Unicorn proportions
and genius, be it poker, casino classics, sports betting, or friends and relationships.
Geldof is not interested to have a 'Boomtown Rats' themed slot machine, despite
fellow rocker, Aussie Angry Anderson doing well with his 'Rose Tattoo' casino
club themes. Packer has not publicity commented on a Kerry Packer or 'Underbelly'
casino slot game to date, which means its still a possibility. Rock on my brothers,
white, black or other! We are one.
Man is a supporter of GenerationOne
Sticks Indigenous Film Festival
of Aboriginal and Indigenous people rights
Holmes a Court
Shoshone Defense Project
Blue Hanger Ball 'Indigenous Peoples, Natural Environment'
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South Wales Aboriginal InfoNet
Australian (Indigenous section)
Limited - Culture In Crisis (multimedia)
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