The Melbourne suburb of Moreland is now the third in Victoria state to not recognize Australia Day as it is like celebrating the Holocaust.

The January 26 holiday is a celebration that commemorates the arrival of the first British settlers in 1788, however, it has been termed “Invasion Day” by indigenous Australians who claim the holiday marked the decline of Aboriginal culture.

The Australian state broadcaster ABC reported Moreland Socialist Alliance councilor Sue Bolton, while debating the issue on Wednesday, claimed the commemorating Australia Day “would be like celebrating the Nazi Holocaust.”

Bolton’s comments were not well received by the Australian government.

In a statement, the Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke said the government disagreed heavily with “the extreme and divisive nature of the discussion Greens and Socialist councilors are promoting,” adding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s administration “strongly condemns comparisons of Australia Day with the Nazi Holocaust as deeply offensive to all Australians.”

“Australia Day is a recognition of our shared history and the Turnbull government, along with the vast majority of Australians, indigenous and non-indigenous, fully support Australia Day remaining on January 26,” he concluded.

Captain James Cook is credited with the discovery of Australia which has made monuments and statues depicting him a target of vandals and protesters.

Several statues dedicated to Cook were defaced in Sydney last month, one of them bearing the words “change the date,” in reference to Australia Day. Other messages on the statues included “no pride in genocide,” and the words “F***ing bow down” were written on a statue of Queen Victoria.

Prime Minister Turnbull, while talking about the vandalism, said:

It is also part of a deeply disturbing and totalitarian campaign to not just challenge our history but to deny it and obliterate it. This is what Stalin did. When he fell out with his henchmen he didn’t just execute them, they were removed from all official photographs – they became non-persons, banished not just from life’s mortal coil but from memory and history itself.

“Statues, inscriptions, monuments are all part of our history not simply because of what they record but of how it is recorded. We do not adopt every inscription on every statue or monument – it is a voice at a point in time,” he added.

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  • Huskystar

    claimed the commemorating Australia Day “would be like celebrating the Nazi Holocaust
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    This is true~

    • Timothy Kevin Ready

      Give your land to a Native or shut the fuck up.

  • Jesse James

    Well I for one just CAN’T WAIT to see what these communists celebration day will be after they get true power, and change everything. I bet every Communist Australian’s Aboriginal Day will be celebrated by a two minute hate….of themselves.

    It always amazed me how people in the 30s could have been so blind. Yet here we are, seeing it happen all over again. But with a twist for actually pretending to care about all the people they will likely murder as soon as they get real power.

    Hitler, like these disgruntled pussies, was real jovial to those who didn’t know him. That is until he got power. Then his true nature came out. Just like these brown shirts all over the world will do if they win.

    If they do, history suggests that hundreds of millions will be killed, imprisoned, forced to starve, or be slaves. In these idiots case, they will be horrific sex slaves most likely. If you ever have the displeasure of seeing their pride marches, one can only imagine what their Roman Coliseum themed sex shows will be like. I bet Clementine will really enjoy watching the Oz prison scene replays of men getting bent over.

    But, it never quite goes their way. Because eventually, after the honeymoon is over, they turn on themselves, and oppress everyone much, much worse.

    This has to be stopped, and they need to be outed for their real agenda. They don’t care about these so called victims. They, like feminists co-opting the 60s Civil Rights movement, are merely a means to an end.

    An end we don’t ever want to see fulfilled.

  • AaronT

    Another episode of lefties’ self-righteous presentism raping the past under its privileged ideological present!

  • Pratim Gupta

    If only there was a Leif Erickson for Australia

  • Rusty Esq

    A few points to consider. ABC news has a history of uneven reporting. They are hardcore identity politics.

    The woman in question is white, so don’t attribute this to aborigines.

    This is yet another example of divisiveness. Why is January 25 so hateful?

    We need a petition to have Sue Bolton removed from office for failing to represent Australia. Her divisiveness (while she has the right to say it) is unAustralian. I do not want people like that representative me or any other decent Australians.

    Where’s Andrew “SJW” O’Keefe on this debate? He’s divisive on everything else.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    Celebrating the holocaust is awesome! They dont know what they are missing.

  • Steve O

    So existence of the self is offensive to the self.
    That’s going to be a tough problem to solve.

  • Timothy Kevin Ready

    Then if it means that much to these assholes, GIVE YOUR LAND BACK. I have very strong opinions on this subject. Useless, grandstanding and ultimately VAPID white liberal declarations like this infuriate me…this is all a “look at me” gambit for these jackasses, disparaging their antecedents while still glorying in the easy life of Western plenty…they make me sick, and ultimately this is what drove me away from Leftism…

  • Minerverse

    Token indigenous Australian here. Just want you all to know that most indigenous Aussies DON’T support what this women says. Most of us enjoy Australia Day every bit as much as our non-indigenous counterparts. People like Bolton often speak on our behalf (they’re usually white and female btw) and we, the indigenous Australians, cop flak for the sh_t THEY started. Please don’t go thinking that Australian aboriginals are a bunch of SJWs. We’re not.

    • Timothy Kevin Ready

      White Liberals have a habit of speaking out “on behalf” of Indigenous, or racial minorities, or whatever, because they really have contempt for you…how could you possibly love Australia unless you had Marxist “false consciousness”…I’d turn the angry kangas loose on this bitch the next time she came your way looking for white liberal cred, were I you, mate…

      • Susan

        Leftists think they have to speak out for those they consider less fortunate because they do indeed think those folks aren’t capable. They treat those folks like second class citizens and it is really sad to see the Left operate. It is its own display of ignorance regarding these people imo.

  • Jim

    The left are traitor in every countries, they have mental stability of north korea.

  • Terrance Riley

    “it has been termed “Invasion Day” by indigenous Australians who claim the holiday marked the decline of Aboriginal culture.” Really? What f*ing culture? They were stone-age primitives who, in 20,000 years hadn’t even figured out how to smelt metal or have a written language. I’m tired of this stuff. It was Western European culture that made the modern world and created everything, literally everything, we all enjoy. I do not lament the passing of stone-age cultures any more than I lament the passing of small pox.

  • GTKRWN

    Of course there is no day to celebrate the Holocaust because you can’t celebrate something that wasn’t real.

    • ShikokuPrincess91

      Lol

  • Susan

    How very Egyptian of Stalin to do that to his former comrades. I wonder how familiar with their ancient religious beliefs Stalin truly was?