Lidia Thorpe says the Australian parliament is not allowed to be here and her plans to infiltrate it

Lidia Thorpe Says The Australian Parliament Is Not Allowed To Be Here And Her Plans To Infiltrate It

Green Senator Lidia Thorpe claims Australia’s Parliament is not allowed to be here – and says she is just a member so she can ‘infiltrate’ the institution.

The senator said her entry into the ‘colonial project’ is due to her aspirations to ‘renew the nation’ and to be a voice and spokesperson for the people of First Nations.

Appearing in The Project on Tuesday, Senator Thorpe said she also removes the Australian national flag during press conferences after Greens leader Adam Bandt was recently criticized for the same move.

“The Australian flag does not represent me or my people,” she told the panel.

‘It represents the colonization of these lands, and it is not allowed to be here, there was no consent, there was no treaty, so this flag does not represent me.’

Panelist Waleed Aly asked the senator if her argument could also apply to the Australian parliament in which she serves.

“Of course, I’m here to infiltrate,” she replied emphatically.

Senator Thorpe (Pictured Tuesday Night) Said Her Decision To Enter The 'Colonial Project' Is Due To Her Aspirations To 'Renew The Nation' And Be A Voice That Questions

Senator Thorpe (pictured Tuesday night) said her decision to enter the ‘colonial project’ is due to her aspirations to ‘renew the nation’ and be a voice that questions

“I applied to be a senator in the colonial project, and this was not an easy decision for me personally, and it was also not an easy decision for my family to support me in this,” she continued.

‘However, we need voices like this to question the illegitimate occupation of the colonial system in this country.’

Aly has since been criticized by far-left activists for what they called a ‘condescending and ignorant’ interview.

The speaker asked Senator Thorpe if she had given up her sovereignty of the First Nations by swearing allegiance to the Queen when she entered Parliament.

The line of questioning infuriated some viewers, who took to social media to call it ‘offensive’ with others calling the interview a ‘train wreck’.

“We never gave up our sovereignty as First Nations people in this nation, never, never, never,” Senator Thorpe said of her resignation from the national flag.

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Aly challenged her at this point, asking if she had ceded her sovereignty when she pledged allegiance to the queen.

Waleed Aly (Pictured At The 62Nd Tv Week Logie Awards On June 19 On The Gold Coast) Was Panned Online

Waleed Aly (pictured at the 62nd TV Week Logie Awards on June 19 on the Gold Coast) was panned online

“But you’re giving in now for being a senator, aren’t you?” – he said.

‘You’re saying ‘I submit to this, I become part of the system’. I understand it may not be your personal policy, but that’s what this act is all about.

Senator Thorpe Is Pictured In Parliament

Senator Thorpe is pictured in Parliament

According to section 42 of the Constitution, a politician must swear allegiance to the monarch before taking his or her seat in Parliament.

Senator Thorpe said she had to take the oath to enter Parliament and defend her ‘people’.

“I am here for my people and I will sacrifice swearing allegiance to the colonizer to enter the media as I am now, to enter parliament as I am every day,” she said.

‘To make this country put up a mirror to itself and ask, who are we? Where did we come from and where are we going?’

The tense moment sparked online backlash from leftist activists.

Scholar Chelsea Watego wrote: ‘The cheek of this settler telling an Aboriginal woman she ceded sovereignty.’

She added: “It’s very loose how The Project TV did it. Why was there no interrogation as to why liberals and nationals exclude Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags, given their status and umm… whose land are you on?’

Professor Euan Ritchie, a scientist, said: ‘Lidia Thorpe absolutely teaching Waleed Aly and others trying to defend colonialist privilege.’

Waleed Aly Was Called 'Condescending And Ignorant' For His Interview With Green Senator Lidia Thorpe On The Project.  In The Photo: Some Of The Reactions From Twitter

Waleed Aly was called ‘condescending and ignorant’ for his interview with Green Senator Lidia Thorpe on The Project. In the photo: Some of the reactions from Twitter

Lidia Thorpe Says The Australian Parliament Is Not Allowed To Be Here And Her Plans To Infiltrate It

Lidia Thorpe Says The Australian Parliament Is Not Allowed To Be Here And Her Plans To Infiltrate It

And journalist Lavendar Baj described the interview as a ‘shipwreck’.

‘Criticize Lídia all you want… but this interview is an absolute disaster,’ she wrote.

‘Aly’s condescending, ignorant and offensive behavior.’

The Greens senator was later asked if she understood how upsetting her dismissal of the national flag could be for some Australians.

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She replied that her entry into parliament would make all the people in the country understand ‘whose land it was’.

“I don’t want people to be upset about what I have to say,” she told the panel.

‘I want people to come on a journey of learning and a journey of truth so that we can unite this country and mature as a nation.’

Senator Thorpe Said Her Choice To Enter The 'Colonial Project' Was Due To Her Aspirations To 'Renew The Nation' (Pictured, Parliament House In Canberra)

Senator Thorpe said her choice to enter the ‘colonial project’ was due to her aspirations to ‘renew the nation’ (pictured, Parliament House in Canberra)

Senator Thorpe said that while she swore allegiance to the ‘settler queen’, it was simply something she had to do to be in the Senate for her people.

“I will sacrifice swearing allegiance to the colonizer to enter the media as I am now, to enter parliament as I am every day,” she said.

‘To make this country put up a mirror to itself and ask, who are we? Where did we come from and where are we going?’

In 2020, Senator Thorpe declared to Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes that she did not consider herself Australian in an ABC documentary.

“I don’t identify as an Australian. It’s a concept that has been imposed on our people since we were invaded,’ she told the documentary Almost Australian, which aired last month on ABC.

“The settlers came and established the colony they now call Australia.

“Mass genocide has occurred.”

The senator’s comments sparked calls for her to be fired from parliament and accusations that she was behaving like a child in a ‘spy game’.

Northern Territory Liberal Party Senator Jacinta Price has called for Senator Thorpe to be fired from parliament.

“I think she has nothing but contempt for the Australian people and doesn’t respect the position she’s in,” Price said.

“Personally, I feel that the governor-general should take a closer look at what her real intentions are and consider whether this is possible grounds for dismissal.

Northern Territory Liberal Party Senator Jacinta Price (Pictured May 30) Has Called For Senator Thorpe To Be Fired From Parliament

Northern Territory Liberal Party Senator Jacinta Price (pictured May 30) has called for Senator Thorpe to be fired from parliament

“She doesn’t see herself as an Australian, she doesn’t see herself represented by the Australian flag.

‘Therefore, she is not the right person to be in a position to represent the Australian people nor does she indicate that she has Australia’s best interests at heart.’

Price went on to describe the senator as ‘divisive’ and ‘childish’.

“I don’t think she should be completely honest about her experience that she’s of mixed heritage, like I am, and that she just recognized that side of her,” Price told RN Breakfast.

Indigenous leader Warren Mundine said he was “appalled” by her feelings.

“She’s acting like she’s in a five-year-old’s spy game,” Mundine told The Australian, adding that she “shakes her head at these people.”

Green leader Adam Bandt came under fire earlier this week after refusing to stand by the Australian national flag at a news conference.

A member of his staff was seen removing it before addressing reporters.

Greens Leader Adam Bandt Came Under Fire Earlier This Week After Refusing To Stand Beside The Australian National Flag At A News Conference (Pictured, National Flag On The Side)

Greens leader Adam Bandt came under fire earlier this week after refusing to stand beside the Australian national flag at a news conference (pictured, national flag on the side)

Bandt (Pictured With His Wife Claudia Perkins) Later Told Daily Mail Australia That The Flag Represents Colonization And Dispossession.

Bandt (pictured with his wife Claudia Perkins) later told Daily Mail Australia that the flag represents colonization and dispossession.

“For many Australians, this flag represents dispossession and the lingering pains of colonization,” Bandt said on Monday.

‘Through the Treaty with First Nations Peoples and moving to a Republic, we can have a flag that represents us all.’

A review of the leader’s previous TV interviews shows that he always has the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands flags in the background, but never the country’s flag.

He later told Daily Mail Australia that the flag represents colonization and dispossession.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese urged Bandt to ‘reconsider his position and work to promote unity and work to promote reconciliation’.

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