Do you feel guilt? Is your attitude towards Aboriginals different because of it?The thing about "guilt" as a concept is that it can be (and is) used in such a way as to avoid responsibility. You see, guilt has that very valuable trait of having plausible deniability. The strategy is to set up a straw man by stating "I don't feel guilt - it wasn't me/my forebears who invaded Australia, I wasn't alive at the time etc". Hence, by framing the debate as one about guilt one can avoid taking responsibility by denying guilt. It isn't a bad strategy and has worked to some extent.