Reconcile our past
If humanity is interested in respecting all life as important, colonised countries like Australia must reconcile their past.
Reconciliation requires education. Education can be confronting and uncomfortable.
Truth is like that. It is easier not to know.
Yet the truth is the beginning of any reconciliation.
We must feel the violence our ancestors inflicted on others. It was not our fault, yet if we refuse to acknowledge the past violence that continues to be manifest in the present healing and reconciliation cannot happen.
Let us change the date to celebrate our national day. It is such a small act, so easy to do. It will bring our country together. At least it will bring together those who see humanity as multicoloured, diverse, nuanced and delightfully different.
Diversity is our strength.
Photo taken January 26th 2023