In this town there are people who have managed to …

Comment on First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution by Popwasa anzac.

In this town there are people who have managed to turn the small (or larger) fortunes their ancestors left them into a secure and relatively wealthy lifestyle.
I’m thinking about pastoralists here as the easiest example.
There are other people in this town whose ancestors had their ownership of land taken from them and then worked for rations for the usurper.
They were unable to leave any assets to their children.
It is very easy for someone from the first group to say that we have to get over the past and move forward, it is divisive to look at past wrongs etc. Very easy when your living a comfortable and privileged lifestyle built on the land taken from someone and using their unpaid labour to add value fencing dam building etc etc.
It’s a difficult issue but we can’t just forget the past as if it never happened. Every year a predominately Muslim country (Turkey) lets thousands of Australians visit to commemorate a failed invasion attempt.
But we want everyone to forget the successful invasion that happened here. Lest we forget.

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