'tis 10:30pm on the 2nd of december here....have a nice lunch
i didnt have to work today actually
which is AWESOME
and yes, the aborigne issue is a touchy one
im going to go to bed, but not to sleep, to read
maybe sleep, than
i guess you could argue both for that question...
we now learn a lot about their past and culture at school, and there is a lot more social awareness, but still they are semi-shunned by society and still looked down upon in some places as inferior (as much as aussies claim to be accepting)
its true that has been done cannot be undone, as much as the government might apologise...
...still, its a start, who knows where it might go from here?
summer indeed, god, i love it.
and the aborigines...complicated question.
when the whites landed in australia, they went about destroying their way of life.
ever heard of the stolen generations??
basically, aboriginal children were seperated from their parents and taken to live in homes and do manual labour. they had it pretty tough. they were also forced to give up their culture, 'assimilate' into society, basically become a white person--which is, of course, impossible. But as a result of this, their society and customs are severely reduced, and little knowledge survives today of their past.
it is sad.
though, we must remember not to have whats known as the 'black armband' view. (versus the 'white blindfold')
even though what the english did was unmistakeably wrong, at the time, they thought it was right..they actually thought they were helping aborigines, by giving them a future and a chance in society.
its a complicated area of australian history.
and yes, i know quite a few aborigines, but they dont know much, if anything, of their past or culture, which is sad.
the government is tryiing to right these wrongs now. when kevin rudd was eleceted into government, one of the first things he did was apologise for the stolen generations (which took place in the seventies), a first for the governemnt, coz it meant admitting they were wrong....
i could write so much more, but i wont.
its complicated and confusing (im not even going to go into land rights), but hopefully helpful
sure do :)
violets girl is actually a very very close friend of mine...shes coming with me to the beach friday...
no not the stone age, but we might as well be.
and i believe nowra is a town, or thats what its promoted as anyways...
its aboriginal for 'black cockatoo'
its not all bad here, we just like exaggerating...
we're good at that, here in the depression
as much as where i live is a hole (we like to call it 'the depression'), i have to admit its awesome to be so close to so many beautiful beaches and coastline. i live about 15 minutes away from hyams beach, which has the whitest sand in the world....stunning.
the nearest beach is 'round about 8 minutes away, and after that there are about 20 amazing beaches right close by.
i actually thought most people in the world lived near beaches when i was younger...that idea was soon destroyed, and now i know how lucky i am
glad you like those random thoughts...
and i agree, been idle is very boring, but i in my job, been idle is the main thing i do.
id much prefer to be at the beach :)
yay! going to the beach on friday its gonna be 30 degrees!!
wait, do you know celsius or farenheit??
i think thats about 90 farenheit, though im not entirely sure
i lurve summer
yo yo yo, keyboard check, qwerty....well, am still a bit busy elsewhere but when i give it part of my attention, i think things will improve and this is proof...pictures? i got loads..and how comes i havent seen such in yours, or i need a closer look?