I don't want white skin. Have the whites ever considered this possibility? That we might not want to be them? That we are proud to be what we are? That we are not just a bunch of niggers? Has it ever crossed their narrow, cramped minds?
Shaken out of my exam fever, i had to blog. Because things have come to a head.
Australia was never a fair country in my mind. Any cricket fan probably knows that already and they might as well admit it.
But i thought 'Oh, it's just the post-colonial effects. It's stretching a bit too far, but still'. But by Gandhi, this is not done.
Bashing up students? What is that, i ask you? I'm not hear on a patriotic rant. I know, not all Aussies are like that. (Although the 'good bloke' thing facade seems to be wearing off now). It is just that the impotency of the Australian government bewilders here.
Why is Mr. Rudd not man enough to admit it as a racist attack? How can the State police drag and kick protesters? How?! And their reactions to the condemnation is that the protesters had warning enough. I ask them, would the Govt's indifference be similar if the protesters had been Australian aboriginals?
Innocent kids lying with railway stitches on their bodies. Dead people. Stabbed in the back. HOW AND WHY IS THE AUSTRALIAN GOVT. QUIET? WHY ARE THEY NOT ADMITTING THEIR FAULT? WHY ARE THEY NOT APOLOGIZING AND ADMITTING THAT THEY ARE RACIST ATTACKS?
That's what hurts.
60 years after the Raj and it seems little has changed.
We don't want the White Man's approval, thank you. We are fine just the way we are. And damn right proud of it too. We have higher IQ's and superior aspects I don't care to harp about. But enough is enough. If you can't give us the respect we deserve, keep your hands off and leave us the hell alone.
(Must get back to Bioinformatics now. Phew.)
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