Posted by: ilanasmith | February 13, 2008

We Say Sorry

Goddammit, I love having a national government I support.

Today, we said "Sorry" to the Stolen Generations.

"For the pain, suffering and hurt of these stolen generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.

To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry.

And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry."

Goosebumps. 

In a world filled with governments making terrible unjust decisions, it’s incredible to have mine make me feel proud and inspired.  This is a momentous day.


Responses

  1. Yes I agree. Momentous day.
    But (being government) don’t you find that you are holding your breath waiting to be disillusioned


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