Anonymous asked: How did your celebrate australia day?
I didn’t. Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t believe Australia Day is a day to be celebrated when it coincides with the commencement of invasion and genocide of the original custodians of this land. To celebrate the anniversary that saw such atrocities start (and they still continue in some form to this day i.e. the effects of the stolen generation, racial profiling, cultural slurs, assimilation and indoctrination, severance from cultural ‘land rights’, disadvantages in education), right in the faces of people who have witnessed and experienced this degradation and dehumanisation is not something I am willing nor proud to do. Did you know that Aboriginal sacred sites are being destroyed monthly by ruthless mining companies for a small fee of 150k in exchange for billions of dollars worth of Uranium? Talk about respect for Aboriginal people and their culture. I think if Australia Day is to be celebrated as Australia Day, essentially, a day that we are all proud of being Australian, then there needs to be proper acknowledgement, a respectful treaty and the genuine potential for a bright future for the generations to come, as opposed to everyone taking the day off purely to get shit-faced and goddamn fucking patriotic.. all in the name of what, I ask? Peace and blessings to you.