Thursday, January 26, 2012
(I apologize for brevity here, but I am on the clock at an Internet cafe.)
I only just realized it's been six months since I posted. Unbelievable. I promise more posts will be forthcoming, but not right away. Currently I am in Australia on vacation - a place I have always wanted to go - and am in Melbourne riding trams and drinking coffee. I will post a few pictures as well upon my return.
Yesterday was Australia Day, a sort of combination of the US holidays Memorial Day and Columbus Day. We the newswatching and -reading populace were treated to any amount of guilt from the "indigenous people" of Australia. They actually went after the Prime Minister, who was at a ceremony in Canberra giving awards to emergency relief personnel, and security had to be called to escort her from the mob (who were beating on the glass walls of the restaurant and trying to attack her).
After seeing that spectacle on the news I make no bones about suggesting that the British who "stole" Australia from its indigenous people have accomplished a lot more in 200+ years than the indigenous types who lived here for thousands of years prior to that. And I don't care who hears me say it.