Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Stirring the possum

1969 - Man walks on the moon
1971 - Man walks on the moon... again. Then, for a long time, nothing happened. Until tomorrow.

Because tomorrow Kevin Rudd is going to apologize to the Aboriginal Community for the State's wrongdoings in the 20th century.

The striking thing is, there's a wide range of opinions on this token in Australia. And when I say wide, I mean exactly that. Some say the Stolen Generations thing was no less than a genocide. Man, is that some claim. Some others say a couple of wacos hijacked Australian history and completely misrepresented it. Huge claim. And everything in between.

I'm confused. What are the cold, hard facts to take the heat off such hot claims?

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