Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reap The Whirlwind

Daily Draw: Shaman's Oracle ~ Hunter of Gifts

Sometimes the gift is insight. Brought to  me today via researching why numbers of Australian communities are dropping the idea of celebrating the founding of a county and citizenship based on building penal colonies.
Australia already had citizens with a country long before the coming of the white. Which brought me to

a country whose flag observation has come under scrutiny. A flag raised over the slaughter of the First Peoples, the eradication of their cultural norms, a war with roots based on treason. And money. Of course. Got land? We got beads.

Insight... A gift or a curse? I fly the American flag off my deck every day. I need to seriously rethink that. Thank you Mr. President, may you always reap unexpected consequences.

edited to add later: Still thinking...what about  my post from a few days ago, about how old is a country? Do we measure by government time or time time? Here in my country I believe we've had French and Spanish flags, Mexico's, Union and Confederate, Canadian and British flags, are we usurpers of their cultures too because we were here last?

4 comments:

  1. In my opinion definitely a gift, so we can try not to make the same mistakes as a our forefathers.

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  2. I could be okay with the Revolution; not so much the shameful way we treated the indigenous population.

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  3. Time is such an interesting concept. Establishing a homogenous conception of time is a work of power that produces logical conformism.

    Can you tell I'm reading your post while writing the thesis?

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    1. good job! I'll sharpen your pencils and fetch tablets!

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