How many countries would celebrate or mark their National Day as a day of mourning? 26 Jan is the National Day of‘
but also the day of
mourning. Here is why. Australia
Several thousand Indigenous Australians and their supporters marched through the streets of
Now you know why. Every story and event has two sides. The winner’s side and the loser’s side, the conqueror’s story and the defeated’s story. 26 Jan is the day the British, I think led by James Cook, landed
The bananas have also been celebrating Thanksgiving Day and some may join the Australians to celebrate Australian Day without knowing why. To the natives of both continents, both days are days of sorrow, genocide and mourning. One side would be celebrating stealing the lunch of the natives and their land and killing them, the other side mourning for the losses of their land and people and subjugation.
Ignorance is bliss but also stupidity and looking silly. You may still want to ask why such events were not reported in the western media.