Some days we are abruptly awakened from our anaesthetized state with sobering realities. We are being so conditioned to hearing about Australian’s intolerance and racism that we continually watch every word and consider our motives for any negative portrayal of another person or position.
But yesterday I was particularly struck down by a reality that doesn’t quite line up with the narrative being propagated in Australia.
I hadn’t caught up with all the horrors around the world, and who can blame me as they are largely unreported in mainstream media and we must rely on wading through the endless emails saturating our life.
I was sent a link where if I’d had the stomach for it, I could have watched the beating and burning alive of four university of Port Harcourt students stripped naked and ‘necklaced’ in Nigeria earlier this month. These were just young men, perhaps some of us might call them boys.