Ohhhhhhh what a week it has been.
I know that we have to wait to see the results of the George Pell appeal yada yada, but meh.
For me, our society has moved forward from when I was growing up forty years ago, but it hasn’t really come forward enough in ways that count.
Lip service and token gestures. Even with the Me Too movement, it appears that victims/survivors/victors of sexual abuse and sexual assaults are still not regarded as worthy humans in our legal system or in broader society.
The fight continues, and I will more actively continue the fight. Just working out how …
Then, Christchurch. I’m still feeling the force of it. I cannot fathom the evil that resides in the hearts of human beings.
The shining light in all of this is the compassionate and highly intelligent leadership of Jacinda Ardern. Role modelling for a peaceful world where people are included unless they are evil.
I choose love and I choose peace and I choose inclusion.
We do not have a leader like her in Australia … yet. We vote in NSW on Saturday. We vote as a country in a couple of months.
Our vote counts. It’s important to know exactly who you are voting for in your electorate, and what they represent. If their values aren’t synonymous with yours, irrespective of party, don’t waste your vote.
On Saturday, I’m voting for our local independent. The first time I haven’t voted for a major party. I’m done. None of the three parties represents me anymore. Time to change.
Our local independent (Wollondilly) may not be perfect (who is), but she truly cares about the local area. You can hear it when she talks. She might not always make the right decisions for my liking, but she comes closest out of my available choices.
I have a clear conscience in voting for her and working on a booth for her and scrutinizing for her. I implore you, do your local research.
Massive time of processing for me … not sure where I’m heading really, but I’m on my way.