Monday, May 25, 2009

Woohoo!



Yesterday I was proud to be a temporary JAFA.

Today, I am ashamed.

It seems like every time I read the paper, I'm more aware that the country I love is not the country I try to believe it is.

I want to believe that Aotearoa New Zealand is about tolerance and support. About innovation. About standing up for what's right. About protecting the vulnerable.

But I'm starting to think I'm mad, and that this image is a product of my idealistic naivete. It seems that we're actually a bunch of judgmental, intolerant, selfish, brats, who whinge whinge WHINGE, and who don't care about much apart from preserving their own, individual, status quo.

3 comments:

Pip said...

You realise that we had freezing gale force Southerlies and rain all weekend right? And that this photo just adds more salt (spray) into the wound right?

At least I'm only down for five kilometres today. I should be grateful for small mercies ...

Kathy said...

I had to run a half marathon to get my view from the top of the bridge! It looked like an exciting time.....

rauparaha said...

Why is that photo accompanying a lament about selfish, spoiled brats? I think that's awfully unfair on the poor chap!