Monday, May 25, 2009
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.