australia is potentially, and sometimes actually, a light to the rest of the world. it is a country comprised of all the cultures and citizens of the world in peace. australia is a laboratory, an experiment in global culture, an effort at imagining a world without war.
but war only ever originates from
within outwards. for people to get to the stage where they will kill
they must be very fucked up.....this fucked upness is only ever born of
denial. and denial is always self-denial.
the indigenous of this
country represent our original selves: the natural selves we have
repressed into the unconscious and that now only ever irrupt
sporadically, violently, a straining at self-made leashes.
journey of europe and the world to australia is the journey of civilised
man coming back home to confront himself, his shadow - the native at
home in nature. this journey is ongoing and is active in all of us. when
we accept the aboriginal australian as that part of ourselves we have
denied to our own detriment we will have reconciliation, and we will
realise, as the indigenous probably already do, that reconciliation is
more about helping the white man become whole than anything else.