I'm chewing through a lot of books and documentaries before I set off on the epic cycling trip across the continent.
I think the reason I never found this history very interesting is because once it's purged of all the genocide, corruption brutality and criminal behaviour (as it was taught to us in school), it was a pretty dull read.Our history is fascinating, but it's shameful and ugly, for being that.
The more I learn about Australian history, the more disconnected I feel from this country. The exact opposite of what I wanted.
Racism is real.
Sexism is real.
White male privilege is real.
I am not, will not, be held guilty. But that doesn't mean I am not have responsibile. Unlike guilt, responsibility is certainly something you can inherit. And I have.
There is a long line of hate, of stupid brutality running from the rum rebellion to turn back the blokes that must end, with me.
. "History is a lie agreed upon"