Once A Prison, Always A Prison?

There’s a saying, “what goes around comes around”. Has Australia really been a “free” & sovereign nation since? … In 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip and 1,500 convicts, crew, marines and civilians arrived at Sydney Cove. In the 10 years that followed, it’s estimated that the Indigenous population of Australia was reduced by 90%. Three main reasons for this dramatic population decline were: (1) The introduction of new diseases (2) Settler acquisition (takeover) of 1st Nations lands, (3) Direct and violent conflict with the colonisers … perhaps we still have much to learn when it comes to “freedom”?

And in 2021, we won’t even bother with sovereign rights, personal sovereignty re medical procedures, whilst we don’t have a bill of rights, nor constitutional protection of “our rights” to defend one self, so, are we all just in good behaviour mode in an “open prison” in one of the most over-governed countries of the so-called “free world”? 😉🪃👣

Author: David John

David has worked in community & human services for >40 years, the last decade he has been employed as a counsellor, specialising in relationships & men’s issues. David has an extensive range of skills and experience in youth work, Aboriginal community and political work, as well as in presentation, group facilitating, adult education, and experiential learning.

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