Australia/Invasion Day

I respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. I acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

The only thing I enjoy about today, I get a public holiday, which means a day off of work. Think of Australia/Invasion Day as America’s Columbus Day.

Every year, I still think it should be moved and every year, I have to explain to idiots how there are still people living from the Stolen Generations. Between 1910 and the 1970s*, many First Nations children were forcibly removed from their families as a result of various government policies.

Someone made a really good point, if we can’t #changethedate to show that we don’t celebrate the harm of our first nations people. Do we actually even deserve an #AustraliaDay? No, I don’t think we do.

*Policies of forced removals were in place from 1910 to 1969, but there are many stories of forced removals prior to and after these dates.

“Stolen”

I saw something over the past week that has sort of bugged me a lot because it’s not just an single incident. It seems that when someone cheats and runs off with another person. People (mainly women it seems) tend to place the blame on the person that their partner cheated on them with. They were “stolen” or “taken” by that other person.

Now what got my attention was that someone posted a meme about how Blac Chyna exacted her revenge on Kylie Kardashain for stealing Tyga from her, by using Rob’s brother. This post isn’t not about that family, but about the situation in general. There were lots of reasons that it bothered for the list of reasons below.

  • No one can be stolen or taken from anyone unless they want too be. If they are that is called “kidnapping”. REPEAT.
  • Kylie was only 16/17 when she was first dating Tyga, which means that she was underage when they were first dating. So this “man” was stolen by a child. What a man! I can see why you’d what that back! (sarcasm intended).
  • Blac Chyna (if true) was trying to get back at Kylie, was attacking a child, instead of the “man” who LEFT her.
  • That whole family is a mess. Lot of insecurity there.

Apart from that crazy family my point is this. I get it’s easier to blame the other person who “took” your ex-partner from you. It’s easier to lash out at that person who is nothing to to you, then someone you probably still care about. The truth is, no one can be taken from a relationship unless it’s just something they want, for whatever reasons. It is also definitely not advisable to date that persons mentally unhealthy sibling.

(My personal view: On a completely different note, I think all Blac Chyna has done is made Tyga (who is a total loser to begin with) made him more thankful they are not together anymore? Revenge Porn is also illegal not matter what)