You find yourself in a group of people standing next to a cliff.
Suddenly, someone pushes another person, sending them over the edge. Thankfully, the victim is able to hold on to the edge rather than fall to their death, but nobody makes a move to help them or stop the perpetrator. Everyone, including yourself, simply stands there watching.
Angry that they’ve been pushed, angry that nobody is helping them as they struggle not to fall, the victim screams, ‘Is anybody going to fucking help me??’
That gets everyone’s attention. ‘Why are you mad at me?’ one person asks. ‘I didn’t push you.’
'Nobody is going to want to help you with an attitude like that.'
'You're just as bad as him.'
Nobody makes a move to help.
The victim screams in frustration, their fingers slipping. ‘You’ve got to be fucking joking!’ they shout as they lose their grip.
'You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.' You say as you walk away.
Welcome to the anti-sj/’real justice’ movement."
some of the anti sj will step on that person’s fingers too because they think they’re being “too harsh”
teletypevellum asked: I'm about to become a history teacher and I want to introduce more Indigenous source material into the classroom, especially oral histories. Having someone come in and talk is always preferable of course, but do you know of any collections or databases that are easily available? I had so much trouble finding things that weren't just paraphrased by white historians.
Depending on where you’re from, the information you’ll be giving will be different. It’s important to teach about the land you currently stand on instead of teaching about Aboriginal history as one singular history. There are many languages and nations in Australia..
- Creative Spirits is such a good site, I’m also finding myself just scrolling through the topics there.
- Aboriginal history (brief) and also here
- Land Rights and Civil Rights
- Mission Voices (talks about missions and reserves in the Victoria area)
- Our Generation (full length film) - I recommend that EVERYONE puts away some time to watch this. It puts everything into perspective.
- First Australians - A seven part documentary series on the history of Indigenous Australia (I recommend that everyone watches this one too)
- MABO - The retelling Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo’s life and of the famous Land Rights case of Mer Island (in the Torres Strait)
I think that information will be quite enough to get you started! If you need anything else, just message the blog and I’ll reply asap :)
[sniffs syringe] looks like it’s aldosterone again this week