Every once in awhile I come acrosss someone who inspires me. Back in December I read the story of an Aboriginal activist, William Cooper who in the 1930s less than a month after Kristallnacht, the night of ransacking of Jewish shops and homes across Nazi Germany, led a march from his home in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray to the German consulate to denounce the ”cruel persecution of the Jewish people by the Nazi government of Germany”. Mr Cooper hasbeen hnoured by the Museum of Yad Vashem. What inspires meespecially about MrCooper is that at the time Aboriginal people were not included in the Census, andwould not be  until 1967. So here’s a man persecuted in his owb land (of 50,000 yearsstanding), who took a`stand againstthepersecution of another people. That gave me something to think about.

Posted Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at 3:03 pm
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