I was horrified by the New Zealand Mosque attack yesterday. It touched my head and made me angry.
Today, the first thing I saw on Twitter was a picture of a man. He was shown from the back and in his arms hung the body of a child. A four year old.
That image touched my heart and will haunt me for the rest of my days.
I remember being a young Mum and suddenly being terrified of the world into which my baby was born. My baby is over 30 now. The child in that picture…
I’m only one person, but I have to do what I can to hammer home this simple truth:
people who spew white supremacist/nationalist poison are not exercising their right to free speech, they are pointing psychopaths at a target and inviting them to shoot.
Every single person who excuses, condones or ‘softens’ the reality of white supremacist hatred is just as guilty of murder as the pond scum that finally pulls the trigger.
We cannot continue to accept this upsurge of hatred as part of democracy. We cannot continue to validate it.
‘The standard you walk by is the standard you accept’
Governor of NSW, David Hurley
We cannot be complicit in the murder of children.