Why is it so controversial? Perhaps the answer isn't as vague as it appears.
27 & 28 July 2017: A prime showcase of what many of Australia's public attitudes towards media, police brutality and policy shambles coming back to bite everyone in the ass looks like.
Since the Pacific Solution, we've adopted several reforms and new legislation to handle asylum seekers in Australia. Our underlying position remained the same, use of force to alter desired outcomes.
Australian history is built off the back of immigration; we are an entire nation of immigrants. Why is our attitude towards this, only recently, changing so suddenly? Is there something more to it?
"Don't be fooled. No matter what people tell you, word and ideas can change the world." The Late, Robin Williams.
The whole is greater than the sum of our parts; true freedom, democracy and a representative political process doesn't operate any differently.
Flowery prose and happy language is nice but clinical, scientific, individual tools to equip ourselves with to not just cultivate positivity, but heal our most debilitating wounds, are nicer.