Sailing along without guilt
Gosh I hadn't realised how insidious my cultural brainwashing had been, until I read Joe Naden's latest missive. As a practising Pakeha of nearly 83 years, I have been blithely sailing along without acknowledging the vast burden of colonialist guilt I was carrying. This has largely been inherited from my forebears.
Now the scales have dropped from my eyes, it is on with the “hair shirt” and time to undertake a somewhat daunting re-education programme, so that I can take my place in the brave new tomorrow, which we are all apparently marching towards.
From a psychological perspective, this is probably the root cause of my failing physicality, as “the wheels appear to be falling off”, big time.