Turning a blind eye to Papua
The mantra "I don't recall" is the current phrase with which government and corporate machines evade responsibility. During the agony endured by the Timorese people throughout the Indonesian occupation, similar ignorance reigned for the same reason. "We didn't know." "We didn't want to know." The people of West Papua are experiencing the backwash of the same mindset. It appears that Australia has learned little. We love humankind but it is inconvenient people on our doorstep whom we cannot abide - Sr Susan Connelly"
24 Apr 2006