Friday, December 31, 2010
“Forgotten Australians”/Learning History-VIII
When the British colonized most world affairs during Pax Britanica, hundreds of thousands of disadvantage children were sent from around the world including from the U.K. to Australia. These abused orphans faced sexual abuse, violence, and forced labor over a period of decades. On 16 November 2009, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made an emotional apology to more than 500,000 “forgotten Australians.” This is following (in February 2008) an apology made by Kevin Rudd to Australian’s Aboriginal population for their mistreatment since the White settlement in 1788. Can the Japanese politicians learn the lesson from history too?