John Harris of Esquimalt wonders if we, as a nation, are up to the hard slog to build a true history, and make for real reconciliation. I must agree with him.
But I must also state the obvious: that, like it or not, we must have this talk, must listen, with hearts as well as ears – including not imposing our own perception of what is right on events.
We can see, in our neighbours, what half-hearted efforts and willful ignorance do to corrode a society. If we do the same, we too will be faced with the same rot – and I doubt we want it.
John A. Laidlaw