Thursday, February 12, 2004

Best of both worlds, part II

MyRight completely misses my point. Tariana Turia was not talking about rights - she was talking about cultures. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting the best of both worlds where culture is concerned.

As for moving forward, arguably we already have the framework he wants; the sticking point is that we're still in the process of giving past events and wrongs due consideration. And it doesn't help that there are people on both sides who want to reject the past and pretend that it never happened, or who feel threatened by the whole process. Fortunately, most of them are old and will die soon, which will make things a hell of a lot easier.