when’s the right time to talk about colonial atrocities?

this whole thing about ‘now is not the right time.’ because someone got attacked or killed or died at 96. i don’t get it. it’s never crass or insensitive to hold people with power (whether symbolic of literary) accountable for their actions and words – especially if they use their status to support violence against thousands (sometimes millions). why is mass violence less shocking than dancing on the graves of monarchs? it doesn’t compute. here is a video from the aotearoa liberation league (“an empowered and well-informed population of kaitiaki committed to the protection of our most vulnerable individuals and their sources of life”). they have more patience than i do.

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