I found it quite fitting that my #goodreads quote of the day for today is this one by #ArthurSchopenhauer “Compassion is the basis of morality.” Words of truth.
Reza, you live on.
Reza, I’m sorry this happened.
Reza, your family and friends I’m so very sorry that the government of my country failed you.
Reza, I’m sorry that you were only 23.
Reza, I’m sorry that you will never set your feet on Australian soil.
Reza, I’m sorry that you will never run red dirt through your fingers or wiggle your toes in white sand.
Reza, I’m sorry that my government plays politics with the fear.
Reza, I’m sorry that my country continues to ignore the very basic truths of the UN Refugee convention.
Reza, I’m sorry that my government and my country continued to dehumanise up until the last breath you took.
Reza, I only hope that this at last is the wake up call that that my country needs that we need to stop allowing our government and our fellow Australians that playing politics with the lives of vulnerable people is not ok.
Vale Reza Berati