(a letter to the editor of my local newspaper)
I will hold my head up high on Anzac Day ..
When our little nation of New Zealand finally acknowledges its complicity in the deaths of millions of innocent people in the many wars it has fought as a proxy for the power and greed of the United States and the United Kingdom.
When this nation pays its fair share of the necessary billions of dollars in reparations for those lives lost and injured , environments decimated and infrastructure destroyed.
When this nation determines never again to go to war unless our own shores and lives are at risk and we have no other choice.
Then, and only then, wilI I know our nation is a courageous, fair and honest one
I wait for that day to come.