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There are times in the life of an individual, a family, a community and a country, where events happen which transform the emotional and physical landscapes and possibly even the culture, thereafter. We often do not realize the change until years or decades after such events, however there are instances where it is evident a tectonic shift is happening at the time events take place. Deep down we realize "things will never be the same", they are the signs and points of no return.
In the past twenty years we can look to the September 11, 2001 "attack" in New York, USA; the introduction of "smartphones" and "apps" in 2009, (initially from the US based Apple company) the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukishima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, Japan; the rise of ISIS/Daesh terrorist group and the fall of Mosul and other areas of Iraq in 2013, South and North Korea agreeing in 2018, to officially end the war which began in 1950; and I believe the live streaming on social media of a terrorist attack on the peaceful south island city of Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019, (after the years of earthquakes, destruction and upheaval) - will be seen as another turning point for their nation, their citizens and for the world.
This tragic event in Christchurch will be unraveled and scrutinized more than previously. There will be international triangulation of what is reported, social media and the companies involved may even be taken to court (for once) and bias in main stream media initial reports and characterizations will be exposed. Seeming unrelated persons and movements will be linked and explored. The rabbit holes and warrens will be unearthed in a pivot that hopefully will shake awake more and more people. The "sleepy" south island will see this new nightmare for what is was/is. The world will be involved in the small population of Aotearoa/New Zealand and specifically Te Waipounamu (Maori for south island), to a greater extent. One could view this as the beginning of a journey to complete disarmament, censorship www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-17/22-year-old-new-zealand-man-appear-court-sharing-mosque-attack-video and the reason given by governments for installing 5G and more surveillance in public places, in cars (see link-www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/china-using-computerised-cars-to-track-its-citizens-movements-habits/news-story/c6d60fc61022b815ca3a44005249c98b) and in private places of worship. Questions will be posed which could not be dared in other mass shootings, such as in Las Vegas, USA (2017) or the Aurora movie theatre shooting in Colorado (2012) or even the 1996, Port Arthur, Tasmania mass shooting which resulted in banning firearms in Australia. Be alert to the changes proposed and connect the dots between relationships, vested interests and multinational agendas and who "benefits". (see links below for more details)
There are some brave investigative journalists and writers from Oceania who have reported and predicted accurately. Above is one book from New Zealand based Ben C. Vidgen, I recommend. Here is an article he wrote back in the mid 1990s-a fascinating, prescient and cogent read entitled: "A State of Terror" whale.to/a/vidgen.html
On a personal note, many of you may also have experienced points of no return in your own life. You may be aware at the time if you are the victim of violence, if the sudden death of a loved one or ones happens, if you are forced to leave your home and even your country never to return, if you have a terminal illness, lose your job or have a spiritual awakening. You may have personal landmarks which signal you to "move forward" and not look back, not return. Above all, remember these are re-directions where you still do have an element of choice.
As long as you are alive, reasonably healthy and able to think-you have the capacity to keep exploring, fighting for "truth" and adapting to the changes you have to create or which have been created for you. We still have the ability to be the "candle flames" to light the way to the next step on our paths and to see the tasks ahead no matter how daunting they may appear. When the consequences are worth it, the odds against us are never too great.
I close this post with a waita (song) I happen to find by chance this evening. I had never seen this specific video before which includes my former "boss" and the son of the elder who adopted my children and I into the "Ngati Kahungunu iwi" back in 1990. Seeing (Te Mate) Tama Huata and other family members in the same rehearsal room where I worked for years with them, where both my children were in the kohanga and then running around the rehearsal hall, moved me to tears. Māori discourage people from concealing their emotions. It is regarded as therapeutic for all who participate to feel comfortable expressing their grief openly.
However, here at Yun Tai and in China, tears-especially in public-are actively discouraged.
Tangi A Te Ruru (translated into English) and sung by Kahurangi National Maori Dance members and whanau (family)-our extended whanau in Hawkes Bay, north island. My sympathy for all whanau and all who suffer from this recent wound on Aotearoa.
"The cry of the morepork
keeps coming back to me.
It is hooting out there
where the paths meet.
I was the one
who allowed you to go.
It was curbed,
my deep love for you
But now the formal return home;
greetings to you,
How my heart weeps
Still standing tall is the prestige
and the enchantment of the ancestors
who have passed on.
Bring back the true spirit of the people
to help heal the survivor
crying like a slave (with loneliness)
and searching for the true path
for us all.
Te Hokinga Mai!
Te Hokinga Mai!
May your grief be eased and joy and good health return.
Hope to see many of you over there soon when I do my hoki mai in May.
From Henan province-Kia Ora whanau