|Hi Christopher Nagle!
Wow! This commentary is amazing in its scope and detailed information that supports your view point. I really enjoyed how you travel though history in cultures with examples of racial considerations. Your research is deep and the scope in time from Nazi, Jews, Japanese, Maori etc. is fine tuned. Interesting how the Jewish culture kept a certain separation. IT was interesting to hear the difference in Australia and New Zealand maori as well. I cannot claim to understand all the connections and do appreciate some of what you say. I can hear your tone and even frustration at political plays around the issue and its varied meaning.
You give me something to think about as I never considered these Holidays like Columbus day or Australia day in terms of what it might mean to aborigines...I mean how would they celebrate? It would be nice if folks let the past go and we could all see ourselves as human, equal and wanting to work for peace on this planet. Your last part is evocative and makes a bold statement.
The peice is well written in a complex style that takes time and thought to read. It is coherent and covers so many different aspects, it will take further study to get it's full meaning. I did like learning new information.
Time for some common sense and end to labelling and separation, I think.
Thanks for sharing your vibrant expression with its deep potent point of view and message.