And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” – Matthew 12: 49, 50
Today, during a public demonstration, I gave the Roman Salute to a cenotaph in the center of my town. This gesture seems to have (unsurprisingly) “ruffled some feathers” and today we are taking the opportunity to clarify and perhaps expand on the message being sent with the ‘Roman Salute’. I do not believe this gesture was done dishonourably or against the sacrifices of those who perished in the conflicts to which the memorial pays tribute. I did this because I believe our country needs political change now more than ever before, and if the recent 43rd Federal Election is any indication, this change will not likely come democratically.