Oct 302008
 

I heard of this on the way home this evening. I find Keating’s view to be very narrow and dismissive of how those who go to Gallipoli actually treat the experience, and why they go. To be blunt, I believe Keating to be wrong, and wrong in the worst possible manner because he ignores individual rationale. If he chooses not to go there, because of some historically revisionist sense of nationalism, then so be it, but to openly decry the sentiments of those who do go, to remember those who went to Gallipoli out of senses which we, today, cannot hope to understand, I believe is unforgivable.
Anzac Cove is sacred, and whilst I have never been and likely will never get there, I applaud those who do. Lest We Forget are the words. So should be the sentiments, historically, nationally and culturally.

  4 Responses to “Keating Is Wrong”

  1. Indeed – our old friend Mr. Keating has become pretty errant with his commentary of late.

  2. Indeed – our old friend Mr. Keating has become pretty errant with his commentary of late.

  3. He speaks for me and most people I know….so maybe he isn’t so errant. Maybe he’s just one of the few that has the balls to say what he thinks.

  4. He speaks for me and most people I know….so maybe he isn’t so errant. Maybe he’s just one of the few that has the balls to say what he thinks.