Not to get caught in this protest news. The nooses, the hanging posts, the cling-on of people like Russell Coutts, and a millionaire’s wife wearing designer green gumboots.
I’m trying to remember these are small in number compared to the rest of us
Trying to hear those who just say they aren’t being listened to, even though their protest is rivened by interest groups and some seriously scary people.
Trying to remember that we have around 95% vaccinated and all the work done by vulnerable communities in getting our whanau, aiga and kids vaccinated.
Trying to remember that the next assault from Omicron will be less because of the efforts we have all put in
Trying to remember if I get Omicron, because I am triple vaxxed and so many others, the chances of me going to hospital are so much less, even though I am health and age vulnerable.
Trying to remember that in my neighbourhood, good people are still feeding the locals through donations with Kai while meanwhile in Wellington there is a well resourced kitchen funded by who knows who for a small number of elites.
Trying to remember all the workers who have vaxxed up, not protested mandates, done their citizens duty to keep themselves and others safe
Trying to be hopeful that we are better than this.