Courage under fire

I love to see people standing up for what is right and for their rights. I admire the bravery.

It is really brave of one person to stand against many for what is right. Who can forget the lone protester in Tiananmen Square. What about Rosa Parks. She was just sick and tired or being sick and tired. as she so eloquently put it. Whistle blowers face a big back lash. Yet some on has to make a stand.

Aboriginal people have been standing up for their rights. Gary Foley led the charge Dennis Walker was a wonderful man and leader. He stood up for what was right. Many helped to change the way things were done. But it all starts off with one person. One person can make the difference.

A soldier holding down a position to protect his mates. A soldier running out under enemy fire to save a mate – Bravery.

Bravery comes in many shapes and forms. It can be that one step to get out of the house in the morning. It can be finally taking a trip some where. Moving house or moving state. Brave moves brave actions.

I have seen bravery in action. I have seen one person up against the machine. I have seen one person start and others join in. It comes to mind the lines of the song “Just what makes that little old ant think he can move that rubber tree plant. Every one knows an and can’t move a rubber tree plant. But he’s got High hopes, he’s got high hopes…”you know the rest and then “Ooops there goes another rubber tree plant.”

All it takes is one person to face down the bullies, to stand up to the governments to change the face of what sometimes is wrongly accepted as the norm.

Go the power or one!


About proudblacksista

An Aboriginal woman. mother of 4 diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour 7 years ago.I want to share my story to help others. I am working to help other Aboriginal people face the battles of Cancer. Email me with your stories or concerns at View all posts by proudblacksista

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