Australia’s unofficial national anthem, Waltzing Matilda, is a song about suicide.
I create the following imaginative new version of Waltzing Matilda both for Ingram as an honest attempt at empathy for what he is suffering and for a wonderful Christian singer, who has made my own personal distress about what I know of Ingram’s plight a little easier to bear by caring deeply about Ingram’s situation.
With thanks (but absolutely no sycophantic apologies) to Banjo Paterson.
For me the primary question that needs to be answered here and now is:
“What sort of Australia do Australians want Australia to be?”
Geoff fox, May 6, 2022, Down Under
(this post copyright Geoff Fox 2022)