An Aboriginal has allowed his imagination to upset him today.
Thinking of the atrocities committed against people he believes he’s connected to meant 28 year old Brodie Walker was bound to have a bad day.
“I didn’t know the Aboriginals who were killed 250 years ago, didn’t even get a chance to speak to them.” he said while making plans to boycott Australia Day.
“I only knew them from my imagination, but if you think hard enough to can put yourself in their imaginary shoes and allow yourself to be traumatised by it.”
“It was such a painful memory that I had to entirely make up in my mind.”
Speaking of Brodie’s condition, Prof Tracey Brimmer from the University of Queensland said he suffered from a condition known as Imaginational Trauma.
“At first we didn’t think it was possible to be upset by something that didn’t happen to you or anyone you’re connected with or even anyone born in the last few centuries.” she said.
“But human beings continue to amaze us with their beliefs and Brodie’s beliefs must be respected.”
What followed was an uncomfortable pause before Professor Brimmer continued.
“The funny thing is you don’t even have to go back 250 years to be traumatised by Aboriginal affairs. Go take a walk through an Aboriginal community or spend some time in an Aboriginal neighbourhood. “
“You’ll find all the trauma you need and you won’t even have to use your imagination.”