SORRY is a matter of controversy and political satire in Australia. The Aboriginal people want the government to apologise on behalf of the country for "The Stolen Generation". "The Stolen Generation" is the polite title for "The time when all the British fuckers running this country took Aboriginal children away from their parents for the supposed crime of being Aboriginal and raised them in abusive institutions before selling them to white families for unofficial slave labour". Our Prime Minister, John Howard, is refusing, along with his wife and two loyal voters. The rest of the country is in favour of saying SORRY and moving towards reconciliation with the Aboriginal population of Australia. We have T-shirts, stickers and a National Sorry Day.
The word sorry has extra meanings for the Aboriginal population. Sorry business refers to the business of funeral and mourning. Sorry days are days of mourning. So National Sorry Day is a day of political pressure, but also of mourning for the terrible things done to the Aborigines by Europeans during the past two centuries.