If this Now magazine column about Chief Spence is satire then it's a masterwork: The genius of Spence.
"...And though once again I needed time to digest the process, how Chief Spence ended her fast was typically exceptional. First, she didn’t die. That was so right, and so many of us are so thankful for that. This is a time when the movement is in the process of giving birth to itself. The grief of more martyrdom when so much suffering has already taken place would have been too dark a shadow for the joyful self-resurrection that is taking place all over the country."