01 November 2008

You get to the point...

...even demented Marxists won't swallow this tripe... you know it's time for wholesale change...

The sin, she says, was challenging the dogma maintaining the aboriginal industry: that natives are special; that their traditions possess enlightened ideals and crucial wisdom that must not only be protected, but encouraged.

We sanction native justice, in the form of sentencing circles; the preservation of economically questionable traditional languages and sciences in schools (native languages often cannot accommodate modern scientific concepts); and the integration of "spiritual healing" in aboriginal health policy.

This plays to sentimentalities for ancient ways, but when it comes to improving First Nations' social and economic outcomes, the authors argue, such things are dangerously counterproductive.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Aboriginal and other 'ethnic' leaders know how counterproductive ideas like these are for 'their' people, but that's not the point."

"If they don't build differences and divisions between 'their' people and the wider community, they could end up with no flock to lead - and therefore no government subsidies or fawning media."
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LAST WORD: Yeah, that's some unique culture
-- SASKATOON -- The father of two young girls found frozen to death in a snowy field on Saskatchewan's Yellow Quill reserve goes on trial Monday.

Christopher Pauchay had allegedly been drinking on the cold January night he left home with his daughters in tow. The bodies of three-year-old Kaydance and her one-year-old sister Santana were later found wearing only diapers and T-shirts.
Just run the numbers.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aboriginal and other 'ethnic' leaders know how counterproductive ideas like these are for 'their' people, but that's not the point.

If they don't build differences and divisions between 'their' people and the wider community, they could end up with no flock to lead - and therefore no government subsidies or fawning media.

syncrodox said...

This is scary....I agree with the Marxists.

Syncro

JA Goneaux said...

As always, the thing with blackmail is that once you give in, once you are seen as a sucker, the blackmailer is back next week with another demand. Count on it...

Neo Conservative said...

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unfortunately, these days, the politically-correct thought police are firmly embedded in our schools... and i don't just mean universities.

my son has told us that (last year in grade six) he couldn't understand why his teachers were so critical of prime minister stephen harper.

i was flabbergasted to think that they were already trying to indoctrinate my child.

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JA Goneaux said...

I remember the "Save us from Davis" buttons worn by some teachers back in the 70s.

Then, they bragged that they got rid of David Peterson.

After that, they hated the social contract and the NDP.

All this got them the Common Sense Revolution.

Of course, McGuinty did the old "when in Rome, bribe the barbarians and call it peace"...

Honey Pot said...

It is encouraging when you see people on the left wake up and realize they are perpetuating racism, for financial gain.

The left in Canada are the most horrid of racist, and they do it for financial and political gain.

It makes me sick.