Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchy
Okay, so we provide water. Like we have provided housing for aboriginals. Then five years later it's all a wreck. This is as they say, is not a sustainable development.
Giving people things merely enables them. Props them up like a crutch, and they expect to keep this crutch forever. That's not what the crutch is for, but that is the logic of people living a subsistence existence-we want just enough for now, and when we need more, we'll let you know to send us more.
Barlow is an enabler, that's her psychological makeup, she is not modern. She is quite willing to use other people's money to continue patterns of dependency and enabling.
We took so much away from the first nations in the beginning, ground their traditions into mash, to please
ourselves, and make them into something they are not, then pushed them onto reservations and gave them
just enough to stay alive, while causing their deaths in other ways, forced them to speak english, took
their children away from them and pushed them into english speaking homes, and watched them lose their
pride and culture under our big thumb, and from then on we belittle them for being a broken people who
couldn't push and shove their way up the ladder of success like us, and we are still doing that, and
bravo to those first nations who have become financially successful, and good luck to those who are
still trying to get back to living as they first did, and were so happy doing it.
Of course they still ask for 'things', we made them beg for 'things', gave them 'things', then criticize
them for doing it.
Its a good and lucky thing for 'us' that they have never gained military power to return all of the
crap we hurled at them, or we would have been driven back out into the oceans, to swim home to 'jolly ole' as fast as we could.
Supply them with water, and show them how to get water on their land if necessary, thru well digging etc.