Quote: Originally Posted by Omicron
Actually, if you just dump the building materials on them combined with some blueprints and maybe some instructors to teach how to read the blue-prints, they won't have much of a problem as long as you can keep them fed long enough for them to get the homes built and for them to get the farms going.
If it were me, I wouldn't wait for gov't to do anything. I'd be out and about acquiring my own resources. Mind you, that's assuming there are resources around and that I wouldn't get harassed by the gov't for collecting them.
Also, if I did manage to build my own house and if the gov't did nothing to help, I'd not accept any sniveling by the gov't concerning how I did what in building it either. IOW, if you as gov't wants to help, fine. If not, stay the frack outta my way.
Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchy
Aboriginals have a sense of entitlement that is very strong.
Some do, some don't. Some whities are redheads, some aren't. So?
Europeans came over here and eventually ended up driving native's away from their lifestyles after 20,000 years and expected them to adopt to European lifestyles after a couple hundred years. Sorry, but evolution in humans is a lot slower than that, it takes thousands of years.
So basically what Europeans have done is taken a relatively naive people, pretended to be friendly as long as they get what they want, stripped them of anything they viewed as important, and then given them a drug to make them dependent upon European type "culture" and lifestyle. In the meantime, ignorant people like you come along and snivel about their state of affairs. And I do mean ignorant. Very few people can even come close to grasping how close of a bond between the planet and natives there was/is. And EVERYTHING about natives focused around that bond. Everything about us revolves around money. IMO, it's no freakin wonder they can't "fit in" easily. But quite a few are managing to fit in anyway.