I wonder what it would be like if some other society came along and suddenly
told North Americans they couldn't speak English or go to the church anymore
or wear certain clothing or give up the traditions of Christmas and they couldn't
speak their own language even amongst themselves. If that happened how
many do you think would just shrug their shoulders and say we'll get over it?
This is not about coming and conquering lands and peoples as some like to
pretend it goes back to, I believe it was King George the III when he said we had
a social duty to first nations people. Not a quote but the intent. Under his direction
he laid down the rules in perpetuity. In addition there are many who want to rid
the country of the reserves and so on for a really good reason.
The governments of the day gave the Indians the crappy lands and took the good
stuff for themselves As it turns out all those so called crappy lands have the oil,
the coal the iron ore, the natural gas and almost everything else. Now if some can
just get rid of the reserves the governments and companies can steal the rest of it.
Divine justice has a way of coming back on society doesn't it?