Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchy
So much destruction? In beautiful BC? Sure, there is some, but it's not the end of the world.
It's too much. Want to talk about Exxon? 1 spill cause communities to collapse, the effects are still showing up on the shores up north, etc. Want to chat with Alberta ranchers and farmers about sour gas?
Sour gas leak evacuates southern Alberta homes
Family allowed to fight sour gas decision
By the way, isn't the computer and the internet great? Tradition didn't build them, science and progress did. Tradition like g/God and Elvis is dead, 'tis sad some days, but the way of the world.
So? You can't impress me with your baubles and beads. Before the internet and computers people actually spoke face to face. They got outside and did things rather than sitting around getting fat and ogling the idiot box or playing games on computers. Not so much now.
Far too many Indians live in shacks. About half of the kids in BC that are in child protection are aboriginal kids. With about 5% of the provincial population. You don't hear aboriginal groups taking much about this.
I agree that too many live in deplorable conditions. Its been with the technologically advanced and progressive white eyes' help they live in those shacks.
When the Europeans came here and conned natives they did all those nice things like take away the good land and stick the natives where the Europeans didn't want, they made treaties with natives that they didn't keep, etc. Yup, progress is sure wonderful.
Natives had their own culture where no-one starved or anything like that. They had no need for the Europeans' god (money).
Face it, if it wasn't for the Europeans "progress" and technology, aboriginals wouldn't be struggling to get out of the mess they are in and the planet would be a lot healthier.