Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lonestar_logic, Apr 11, 2011.
Native Americans are living proof that government intervention does more harm than good.
Native Americans like most tribal civilizations were the victims of clashing cultures. Their culture was incompatible with the invading European culture, and they lost out
The stronger culture won and the weaker culture was brushed aside
Such is the history of mankind
They used to kidnap people from other tribes and got the white man addicted to tobacco.
Things might be a little better now.
Victims my ass.
Fact is numbnuts, they get more government aid than any other group in these United States and they have the highest poverty rate and the lowest life expectancy. 13 billion is spent on Native Americans each year, there are 20 different departments and agencies specifically for Native Americans yet no group in America does worse.
Empowering Tribal Nations Initiative, Advancing Nation to Nation Relationships, Protecting Indian Country, Improving Trust Land Management, New Energy Frontier Initiative, Climate Change Adaptation Initiative, Construction, Improving Trust Management, Tribal Priority Allocations, Resolving Land and Water Claims, Indian Land Consolidation Program. This is just a partial list.
Indians would be better off without government handouts. there is evidence that: tribes not recognized by the federal government, tribes that get no special help, often do better.
Members of the Lumbee tribe from Robeson County, NC, own their own homes. They succeed in business. Lumbee tribe members include real estate developer Jim Thomas, who used to own the Sacramento Kings. Lumbee Jack Lowery helped start the Cracker Barrel Restaurants. Lumbees started the first Indian owned bank, which now has 12 branches.
They should have been assimilated into American society not ostracized from it. Instead of creating reservations and isolating them into islands of despair and poverty they should have been taught skills so they could earn a living. The world has changed and society and people have to change to live it. If they do not evolve they die off.
No one is forcing them to stay on the res. They have the same access to schools as everyone else.
Maybe victims from the standpoint of they lost most of their valuable land and had millions of their population erradicated.
But at least they have their casinos
The one really big hope for this country is that when it has done something wrong, there are a good many people that will admit the fault..and try to correct this.
And then there are conservatives.
They lost because they were piss poor warriors. To the victors go the spoils.
No, they're simply living proof of what happens when the Conquered refuse to assimilate to the culture of their Conquerors and what should happen to every ethnic group in this country that refuses to divest itself of its former culture and become AMERICANS.
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