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Respect for you

 

Ms. Beyak,

I very much respect your accurate comments regarding the residential schools. Thank you for your courage in standing up for the rest of the truth in the face of the NEWSPEAK being spouted by the aboriginal groups.

By the standard of that time, the government expended millions of dollars and recruited the best people they could find that would agree to live in remote regions far from the civilization they knew. Far from their homes, families, churches and other social supports they knew. That some of them may have been zealots, molesters or whatever is a problem we still face even with the societal safeguards we put in place to protect members of our society.

From the history I have read, it is likely that the aboriginals received better treatment and education than society gave, the Irish, the Scots, the Polish, the Jews and other minority or out of power groups, like the poor. The Welland Canal in St. Catharines was dug by these low power groups and if they died on the job as many did, it was just another bloody Irishman or what have you. They likely were envious of the pampered aboriginals that got free school, free food, free housing and that still wasn't enough.

I'm no anthropolgist but it seems every opportunistic culture, subsistance hunter/gatherers seeks to get what they can for no effort. There is always a clash between an industrial/ organized farming culture that values effort as opposed to a culture that will sit and wail until the government gives them stuff. Until that happens it appears they will let everyone around them die. It's brutal way to live but that's how it looks to me. If you took a bunch of Amish farmers from Southern Ontario and banished them to a reserve in Northern Ontario, within a year they would have built all of their members a new home, a new church and barns for every homestead. Within a year they would have dug wells and built a water treatment plant even if it was a simple sand, gravel and charcoal facility. Within 2 years they would be exporting lumber and furniture to Southern Ontario. At the same time the aboriginals relocated to Amish country near Kitchener would have burned down the house and left the fields to gully and rot.

I'm not saying all of them are like that but right now the Canadian society guilt trip route to more money and power is golden and being opportunist they're grabbing all the hotel room towels and silver ware they can.

This is 1984 tactics. Media pity, aboriginals seem to be well schooled in getting media pity and they have become very good at getting media coverage. Well read your history general Canadian Society, the government of the day didn't recruit for sadists they recruited for the best teachers, etc. in an effort to bring aboriginals into a society they increasingly chose to set themselves apart from. Don't resign for speaking truth

Warm regards,

Paul