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Sunday, May 06, 2012

James Anaya (UN Special Rapporteur On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)

"You can see they're in a somewhat precarious situation in terms of their basic existence and the stability of their communities given that precarious land tenure situation.  It's not like they have large fisheries as a resource base to sustain them...You have upwards of 70% unemployment on the reservations and all kinds of social ills accompanying that...I'm talking about restoring to indigenous peoples what obviously they're entitled to and they have a legitimate claim to in a way that is not divisive but restorative.  That's the idea behind reconciliation."

- In simpler terms, the 'Special Rapporteur' wants the U.S. to return 'stolen' lands to Indian tribes.

I'm the first to admit Indian reservations are the toilet of the United States - other than Detroit, of course.  But there is a simple solution for the Indians suffering on these reservations:  LEAVE THE REZ!!  Join American civilization...Or don't, and quit bitching.

That said, I'm all for following Anaya's recommendation on one condition:  If we give all the other "indigenous peoples" of the world their land back, too.

If Russia returns Russian lands to the Scythians.  If France returns French lands to the Gauls.  If the Brits and Spain return their lands to the Celt-Iberians.  If Iraq returns Iraqi lands to the Sumerians.  If Italy returns Italian lands to the Etruscans.  If Japan returns Japanese lands to the Ainu. Etc., etc., etc...Get the picture?  The history of humanity is the spread of people across the globe, with the dominant people of any given space and time conquering the previous population and taking over for the amount of time they can control it - until they are conquered themselves.

Hell, the Indians have been lucky compared to most conquered people in history. Because they weren't exterminated...It's a cruel reality, but a reality non-the-less.

I know this isn't how Liberal historians present history to our mush-minded children, but it is the absolute history of the world.

The Indians in the current U.S. were displaced by by current Americans.  In time, our people will be displaced by another as well - only a fool would believe otherwise.  And we'll be lucky if we are treated as well as the Indians have been.

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