User8911,I agree completely,I think this thread is a good example of why humanity crushes individual cultures and melds them into the present.
The video is evidence of the brutality of nature and the condition of global humanity ,NOT JUST THE OPPRESSORS SINGULAR MISTREATMENT OF THE NATIVE
Cultures and societys are temporary holding spots for different sections of humanity,but because we are all on the same team wether we think so or
not,wether it seems so or not and wether it looks so or not---some people cry out loud for a return to the past where they HAD things,things they have
to work for today.
It is not possible to dispute the horrible atrocities committed during war,innocent people die cultures are forever changed,no one can deny these
things happened,no one can deny that the premises that caused these things to happen remained for generations and continued to negatively affect these
peoples,BUT AT THE SAME TIME no one can deny that enough time has passed for these cultures to have had time and opportunity to assimilate THEMSELVES
into the culture of the country they live in.
Why dont I hear any one else crying about their sordid history---because they are to busy living in the moment and struggling to keep up with our ever
changing global society which we all live in today.
There are no laws today that say you cannot teach ancient languages to your kids,you can teach them latin if you choose,or cherokee---its up to
You can bake bannock and hunt deer and bison ,if you follow the rules.
Oh yes,I forgot its really the rules you dont like,the nomadic urges are just to strong for your cultures to accept rules.
There are no laws against being native and the whole tone of this thread is one of uprising and a general incitation of discontent,stirring the
pot.Putting videos on the net and reliving terrible times is allowed but it isnt very progressive,we are unlikely to forget what happened because we
all carry the scars,and please dont say this isnt so because the people REALLY AFFECTED DIRECTLY ARE ALL DEAD NOW.History carries the scars of what
happened.But the issue died with the participants.History.
The laws arent changing and the direction the native cultures are going isnt changing this is called progress.American,Canadian,Austrailian,the
country is irrelevant because humanity as a whole has suffered these growing pains together.
Why doesnt anyone ever look at the other side ,the side of progress,every ancient culture has had to navigate the waves of progress.
Your old ancient cultures paid the price or the FARE that allows your people to share our country with the rest of us who conquored you.Sounds like a
pretty good deal.My anscesters got the same deal,like everyone elses.
The marshall Plan helped rebuild a conquored culture,the monies and cultural support given to the generation of your forefathers defeated was equal to
that,after that generation passed the issue died with them.
No man or woman alive today is required to answer for historys actions,it has already spoken for itself,it cannot be changed.
Last time I checked citizens can vote,so if you reallly care about how cultures like your own former culture were treated ,you will use your
constitutional vote to choose an elected representative who will carry forward your intentions of not ever repeating these actions.
I count on the support of all of my fellow countrymen and women to maintain the life my family and I share and I identify people seeking
unreasonable and irrational reparations or apologys as a threat to my culture and my country just as my forefathers did.
Maybe history teaches the loser nothing and the victor how to maintain control through assimilation,none of this is my call,or yours.History has
spoken,and I do not propogate a future that includes the mistakes of the past.
I dont believe history was wrong,I dont believe that war and violence are the only way forward,but until humanity as a whole decides to change its
ways ,I shall continue to support the institutions that keep my family safe and my country intact.
This means I do not share the opinion of some of the posters here,I do not need to call anyone ignorant,history has already decided who was and is
ignorant of the reality we all share.
Videos like the one posted are excellent resources for everyone concerned about humanities future,if we can identify the issues and dynamics that
hold a culture back and keep them quagmired in alcoholism,drug abuse ,domestic abuse,arms dealing,and a general unwillingness to conform to societal
norms as identified by the voting majority of the country concerned,then we can prevent this multi-generational spiral of destruction from being
propogated by future cultures on the path today to being assimilated by humanities unrelentless and necessary path and progress.
Thank you OP ,you opened my eyes to what can happen to a culture that gets hung up on revenge and forgets to look forward to the future,and you
provided everyone with a great starting point for trying to find a way to help these people get over their losses and help to heal the SPIRITUAL
wounds that they seem to carry today,many years and entire generations after the fact.
Looking forward to more informative vids like the one posted,I think we can all help everyone get over this together.
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