Bass-Invader said:who cares what compares to what? isn't this bad on it's own right? Or do we have to juxtapose it against our own shortcomings in order to talk about it?
Klubmasta Will said:i think sunkist was pointing out that it's kind of idiotic to call 25% of the world's population monsters based on a brick factory slave-ring that was busted by the cops and some toy trains that were covered in lead-based paint.
Bass-Invader said:as i said above, it's pretty obvious that she isn't referring to every chinese person ever.
Klubmasta Will said:the next post is about how hu jintau is worse than george bush.
SUNKIST said:shadyness of china? how bout the shadyness that is happen right here at home? how about the upwards of 500 aboriginals who are currently "missing"? How about the slavery that took place in canada?
i hate when people mask their racism in humanitarian missions. "those damn chinese have gone and enslaved people-those savages!"
Muad'ib said:what in the bloody fuck are you talking about?
SUNKIST said:how about the upwards of 500 aboriginals who are currently "missing"?
glad you asked...and precisley the reason i brought it up. people can be so quick to jump on other countries and paint them as monsterous and barbarians (ugh) but rarely are aware of atrocities that happen within their own countries.Muad'ib said:what in the bloody fuck are you talking about?
Stan said:But don't all native women just spend their time skipping and dancing through the canadian forests conversing with birdies and bunny rabbits and wolves and singing about the Colors of the Wind? How would the government be expected to keep track of them?
SUNKIST said:glad you asked...and precisley the reason i brought it up. people can be so quick to jump on other countries and paint them as monsterous and barbarians (ugh) but rarely are aware of atrocities that happen within their own countries.
there is an estimated 500 First Nations women reported missing in Canada, largely from our western Provinces.
Month after month for the past 15 years or so, flyers showing the faces of our women are being posted in native organizations. Yet there seems to be no record of these women vanishing.
There has been little, if any, media attention. When contacted, police detachments claim they have few if any First nations women reported missing or unsolved murders of First nations women in their jurisdiction.
there is even a petition for it online asking the government to do something about it:
MissBlu said:Many times, the First Nations will not allow police on their land.
The Peej said:Seems she's making perfect sense to me.
Boss Hog said:Then maybe these 500 women weren't even reported missing, but instead someone just started a website.
Bass-Invader said:if we create employment quotas forcing companies to employ aboriginals these women wouldn't be missing.