fatbob wrote: ↑
January 25, 2023, 11:00 am
tamada wrote: ↑
January 25, 2023, 10:55 am
fatbob wrote: ↑
January 25, 2023, 9:39 am
Whistler wrote: ↑
January 25, 2023, 9:32 am
The theory is sound Bob. In practice, given the disparity of conditions it won't work. We need to be practical and not rooted in idealistic theories.
Well the Aboriginal living in a welfare mentality is the root cause as opposed to assimalating as everyone else has to.
Who or what created this "welfare mentality" as a solution to this aboriginal 'problem'?
Based on the premise that Australia was populated by the aboriginal communities for aeons before Europeans of any ilk dropped anchors, what have you done to assimilate?
Good read here.
Do We Really Want Immigrants to Assimilate?
https://www.brookings.edu/articles/do-w ... ssimilate/
Ahhhhh, none of us can go back to the 1700's. Here and now white mans welfare has stuffed up the aboriginals living in the outback communities.
Watching a TV show on my most recent visit to WA, I was surprised to learn the reason why some aboriginal families will vacate a perfectly usable, free, government-provided house. Apparently it's down to a similar, cultural 'mumbo jumbo' we see in Thailand with regard to spirits and the like. If one for their family or tribe has passed away in that house, it is vacated. What was more surprising for me was some locals on the show being unaware of this.
I recall on a much earlier visit, this 'going walkabout' was being broadly commented as just another sign of their thanklessness, indolence and unchangeable nomadic life.
You don't have to be afraid of everything you don't understand.