And their literacy is A+ they're always writing to their local members.
The A+ literacy is is not correct :
Sadly, 87% of Indigenous children in regional and remote areas struggle to read and write and fall well below the national literacy benchmarks.
Wow - you are amazingly blind to life in remote communities. So many have police stations - and when they do the indigenous locals always have a great relationship with them.
Did I not say 'if they don't want to talk to them' - there's a reason I said that.
It seems to me that your passions are fired up, and because of my stance, you are now reading things into my writing that I have not put there.
Suffice to say the public institutions you have faith have a huge history of distrust to overcome.
Err, Hingehead, you provided an example of white people treating aboriginals badly....I was providing argument argument that requiring ID of everyone is not ill treatment of blacks or aboriginals. You then said it disadvantages them, while I said it did not.
You are now diverting the argument to, what, historical actions of the public service in general? A history of poor treatment that I've acknowledged? (but said it hasn't been around for about 35 years)
At the end of the day, I believe that every single person on this planet has a responsibility to their own life, their skills, their knowledge, everything about who they are. Does such an attitude lack empathy? Or does it recognise the difficulties while empowering and encouraging people to be the best they can be?
The things is does not recognise as legitimate are : a victim attitude, or a 'I can't be bothered so I must be disadvantaged' attitude.
It recognises that those that go out to better their lot in life deserve help.
More importantly, it is an attitude that says 'we can develop ourself, we can learn, we can excel, we can have high self esteem, we can become better people, and we can better our society, etc'
None of this is encouraged in other people when we apologise their lack of willingness to take responsibility for who they are, and where they are going in their own life.
I've yet to see someone come up with a solution that works. Many people make lots of complaints, without ever offering their own solution...
...The current system is more bandaid fixing, and short term orientied, and therefore never addresses the underlying issues...
...My idea for a solution is long term and multigenerational.
Going on the principle that you need to take responsibility for your own life :
- offer large scale bordering scholarships to bright and promising students (this of course must be purely voluntary)
- provide them at schools that also provide cultural studies
- as more and more become educated, well paid, and achievement oriented, it will encourage more to take up the offer
- as more become educated, they gain more role models, and beliefs in themselves, and reach out further.
In many ways it's like the industrial revolution - as a whole, greater knowledge leads to sharing, leading to greater knowledge still. It's also recognition that tribal cultures (anywhere) didn't evolve into industrial cultures overnight - they took a path that was driven incrementally by each generation. We can speed that process up, but we can't bypass it altogether. So of necessity, I think we need a multigenerational solution.
Now, I've obviously given this thought, and it stems from my belief about self responsibility - does this sound like a lack of empathy for their plight - or is there another reason I believe what I do?
edit : this blinded passion is what I find abhorrent about PC. It expects that anyone that does not toe the PC line must have ulterior and racist motives...it then gets passionate, misreads, starts accusing, labelling, and name calling, and truly does stifle debate (this is a generalisation rather than a direct go at you Hingehead). Debate is needed if solutions are to be aired.
I don't see the example you provided as bad treatment, or racists, or disadvantaging. You jump to conclusions about me and my empathy...and yet, I have given my best thoughts to the issue, and come up with what I believe to be perhaps on the most workable solution (which stems from my beliefs about self responsibility)
Can you say the same, regarding a solution?
Again, I put this down to PC beliefs. Respect is a much better way.