Saturday, May 05, 2012

UN: US Should Return Lands to Native Americans

A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.
James Anaya is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and plans to present a report on his findings to the UN in September:
James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesAnaya said he would reserve detailed recommendations on a plan for land restoration until he presents his final report to the UN human rights council in September.
"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 devisive but restorative. That's the idea behind reconciliation," he said.
This is a classic example of the victimization mentality where instead of someone taking responsibility for their actions and actually working to improve their lot in life, they believe that for a person to succeed they are entitled to handouts, which results in a good life being provided to them.  They cannot do it themselves because life is so cruel and unfair.

To that I say quit feeling sorry for yourself, get up, dust yourself off, and resolve to better your life and the lives of those around you.

So let's say we do give our Native Americans more land for free, what will they do with it?  How will they use it to improve their lives?  Or will it just be giving more of America's resources to people who will misuse it?  What if we give them 1000 acres and their lives don't improve?  Then w give them 100,000 acres more, and that still doesn't work?  What is to stop the United Nations from demanding that we return ALL of America to them?  

This entire line of thought is absurd.  To better their lives, the Native Americans need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and set to work bettering their own lives.  They have all the capabilities that humans are born with, and have the same opportunities for success if they would just take advantage of them.   Is there a better place than America to succeed no matter what walk of life you're from?

If I were President and heard this proposal from the United Nations, I would defund the department of the United Nations that James Anaya works for since it is blatantly obvious they have too much time and money on their hands if they are meddling in the internal affairs of America.  I would also entertain the idea of kicking the whole lot of them into the East River, especially in light of all their work on Agenda 21, which robs the American people of the fruits of our labor, and also their demand for a report on the Trayvon Martin case.

Quotes at the beginning of my commentary are from the UK Guardian article "US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations."  Curiously, I also found this story on the Iranian PressTV website.  Seems that our enemies wouldn't mind America giving up some of its land...

And guess what, James Anaya is from the United States.  With citizens like these...

Disclaimer: These opinions are solely my own, and do not reflect the opinions or official positions of any United States Government agency, organization or department.

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