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Offline Black Dog

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Re: Canadian-Aboriginal Culture
« Reply #60 on: June 02, 2021, 09:49:39 am »
I think the architects saw aboriginals and said "these people are very poor and can't read or write and are godless heathens, we need to make them like us so they do better".  Classic white man's burden.  And then the churches said "ok we'll give them God and educate them".  I don't think the architects originally had the intention of beating kids and starving them to death and other forms of horrible neglect/abuse, but people are a-holes, especially back then, and especially when you give them power and zero accountability or oversight.  Not much different than cops who abuse their power and do racist stuff.

I'm not defending it, it was a horrible system and terribly thought out.  I think they wanted to help them (originally), at least in part, but were really stupid and ignorant about everything.  I think there were likely good and bad intentions with it all.

Every monster in history can be said to have had good intentions if you parse them finely enough. That's not an excuse.