Tuesday, November 18, 2008

And the point is?

Meaghan at Somena Media points out that the much ballyhooed and delayed Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission has some serious problems.

In consequence of these limitations, the commission can not expose wrongdoings of the government. This is not only an expensive fraud upon the public but a cruel imposition upon the victims, who are encouraged to air their innermost suffering in the mistaken belief that it will lead to closure. The commission itself recognizes its task is only, “to document the truth of survivors, their families, communities and anyone who has been personally affected by the Indian Residential Schools (IRS) legacy.” The commission will look at symptoms but neither the cause nor the liability of the causer. It can not and will not investigate crimes by the government.
So, why exactly are we paying for this, if it cannot and will not assign blame?

Bread and Circuses, to placate victims and make the government look like it is doing something, even while it does nothing and gets away with its crimes.

This is what happens when you let the criminals investigate their own crimes.

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At 10:54 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Plus ca change?

It was never going to matter unless we were actually willing to change our policy anyway.

"We're really sorry about what we've done to you and the way we're continuing to do it."

At 2:37 AM, Blogger Candace said...

That just made me want to puke.


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