Monday, February 28, 2005

We're Top At Everything

When it comes to rape, drug abuse, abortions, crime or general naughtiness, you just can't beat the Brits.

The parallels with other indigenous peoples who've lost their culture really are striking. If you look an any social issues report on Australian aboriginals, Native Americans, or First Nation Canadians, you see the same indicators. As the UN said in December :

"There is a sense of hopelessness about the ability to control our own destiny that leads to social ills so common in indigenous communities, such as alcoholism, drug abuse, and domestic violence"

"They get disconnected from their communities and the environment and many eventually get completely detached from their own indigenous identity"

The Canadian report shows increased levels of sexually transmitted disease, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, children in care, domestic violence, rape and crime. Sounds like the UK to me.

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