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Whose Welfare?

CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:54 AM
Except that (dare I say it) inferior cultures are superior to superior cultures. Amazon headhunters and Papuan cannibals, great. White middle-to upper-class Christians who speak English, not so much.
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:25 AM
But they don't have large-capacity magazines or V8 engines, therefore it doesn't matter...
AZYaateeh Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:16 AM
'Course, what's real funny is, the Papuan cannibals have a society organized around conspicuous consumption and reciprocal gift-giving where the less wealthy owe allegiance to those who periodically give them livestock. I.e., they're a plutocracy.

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...