This wasn't "the right thing for the US to do". What happened was that they got completely and without a shadow of a doubt busted on it from a sociology professor breaking the story, said "oh **** now we gotta do damage control" and came out and apologized to cover their ass. Make no mistake, they don't care either way about the moral implications; they only care about the political implications.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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No, you have an indirect responsibility for their actions. Lord Tammerlain. What can we do about it? How can we help? How can we undo this wrong?I dont have the direct blame for those actions, only the government and the people involved with the policy and abuse have that. But I do and so do all Canadians have the indirect blame for those actions taken by the Canadian government
That is reacting to the problem with responsibility of past sins, if they knew sins were being committed, but they were not sins of our making.
Instead of feeling any blame we should do whatever we can to resolve any problems our ancestors may have committed. They did a lot of good, occasionally some bad. We can hope to improve on their legacy by doing even better.
But blame and guilt? Those are two of most useless and unproductive emotional responses of all.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
I certainly wouldn't blame the Germans of today for starting wars and committing genocide, nor would I judge the Spanish or Italians for supporting Fascism. It seems goofy Eurolefties are only in the unforgiving department when it involves Americans.