Observations on the racist mentality
of Professor Tom Flanagan

Nipawin - April 19, 2000 - By:Mario deSantis

unthinking ideologues

In reading the article "Native assimilation only answer(1)" I became disturbed about finding out
the mentality of political scientist Tom Flanagan, a professor at the University of Calgary. Right
away I equated this Big Brain of a professor to the same level of our renown health economists(2),
and shared the thought of Ian Randell when he said "I found myself overwhelmed with a feeling
of sadness that we have entrusted the education of our children to such unthinking ideologues(3)."

malicious professors

It is amazing to realize that at this time of societal changes we have such incompetent and
malicious professors teaching our children. No wonder that we have a crumbling health care
system, no wonder that we have a crumbling reductionist educational system, no wonder that we
have a divided country, no wonder that we have a racist government, and no wonder that we have a
  racist society.

of Natives

Tom Flanagan is publishing the book "First Nations? Second Thoughts" and I am going to
explain my outrage by providing some comments on the content of this book. Flanagan states
that Ottawa should promote the assimilation of Natives into Canadian society to break the cycle
of poverty on reserves; he says "Call it assimilation, call it integration, call it adaptation, call it
whatever you want: it has to happen."

his lunacy

This professor should be barred from teaching our children and certainly I don't want to see him
around my sons. How can we ever have a dialogue with this professor when he shows his lunacy
by either telling us we are all stupid readers or by not being able himself to discern the different
meanings of the words 'assimilation', 'integration' and 'adaptation'. I find it in order to remind
professor Flanagan of the quote "First learn the meaning of what you say, and only then speak(4)."

work with the federal Justice Department

Next, Flanagan states that at the time North America was 'discovered' the Natives were 5,000 years
behind Europe. He says "It's not a judgement about the value of a people and their culture. It's an
objective description of a way of life(5)." This professor Flanagan is "uber alles", and therefore
there is no next comment to indulge on his writing and mentality without adding that he has
contract work with the federal Justice Department and that he has never visited a reserve.
  Please don't read the book "First Nations? Second Thoughts" unless you have a toilette in front
  of you.
  Quote by Donella Meadows "challenging a paradigm is not a part-time job. It is not sufficient to make your point once and then blame the world for not getting it. The world has a vested interest in, a commitment to, not getting it. The point has to be made patiently and repeatedly, day after day after day" ftp://sysdyn.mit.edu/ftp/sdep/Roadmaps/RM1/D-4143-1.pdf   http://iisd1.iisd.ca/pcdf/meadows/default.htm
  General reference: Articles by Mario deSantis published by North Central Internet News http://www.ftlcomm.com/ensign/authors/desantis.html


Native assimilation only answer: author, by Dean Beeby of The Canadian Press, April 17, 2000, The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


The Deklein and Fall of CanadianMedicare?, by Professors Robert G. Evans, Morris L. Barer, Steven Lewis, Michael Rachlis, Greg L. Stoddart. http://www.chspr.ubc.ca


A Partial Diagnosis of Health Care Corruption: The Quality Circle of the Big Brains Includes Our Renown Health Economists, by Mario deSantis, March 9, 2000


"First learn the meaning of what you say, and only then speak" Quote by the Greek philosopher Epictetus


Please refer to these articles for a first understanding of human relations and political science:
Fritjof Capra: The Theory of Living Systems, by James deSantis, a paper for a Political Science class at Athabasca University, Alberta. March 1999 http://www.ftlcomm.com/ensign/jdeSantis/jdesantis1/Fritjof_P1.html   http://www.ftlcomm.com/ensign/jdeSantis/jdesantis2/part2.html   http://www.ftlcomm.com/ensign/jdeSantis/jdesantis3/jdesantisP3.html
-----------Additional References:
  Professor Flanagan's home page:
  Reil to Reform ; working paper
  Southam newspaper article identifies Flanagan as considering Preston Manning as not conservative enough.
  Canoe, article discusses Flanagan's book on assimilation of Canadian Natives.
  An article taken from the book mentioned in this article called the "Last Immigrants."
  Rediscovering Human Nature - a book review by Tom Flanagan
  "Our Benign Dictatorship" an article based on a book, a supposed review by Flanagan and Stephen Harper

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