For Australian Aborigines, the Health Problems of Westernization

Nov 18, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Atlantic

The "'perfect storm" for an unhealthy population in the middle of one of the world's healthiest countries -- and what one group is doing to help The Australian aboriginal community Mutitjulu lies in the shadow of Uluru, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, but it could not be more different from the polished walkways and ... (more)

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Debasish Ganguly

Mumbai, India

#1 Nov 18, 2012
Stupid article. Has nothing real to say. No real analysis of the problem, or solutions, just "western civilization is the problem"! Which is not true at all.

Though strict ban of alcohol is a good idea. Non whites generally have lesser body mass and still lesser ability to tolerate alcohol metabolically. Or even the will to resist binging.

Also if you have little to live for, no vibrant busy life family job ambition etc, you will probably drink more. So a drinking problem's solution is often in those (other) areas. If the people in a community are less employed and have little to look forward to in life, then they will drink more (and if dole lets them buy alcohol).

So brands for abos should have lesser alcohol content. Most brands in west are too strong and are made suitable for the white body - build and metabolism and drinking habits.

Well- strict bans never work so heavily taxing stores near abo towns and raising taxes on bottles will work better. That is what India gov used to do, before the private companies grew in clout. Alcohol content in India is also limited by govt to Indian levels strictly.

Also stop dole for abos. Free petty money is the best way to kill a people and perpetuate their poverty as people do not strive for betterment anymore but just have enough money to drink. Better to give a million dollars to just one enterprising abo to open a business of profit, than divide up a billion among all of them. It'll all turn to booze.

Open good schools and colleges in abo communities and towns. Import teachers from Sri Lanka or South India so the teachers look more like abos and they can identify with them better. I really suggest english educated female teachers from Indian state of Kerala (christian?) gods own country, recruited on contract for five years to teach in abo area schools. This will also reduce cost of running those schools.

Just a few possible solutions that come to mind.
Jim

Newtown, Australia

#2 Nov 19, 2012
Indians are worse than boongs
10th LIGHT HORSE WA

Australia

#3 Nov 19, 2012
Why woul Gillard move 50 plus dirty stinking Sudanese to Alice springs an think everything is going to be all right .gillard you do gooder that was totally irresponsible and you are contributing to genocide you dumb slag
10th LIGHT HORSE WA

Australia

#4 Nov 19, 2012
That's 500 plus dirty stinking Sudanese you dumb slag

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