Thursday, January 7, 2016
What the fuck.
Okay, so on twitter, some non-crazy people tweeted this
It's a questionnaire by the government about missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.
I hoped it was a serious thing, so I opened it up and the first question...
Who should lead/undertake the Inquiry?
On it's own... this question made me honestly answer:
"I dont know, and I don't care. What kind of first question is this?"
Seriously. This is not something the government should be pawning off on me. They are the government and they need to come up with this answer.
Number two was even better:
Who do you think should have an opportunity to participate in the Inquiry?
"Indigenous Women and Girls."
By now this questionnaire is upsetting me.
Question 3 however takes the cake.
What are the key issues that need to be addressed by the Inquiry?
Are you asking me what issues the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls should cover.
HOW ABOUT MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS?!
Question four is when I stopped answering and came here to bitch.
How can the process be set up to focus on providing concrete and practical recommendations for specific actions?
"Again. I don't know, and I don't care. This is your business, government. Don't pawn it off on me."
How can cultural practices and ceremonies be incorporated into the design of the Inquiry?
"Do you want an answer, if so, you need to actually take this seriously, and that means no "practices" of any "culture" should come anywhere near it."
How is it best to involve the families, loved ones and survivors in the Inquiry?
Okay, this question is not irritating.
"In short, ask them for their stories. Don't put formal limits on how they can or can not share these stories, have them share their thoughts and emotions without any "pre-screening" by, for example, forcing in-person answers, written statements, or prohibiting anything from song and dance; if that's how people wish to share their thoughts, let them."
How should Indigenous groups (National Aboriginal Organizations, front-line workers, Band Councils, etc.) be included in the Inquiry?
What supports (health supports, counselling, translation, etc.) may be needed during the inquiry for individuals who are participating?
"Do you not have experts that can tell you the answer to this? I'm not a psychologist, nor am I involved in the logistics of government work. Stop pawning these questions off on the public."
Is there anything else you would like to add to help design the Inquiry?
"This questionnaire is the most inane thing I've ever read, and I've read stuff Donald Trump has said. Half of these questions are pawning things off on the public that experts should be answering and the other half are trying to get the public to design an inquiry for you because - and please excuse my profanity - it really sounds like you don't have a fucking clue what you are doing and really really badly hope someone out there might tell you how to pull this off. "
I don't think I've sworn this much sober since the Bush administration.
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