This is my 1st mytake in months, I've turned off Anonymous opinions specifically because if you want to tell me these people who have been doing their thing since the paleolithic should starve, you should at least show your username.
9 dollars for Cereal
10 dollars for a gallon of milk
A gallon jug of water literally costs more than a gallon of gas.
4 dollars for a single tomato.
And a full 37 dollars for HALF of a watermelon.
And this is in freaking Utqiagvik, Alaska, previously named Barrow, one of the only North American Arctic Communities that ISN'T completely poverty stricken.
Everything has to be flown into these communities, and by the time produce can get there its often half way to being rotten.
So how do these people feed themselves and make money?
Through Seal Hunts, they hunt Seals and the meat actually provides the majority of their vitamins, they use the skin and hide to make clothing so they don't fucking freeze to death, they sell carved Walrus Ivory to tourists for a pretty penny and you know what 1 in 4 alaskan natives still live in goddamn poverty, Northern Canada inuits also face similar numbers.
Its estimated that The Natives of Northern Canada and Alaska have a 56 percent rate of food insecurity, many women report skipping meals to feed their family. OVER HALF THE GODDAMN PEOPLE ARE UNSURE IF THEY ARE GOING TO GET SOMETHING TO GODDAMN EAT.
You get groups like PETA who bitch and moan about the Seal Hunt and claim, oh we have no problem with the Natives hunting it.
Which is a complete and utter lie, considering the commercial seal hunt is one of the few economic activities left to the Native people, When PETA says they want to end it, they are saying they want the people who live there to starve, to be unable to afford heating or fresh water, or new clothing.
They are saying that these seals are more important than the lives of the people who have been living up there since the goddamn paleolithic but since some assholes who have never spent anytime in Rural North America, where people still hunt to make sure there is always food on the table let alone native settlements in the Arctic where rural poverty is a million times worse, say the seal hunt is evil and is pointless, a lot of people simply think the seal hunt is carried out simply because humans are evil.
This is nothing new, PETA and other kinds of these organizations are FILLED with thinly veiled racism at Indigenous people and who wouldn't give a damn if these communities are hurt.
Don't believe me?
Everyone remember that show whale wars on animal planet, the Sea shepard conservation group? Yeah fighting against Japanese Whaling is a good act, but you know what isn't, teaming up with white supremacists and racist lawmakers in Washington state specifically to fuck over the Makah Tribe and reduce their tribal autonomy, solely because they still carry out the whale hunt they have done for thousands of years.
But did they talk about that in the show? Not at all because they don't want to show the thinly veiled contempt a lot of these groups hold for Native peoples.
If you actually want this shit to stop, I don't know, maybe if you funded a truly massive amount of greenhouses then the people living up there might need to kill less seals, maybe if we sent serious money up there every year to keep these people alive and healthy they wouldn't have to sell Walrus Ivory to get by.
But right now, with Sky high rates of, Poverty, Hunger, Suicide, alcoholism, depression, and the racism they face, these people have enough problems, they don't need you to add to them.