This one of the reasons why we must support the Iniut in the Arctic.Ironically The Brazilian govt is supposed to protect such indigenous groups.And wheres the UN?Oh yeah i forgot too busy bashing Israel.Oh yes the Brazilian govt currently in power are democratic socialists.Let this be a reminder to our groups here in Canada about socialists.And folks wonder why ive given up on the political Left (sigh).
I don't mean to sound unsympathetic but change is the only true constant. People come and go; likewise do tribes; likewise do civilizations. The world is dynamic and while it's very romantic to weep for a tribe who were lost in time, it is impractical to think we can fence off the world to protect such peoples from exposure to outside influences.
Nope we cannot fence them off.But do we continue to exploit the land?It seems that we do.This isnt an idealogical/political divide although some may make it so.Then again with Brazil getting the olympics,i guess they will need those trees to build all those buildings and create jobs.Makes me wonder if theres an off-world civilization looking as us right now thinking the same thing.
I suppose that depends on what you term to be exploitative.
Personally, I would be happier if we could find ways to become sustainable so we don't have to keep raising prices, raising the population, making the economy grow like a milquetoast kind of Ponzi scheme... but the David Suzuki types want us all living in caves... except themselves, I'm sure...
Well living in caves isnt an option either.This is what i find mystifying about Lefty types is that they dont have any solutions.What some propose creates more problems.Im right with you when you say-
" I would be happier if we could find ways to become sustainable so we don't have to keep raising prices, raising the population, making the economy grow like a milquetoast kind of Ponzi scheme"
In addition i live quite simply and dont leave a 'carbon footprint' (whatever that is) but i can guess.I use public transit to get around.i recycle everything.Geez i even got the wife making our own soap!LOL!But it starts with the citizen from the ground up ,not from govt or top down.
In a way though, getting back to that particular tribe, they are indeed the architects of their own demise as they do not pro create outside their own tribe apparently.That in itself is a the death of any culture.
I could give a rat's ass whether I have a carbon foot print or not as I'm not convinced our CO2 emissions do anything but feed plants. Considering how much of the purported "evidence" has been debunked on the most basic of scientific examination, I expect there's more to worry about in the actions of the Kyoto Klimate Kult than there is coming out of my tailpipes.
When I read the original article, I thought to myself that the death of a village elder doesn't spell the death of the tribe... but the lack of nubile females does.
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