Wednesday, January 02, 2008

It's a terrible tradition

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Almost every other tradition is in rapport with nature."

Not quite.

The megafauna of australia, new zealand, and north america (giant mammals and birds) disappeared just when the first stoneage hunters arrived in those places.

The "noble savage" idea is a myth created by western self-haters.

Similarly, the middle east (more orient than western) was stripped of its original forest cover and abundant wildlife and turned largely to desert as a result of agriculture and population growth.

And China only has tigers in zoos.

And let's not forget India with its utterly disgusting cultural practices, and starvation (until recent adoption of western techniques).

- heuristic