April 14, 2014

Magaret Mead, Call Your Office

An anthropologist, N.A. Chagnon, spends decades in the Amazon jungle studying a group of savages and writes a book telling the world that, indeed, these primitive people are ... savages.
As Chagnon notes, biologists found his observations unsurprising and consistent with much they already knew; but to anthropologists, the notion that primitive societies fought extensively, and did so over women for the sake of reproductive rights, made Chagnon a heretic.
Of course the liberals went ballistic because we all know that isolated, ignorant people are noble and pure and that civilized man is to blame for all the problems of the world. Therefore politically correct academia has no choice but to attack aforesaid anthropologist and he spends years defending himself rather than attending to his craft. These loons went so far as to knock to the ground a famous biologist who defended Chagnon.
Undaunted, Chagnon plunged even further into the thicket of political incorrectness. In a 1988 Science article, he estimated that 45 percent of living Yanomamo adult males had participated in the killing of at least one person. He then compared the reproductive success of these Yanomamo men to others who had never killed. The unokais—those who had participated in killings—produced three times as many children, on average, as the others. Chagnon suggested that this was because unokais, who earned a certain prestige in their society, were more successful at acquiring wives in the polygamous Yanomamo culture. “Had I been discussing wild boars, yaks, ground squirrels, armadillos or bats, nobody . . . would have been surprised by my findings,” he writes. “But I was discussing Homo sapiens—who, according to many cultural anthropologists, stands apart from the laws of nature.”
This is the biblical standard, "The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?" [Jer. 17:9]

We need a Savior, not a community organizer.
They saw their field not as a path of inquiry but as a means of social change—one that condemned the industrialized, capitalist nations for exploiting natural resources and “peaceful” primitive peoples.
Sound familiar? Let's all join the BLM and save the desert tortoise before it's too late.

Oh, and here's what these peaceful, noble primitives do to each other.

1 comment:

Doom said...

I've never been sure what politically correct anthrofantasists have been trying to do. It isn't what it seems though, they have no care for savages. I think they are trying to say that since savages, in their fiction, are pure and good, then they can be. They are looking for the back door to salvation, minus Christ, God.

Could tell them. There is no back door. But they want to live as pagans (in classical Latin, I recently learned, the term pagan is actually the term used for urbanites) and still get to heaven. But the only way they can do that is to show that some level of humanity is pure by itself. They are only fooling themselves. No one outside of ivory towers believes. They don't believe, either, or they wouldn't be so shrill about it all. Panic filled, really.

Just a guess, but...