Savage vs. Civilized
Kato. . . Why do you suddenly bring up Savage vs. Civilized?
I was surfing the net and came across the next article. . .
Thursday 27 October 2016 11:30 by Hani Richter
A religion that worships aircraft was started by a group of people who saw their first plane fly over Vanuatu, a remote island in the South Pacific of Australia, during the Second World War.
After the planes delivered food and supplies to the islanders, the group began to believe that cargo would be brought to them by a Messiah.
Consequently, whenever they saw a plane fly overhead they would build a replica – in the hope of more bounty.
The islanders did not know where the objects were coming from; which led them to believe that the objects derived from magic.
The religion was first discovered in 1946 by Australian government patrols, and there are a few but diverse number of cargo religions left.
Notably, one of the cargo sects is referred to as the John Frum movement because they believe Frum, a seemingly fictional First World War serviceman, is the Messiah sent from God.
Dr Richard Feynman, an astrophysicist, described the cult in a 1974 paper, he said: “During the war the [cargo religion] saw airplanes land with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now.
So they’ve arranged to imitate things like runways, to put fires along the sides of the runways, to make a wooden hut for a man to sit in, with two wooden pieces on his head like headphones and bars of bamboo sticking out like antennas — he’s the controller — and they wait for the airplanes to land.
“They’re doing everything right. The form is perfect. It looks exactly the way it looked before. But it doesn’t work. No airplanes land. So I call these things cargo cult science, because they follow all the apparent precepts and forms of scientific investigation, but they’re missing something essential, because the planes don’t land.”
Ian Haworth, an expert in cult psychology, told indy100: “There are five characteristics that make up a cult. A cult is a group using forced techniques of cohesion using psychology and other forms.
“I would suggest that doesn’t sound like a cult, that’s not a cult in our definition. They have adopted a system of worship.”
Haworth suggests that the the group are “more a sect and not a cult”.
He added: “Sects are found in all religions. However, cults have a pyramid structure with an authoritative figure at the top.”
SOURCE: From “INDY100”
(October 27, 2016)
Mankind has already flown rockets and went to the moon, but there are still savages on earth that believe that air planes will come by magic. . .
In other words, Kato, were you surprised at that?
Well. . . yes and no. . . Actually, I saw such savages in a movie while I lived in Japan quite a while ago. . .
The following movie. . .
Tales of the Bizarre:
Rites, Rituals and Superstitions
“A Dog’s World” or “Mondo Cane (meaning Doggish World, which is a mild Italian profanity)” is a 1962 Italian mondo documentary film written and directed by Paolo Cavara, Franco Prosperi and Gualtiero Jacopetti.
It is also known in the United States as “Tales of the Bizarre: Rites, Rituals and Superstitions”.
The film consists of a series of travelogue scenes that provide glimpses into cultural practices around the world with the intention to shock or surprise Western film audiences.
These scenes are presented with little continuity, as they are intended as a kaleidoscopic display of shocking content rather than presenting a structured argument.
Despite its claims of genuine documentation, certain scenes are either staged or creatively manipulated to enhance this effect.
The film was an international box-office success and inspired an entire genre of mondo films in the form of exploitation documentaries, many of which also include the word “Mondo” (meaning “World”) in their title.
Source: “Mondo Cane”
Free encyclopedia Wikipedia
Is it really a documentary?
It is supposedly a documentary, but as the above article tells, certain scenes are either staged or creatively manipulated to enhance surprise-effect.
Kato, how come you bring up Savage vs. Civilized in the first place?
Well. . . I was intereted in cargo religion. . . When I viewed the above film for the first time in my high school days, I was utterly shocked, but later I learned some “staging” and “manipulation” in the film. . . So I thought cargo religion was staged.
You didn’t believe in cargo religion, huh?
No, I didn’t. . . But I viewed the above YouTube clip and realized that cargo religion is real.
So, you now believe it, dond’t you?
Yes, I do while realizing that savages and civilized people coexist on this planet even in the age of the Internet!
Is that such a big surprise?
Diane, you’ll be flabbergasted if you listen to my story. . .
I’m all ears.
First of all, I wrote the following article the other day. . .
As we have seen in recent genetic studies, we have apparently found that modern people have not evolved from these Neanderthal people.
Then, what kind of people are Neanderthals?
Of course, they are physically robust enough to be incomparable to our Asians.
They had about the same amount of brain as we did.
In terms of quantity alone, some Neanderthal people have found more brain than we do.
But there was something that was definitely worse than us.
That’s because recent research has shown that they didn’t control their words.
Anatomical examination revealed that their throat structure did not allow them to speak well.
In other words, they didn’t have many words for that reason.
This is a fatal flaw when they took a collective action such as a war.
Failure to communicate effectively means that strategies and plots cannot be used effectively.
It’s like a small Asian who has won out against a physically strong Neanderthal by practicing an ancient war strategy called “Rikutou (六韜)”.
In doing so our ancestors robbed their land and survived the ice ages.
Perhaps, from the perspective of the Neanderthals who had lost their lives and became extinct, our Homo sapiens seemed quite sly.
SOURCE: “Pathetic Neanderthals”
(July 27, 2012)
I see. . . some 30,000 years ago, Neanderthals and our ancestors, Homo sapiens, coexisted, just as savages and civilized humans like us coexist now. . .
That’s right. . . Unfortunately, Neanderthals have difficulty in communication because they couldn’t speak very well.
Due to lack of effective communication, Neanderthals lost their survival chances, huh?
Yes, they did.
Is there any connection between the above story and “cargo religion“?
Yes, there is some relationship. . . Please read the following conversation.
The Mediterranean is said to have dried up five to six million years ago .
How come. . . ?
Look at the following map.
There is a small volcanic island called “Santorini” north of Crete.
Oh. . . you make me feel nostalgic. . .
June, you feel nostalgic, eh? . . . Well . . . I’d say, it’s a romance of Malta. . .
This Santorini island has something to do with the romance of Malta?
Yes, it has. . . This Santorini is the legendary Atlantis!
Well. . . There are quite a few people who think so.
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Do you also consider Santorini as the legendary Atlantis?
Well. . . You don’t have to force Santorini to connect with the legendary Atlantis. . . I think “Atlantis” actually existed, but I don’t think it existed in the Atlantic Ocean as the legend says, but on the bottom of the Mediterranean. . . You see, the Mediterranean has dried up several times. . . I suppose, there was once a highly developed civilization at the bottom of the Mediterranean.
“Atlantis” at the bottom
of the Mediterranean Sea
Eventually, the glaciers began to melt and the Atlantic waters rose, and over the closed Strait of Gibraltar, the water flowed like a waterfall.
The flood attacked the Atlantis residents.
And now, the remains of “Atlantis” are at the bottom of the Mediterranean.
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Among the descendants of these survivors, one group moved to the island of Malta and built the megalithic civilization, the other went to Crete and created the Minoan civilization, and yet another group went to Egypt and built the pyramids.. . This is my “Romance of Malta”.
SOURCE: “The Romance of Malta”
(September 17, 2016)
It sounds quite interesting, but it’s a hypothesis, isn’t it?
Yes, it is. . . If you explore the bottom of the Mediterranean, however, you’ll find archeological remains. . .
Why don’t you explore the bottom of the Mediterranean with a submarine!
I can’t do that because I’m claustrophobic. . . If I got into a submarine, I would die by shock. . . In any case, there is evidence that there was a highly developed civilization. . .
Our own culture, if we assume a starting point of 4000 B.C., has progressed from primitive agriculture and herding to nuclear fission in only 6,000 years.
(The earliest fossils of anatomically modern humans are from the Middle Paleolithic, about 200,000 years ago such as the Omo remains of Ethiopia.)
Considering the age of mankind, there has been ample time for other cultures to have arrived at a level roughly corresponding to ours.
A re-examination of some of the ancient records that have come down to us might give some indication of mankind having previously attained our present aptitude for destruction.
While there are hints of great blastings of the earth’s surface in the Bible (Sodom and Gomorrah), the Greek myths, and many of the legends of the Indians of North and South America, it is in the ancient records of India, copied and recopied from prehistoric antiquity, that we find, described in considerable detail, the use and effect of what closely resembles atomic explosions in warfare.
In the course of an exploratory digging in southern Iraq in 1947, layers of culture were successively cored into what one might call an archaeological mine shaft.
Starting from the present ground level, the excavation passed the ancient city culture levels of Babylonia, Chaldea, and Sumeria, with flood levels between different ages of city culture, then the first village levels, then a level corresponding to that of primitive farmers at a time era of 6000 to 7000 BC, and below that, indications of a herdsman culture, and finally a time era was reached corresponding to the Magdalenian or cave culture of about 16,000 years ago.
Still farther down, at the bottom of all levels, a floor of fused glass was revealed, similar to nothing else except the desert floor in New Mexico after the blasts which inaugurated our present atomic era.
SOURCE:”Bermuda Triangle” By Charles Berlitz
published by Avon Books in 1974
In other words, a nuclear explosion occurred in southern Iraq a long time ago, didn’t it?
That’s right. . . The ancient Iraqi civilization of the same generation as the Atlantis was destroyed during this nuclear war. . .
After that, are you saying, our ancestors who lived in the cave came out, and built Mesopotamian civilization?
Yes, I am. . . Our ancestors living in the cave coexisted with the people of the Atlantis civilization before the nuclear war, just as we coexist with savages who now believe in the “cargo religion“. . .
Are you interested in the lost city of Atlantis?
You must be intereted in this mystery.
Here’s the YouTube clip about it.
What do you think about the above movie?
You don’t really believe in Atlantis, do you?
Well… here’s a mood-changing clip just for you.
Gess what?… You can now laught to your last tears.
In any road, I expect Kato will write another interesting article soon.
So please come back to see me.
Have a nice day!
Bye bye …
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Hi, I’m June Adams.
Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.
As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.
Kato watched “The Arabian Nights” or “One Thousand and One Nights” as his 1001th movie.
You might just as well want to view it.
The stories in “the Arabian Nights” were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.
The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.
In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.
What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.
The stories proceed from this original tale.
Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.
Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.
■『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 – 小百合物語』