Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Elusive Neighbors

I was fascinated by this post about voluntarily isolated tribes. The estimate runs as high as 100 groups who resist outside contact. I think this is very prudent of them, and that they should be left strictly alone and never harassed. Indigenous people have a very consistent (not quite universal) tendency to get shafted by more powerful cultures around them. Keeping out of reach can mean keeping alive.

*eyes climate change warily*

They might even manage that indefinitely if the developed world manages to saw off the branch it's standing on. Survival of the sneakiest has prevailed before. Actually, that was a First Mammal trick.
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