Tuesday, March 15, 2016

What's the right thing to do...

What's the right thing to do ... with primitive indigenous cultures?  We've all heard the stories about the “Stone Age” people still living in places like South America or New Guinea.  Conventional wisdom is that we should carefully isolate such populations, and “allow” them to live as they always have.

This has always bothered me.  This policy, beloved by progressives everywhere, effectively condemns those populations to lives filled with pain and death that our medical prowess has long since banished.  If they break a leg, they may be crippled for life as we refuse to intervene.  The children of these cultures are deprived of an education that we consider to be the birthright of our children.  I could go on and on in this vein.  Why do we think this is the right thing to do?  I've never understood that.  How can “preserving” a culture be more important than welcoming these peoples to the advantages of modern civilization?  It seems cruel and horribly patronizing to me.

Rarely do I see anyone else making those points.  I spotted one such case this morning...

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