Hi Mangi Nating,
Mi ken ya…and I sincerely hope yu’re all not tired of my rantings yet.
I think it depends a lot on how one defines economic successes and progress, and whether within the context of culture (kastom pasin) and environment (ples yumi stap long en), or global.
If one defines it (success and progress) from the context of western thoughts, paradigms and practices, then maybe yes. But I think it is not due to due to any actual superman gene in the human characteristics. ( …all men are created equal…. ) The superiority complexes is probably something the lighter skinned tribes believe in, it seems religiously. Kain olsem lotu pasin blo ol. I think it is only some belief system, maybe from their stories and legends, within the context of their culture and environment, which they have convinced themselves of over the course of time, and synthesized into their psyche and education systems.
They used to be tribal people, but maybe the environment they sprang from could not sustain them for so many reasons, hence their need for survival dictated that they increase their land boundaries, hence invasions of nearby places and subjugations of tribes therein. Industry (science and technology) was no longer limited to enhancing the harmony within their environmental boundaries, but evolved, for the need for a more effective spear and shield to undertake these conquests, after they met with some setbacks. Human virtues of kindness, consideration, respect for other tribes et al were dispensed off because these were realized to be stumbling blocks to their survival.
Maybe ‘the law of the jungle’ is validated here?
The indicators spell a sorry picture for those tribes content on living within their boundaries, in harmony with their environments.
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