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Isolated: The Zo' tribe (full documentary) -- New Atlantis Documentales

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Reply Isolated: The Zo' tribe (full documentary) -- New Atlantis Documentales (Original post)
Mr_Jefferson_24 Apr 2013 OP
lunasun Apr 2013 #1
BumRushDaShow Apr 2013 #3
Newest Reality Apr 2013 #2
Mr_Jefferson_24 Apr 2013 #5
Newest Reality Apr 2013 #7
Mojorabbit Apr 2013 #10
NoMoreWarNow Apr 2013 #4
Mr_Jefferson_24 Apr 2013 #6
Name removed Apr 2013 #8
Mr_Jefferson_24 Apr 2013 #9

Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 12:16 AM

1. Their lip plugs are wild

The Zo are polygamous, and both men and women may have more than one partner. It is fairly common for a woman with several daughters to marry several men, some of whom may later marry one of her daughters.

http://www.survivalinternational.org/actnow/writealetter/zoe
Write a letter (in Portuguese, English or your own language) to the Brazilian Minister of Justice expressing your concern about invaders approaching the Zos territory.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 09:12 AM

3. A number of tribes in both South America & Africa

adorn with lip and/or ear decorations -whether as a plug or as a disk.

Human body art is as old as humanity - whether through piercings or tattoos, as is all the rage in the U.S.

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Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 08:15 AM

2. It is such

a relief that their actual location is non-disclosed and that they are being protected.

They could be considered a threat. The West thinks its "virtues" and sophistication makes it civilized, when it just may be that it depends on who is defining the words and the results are more like collective insanity.

The fundamentalists would probably get in there and "set them straight", i.e., destroy their culture in the name of something abstract.

They keep their population numbers to a certain level via birth control and abortion. They are polygamous, etc.

While they may have their problems and moods, that looks more like the mythical Eden by comparison to our complicated, cruel, profit-driven, manipulated reality.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 03:11 PM

5. "While they may have...

... their problems and moods, that looks more like the mythical Eden by comparison to our complicated, cruel, profit-driven, manipulated reality."

I agree. And while our basic life needs (food, water, shelter, social group, etc) are the same as theirs, they live with a completely different set of life stresses than we do, and they seem, unlike us, to deal with them in a healthy and eco-compatible way that does not trash their surroundings or steal from their future generations.

We've constructed a society ('giant prison' might be a more apt description) based on competition rather than cooperation where the answer to virtually every life stress and/or problem boils down, in one way or another, to money. The pursuit of individual accumulation of personal material wealth and community standing which drives our society seemed, for the most part, absent from this tribe. I'd guess this has a lot to do with successful fostering of their cooperation rather than competition based mindset.

The narrator was right -- we could learn a great deal from the Zo'e.

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Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 06:07 PM

7. Excellent view! -NT

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:04 AM

10. That was my thought also

Watching them it feels as though we have perhaps not done so well since we left the garden. On a certain level it does make our way of life seem insane.

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Response to Mr_Jefferson_24 (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 10:08 AM

4. fascinating in several ways

 

I wonder if there is some benefit to that lip plug? Otherwise it seems so cumbersome for talking and eating.

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Response to NoMoreWarNow (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 03:15 PM

6. I was curious to know more about the lip plug too.

These are fascinating people.

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Sun Apr 14, 2013, 09:02 PM

9. You're very welcome...

...and welcome to DU!

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