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The Mbuti

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posted on Feb, 21 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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Here is some information and short story about an indigenous tribe of Central Africa.
Once known as Zaire. I think (help me here) it is now the Democratic
Republic of Congo) or DRC. Africa is always in fluidity politically, and otherwise.
These incredible people I would not even know about if I were not
restoring a motorcycle that a friend of mine nearly destroyed riding
from South Africa to North Africa. He was fortunate to share some time with these people
while the Harts were doing their research on the rare Okapi, which was considered to be
what one would imagine as half Giraffe,part Zebra, and part Gazelle.

This tribe, known as the Pygmy, were considered extremely dangerous,cannibalistic,
and taboo in the opinion of surrounding African lore. To those I know, the experiences
were on the contrary, or they were very lucky. So, lets get to what I am trying to relate here.
Number one, there is no racism in nature. Number two, do you feel that WiFi and Smart Phones
(tech) would be beneficial or potentially extremely detrimental to the traditions and future of
these types of indigenous peoples around the world.
Number three I want to share some real truth about Black History before the month
is over.

I will only be providing links for my fellow members here, for that is the current limit of my
online ability.

The first is a one hour Documentary about the Harts, and their mission with the Okapi and Pygmy.
This is an incredible piece of footage, and one that you will not regret. It is grainy, but in the
atmosphere of "The God's Must be Crazy". Similar timeline.

www.youtube.com...

The second link is a Wikipedia overview of the Pygmy People:

en.wikipedia.org...

And Lastly, A Wiki history of Zaire :
en.wikipedia.org...

Please excuse my limitations to posting threads without "click on" videos and photos.
I really do not know how, and might be too lazy or busy to figure it out.
I am not really a good judge of myself that way.

Best to you All




posted on Feb, 21 2017 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

I will be watching these, thanks for posting. You are one of those that I watch out for around here. I don't see you posting that often but I always enjoy what you do post. This looks very promising to me and I have to add that I just love "The Gods Must be Crazy"!

Oh, and love your avatar and where it comes from...
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posted on Feb, 21 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: wtbengineer

That "heart of brightness"
documentary is a real gem.
You will enjoy it.

I do not know where the "add as friend"
icon is anymore, but I will consider you as one.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 02:11 AM
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I´ve been in 'Zaire' amidst a long time ago. At that time I was working for an NGO. And I used that opitunity to go to 'Dark' Congo. The reason was that I at that time I wanted to interview a Mbuti 'Tribe' with regards to 'UFO abduction'. Made some interviews and got some insight in their culture. (Dont worry I wont elaborate on the ufo subject this is the ´new' ATS).



This tribe, known as the Pygmy, were considered extremely dangerous,cannibalistic,


Mbuti are not at a dangerous or cannibalistic itś a myth (they eat mice , I ate with them ). However it's very simple for foreigners to make them do immoral things. They don't question their actions much. In congo they are discriminated a lot. Mbuti that live in the city usualy become beggars and die young. Their mind (which has a childlike inoccence) differs a lot from the non indigeous people which makes them vunable in the society. If any these people have to be protected against that what we call civilization



Number three I want to share some real truth about Black History before the month is over.


you might be surprised that what is considered the 'African people' is not the indegious population. Most tribes in the west came down the nile. The Mbuti however are the true ancestors of Africa.



Number one, there is no racism in nature. Number two, do you feel that WiFi and Smart Phones


Indeed there is no rasicm in nature. But Mbuti are discriminated against by other black people like the hutu and tutsi (not really tribes I know but an invention by the white occupation ).

Anyway good tread S+F


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posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

I was able to add you as a friend somehow, not sure because it wasn't very intuitive. But it worked. I'll be sure to check out the video in your link as soon as I get a chance, I'm very busy right now at work.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 10:11 AM
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The people of the ituri forest is a great book written by a guy who lived with the pygmies for a few months. Fascinating read that i recommend.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: frenchfries

Well well, we have a winner! Yes, I know the Mbuti are not cannibalistic,etc.
But at the time there were rumors of all that. Maybe it was a good thing though,
as that would potentially keep troublemakers away. Yes, the Mbuti are an important part
of black history.

Why don't you create a thread about the phenomena you were researching.
I would be interested in reading it.
Best to you!



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

You would not happen to recall the authors name
by chance? I am an avid reader and would actually be
interested in reading a book like that.
Thx



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: wtbengineer

Well there is a little green humanoid silhouette
at the bottom left of Avatars. At one time I think
add as friend was one of the options you could choose from
though this no longer appears to be the case.
I'm sure there is another way, my big eared friend.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

Haha, big eared friend, I like that Wildmanimal, and I like you too. I love your avatar btw. you're the kind of person that I wish I knew outside of this forum, you know?



posted on Feb, 24 2017 @ 01:05 AM
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a reply to: wtbengineer

Well maybe it is time for ATS to schedule a Members Only
Event at the Rainbow Room.

Their Menu is always memorable.

rainbowroom.com...



posted on Feb, 24 2017 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

Wouldn't that be something?



posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

Colin turnbull people of the forest.

He lived with them for several months. Discusses their interactions with the local villages. Their worship of wreckage and human junk in the forest. How they turn wreckage parts into instruments. How they hunt. Social affairs within the tribe etc.



posted on Feb, 26 2017 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Thanks Bassplyr,

I will see if I can find a copy of that.
You know while we are chewing the fat,
have you a link to any music that you play?

Thought you might like this ... About 2:00 minutes in
on the 12 string Chapman bass.
Thanks
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrdvvGQtKDw



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