I've often read about isolated peoples, and the concerns of whether they should be left alone or not.
This man is very isolated indeed.
I think - why not try to reach out to him and offer him an alternative life? If he rejects it, fine. (So far there seem to be only chance and violent
But the general idea of "leave the natives alone" - even if it comes from the best of intentions - it's still deciding for
Maybe they would like to live in "our" world? Let them make the choice.
I read a book recently that was somewhat about the Amish and Mennonite people, and the author, who was one as a child, said they are given a choice in
adulthood - to stay or to go. And they do go out into the "world" and know somewhat of it. And then in their adulthood they are asked to make a
The point being is: No one tries to keep them deliberately blind of the world around them. They go out into the world, mix with the world, and when
old enough are allowed to make a conscious choice.
I think - the lone native man should have a chance like this too. He's probably far more intelligent than people realize also - and who knows? Maybe
he'd like to live differently?
He's a human being and intelligent, I think an effort should be made to get to know him better and offer him the choice
of how he would like
In general - the idea that - "we mustn't contaminate the natives" - is in a way, kind of cruel.
What if they would *like* our life but just don't know about it?
And if they choose to live in the wild, so be it. Let it be their choice though.
People imagine all kind of things too - some woman should volunteer to be "ravished" by this man? Was that Boondock Saint who said that?
Well, how do you know? He's probably seen women before. Maybe even mated. Faced with a "Western" woman - he might be afraid. He might be
interested in the smell of her hair or the food she brought. He might be a very gentle creature. Might be a psychopath - I'm sure they have them in
the jungle too
But - you can't really tell until *someone* interacts with this man more. Interesting projection of thoughts anyway
In a way I feel sad for the man. I also feel he should do as he wishes. I also think someone should try to interact with him a bit more. Doesn't mean
you have to drag him away from his home or try to "civilize" him. Try to meet on his terms.