posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 08:11 PM
reply to post by DisturbedToo
I'll have a look at the video you shared.
I've seen a long documentary that started in the 60's and restarted 20 years on and they compared the way the natives felt about the miners
descending from birds and a lot more.
The thing is, the reactions are comical. You get all the stereotypical responses like they saw these guys as gods etc. In the 60's a whole area with
500,000 people were discovered that had never met white people.
They haven't done very well but it's certainly not a linear - white mans fault problem. The problem in the Sates and in Australia with aborigines is
that the people they met, never left.
Australia decided to let Papua New Guinea go when it had control, because the amount of work it takes to create a stable nation was beyond our
PNG is a very resource rich country, but with a tribal structure the profit runs along corrupt lines and they suffer with violence. The mines are too
massive for multinational corporations to share and the natives still living in the jungles don't get properly compensated.
They have their own way about things and I wonder why you think they would be affected badly by white people?