Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by ladyinwaiting
Well, I recall seeing the whole episode, and they traveled in the forest with them for a while.
I don't think they just dumped anything.
What I do know is that Duvelleux made money and a living out of the encounter, and the tribe made nothing as far as I know.
That is sort of the point in these ventures...capture unique stuff and sell it off.
Now try doing that to Paris Hilton, or the Kardashians.
Shooting images is shooting a commodity; compared to taking trophies since colonial times.
Ironically I think he even mentioned in the program that they are below third-world poverty levels.
As for pleasure: it's a one way pleasure from what we know.
The tribe doesn't really look particularly ecstatic.
The white guy had a choice in traveling to find his pleasure (and business), the tribe had little choice in the matter.
Actually, the tribe has a choice...stay away from the strange white creatures camp, or go and investigate...they chose to investigate
As far as how they looked, what they got out of it, etc
Well, they reacted first off in near horror, then astonishment..aka, they met a extraterrestrial with all sorts of strange and wonderful technologies,
methods, etc. From what I seen, after they were comfortable with the white aliens not being dangerous, they were fascinated enough to invite the
tribe in (including children and babies) to witness this amazing thing.
What did they gain from it? Well, the white folks gained a bit of pocket money and an experience to talk about...the tribe gained an entire world
perspective and entire paradigm shift....they got the bigger payment.
As far as poverty levels are concerned...I find it odd that tribes can even be considered on the same level as poverty verses rich...materialists like
us judge poverty on strange things, such as running water, income, etc etc...but a tribe has no need for that stuff...
I imagine on some cosmic scale, our entire planet, including a penthouse loft in manhattan would be considered less than galactic poverty levels or
some such...but it works fine for us (what, not even basic teleportation? bah...savages. heh)
Some would say their way of life is eden...an uncorrupted paradise..
(not me, I am a materialist...but some)