“DECIMATED CULTURES”

by OPOVV, ©2016

(Feb. 7, 2016) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. By popular demand, we’ve encouraged Professor Zork to share a little more of what’s in his latest book, ‘The Wild One Syndrome: The Cause of Wars for the Last Five Hundred Years.’

“This is a first for us, having a guest for two programs in a row. Congratulations, Professor. It goes without saying you hit a nerve, and what’s even more surprising is that there was a total consensus on the positive response you received; really a first for us, or on any other poll, as far as I know.”

“Yes, it is so. The book will be on the bestsellers list for many weeks, I hope. I’d like to discuss ‘Chapter 7: What’s it All Mean?’ referencing the unabridged editions, which, unfortunately, are earmarked for libraries. If a private citizen desires the full 11 volumes he has to contact the publisher. Reminds me of Gibbon’s book, ‘The Decline and Fall,’ where his unabridged edition was also in 11 volumes.”

“Alright, you’ve piqued our curiosity: tell us about Chapter 7.”

“Well, I know we’re on a time constraint, so I’ll give a synopsis of the chapter. I put forth what I refer to as ‘Basic Building Blocks,’ or the ‘3-B’s.’ Notice I didn’t say “rules,” “laws” or “requirements.” First off, whether humans can live without a culture is problematic, which has been at the heart of anthropological discussions since the discipline first came on the scene, at least as a well-defined social science.

“There have been many ethnographies about decimated cultures, and one of them was the Ik tribe in Northern Africa. Modern man came along and wiped the Stone-Age tribe off the map, but while the morays and forays that made the Ik the ‘Ik’ were being destroyed, they were studied. Yes, they still procreated; the young grew while the tribe died. So the question is would the young have reached maturity – with no culture – or would the tribe have been decimated anyway?

“Yes, I know: impossible to tell. It’s akin to Heisenberg’s principal: by observing something – anything – the outcome is affected, so we’ll never know the answer to the question, will we? However, we can speculate, hence the ‘3-B’s’: in order to raise the young, the daily routine must be stable and progressive.

“I’m sure the ‘stable daily routine’ is self-explanatory. What I mean by ‘progressive’ is that catastrophes must be dealt with in a rational manner, at least for the continuation of the culture. Here’s an example: Cortez never could’ve conquered the Aztecs alone: the surrounding tribes of the Aztecs were more than willing to help the Spanish wipe the Aztecs off the face of the earth because they were sick and tired of the senseless murders by the Aztecs. Reminds one of our Islam problem of today, does it not? And if they could do it, why can’t we?

“There are no reliable statistics of what percentage of Muslim women commit suicide, but you can bet your bottom dollar it leads the list by a factor of thousands, and I do not exaggerate. What the Muslim women need is a female Tecumseh.”

“How did the book signing go? Were there a lot of people there?”

“Not at first, but after the word went out that I was on ‘The Pulse of the Nation’ there was quite a line, and even though the store closed a 9:00 they stayed open to 10:30 to accommodate everyone. It was a lot of fun.”

“What’s your next move, Professor Zork? What are your future plans?”

“Book signings all across this great nation.”

“You mean you won’t be on the talk-show circuit?”

“You kidding, yes? No way will television tell the truth to the people, how Islam will, first, destroy their country, then their culture, and then them. I must say that representatives from the different races in America were absent from my book signing, at least in your city, except for your American Indians; which reminds me:  I met a friend of yours: Chief New Leaf. He said say ‘How’ to you, so ‘How.’ Time’s up: got to be off to the next town. Thanks for having me on, and thank you, television viewers, who contacted the station and asked that I return. Thank you and goodbye.”

“And thank you, Professor Zork. There he goes and we wish him well. Good show and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. And so, without further ado, this is your Roving Reporter and crew saying goodnight: Goodnight.”

“Nice guy, Professor Zork. Boy, the viewers sure liked him; imagine all those phone calls and emails. Amazing. Hey, I got an idea: what do you say we grab ourselves a burger? My treat.”

Semper Fi

OPOVV

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