Saturday, February 13, 2016

the Maasai Warrior

   In the upcoming film “The Visioneer” about XPrize creator Peter Diamandis. Former American President Bill Clinton, who is interviewing Peter, responds to a comment from Peter about how a Maasai Warrior in Kenya has access to more “knowledge and information” on a smart phone that he, the president, had 20 years previous. And his response to that comment was… “That’s a frightening thought”…  Ya, he really said that!
  Now in my opinion, this has got to be the epitome of ignorance. Personally I would love to have a Masasai warrior to replace all the presidents of years past. Well, either one of them or more preferable, a Cree warrior. At least we would have more respect for the Earth and each other. And remember folks, Hillary is married to this dildo and she’s currently running for president of the united states. Now that is a frightening thought.
  And during that same interview... Peter talks about how people focus on the negative in the news. But the the numbers say things are better than what is perceived. That the cost of food is going down as well as the cost of energy. Now what kind of freakin' privileged bubble is this wingnut living in? At the time that this video was made, oil and gas prices were still high and the price of food is still skyrocketing. So who is he trying to kid? And as far as current gas prices go... sure it's gone down a lot, but that's only because of the climate summit in 2015 and the shift in people's thinking when it comes to cleaner energy sources. So as we look to how the low gas prices are affecting consumerism now... People have stopped buying electric, hybrid and energy efficient vehicles and are going back to gas guzzling trucks! WTF!! Lemmings, all of ya! Don't you remember what the real scientists have been saying! "ALL FOSSIL FUELS NEED TO STAY IN THE GROUND IF WE HAVE ANY HOPE TO SAVE A FUTURE FOR OUR DESCENDANTS!!! Damn you people piss me off.
   Well, that's my rant for today. Sorry about my tone but hey... wake up people and remember that the mainstream media is owned by those that have been selling us the same lies for decades. The same people sort of who have been trying to kill Indigenous peoples for hundreds of years. And the same ones who make you pay outrageous taxes for wars that benefit only the big corporations and private banks.

 (excerpt from
Life of a Maasai Warrior
Our way of life is still very close to that of our ancestors, our society is organized in the same way and modernity has not affected us much yet. We are semi-nomadic pastoralists: our livestock is our livelihood. Our whole society revolves around our cows, sheep and goats, as it did for our forefathers.
Warriors, all the young men in our community, are in charge of protecting livestock from predators and enemies, and, these days, of taking cattle to far away pastures during the dry season. Women and children look after goats and sheep, that are more resilient and can remain near the homesteads also during the dry spells- thus always providing milk and meat for the family. Elders keep peace and harmony in our community, settling disputes, administering justice, negotiating with neighboring tribes and these days with the local administrations.

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