Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

But why would civilized people act like showing other people to zoos?

From a sociological point of view, this makes sense: a more technologically advanced civilization lacking modern-day sensibility and political correctness finds an ancient civilization living in the Neolithic, so they immediately assume that They are less than him. This has happened countless times in history.

 

In the Jiu Tang Shu (History of the Tang Dynasty) you can find examples of black slaves brought to China by Arab traders and slave traders, which were then acquired by wealthy Chinese people and used as entertainment by the nobility of Guangzhou. (for example they were hired as gatekeepers during parties to intimidate and impress the visiting guests).

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