The Strangers: Groups of People Devolve Too.
NTOABOMA—Improvement leads to more improvement. More improvement leads to better improvement. If you observe more and more, and you read about the methods of “modern” civilization brought to Traditional Society—from economic development schemes to agricultural practice, from building a simple house to raising a nuclear family—technology is the constant refrain of The Strangers who claim they’ve only come to Ntoaboma to save us from the threat of the natural world.
The Strangers speak only of what they want to give us, and never of what they wish to take away from us. Hence, by giving us their technology, what they point the finger at often implies that we had no technology in Ntoaboma to begin with. More, that we still have no prospects of developing any new technology on our own, unless—as a matter of course—they first give us their strange ones. Without their strange new technology, they insist, by hook or crook, that we can’t survive in the world, often gawking at the very idea that we have survived longer on the planet, in the same environment, much longer than they have even been on Mother Earth.
The strange commitment is to advancement, or so it seems. By the very nature of it, it has been a commitment to a strange technology, and to more strange technology. This way The Strangers wish to advance beyond the present, beyond our environment—beyond the physical and the spiritual.
Yet, without defining what this advanced future society involves, The Strangers proceed with utmost vigor, and delight, and they marshal real world resources, by hook or crook, willy nilly, from the bellies of the “under-developed” material-world to feed the seemingly insatiable appetites of this futuristic, strange technological endeavor.
No matter, while insisting on ushering us all into this future, whether we like it or not, through cajoling or propaganda (education), or whether through the sheer violence of regime and sex change, The Strangers party away, like dancing prostitutes, the material environments and sustenance of the very under-developed nations they claim they want to move into these new, strange worlds.
Come to think of it, The Strangers, engage in the heavy industrial stripping of the world of its very sustaining environment, and they are doing it at a scale unimaginable, yet they advertise a future in which all that they have stripped away—and consumed and danced away like prostitutes—will magically be restored, multiplied and made even more abundant for more and more consumption and dancing away.
The Strangers advertise and they advise us in Ntoaboma, West Africa, about human immunity to natural laws: What goes up, they now claim, no longer comes down; what is eaten is now renewed, what is consumed now transmutes into more and more consumables, and what is excreted is also turned into consumables, and so on. With these real, yet unnatural contortions of the mind, The Strangers can do no wrong and they cannot be wrong about anything. Virtually. Especially, the will not be wrong about the “advanced” strange, future world they have constructed for their fantastical consumption, and which they plumb down our throats.
For if The Strangers were to accept to be wrong, their ideas, which they have imposed everywhere on the entire Earth, by hook or crook, and willy-nilly, of bringing the “benefits” of their “modern” civilization to Ntoaboma and the rest will be rendered null and void. In fact, it will become nothing but absolute nonsense.
Beyond their delusion, however, lies the inescapable observation that they are probably unfit for this planet without their holding onto these strange, nevertheless insidious delusions. That perhaps, their delusions of grandeur makes them what they are. It is a known biological record that as a species devolves or sheds useful genetic materiel due to isolation or inbreeding, it tends to consume more and more materials, outside of themselves—i.e. they tend to consume more and more material technology—to cope with life inside the same habitat.
Perhaps, The Strangers have lost the ability to be human beings, to cope with Mother Earth, to live on earth, and probably their delusions of grandeur about more and more technology to make the world a “better” place, or to bring modern and “advanced” technology to places like Ntoaboma, for themselves, by hook or crook, willy-nilly, is the only mechanism they have left to cope with a habitat they have devolved away from. Else, they are nothing. The nature of The Strangers is becoming well-documented in the twenty-first century.