Phony Amazon Find Is Moonbattery in a Nutshell

Phony and insane — these two words best sum up the liberal point of view, as demonstrated perfectly by the story of a recently “discovered” tribe of Amazon savages:

They are the amazing pictures that were beamed around the globe: a handful of warriors from an ‘undiscovered tribe‘ in the rainforest on the Brazilian-Peruvian border brandishing bows and arrows at the aircraft that photographed them.

Or so the story was told and sold. But it has now emerged that, far from being unknown, the tribe’s existence has been noted since 1910 and the mission to photograph them was undertaken in order to prove that ‘uncontacted’ tribes still existed in an area endangered by the menace of the logging industry.

The phony discovery was publicized by José Carlos Meirelles of the Brazilian National Indian Foundation, aka Funai, who like many moonbats wants civilization curtailed and Stone Age barbarism to be given another chance. Meirelles describes his spotting the savages from an airplane:

When I saw them painted red, I was satisfied, I was happy. Because painted red means they are ready for war, which to me says they are happy and healthy defending their territory.

Just when it seems nothing could lift the pall of gloom that hangs over liberals, they find something to cheer them up: cavemen on the warpath. But the savages themselves might be even happier if treated to a decent meal and a trip to the dentist.

Like the lies generated by the global warming hoax, the point was to advance a left-wing agenda:

Survival International, the organisation that released the pictures along with Funai, conceded yesterday that Funai had known about this nomadic tribe for around two decades. It defended the disturbance of the tribe saying that, since the images had been released, it had forced neighbouring Peru to re-examine its logging policy in the border area where the tribe lives, as a result of the international media attention. Activist and former Funai president Sydney Possuelo agreed that — amid threats to their environment and doubt over the existence of such tribes — it was necessary to publish them.

But the revelation that the existence of the tribe was already established will provoke awkward questions over why a decision was made to try to photograph them — a form of contact in itself — in order to make a political point.

The important thing is that the do-gooders meant well — i.e., they were promoting moonbattery “by any means necessary,” as their hero Malcolm X would say.

Here’s an alternative plan for preserving the sacred ways of the noble savage: Fence off a few acres of forest, and let pointy-headed liberals live in it without the corruption of any technology more advanced than bows and arrows. My guess is the project would last until dinnertime.

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How moonbats pretend humans should live.

On tips from Oiao, Freedom Now, and Mark L. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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