Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I Can Feel It!

Change is in the Air!

My daughter and I just finished watching an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. While trudging to the kitchen to put up some dishes and do some general cleaning, I turned on the tele to CNN Headline News. Seeing that it was Nancy Grace, Again, I switched to the main CNN channel with Anderson Cooper. Before me, I heard a great statesman's voice, that of Senator Barack Obama, speaking of his win over Senator Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination.

I was fixed to the tube, and to Senator Obama's words. I usually try not to blog politics, but I am genuinely excited. Senator Obama talks of a United America, an America of "We Cans". Past the serious faces of the Secret Service, I could see genuinely excited Americans. Americans who when looked at Senator Obama, looked upon him with Admiration and Respect. Even though I'm more than 1000 miles away from St. Paul, Minnissota, I feel like I was amongst those in the crowd.

A very memorable, heart-felt, honest speech.

I could go on and on about his speech, but there other blogs and news sites for that.

Here's to Change, and WE CAN!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Isolated Tribes

I first learned of the news concerning the "uncontacted" tribe in the Amazonian Rainforest from Wired. Some of the articles and news releases are somewhat misleading, making it seem as if this was the very first time that anyone has ever seen this tribe. According to a Wikipedia article, it should be termed as "isolated", with which I agree. These photos, however, are a very important reminder that there are others on our Earth that are more primitive in every aspect of their lives, and that have no need or desire to be included. There is much controversy as to whether or not civilized society should intervene in their affairs.

Perhaps the peoples with the least contact are the Sentinelese islanders of the Indian ocean.
Survival International is an organization devoted to protecting tribal peoples' rights. Their website is worth some attention.