Published by DEIA, Feb. 24, 2011
A helicopter flies over an area of the Amazonian jungle. They control a supposed incursion of lumberjacks of furtive appropriate trees from the jungles of Peru next to the frontier with Brazil. All of a sudden, they discover a village inhabited by native people that attended amazed to such a fantastic and mutual discovery. The problem of deforestation and illegal felling of trees in the Amazon, the planet’s lung, is already known, but reading this new discovery, one more time, of native people that live apart in the jungle is something that has surprised me, arousing several reflections in me.
Day by day they tell us that they have discovered several animal species, unexplored corners and, even now, tribes that remained isolated, while in the meantime we, the proud ones belonging to the first world, we toil in discovering water in Mars, solar stains, etc. We want to span outside without clearly knowing what we have here at home?
Sometimes I think that the human being is the most absurd species on the face of the earth. We strive to protect animals in danger of extinction, forests and natural surroundings and, even, we work to preserve caves, works of art, coasts and, per contra, almost nobody thinks that one’s own mankind should be protected, not only that, we even think that we do to them a favor when discovering them and abducting to our way of life. We cannot permit that money and interests finish with them and their life form. They are the perfect photo of our past roots, the one we are always try to achieve and never are sure to have gotten. We are lucky enough to be able to live our origins through them.
Imagine what sensations they had to experiment when seeing a helicopter for the first time. It’s sure that it would be the same for us when discovering the most fantastic of the manned UFOs.
And again the history repeats itself; they are the same, we 5 centuries ago on horseback and now suspended in mid-air.
A new opportunity for, this time, to do better… I hope.