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From the Associated Press:

American believed killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

By ASHOK SHARMA, 51 minutes ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — An American is believed to have been killed by an isolated Indian island tribe known to fire at outsiders with bows and arrows, police said on Wednesday.

Screenshot 2018-11-21 00.46.54The Andaman islanders of North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean near Burma are pygmy negritos who, I believe, are the last known isolated tribe on earth to have their own island. There are other out-of-contact tribes in the Amazon forest and perhaps elsewhere, but the North Sentinelese are noteworthy for having their own distinct territory and successfully defending it with bows and arrows, for example, shooting a National Geographic photographer in the leg while repelling a landing in 1967.

Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American’s visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred.

The dead American appears to have been a Christian missionary, a graduate Oral Roberts U.

Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government.

The Sentinelese people live on their own small forested island and are known to resist all contact with outsiders, often attacking anyone who comes near.

Back in the 1990s the Indian government wanted to land on N. Sentinel and turn it into a plantation, but a Swiss man named George H.J. Weber organized an Internet campaign to leave the Sentinelese alone. He pointed out that when an uncontacted tribe on a larger Andaman Island with an Indian settlement on it had started interacting with Indians in the 1990s, a large fraction of the tribe died of pneumonia and the like within a number of years. The North Sentinelese probably are at least as susceptible to germs from the outside world. I interviewed Weber in 2002. The Indian government eventually gave up plans to contact the Sentinelese.

Poachers are known to fish illegally in the waters around the island, catching turtles and diving for lobsters and sea cucumbers. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore.

After the 2004 tsunami, a helicopter was sent over the island to see if the natives needed rescuing. Stone Age warriors rushed out and shot arrows at the hovering helicopter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oZ-sWG7Zg

North Sentinel Island is a popular topic on Google Reviews, averaging 3.9/5 stars out on 3,616 posts, although not on Yelp for some reason:

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  1. So, the north Sentinelese kill all aliens on sight.

    Not sure whether to applaud their action, or to think of them as being nasty little gremlins.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    "Not sure whether to applaud their action, or to think of them as being nasty little gremlins."
    That sums it up - we moderns are the creatures with the two hearts beating in our chest - one for action, and the other one for reflection, as - - - Hegel put it (I, as a Heglian, love therefor "Torn and Frayed" form the aptly titled "Exile on Main Street".
    , @I, Libertine
    This, in my view, takes Trump's immigration policies to an absurd extreme.
  2. “Police officer Vijay Singh said”… Tee up the golf jokes.

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    I think the best VJ ever was MTV's Martha Quinn . . .:)

    https://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2013/07/02/martha-quinn-interview-mtv-vj-unplugged-adventures-mtv-first-wave/
    , @AnotherDad
    That's the 9th fairway right behind those trees. But it's a "restricted" club--"Members Only".
    , @Haxo Angmark
    Vijay Singh also said,

    "talking to a PGA official is like talking to a tree"

    that remark cost him quite a bit of money
  3. NEWS FLASH : After 20 years, Grace Hightower has repelled Robert de Niro. She is not a pygmy negrito but taller than he is. There are only so many times a man can yell out FUCK TRUMP! before a woman wants nothing more to do with him. The pygmy negritos know all about Robert de Niro.

  4. Good call! The missionary would have killed them all with his exotic pathogens.

    • Replies: @gate666
    missionaries are idiots.
    , @L Woods
    Indeed. The physical ailments would have been bad too.
  5. @Anonymous
    So, the north Sentinelese kill all aliens on sight.

    Not sure whether to applaud their action, or to think of them as being nasty little gremlins.

    “Not sure whether to applaud their action, or to think of them as being nasty little gremlins.”
    That sums it up – we moderns are the creatures with the two hearts beating in our chest – one for action, and the other one for reflection, as – – – Hegel put it (I, as a Heglian, love therefor “Torn and Frayed” form the aptly titled “Exile on Main Street“.

  6. I wonder what makes them so aggressive. You’d think an isolated tribe on an island would be pretty cooperative, but there must be at least two tribes with intermittent warfare to even have them understand the concept, no?

    • Replies: @william munny
    If they weren't so aggressive, they'd be extinct.

    I love that video. These people, like many of us, just want to be left alone. Take your damn coconuts or melons and fuck off, we are fine.
    , @DD

    I wonder what makes them so aggressive.
     
    I think you need to do your due diligence on the topic of "nature vs nurture." Doing so will help you to ask higher quality questions in the comments section.

    Starting here would be as good a place as any...

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-samuel-little-victims-20181120-story.html
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    Anyone not willing to fight for their own tiny tropical island, lost it a long time ago. The instinct is probably inborn, rather than requiring extensive cultural reinforcement (such as through periodic warfare, for example).
    , @rec1man
    Back in 1850, the british set up a penal colony in the Andamans ( like Devils Island ), during that process they genocided much of the native Negrito population and the survivors learned to distrust outsiders
    , @Bill Jones
    "You’d think an isolated tribe on an island would be pretty cooperative,"

    Who is this "you" of which you speak?
  7. It’s funny how this article contextualises the story as one of Indian persecution against Christians by ‘Hindu radicals’, as if the Sentinelese know what a Christian or Hindu is: https://www.persecution.org/2018/11/20/american-missionary-reportedly-murdered-hostile-tribe-india/

    • Replies: @gate666
    i wonder what does altright thinks about missionaries.
    , @Fred Boynton
    The Protestant cries out in pain as he strikes you.
  8. These midgets are armed and dangerous. The last people anyone should be proselytizing to.

  9. From his place amongst the gods, The Divine Dioclection approves!

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    Oops, Diocletianous! Bad spell checker, bad!
  10. but a Swiss man named George H.J. Weber organized an Internet campaign to leave the Sentinelese alone

    Perhaps Mr Weber could be persuaded to organize such a campaign for westerners who would like foreigners to leave their countries alone.

  11. @Redneck farmer
    From his place amongst the gods, The Divine Dioclection approves!

    Oops, Diocletianous! Bad spell checker, bad!

    • LOL: ic1000
  12. @Blubb
    I wonder what makes them so aggressive. You'd think an isolated tribe on an island would be pretty cooperative, but there must be at least two tribes with intermittent warfare to even have them understand the concept, no?

    If they weren’t so aggressive, they’d be extinct.

    I love that video. These people, like many of us, just want to be left alone. Take your damn coconuts or melons and fuck off, we are fine.

    • Disagree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    Good point, there were friendly primitive tribes, they don't exist anymore. The vicious ones are the only ones who have survived.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_Islands#M%C4%81ori_Settlement
    , @clyde

    I love that video. These people, like many of us, just want to be left alone. Take your damn coconuts or melons and fuck off, we are fine.
     
    This tribe has Gone Galt with a vengeance.
    , @black sea
    I think this point of view was expressed rather nicely in a Walter Hill film from 1981:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CSZxcmXfY

    Lots of people aren't that keen on being converted, or colonized, or modernized, or civilized.

    This guy knew that it was illegal to go among these people, but he did so anyway. I'm not happy that he got killed, but I'm not going to write off the people who killed him as "inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch."
  13. I find them utterly repulsive and couldn’t care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    • Troll: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @Beliavsky
    Why the hate? All they ask is to left alone on their island.
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    I find their stubborn insistence on just being let the hell alone a pleasant contrast to the millions of inbred, violent, low IQ American net consumers who insist on entangling net producers in their stupid, meaningless lives.
    , @jb
    I would be really sad if the North Sentinelese disappeared. It would be like the platypus or the coelacanth going extinct. Those may be obscure animals with absolutely no economic importance, but they are also extremely interesting for what they can tell us about evolution. The North Sentinelese are the closest thing we have to an undisturbed sample of the early out-of-Africa human expansion; how can you not find that interesting?

    At some point I think we will be able to study them closely without disturbing them by sending silent mini-drones to hide in the treetops and watch them. Fun! But if they die out -- or even if they are somehow successfully brought into modern society -- what do we gain? A worthless little island. I think it's fantastic that the Indian government is actually respecting their right to be left alone.
    , @rufus
    I mean have you even tried a pygmy negrito burrito ?

    - M. Boot
    , @e
    On the other hand, they ain't botherin' you. Didn't your momma and daddy tell you a great rule of life? "Don't go lookin' for trouble"?
    , @Whitey Whiteman III
    Filming them with drones then making up fake dialogue for a semi-reality show would be neat.
    , @Anonymous
    The fact that they want to be left alone with their turtles rather than resettled by Lutheran World Services in a purple state for a life of prepetual hand-outs and grievance studies scholarships for their kids is pretty cool.
    , @anon

    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn’t care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.
     
    There are obviously no Christian gentlemen on this website. These islanders are to be pitied, and protected from disease if possible. Just wanted to interject an opinion from the civilized world.
    , @Ed
    Your comment actually bolsters the argument of detractors of IQ or that its importance is determinant on culture.

    The goal of any group or living organisms is to survive and replicate itself. In this regard the Sentinelese have excelled where other indigenous groups have failed. They have held on to their little corner of the world for tens of thousands of years by violently protecting their land. Alternatively the majority of residents of London, the two thousand year center of the British Isles, aren’t native to the Isles. So who really is the smartest group among the two?

    , @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    These people have the right to be what they are. They're not bothering anybody.
  14. @william munny
    If they weren't so aggressive, they'd be extinct.

    I love that video. These people, like many of us, just want to be left alone. Take your damn coconuts or melons and fuck off, we are fine.

    Good point, there were friendly primitive tribes, they don’t exist anymore. The vicious ones are the only ones who have survived.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_Islands#M%C4%81ori_Settlement

  15. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    Why the hate? All they ask is to left alone on their island.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    And I’m free to be an armchair critic and say that I find them repulsive, just as I do other types of fauna, such as cockroaches. I am repulsed by their violence, stupidity, and ugly physical appearance and overall vulgarity. I am repulsed that they are so stupid as to kill a well-intentioned person who meant them no harm and would no doubt left them in peace.
  16. Let’s bomb these little bastards back to the Stone Age!

    You say they done are in the Stone Age?
    Well ………………………………………………… Never mind, I guess.

    • LOL: Cortes
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Let’s bomb these little bastards back to the Stone Age!

    You say they done are in the Stone Age?
    Well ………………………………………………… Never mind, I guess.
     
    Perhaps we can bomb them IN to the computer age.
  17. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    I find their stubborn insistence on just being let the hell alone a pleasant contrast to the millions of inbred, violent, low IQ American net consumers who insist on entangling net producers in their stupid, meaningless lives.

  18. … pygmy negritos …

    … and negritas.

  19. photos and coverage at UK Mail
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6413235/American-tourist-27-killed-protected-tribesmen-remote-island.html
    An American missionary was killed by arrows shot by protected tribesmen living on a remote Indian island after he arrived there in a bid to convert them to Christianity.

    John Allen Chau, 27, paid local fishermen to help him get to North Sentinel Island, one of the world’s most isolated regions in India’s Andaman islands.

    Chau took a boat ride with the fishermen before venturing alone in a canoe to North Sentinel Island, where the indigenous people live cut off completely from the outside world.

    As soon as he set foot on the island, which is home to the Sentinelese tribe and off-limits to visitors, Chau found himself facing a flurry of arrows, official sources said.

    • Replies: @Fred Boynton
    So to make the story even goofier, the Christian missionary is a hapa named John Allen Chau? lol
  20. @william munny
    If they weren't so aggressive, they'd be extinct.

    I love that video. These people, like many of us, just want to be left alone. Take your damn coconuts or melons and fuck off, we are fine.

    I love that video. These people, like many of us, just want to be left alone. Take your damn coconuts or melons and fuck off, we are fine.

    This tribe has Gone Galt with a vengeance.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    While I don’t doubt that they have all read “Atlas Shrugged”, you can’t really describe them as having “gone Galt”, as no society was ever depending on them for anything. Going Galt would be if, for example, all of the world’s doctors and surgeons decided to move to an uninhabited island and run around in their Speedos while living off the land.
  21. Now that is what I call border control.

  22. Jonathan Small, the antagonist in the second Sherlock Holmes novel, The Sign of the Four, has an Andaman pygmy accomplice who murders one character with a poison dart and tries to kill Holmes and Watson with darts as well. The facts about the Andaman islanders that Holmes rattles off sound fascinatingly similar to the information in this post:

    [Holmes is reading from a “gazetteer”]—Ah, here we are. ‘The aborigines of the Andaman Islands may perhaps claim the distinction of being the smallest race upon this earth, though some anthropologists prefer the Bushmen of Africa, the Digger Indians of America, and the Terra del Fuegians. The average height is rather below four feet, although many full-grown adults may be found who are very much smaller than this. They are a fierce, morose, and intractable people, though capable of forming most devoted friendships when their confidence has once been gained.’ Mark that, Watson. Now, then, listen to this. ‘They are naturally hideous, having large, misshapen heads, small, fierce eyes, and distorted features. Their feet and hands, however, are remarkably small. So intractable and fierce are they that all the efforts of the British official have failed to win them over in any degree. They have always been a terror to shipwrecked crews, braining the survivors with their stone-headed clubs, or shooting them with their poisoned arrows. These massacres are invariably concluded by a cannibal feast.’ Nice, amiable people, Watson! If this fellow had been left to his own unaided devices this affair might have taken an even more ghastly turn. I fancy that, even as it is, Jonathan Small would give a good deal not to have employed him.”

  23. The island may be under the protection of India, but what is its legal status? Do the Indian police have any jurisdiction there? Carrying out an investigation amongst people who don’t share a common language, let alone a civilisation, could be quite challenging.

    • Replies: @Kevin O'Keeffe

    The island may be under the protection of India, but what is its legal status?
     
    Legally, it's part of India. India treats it as a de facto independent country, but that is a simple matter of policy they can change at will.
    , @PiltdownMan

    The island may be under the protection of India, but what is its legal status? Do the Indian police have any jurisdiction there? Carrying out an investigation amongst people who don’t share a common language, let alone a civilisation, could be quite challenging.
     
    The Constitution of India and subsequent legislation recognizes these people as citizens of India and provides special safeguards for tribal peoples. In particular, India law recognizes that tribal societies precede the nation state, and have rights, laws and customs that exist outside of the nation state.

    It appears that the Indian government's legal situation is that it is constitutionally bound to help protect the culture of tribes. Hence the exclusion zone for the North Sentinelese.

    It seems pretty clear what the position under North Sentinelese law is.
  24. @BB753
    Good call! The missionary would have killed them all with his exotic pathogens.

    missionaries are idiots.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag. Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering. Why would they be idiots, but these inbred, low-IQ primitives, who would put you in a pot and cook and eat you without a thought, are to be admired as noble savages?
    , @republic
    https://qz.com/africa/1088489/africas-reverse-missionaries-are-trying-to-bring-christianity-back-to-the-united-kingdom/

    Seems that Christianity is dying out in the UK, so where the British used to send missionaries to Africa, now Africa is sending missionaries to the UK, called reverse missionaries.
  25. @TelfoedJohn
    It's funny how this article contextualises the story as one of Indian persecution against Christians by 'Hindu radicals', as if the Sentinelese know what a Christian or Hindu is: https://www.persecution.org/2018/11/20/american-missionary-reportedly-murdered-hostile-tribe-india/

    i wonder what does altright thinks about missionaries.

    • Replies: @M.A
    We're agin' it.
  26. A Stone Age tribe defends their borders while the most expensive army on the planet twiddles it’s thumbs.

    • Agree: Charles Pewitt, L Woods
    • Replies: @Corn
    The Sentinelese do not have antibiotics, advanced mathematics, internal combustion engines, firearms or an alphabet probably. But they do have a will to survive as their own tribe. They’re ahead of the West right now.
  27. After the 2004 tsunami, a helicopter was sent over the island to see if the natives needed rescuing. Stone Age warriors rushed out and shot arrows at the hovering helicopter.

    Siberian Tiger Climbs Tree In An Attempt To Attack Helicopter

    Helicopters can be rather annoying to men and beasts alike.

    How Fast Can You Climb A Tree?

    Not As Fast As A Tiger!

  28. @South Texas Guy
    "Police officer Vijay Singh said"... Tee up the golf jokes.
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I think the best VJ ever was MTV’s Martha Quinn . . .:)
     
    She was indeed cute, and still is. I wish she was DJing on Sirius's 80s on 8 instead of Nina Blackwood. Blackwood had a sexy voice back in the 80s, but I find her current raspy, emphysematic duck-voice hard to take.
  29. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    I would be really sad if the North Sentinelese disappeared. It would be like the platypus or the coelacanth going extinct. Those may be obscure animals with absolutely no economic importance, but they are also extremely interesting for what they can tell us about evolution. The North Sentinelese are the closest thing we have to an undisturbed sample of the early out-of-Africa human expansion; how can you not find that interesting?

    At some point I think we will be able to study them closely without disturbing them by sending silent mini-drones to hide in the treetops and watch them. Fun! But if they die out — or even if they are somehow successfully brought into modern society — what do we gain? A worthless little island. I think it’s fantastic that the Indian government is actually respecting their right to be left alone.

    • Replies: @BB753
    We should send in the military in hazmat suits to forcefully retrieve DNA samples, and then leave them undisturbed.
  30. The real story is that Black Twitter is praising the killing.

  31. Can we borrow some of them and station them on the Mexican border? I’d even throw in a few AR-15s for them to bring back home.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  32. A similar story led to the death and consumption of Michael Rockefeller by a tribe that had been defending its territory for 40,000 years…All of humanity used to be like this, most likely.

  33. No open borders. They must be raycists.

  34. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    I mean have you even tried a pygmy negrito burrito ?

    – M. Boot

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    I mean have you even tried a pygmy negrito burrito ?
    - M. Boot
     
    Beer-spewing funny!
  35. Jehovah’s Witnesses must be hoping these folks don’t spawn imitators.

  36. @Anonymous
    So, the north Sentinelese kill all aliens on sight.

    Not sure whether to applaud their action, or to think of them as being nasty little gremlins.

    This, in my view, takes Trump’s immigration policies to an absurd extreme.

  37. @william munny
    If they weren't so aggressive, they'd be extinct.

    I love that video. These people, like many of us, just want to be left alone. Take your damn coconuts or melons and fuck off, we are fine.

    I think this point of view was expressed rather nicely in a Walter Hill film from 1981:

    Lots of people aren’t that keen on being converted, or colonized, or modernized, or civilized.

    This guy knew that it was illegal to go among these people, but he did so anyway. I’m not happy that he got killed, but I’m not going to write off the people who killed him as “inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch.”

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    I suppose you have a point. They are a small group of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans who have every right to continue living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and eat on their little island...as long as they stay there and don’t expect anything from anyone from the outside world. I personally lament the birds, turtles, and fish they catch and eat many times more than I ever would the loss of these crude, ugly, stupid humans.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    Cajun country. Southern Louisiana is an interesting place, especially in winter time.
    , @R Rover
    I loved the plot of that movie. The character exchanges left something to be desired occasionally.

    A perfect example is the clip you provided. If I knew my party was being picked off by pissed-off Cajuns, and I had the body of one at my feet, I think the last thing that would come to mind is to talk trash to the one angry Cajun giving me a very limited opportunity to get out of there with my ass. A rational human being just don't do that kind of thing, when the stakes are his mortal ass.

    Quiet gratitude, with a sense of physical urgency would be the normal response.

    "I can see you're right. Thank you. Sorry to take up your time. I'll be running along, now, and I'm never coming back. Thank you."

    R Rover walks with purpose for about 50 feet, occasionally dropping any unnecessary baggage, starts running.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Lots of people aren’t that keen on being converted, or colonized, or modernized, or civilized.
     
    Yep, that's my position exactly.
  38. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    On the other hand, they ain’t botherin’ you. Didn’t your momma and daddy tell you a great rule of life? “Don’t go lookin’ for trouble”?

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Didn’t your momma and daddy tell you a great rule of life? “Don’t go lookin’ for trouble”?
     
    Otherwise known as, "Mind your own business."
    , @TTSSYF
    Steve posted the article, not I, and allows comments. I expressed my opinion, which is that I think they are repulsive, inbred, extremely low-IQ, and violent, and that I lament the loss of the beautiful birds, turtles, and fish that these vulgar creatures kill and eat more than I ever would their disappearance from the planet. So since it’s my opinion, I’ll continue to express it unless whimmed by Steve, particularly as I never intend to visit their island or disrupt their idyllic and charming lives.
  39. Fill Zardoz with crossbows and this:
    “For aliens. Try not to miss.
    To remain what you are,
    Keep invaders afar.
    Best wishes from all of the Swiss.”

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Eustace Tilley (not):

    "The Swiss are well armed and very free."

    Niccolo Machiavelli
  40. @BB753
    Good call! The missionary would have killed them all with his exotic pathogens.

    Indeed. The physical ailments would have been bad too.

    • Replies: @BB753
    Not to mention eating "long pig" has bad side effects. (I'm just assuming the Andamanese are cannibals. If they're not, my apologies).
  41. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    Filming them with drones then making up fake dialogue for a semi-reality show would be neat.

  42. @Blubb
    I wonder what makes them so aggressive. You'd think an isolated tribe on an island would be pretty cooperative, but there must be at least two tribes with intermittent warfare to even have them understand the concept, no?

    I wonder what makes them so aggressive.

    I think you need to do your due diligence on the topic of “nature vs nurture.” Doing so will help you to ask higher quality questions in the comments section.

    Starting here would be as good a place as any…

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-samuel-little-victims-20181120-story.html

  43. @black sea
    I think this point of view was expressed rather nicely in a Walter Hill film from 1981:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CSZxcmXfY

    Lots of people aren't that keen on being converted, or colonized, or modernized, or civilized.

    This guy knew that it was illegal to go among these people, but he did so anyway. I'm not happy that he got killed, but I'm not going to write off the people who killed him as "inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch."

    I suppose you have a point. They are a small group of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans who have every right to continue living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and eat on their little island…as long as they stay there and don’t expect anything from anyone from the outside world. I personally lament the birds, turtles, and fish they catch and eat many times more than I ever would the loss of these crude, ugly, stupid humans.

    • Replies: @R Rover

    "I personally lament the birds, turtles, and fish they catch and eat many times more than I ever would the loss of these crude, ugly, stupid humans."
     
    Not to be contrarian, but if you wander to many windmills in this country, in one month you'll see a pile of dead raptors in numbers that would dwarf what those primitive savages could spear in a year.

    Also, if you read more carefully, they don't know how to fish, rather they pick up dead fish off the beach, should they happen upon one.

    Indeed, the development of that land would obviously kill off far more birds, fish, and fauna than the stone-age wretches you despise.

    In closing, try to be nicer. Your ancestors were stone-chucking barbarians too. What's the trouble of letting them have one little island? You still get to have your apartment. Besides, one of them could be your relative.

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    "I personally lament the birds, turtles, and fish they catch and eat many times more than I ever would the loss of these crude, ugly, stupid humans."

    But they won't denude the sea of fish and turtles, or the sky of birds, because they haven't got guns and industrial trawlers as we have. They live a more sustainable existence than we do.

    And also these people are us, us maybe ten, twenty, forty, a hundred thousand years back.

    (I generally think well of missionaries, but I think best of those who work among the millions of heathens close to home, where the heathen is often wealthier than they are, and Christians struggle against powerful and wealthy enemies, some of them very old ones. I think least well of those who preach the Gospel from a position of relative wealth and power to some of the poorest and most powerless people on Earth. Why work in Uganda or Tanzania when there are benighted infidels on your doorstep? It's not like 100 years ago, when Britain and the US were overwhelmingly Christian, and you HAD to sail the seas to find the unenlightened. These days the governments of both countries delight in importing them!)
  44. @South Texas Guy
    "Police officer Vijay Singh said"... Tee up the golf jokes.

    That’s the 9th fairway right behind those trees. But it’s a “restricted” club–“Members Only”.

  45. @e
    On the other hand, they ain't botherin' you. Didn't your momma and daddy tell you a great rule of life? "Don't go lookin' for trouble"?

    Didn’t your momma and daddy tell you a great rule of life? “Don’t go lookin’ for trouble”?

    Otherwise known as, “Mind your own business.”

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    But isn't that the whole point of White missionaries, to NOT MYOB?"

    Like this local Indiana White missionary, who got terminated by Africans last month:

    "An American missionary died Tuesday after being shot in the head amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers in northwestern Cameroon, the director of the regional hospital said.

    "Charles Trumann Wesco, a missionary from the U.S. state of Indiana who had been in the region for two weeks, was rushed to the hospital in Bamenda after he was gravely wounded while in his car, hospital director Kingue Thomson Njie said.

    "We're shocked and grieving at what's occurred."

    "The missionary's brother is Indiana state Rep. Tim Wesco[...]"

    https://www.voanews.com/a/us-baptist-missionary-from-indiana-killed-in-cameroon-/4635898.html

    Dude took his wife and EIGHT kids to Darkest Africa, and got killed after 12 days there.
  46. @e
    On the other hand, they ain't botherin' you. Didn't your momma and daddy tell you a great rule of life? "Don't go lookin' for trouble"?

    Steve posted the article, not I, and allows comments. I expressed my opinion, which is that I think they are repulsive, inbred, extremely low-IQ, and violent, and that I lament the loss of the beautiful birds, turtles, and fish that these vulgar creatures kill and eat more than I ever would their disappearance from the planet. So since it’s my opinion, I’ll continue to express it unless whimmed by Steve, particularly as I never intend to visit their island or disrupt their idyllic and charming lives.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
    Enjoy that "beautiful bird" tomorrow. Ever try turtle soup? A delicacy. Your seeming hypocrisy could end with you being on your neighbors menu.
    , @Jon Halpenny
    The Sentilelese are actually living in harmony with nature. It's unlikely they are depleting their environment or causing extinctions.
  47. @Jim Don Bob

    Didn’t your momma and daddy tell you a great rule of life? “Don’t go lookin’ for trouble”?
     
    Otherwise known as, "Mind your own business."

    But isn’t that the whole point of White missionaries, to NOT MYOB?”

    Like this local Indiana White missionary, who got terminated by Africans last month:

    “An American missionary died Tuesday after being shot in the head amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers in northwestern Cameroon, the director of the regional hospital said.

    “Charles Trumann Wesco, a missionary from the U.S. state of Indiana who had been in the region for two weeks, was rushed to the hospital in Bamenda after he was gravely wounded while in his car, hospital director Kingue Thomson Njie said.

    “We’re shocked and grieving at what’s occurred.”

    “The missionary’s brother is Indiana state Rep. Tim Wesco[…]”

    https://www.voanews.com/a/us-baptist-missionary-from-indiana-killed-in-cameroon-/4635898.html

    Dude took his wife and EIGHT kids to Darkest Africa, and got killed after 12 days there.

  48. Maybe he was going to the island to recruit some potential Broward County voters. Brenda Snipes could be their queen.

    • LOL: jim jones
  49. If they had greeted the missionary peacefully, the whole tribe would be living in a Houston suburb by now, baptized with hand-me-down Nike shirts and welfare benefits.

  50. @TelfoedJohn
    It's funny how this article contextualises the story as one of Indian persecution against Christians by 'Hindu radicals', as if the Sentinelese know what a Christian or Hindu is: https://www.persecution.org/2018/11/20/american-missionary-reportedly-murdered-hostile-tribe-india/

    The Protestant cries out in pain as he strikes you.

    • LOL: TelfoedJohn
  51. @Blubb
    I wonder what makes them so aggressive. You'd think an isolated tribe on an island would be pretty cooperative, but there must be at least two tribes with intermittent warfare to even have them understand the concept, no?

    Anyone not willing to fight for their own tiny tropical island, lost it a long time ago. The instinct is probably inborn, rather than requiring extensive cultural reinforcement (such as through periodic warfare, for example).

    • Replies: @Jack Highlands
    Interesting take - the North Sentinelese may be pre-selected for extreme violence by virtue of the fact that they still exist at all. And even their island almost got turned into a plantation.

    I was surprised at the benevolence of the Indian government. A little less so when I read a Swiss was the key influencer.

  52. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    The fact that they want to be left alone with their turtles rather than resettled by Lutheran World Services in a purple state for a life of prepetual hand-outs and grievance studies scholarships for their kids is pretty cool.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    The fact that they want to be left alone with their turtles rather than resettled by Lutheran World Services in a purple state for a life of prepetual hand-outs and grievance studies scholarships for their kids is pretty cool.
     
    They don't know what they don't know. It's not an informed choice.
    , @Neil Templeton
    I'm going to fuckin' sue them. If they can have their own island, so can I.
  53. @Henry's Cat
    The island may be under the protection of India, but what is its legal status? Do the Indian police have any jurisdiction there? Carrying out an investigation amongst people who don't share a common language, let alone a civilisation, could be quite challenging.

    The island may be under the protection of India, but what is its legal status?

    Legally, it’s part of India. India treats it as a de facto independent country, but that is a simple matter of policy they can change at will.

  54. @clyde
    photos and coverage at UK Mail
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6413235/American-tourist-27-killed-protected-tribesmen-remote-island.html
    An American missionary was killed by arrows shot by protected tribesmen living on a remote Indian island after he arrived there in a bid to convert them to Christianity.

    John Allen Chau, 27, paid local fishermen to help him get to North Sentinel Island, one of the world's most isolated regions in India's Andaman islands.

    Chau took a boat ride with the fishermen before venturing alone in a canoe to North Sentinel Island, where the indigenous people live cut off completely from the outside world.

    As soon as he set foot on the island, which is home to the Sentinelese tribe and off-limits to visitors, Chau found himself facing a flurry of arrows, official sources said.

    So to make the story even goofier, the Christian missionary is a hapa named John Allen Chau? lol

    • Replies: @Clyde
    Sure looks hapa to me plus obviously the last name. I think he was half high on life, half high on Jesus that gave him delusions of grandeur and invincibility. Plus half nuts with a death wish for martyrdom. Give him credit for being a very hard worker in the US as an EMT where he would save up money to see the world and proselytize. In photos he looks very healthy and strong to me but his mind was off kilter.
  55. No obesity there. Open it until as a fat farm.

  56. @gate666
    i wonder what does altright thinks about missionaries.

    We’re agin’ it.

  57. Those guys are great. If you had beach property like that, you would feel the same way they do about interlopers.

  58. They could definitely use some skilled immigration from India.

  59. a Daily Mail commenter suggests: “Can we employ them as border guards”.

    Sounds like a great idea to me. They’re efficient, likely extremely cheap, and if some local celeb gets the notion of starting a support campaign to bring their families over, there are only 50 of them tops anyway…

    • Replies: @jim jones
    The UK has plenty of Ghurkas it could use as border guards if it really wanted to. One of them runs a burger stand in my local town.
  60. ” … pygmy negritos … ”

    Great band name.

  61. Sentinelese have not lost their instincts for self-preservation. Only people from highly evolved cultures have that problem.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Sentinelese have not lost their instincts for self-preservation. Only people from highly evolved cultures have that problem.
     
    The people from highly evolved cultures are being oppressed, coerced.
  62. @black sea
    I think this point of view was expressed rather nicely in a Walter Hill film from 1981:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CSZxcmXfY

    Lots of people aren't that keen on being converted, or colonized, or modernized, or civilized.

    This guy knew that it was illegal to go among these people, but he did so anyway. I'm not happy that he got killed, but I'm not going to write off the people who killed him as "inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch."

    Cajun country. Southern Louisiana is an interesting place, especially in winter time.

  63. @Beliavsky
    Why the hate? All they ask is to left alone on their island.

    And I’m free to be an armchair critic and say that I find them repulsive, just as I do other types of fauna, such as cockroaches. I am repulsed by their violence, stupidity, and ugly physical appearance and overall vulgarity. I am repulsed that they are so stupid as to kill a well-intentioned person who meant them no harm and would no doubt left them in peace.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    But what about the well-intentioned person's germs?
    , @Jack Highlands
    The road to hell is thronged by well-intentioned missionaries.
    , @Mr. Anon

    I am repulsed that they are so stupid as to kill a well-intentioned person who meant them no harm and would no doubt left them in peace.
     
    How are they supposed to know that? For all they know "Jesus loves you!" might sound like "Kneel slaves - I will kill and eat all of you!". They are primitive, backward people. Maybe we should just leave them alone and study them unobtrusively. What would be gained by trying to civilize them and integrate them into the modern world? Likely as not they would all just die from disease or alcoholism. You wouldn't be saving them; you'd just be causing them to die out faster than they (probably) already will.
  64. • Replies: @republic
    from that article:

    The anthropologists now practise the traditional Sentinelese greeting, which is to sit in a friend's lap and slap your right buttock vigorously.
  65. @Blubb
    I wonder what makes them so aggressive. You'd think an isolated tribe on an island would be pretty cooperative, but there must be at least two tribes with intermittent warfare to even have them understand the concept, no?

    Back in 1850, the british set up a penal colony in the Andamans ( like Devils Island ), during that process they genocided much of the native Negrito population and the survivors learned to distrust outsiders

    • Replies: @Jack Highlands
    But the North Sentinelese know nothing of that event, nor of any other genocide. Their protective violence is innate. Which is why I like Kevin O'Keeffe's take.
  66. @TTSSYF
    I suppose you have a point. They are a small group of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans who have every right to continue living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and eat on their little island...as long as they stay there and don’t expect anything from anyone from the outside world. I personally lament the birds, turtles, and fish they catch and eat many times more than I ever would the loss of these crude, ugly, stupid humans.

    “I personally lament the birds, turtles, and fish they catch and eat many times more than I ever would the loss of these crude, ugly, stupid humans.”

    Not to be contrarian, but if you wander to many windmills in this country, in one month you’ll see a pile of dead raptors in numbers that would dwarf what those primitive savages could spear in a year.

    Also, if you read more carefully, they don’t know how to fish, rather they pick up dead fish off the beach, should they happen upon one.

    Indeed, the development of that land would obviously kill off far more birds, fish, and fauna than the stone-age wretches you despise.

    In closing, try to be nicer. Your ancestors were stone-chucking barbarians too. What’s the trouble of letting them have one little island? You still get to have your apartment. Besides, one of them could be your relative.

    • Troll: TTSSYF
  67. @black sea
    I think this point of view was expressed rather nicely in a Walter Hill film from 1981:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CSZxcmXfY

    Lots of people aren't that keen on being converted, or colonized, or modernized, or civilized.

    This guy knew that it was illegal to go among these people, but he did so anyway. I'm not happy that he got killed, but I'm not going to write off the people who killed him as "inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch."

    I loved the plot of that movie. The character exchanges left something to be desired occasionally.

    A perfect example is the clip you provided. If I knew my party was being picked off by pissed-off Cajuns, and I had the body of one at my feet, I think the last thing that would come to mind is to talk trash to the one angry Cajun giving me a very limited opportunity to get out of there with my ass. A rational human being just don’t do that kind of thing, when the stakes are his mortal ass.

    Quiet gratitude, with a sense of physical urgency would be the normal response.

    “I can see you’re right. Thank you. Sorry to take up your time. I’ll be running along, now, and I’m never coming back. Thank you.”

    R Rover walks with purpose for about 50 feet, occasionally dropping any unnecessary baggage, starts running.

  68. @gate666
    missionaries are idiots.

    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag. Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering. Why would they be idiots, but these inbred, low-IQ primitives, who would put you in a pot and cook and eat you without a thought, are to be admired as noble savages?

    • Replies: @Ed
    I suppose they would but the only way that could happened if I left my comfortable home in the US, flew thousands of miles to India. Then traveled thousands of miles more to a remote corner of India, paid fisherman to sail me to the Andaman Islands.

    Again who are the idiots or low IQ people in this scenario. The negritos or the ones determined to spread the word of God to them?
    , @Art Deco
    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag.

    No, you've stumbled onto boards inhabited by people who admire the Alec Baldwin character in Glengarry Glen Ross.
    , @anonymous

    Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering

     

    Enlighten? Alleviate suffering? Lol!

    How can those unseeing pagan polytheists enlighten others when they themselves are destined for the ultimate suffering?!
    , @Anon
    How is it anti-white to sympathize with the Sentinel Islanders in their very natural concern over the Yellow Peril?

    It seems we could put this shared problem into the mouth of Virgil: Timeo Sinas et dona ferrentes.

  69. anon[246] • Disclaimer says:
    @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn’t care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    There are obviously no Christian gentlemen on this website. These islanders are to be pitied, and protected from disease if possible. Just wanted to interject an opinion from the civilized world.

  70. @clyde

    I love that video. These people, like many of us, just want to be left alone. Take your damn coconuts or melons and fuck off, we are fine.
     
    This tribe has Gone Galt with a vengeance.

    While I don’t doubt that they have all read “Atlas Shrugged”, you can’t really describe them as having “gone Galt”, as no society was ever depending on them for anything. Going Galt would be if, for example, all of the world’s doctors and surgeons decided to move to an uninhabited island and run around in their Speedos while living off the land.

  71. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    Your comment actually bolsters the argument of detractors of IQ or that its importance is determinant on culture.

    The goal of any group or living organisms is to survive and replicate itself. In this regard the Sentinelese have excelled where other indigenous groups have failed. They have held on to their little corner of the world for tens of thousands of years by violently protecting their land. Alternatively the majority of residents of London, the two thousand year center of the British Isles, aren’t native to the Isles. So who really is the smartest group among the two?

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  72. @TTSSYF
    I suppose you have a point. They are a small group of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans who have every right to continue living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and eat on their little island...as long as they stay there and don’t expect anything from anyone from the outside world. I personally lament the birds, turtles, and fish they catch and eat many times more than I ever would the loss of these crude, ugly, stupid humans.

    “I personally lament the birds, turtles, and fish they catch and eat many times more than I ever would the loss of these crude, ugly, stupid humans.”

    But they won’t denude the sea of fish and turtles, or the sky of birds, because they haven’t got guns and industrial trawlers as we have. They live a more sustainable existence than we do.

    And also these people are us, us maybe ten, twenty, forty, a hundred thousand years back.

    (I generally think well of missionaries, but I think best of those who work among the millions of heathens close to home, where the heathen is often wealthier than they are, and Christians struggle against powerful and wealthy enemies, some of them very old ones. I think least well of those who preach the Gospel from a position of relative wealth and power to some of the poorest and most powerless people on Earth. Why work in Uganda or Tanzania when there are benighted infidels on your doorstep? It’s not like 100 years ago, when Britain and the US were overwhelmingly Christian, and you HAD to sail the seas to find the unenlightened. These days the governments of both countries delight in importing them!)

  73. @TTSSYF
    Steve posted the article, not I, and allows comments. I expressed my opinion, which is that I think they are repulsive, inbred, extremely low-IQ, and violent, and that I lament the loss of the beautiful birds, turtles, and fish that these vulgar creatures kill and eat more than I ever would their disappearance from the planet. So since it’s my opinion, I’ll continue to express it unless whimmed by Steve, particularly as I never intend to visit their island or disrupt their idyllic and charming lives.

    Enjoy that “beautiful bird” tomorrow. Ever try turtle soup? A delicacy. Your seeming hypocrisy could end with you being on your neighbors menu.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    Likewise yours, if you are unfortunate to land upon their island.
  74. @TTSSYF
    I find them utterly repulsive and couldn't care less if they disappear. What is being preserved? A small number of inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch and of which there are already too many scattered throughout the globe.

    These people have the right to be what they are. They’re not bothering anybody.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    I’m merely expressing my opinion. Why does that bother you so much?
  75. @Dtbb
    Enjoy that "beautiful bird" tomorrow. Ever try turtle soup? A delicacy. Your seeming hypocrisy could end with you being on your neighbors menu.

    Likewise yours, if you are unfortunate to land upon their island.

  76. @TTSSYF
    And I’m free to be an armchair critic and say that I find them repulsive, just as I do other types of fauna, such as cockroaches. I am repulsed by their violence, stupidity, and ugly physical appearance and overall vulgarity. I am repulsed that they are so stupid as to kill a well-intentioned person who meant them no harm and would no doubt left them in peace.

    But what about the well-intentioned person’s germs?

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    That’s a possibility, of course, but I don’t think that’s why they murder any stranger who comes ashore.

    And what about AIDS, Asian flu, or, lately, TB that have been brought to our shores?

    , @Mr. Anon

    But what about the well-intentioned person’s germs?
     
    Maybe the Sentinelese didn't always used to be that way. Perhaps their extreme xenophobia is the result of some old folk wisdom from a time when some shipwrecked sailor washed ashore and ended up wiping out a large fraction of them with whatever pathogens he might have carried.
  77. @Eustace Tilley (not)
    Fill Zardoz with crossbows and this:
    "For aliens. Try not to miss.
    To remain what you are,
    Keep invaders afar.
    Best wishes from all of the Swiss."

    Eustace Tilley (not):

    “The Swiss are well armed and very free.”

    Niccolo Machiavelli

  78. We must move these savages out of the jungle and into the ghetto as soon as possible. It’s the least we can do for these poor devils.

  79. @Steve Sailer
    But what about the well-intentioned person's germs?

    That’s a possibility, of course, but I don’t think that’s why they murder any stranger who comes ashore.

    And what about AIDS, Asian flu, or, lately, TB that have been brought to our shores?

  80. @Blubb
    I wonder what makes them so aggressive. You'd think an isolated tribe on an island would be pretty cooperative, but there must be at least two tribes with intermittent warfare to even have them understand the concept, no?

    “You’d think an isolated tribe on an island would be pretty cooperative,”

    Who is this “you” of which you speak?

    • LOL: trelane
  81. @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    These people have the right to be what they are. They're not bothering anybody.

    I’m merely expressing my opinion. Why does that bother you so much?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I’m merely expressing my opinion. Why does that bother you so much?
     
    And we are expressing ours. You're an ass.
  82. @South Texas Guy
    "Police officer Vijay Singh said"... Tee up the golf jokes.

    Vijay Singh also said,

    “talking to a PGA official is like talking to a tree”

    that remark cost him quite a bit of money

  83. @Kevin O'Keeffe
    Anyone not willing to fight for their own tiny tropical island, lost it a long time ago. The instinct is probably inborn, rather than requiring extensive cultural reinforcement (such as through periodic warfare, for example).

    Interesting take – the North Sentinelese may be pre-selected for extreme violence by virtue of the fact that they still exist at all. And even their island almost got turned into a plantation.

    I was surprised at the benevolence of the Indian government. A little less so when I read a Swiss was the key influencer.

  84. and just as an historical aside,

    the Andaman Islands were seized and occupied by the Japanese in 1942;

    I wonder if they encountered these ferocious pygmy negritos?

    I bet they did, and were firmly repulsed.

    in 1944 the Japs used a heavy cruiser…I forget which…to evacuate their troops from the Andamans…

    which, stuffed with soldiers, was then attacked, torpedoed and sunk by several Brit destroyers,

    so the area has seen many tragedies

  85. @rec1man
    Back in 1850, the british set up a penal colony in the Andamans ( like Devils Island ), during that process they genocided much of the native Negrito population and the survivors learned to distrust outsiders

    But the North Sentinelese know nothing of that event, nor of any other genocide. Their protective violence is innate. Which is why I like Kevin O’Keeffe’s take.

  86. @TTSSYF
    And I’m free to be an armchair critic and say that I find them repulsive, just as I do other types of fauna, such as cockroaches. I am repulsed by their violence, stupidity, and ugly physical appearance and overall vulgarity. I am repulsed that they are so stupid as to kill a well-intentioned person who meant them no harm and would no doubt left them in peace.

    The road to hell is thronged by well-intentioned missionaries.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    Oh, give me a break. I’d rather live with 400 missionaries or 400 Brits on a desert island than 400 North Sentinelese any day... and so would you, if you were honest.
  87. Here’s video of a Sentinelese reaction to being given free coconuts (not safe for work, school or your living room):

  88. @Jack Highlands
    The road to hell is thronged by well-intentioned missionaries.

    Oh, give me a break. I’d rather live with 400 missionaries or 400 Brits on a desert island than 400 North Sentinelese any day… and so would you, if you were honest.

  89. @Thea
    A Stone Age tribe defends their borders while the most expensive army on the planet twiddles it’s thumbs.

    The Sentinelese do not have antibiotics, advanced mathematics, internal combustion engines, firearms or an alphabet probably. But they do have a will to survive as their own tribe. They’re ahead of the West right now.

  90. I wonder if this island had anything to do with Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel?”

  91. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    The fact that they want to be left alone with their turtles rather than resettled by Lutheran World Services in a purple state for a life of prepetual hand-outs and grievance studies scholarships for their kids is pretty cool.

    The fact that they want to be left alone with their turtles rather than resettled by Lutheran World Services in a purple state for a life of prepetual hand-outs and grievance studies scholarships for their kids is pretty cool.

    They don’t know what they don’t know. It’s not an informed choice.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    But they may know that what we know about what they don't know is that every step "forward" into our world is a kneecap for the pygmy negritos.
  92. @anon
    Sentinelese have not lost their instincts for self-preservation. Only people from highly evolved cultures have that problem.

    Sentinelese have not lost their instincts for self-preservation. Only people from highly evolved cultures have that problem.

    The people from highly evolved cultures are being oppressed, coerced.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  93. An expert from Survival International was on public radio today. (Yes, there are experts in this field.) They are all over this story.

    She said the number of known isolated tribes has gone from 60 to over 100 in the last couple decades. She also said that we must respect their desire to stay isolated. Does anyone here disagree?

    https://www.survivalinternational.org/
    https://www.survivalinternational.org/news

    I love this statement, and wish more NGOs would post it:

    “We refuse government money: We depend on you”

    • Replies: @anon

    She said the number of known isolated tribes has gone from 60 to over 100 in the last couple decades. She also said that we must respect their desire to stay isolated. Does anyone here disagree?
     
    That's an interesting question. I wouldn't approach it from a modern standpoint of human rights, freedom, leave them alone, etc.
    They are historically and evolutionarily behind the times. They are not really capable of defending their land against modern people, the dead missionary not withstanding. A modern army that wanted to take the place could certainly do so.
    My starting rule would be, it's not my land and none of my business. For that reason I would leave them alone.
    But, if the island is off my shore it inevitably becomes my business, and I wouldn't feel any duty to keep hands off just because they are weaker than me.
    I would however feel a duty not to murder or otherwise annihilate them.
    What I "would do" about them would be a compromise between my practical needs and my moral restraint dealing with lesser peoples.
    Maybe the Indian government is doing a pretty good job of that now.
  94. Read the guy’s letter (or as much handwriting as you can muster on a handheld).

    I like this guy. Right or wrong (on any front), I mourn his death and wish his family consolation.

    moshe

  95. Read the guy’s letter (or as much handwriting as you can muster on a handheld).

    I like this guy. Right or wrong (on any front), I mourn his death and wish his family consolation.

    moshe

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6415649/Christian-missionarys-letter-family-killed.html

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Agreed. It sounds like he was a good Christian man who took his religious beliefs, and obligations, very seriously. His death was a waste.
  96. @TTSSYF
    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag. Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering. Why would they be idiots, but these inbred, low-IQ primitives, who would put you in a pot and cook and eat you without a thought, are to be admired as noble savages?

    I suppose they would but the only way that could happened if I left my comfortable home in the US, flew thousands of miles to India. Then traveled thousands of miles more to a remote corner of India, paid fisherman to sail me to the Andaman Islands.

    Again who are the idiots or low IQ people in this scenario. The negritos or the ones determined to spread the word of God to them?

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    The inbred, extremely low-IQ North Sentinelese.

    I believe, as Socrates did, that the unexamined life is not worth living.

  97. @rufus
    I mean have you even tried a pygmy negrito burrito ?

    - M. Boot

    I mean have you even tried a pygmy negrito burrito ?
    – M. Boot

    Beer-spewing funny!

  98. @black sea
    I think this point of view was expressed rather nicely in a Walter Hill film from 1981:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CSZxcmXfY

    Lots of people aren't that keen on being converted, or colonized, or modernized, or civilized.

    This guy knew that it was illegal to go among these people, but he did so anyway. I'm not happy that he got killed, but I'm not going to write off the people who killed him as "inbred, extremely low-IQ, violent humans living lives of no more significance than the fish they catch."

    Lots of people aren’t that keen on being converted, or colonized, or modernized, or civilized.

    Yep, that’s my position exactly.

  99. @Anonymous
    The fact that they want to be left alone with their turtles rather than resettled by Lutheran World Services in a purple state for a life of prepetual hand-outs and grievance studies scholarships for their kids is pretty cool.

    I’m going to fuckin’ sue them. If they can have their own island, so can I.

  100. @Anonymous

    The fact that they want to be left alone with their turtles rather than resettled by Lutheran World Services in a purple state for a life of prepetual hand-outs and grievance studies scholarships for their kids is pretty cool.
     
    They don't know what they don't know. It's not an informed choice.

    But they may know that what we know about what they don’t know is that every step “forward” into our world is a kneecap for the pygmy negritos.

  101. anon[342] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    An expert from Survival International was on public radio today. (Yes, there are experts in this field.) They are all over this story.

    She said the number of known isolated tribes has gone from 60 to over 100 in the last couple decades. She also said that we must respect their desire to stay isolated. Does anyone here disagree?


    https://www.survivalinternational.org/
    https://www.survivalinternational.org/news

    I love this statement, and wish more NGOs would post it:

    "We refuse government money: We depend on you"

    She said the number of known isolated tribes has gone from 60 to over 100 in the last couple decades. She also said that we must respect their desire to stay isolated. Does anyone here disagree?

    That’s an interesting question. I wouldn’t approach it from a modern standpoint of human rights, freedom, leave them alone, etc.
    They are historically and evolutionarily behind the times. They are not really capable of defending their land against modern people, the dead missionary not withstanding. A modern army that wanted to take the place could certainly do so.
    My starting rule would be, it’s not my land and none of my business. For that reason I would leave them alone.
    But, if the island is off my shore it inevitably becomes my business, and I wouldn’t feel any duty to keep hands off just because they are weaker than me.
    I would however feel a duty not to murder or otherwise annihilate them.
    What I “would do” about them would be a compromise between my practical needs and my moral restraint dealing with lesser peoples.
    Maybe the Indian government is doing a pretty good job of that now.

  102. @Henry's Cat
    The island may be under the protection of India, but what is its legal status? Do the Indian police have any jurisdiction there? Carrying out an investigation amongst people who don't share a common language, let alone a civilisation, could be quite challenging.

    The island may be under the protection of India, but what is its legal status? Do the Indian police have any jurisdiction there? Carrying out an investigation amongst people who don’t share a common language, let alone a civilisation, could be quite challenging.

    The Constitution of India and subsequent legislation recognizes these people as citizens of India and provides special safeguards for tribal peoples. In particular, India law recognizes that tribal societies precede the nation state, and have rights, laws and customs that exist outside of the nation state.

    It appears that the Indian government’s legal situation is that it is constitutionally bound to help protect the culture of tribes. Hence the exclusion zone for the North Sentinelese.

    It seems pretty clear what the position under North Sentinelese law is.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri

    "India law recognizes that tribal societies precede the nation state, and have rights, laws and customs that exist outside of the nation state.

    ... the Indian government’s legal situation is that it is constitutionally bound to help protect the culture of tribes."
     

    This is the future. How do me and mine become semi-sovereign? The North Sentinalese have done it. American Indians have done it. Even the Quebeckers and Scots are doing it.

    As the the various globalist superstates (EU, UN, WTO, etc.) reach higher, we create more separate reality on the ground. They go high; we go low.

    All law is really just elaborate arguments about sovereignty. Who is how sovereign? The rest is details.

  103. @Ed
    I suppose they would but the only way that could happened if I left my comfortable home in the US, flew thousands of miles to India. Then traveled thousands of miles more to a remote corner of India, paid fisherman to sail me to the Andaman Islands.

    Again who are the idiots or low IQ people in this scenario. The negritos or the ones determined to spread the word of God to them?

    The inbred, extremely low-IQ North Sentinelese.

    I believe, as Socrates did, that the unexamined life is not worth living.

  104. @inselaffen
    a Daily Mail commenter suggests: "Can we employ them as border guards".

    Sounds like a great idea to me. They're efficient, likely extremely cheap, and if some local celeb gets the notion of starting a support campaign to bring their families over, there are only 50 of them tops anyway...

    The UK has plenty of Ghurkas it could use as border guards if it really wanted to. One of them runs a burger stand in my local town.

  105. @TTSSYF
    Steve posted the article, not I, and allows comments. I expressed my opinion, which is that I think they are repulsive, inbred, extremely low-IQ, and violent, and that I lament the loss of the beautiful birds, turtles, and fish that these vulgar creatures kill and eat more than I ever would their disappearance from the planet. So since it’s my opinion, I’ll continue to express it unless whimmed by Steve, particularly as I never intend to visit their island or disrupt their idyllic and charming lives.

    The Sentilelese are actually living in harmony with nature. It’s unlikely they are depleting their environment or causing extinctions.

  106. @L Woods
    Indeed. The physical ailments would have been bad too.

    Not to mention eating “long pig” has bad side effects. (I’m just assuming the Andamanese are cannibals. If they’re not, my apologies).

  107. @jb
    I would be really sad if the North Sentinelese disappeared. It would be like the platypus or the coelacanth going extinct. Those may be obscure animals with absolutely no economic importance, but they are also extremely interesting for what they can tell us about evolution. The North Sentinelese are the closest thing we have to an undisturbed sample of the early out-of-Africa human expansion; how can you not find that interesting?

    At some point I think we will be able to study them closely without disturbing them by sending silent mini-drones to hide in the treetops and watch them. Fun! But if they die out -- or even if they are somehow successfully brought into modern society -- what do we gain? A worthless little island. I think it's fantastic that the Indian government is actually respecting their right to be left alone.

    We should send in the military in hazmat suits to forcefully retrieve DNA samples, and then leave them undisturbed.

  108. @TTSSYF
    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag. Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering. Why would they be idiots, but these inbred, low-IQ primitives, who would put you in a pot and cook and eat you without a thought, are to be admired as noble savages?

    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag.

    No, you’ve stumbled onto boards inhabited by people who admire the Alec Baldwin character in Glengarry Glen Ross.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    No, you’ve stumbled onto boards inhabited by people who admire the Alec Baldwin character in Glengarry Glen Ross.
     
    I would admire him more than I would admire you, Shelley.
  109. @PiltdownMan

    The island may be under the protection of India, but what is its legal status? Do the Indian police have any jurisdiction there? Carrying out an investigation amongst people who don’t share a common language, let alone a civilisation, could be quite challenging.
     
    The Constitution of India and subsequent legislation recognizes these people as citizens of India and provides special safeguards for tribal peoples. In particular, India law recognizes that tribal societies precede the nation state, and have rights, laws and customs that exist outside of the nation state.

    It appears that the Indian government's legal situation is that it is constitutionally bound to help protect the culture of tribes. Hence the exclusion zone for the North Sentinelese.

    It seems pretty clear what the position under North Sentinelese law is.

    “India law recognizes that tribal societies precede the nation state, and have rights, laws and customs that exist outside of the nation state.

    … the Indian government’s legal situation is that it is constitutionally bound to help protect the culture of tribes.”

    This is the future. How do me and mine become semi-sovereign? The North Sentinalese have done it. American Indians have done it. Even the Quebeckers and Scots are doing it.

    As the the various globalist superstates (EU, UN, WTO, etc.) reach higher, we create more separate reality on the ground. They go high; we go low.

    All law is really just elaborate arguments about sovereignty. Who is how sovereign? The rest is details.

  110. @Fred Boynton
    So to make the story even goofier, the Christian missionary is a hapa named John Allen Chau? lol

    Sure looks hapa to me plus obviously the last name. I think he was half high on life, half high on Jesus that gave him delusions of grandeur and invincibility. Plus half nuts with a death wish for martyrdom. Give him credit for being a very hard worker in the US as an EMT where he would save up money to see the world and proselytize. In photos he looks very healthy and strong to me but his mind was off kilter.

  111. Quickly–all diversicrats, do-gooders, and one worlder open borders kumbayaers–there is work to be done! Make haste, get to the Andaman Islands now, not a momemt to lose. There is an entire people that needs your awesome services and reeducation and reprogramming skills. Go now!

  112. Back in the 1990s the Indian government wanted to land on N. Sentinel and turn it into a plantation, but a Swiss man named George H.J. Weber organized an Internet campaign to leave the Sentinelese alone.

    Where did you get this from?

    I did a (very) brief Google search, but couldn’t find anything to indicate that Weber influenced the Indian government to stop contacting the Sentinelese. Even your interview of him only indicates that he’s done a lot of research on the Andaman people, not that he had anything to do with the Indian government’s change in policy.

    Here’s Weber’s own account of the events: https://web.archive.org/web/20130507061710/http://www.andaman.org/BOOK/chapter8/text8.htm. All he says is that he inquired about the Indian government’s policy change and was informed that the islanders were indeed to be left alone.

    Please post a link to corroborate your original assertion if you can.

  113. @TTSSYF
    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag. Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering. Why would they be idiots, but these inbred, low-IQ primitives, who would put you in a pot and cook and eat you without a thought, are to be admired as noble savages?

    Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering

    Enlighten? Alleviate suffering? Lol!

    How can those unseeing pagan polytheists enlighten others when they themselves are destined for the ultimate suffering?!

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    You must not know any. I've known several, and all are exactly as I describe. I may not believe what they do as far as an afterlife, but they are undeniably good human beings. And most countries no longer allow proselytizing (it is illegal to preach to convert), so when they do go on missions, it is to help with basic necessities, like greater access to safe drinking water, etc.
  114. @Henry's Cat
    This article from 1993 gives a little more background on the Sentinelese:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/islanders-running-out-of-isolation-tim-mcgirk-in-the-andaman-islands-reports-on-the-fate-of-the-1477566.html

    from that article:

    The anthropologists now practise the traditional Sentinelese greeting, which is to sit in a friend’s lap and slap your right buttock vigorously.

  115. @gate666
    missionaries are idiots.

    https://qz.com/africa/1088489/africas-reverse-missionaries-are-trying-to-bring-christianity-back-to-the-united-kingdom/

    Seems that Christianity is dying out in the UK, so where the British used to send missionaries to Africa, now Africa is sending missionaries to the UK, called reverse missionaries.

  116. @the one they call Desanex
    Let’s bomb these little bastards back to the Stone Age!

    You say they done are in the Stone Age?
    Well ......................................................... Never mind, I guess.

    Let’s bomb these little bastards back to the Stone Age!

    You say they done are in the Stone Age?
    Well ………………………………………………… Never mind, I guess.

    Perhaps we can bomb them IN to the computer age.

  117. @Art Deco
    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag.

    No, you've stumbled onto boards inhabited by people who admire the Alec Baldwin character in Glengarry Glen Ross.

    No, you’ve stumbled onto boards inhabited by people who admire the Alec Baldwin character in Glengarry Glen Ross.

    I would admire him more than I would admire you, Shelley.

  118. @TTSSYF
    I’m merely expressing my opinion. Why does that bother you so much?

    I’m merely expressing my opinion. Why does that bother you so much?

    And we are expressing ours. You’re an ass.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    Ah, the ad hominem. The fallback position of small minds.
  119. @TTSSYF
    And I’m free to be an armchair critic and say that I find them repulsive, just as I do other types of fauna, such as cockroaches. I am repulsed by their violence, stupidity, and ugly physical appearance and overall vulgarity. I am repulsed that they are so stupid as to kill a well-intentioned person who meant them no harm and would no doubt left them in peace.

    I am repulsed that they are so stupid as to kill a well-intentioned person who meant them no harm and would no doubt left them in peace.

    How are they supposed to know that? For all they know “Jesus loves you!” might sound like “Kneel slaves – I will kill and eat all of you!”. They are primitive, backward people. Maybe we should just leave them alone and study them unobtrusively. What would be gained by trying to civilize them and integrate them into the modern world? Likely as not they would all just die from disease or alcoholism. You wouldn’t be saving them; you’d just be causing them to die out faster than they (probably) already will.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    They don't even give the person a chance to explain, even with sign language. That's why I condemn them. Quit making excuses for savages.
  120. @Steve Sailer
    But what about the well-intentioned person's germs?

    But what about the well-intentioned person’s germs?

    Maybe the Sentinelese didn’t always used to be that way. Perhaps their extreme xenophobia is the result of some old folk wisdom from a time when some shipwrecked sailor washed ashore and ended up wiping out a large fraction of them with whatever pathogens he might have carried.

  121. @Moshe
    Read the guy's letter (or as much handwriting as you can muster on a handheld).

    I like this guy. Right or wrong (on any front), I mourn his death and wish his family consolation.

    moshe

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6415649/Christian-missionarys-letter-family-killed.html

    Agreed. It sounds like he was a good Christian man who took his religious beliefs, and obligations, very seriously. His death was a waste.

  122. @Paul Jolliffe
    I think the best VJ ever was MTV's Martha Quinn . . .:)

    https://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2013/07/02/martha-quinn-interview-mtv-vj-unplugged-adventures-mtv-first-wave/

    I think the best VJ ever was MTV’s Martha Quinn . . .:)

    She was indeed cute, and still is. I wish she was DJing on Sirius’s 80s on 8 instead of Nina Blackwood. Blackwood had a sexy voice back in the 80s, but I find her current raspy, emphysematic duck-voice hard to take.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Jesus is a hell of a drug.
  123. @Mr. Anon

    I think the best VJ ever was MTV’s Martha Quinn . . .:)
     
    She was indeed cute, and still is. I wish she was DJing on Sirius's 80s on 8 instead of Nina Blackwood. Blackwood had a sexy voice back in the 80s, but I find her current raspy, emphysematic duck-voice hard to take.

    Jesus is a hell of a drug.

    • Disagree: TTSSYF
  124. @anonymous

    Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering

     

    Enlighten? Alleviate suffering? Lol!

    How can those unseeing pagan polytheists enlighten others when they themselves are destined for the ultimate suffering?!

    You must not know any. I’ve known several, and all are exactly as I describe. I may not believe what they do as far as an afterlife, but they are undeniably good human beings. And most countries no longer allow proselytizing (it is illegal to preach to convert), so when they do go on missions, it is to help with basic necessities, like greater access to safe drinking water, etc.

  125. @Mr. Anon

    I am repulsed that they are so stupid as to kill a well-intentioned person who meant them no harm and would no doubt left them in peace.
     
    How are they supposed to know that? For all they know "Jesus loves you!" might sound like "Kneel slaves - I will kill and eat all of you!". They are primitive, backward people. Maybe we should just leave them alone and study them unobtrusively. What would be gained by trying to civilize them and integrate them into the modern world? Likely as not they would all just die from disease or alcoholism. You wouldn't be saving them; you'd just be causing them to die out faster than they (probably) already will.

    They don’t even give the person a chance to explain, even with sign language. That’s why I condemn them. Quit making excuses for savages.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    They don’t even give the person a chance to explain, even with sign language.
     
    Do you imagine that sign language is some kind of universal? ASL is a standard that was developed for modern, westernized deaf people. This isn't a Star Trek episode, where cultures completely foreign to one another can - miraculously - understand one another. They probably didn't understand a single word - or gesture - that he was making.

    That’s why I condemn them. Quit making excuses for savages.
     
    Stuff your smug moral indignation.

    Yes, they are savages. I don't hold them to the same standards as I would civilized men, precisely because they are savages. In the same way, I don't blame a wild beast when it kills someone who strays into its habitat.

    What do you propose that we do? Submit them to a legal proceeding in a court that they would no more understand than a small child would understand a lecture in topology? Forcibly acquaint them with our moral standards in the same manner in which you point to a dog and say "No!" when it poops inside the house. Exterminate them all in retaliation? Which one of those options would be the civilized thing to do?
  126. @TTSSYF
    They don't even give the person a chance to explain, even with sign language. That's why I condemn them. Quit making excuses for savages.

    They don’t even give the person a chance to explain, even with sign language.

    Do you imagine that sign language is some kind of universal? ASL is a standard that was developed for modern, westernized deaf people. This isn’t a Star Trek episode, where cultures completely foreign to one another can – miraculously – understand one another. They probably didn’t understand a single word – or gesture – that he was making.

    That’s why I condemn them. Quit making excuses for savages.

    Stuff your smug moral indignation.

    Yes, they are savages. I don’t hold them to the same standards as I would civilized men, precisely because they are savages. In the same way, I don’t blame a wild beast when it kills someone who strays into its habitat.

    What do you propose that we do? Submit them to a legal proceeding in a court that they would no more understand than a small child would understand a lecture in topology? Forcibly acquaint them with our moral standards in the same manner in which you point to a dog and say “No!” when it poops inside the house. Exterminate them all in retaliation? Which one of those options would be the civilized thing to do?

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    Of course, I meant hand gestures, not ASL. It’s not smugness. It is simply my opinion that they are little more than the human equivalent of crocodiles, also a very successful species but with primitive brains and instincts, and nothing that I admire or want to emulate.
  127. I never said we should do anything with them. I think we ought to leave them alone, or let India do whatever they want to with them. I merely expressed the opinion that I find them repulsive, inbred, extremely low-IQ, and violent. In short, nothing to emulate or hold up as models or guide to living. Why are they any more admirable than a compound of hippies living in some isolated area of our country? They are what they are, and what I think about them doesn’t matter, except to 99% of the people posting comments to this article who, for some reason, see them as noble savages.

    If 400 Brits or 400 missionaries were living on an island and killed anyone who dared to land a boat, I don’t think you’d be praising them (and don’t say it’s because we could more easily communicate with them. It the NS weren’t low IQ, they would be able to distinguish between the well-intentioned stranger bringing food vs. invaders intent on killing them.) Likewise, if we shot and killed any of the illegals crossing our Southern border, I don’t think you would be praising it. Yet most people posting comments seem to think what the NS are doing, with killing anyone who dares come ashore, is just dandy. That’s the part that gets me.

  128. @Mr. Anon

    I’m merely expressing my opinion. Why does that bother you so much?
     
    And we are expressing ours. You're an ass.

    Ah, the ad hominem. The fallback position of small minds.

    • Replies: @Anon

    You’re just virtue-signaling
     

    Ah, the ad hominem. The fallback position of small minds.
     
    ...
    I don't really need to add anything here, do I?
  129. @Mr. Anon

    They don’t even give the person a chance to explain, even with sign language.
     
    Do you imagine that sign language is some kind of universal? ASL is a standard that was developed for modern, westernized deaf people. This isn't a Star Trek episode, where cultures completely foreign to one another can - miraculously - understand one another. They probably didn't understand a single word - or gesture - that he was making.

    That’s why I condemn them. Quit making excuses for savages.
     
    Stuff your smug moral indignation.

    Yes, they are savages. I don't hold them to the same standards as I would civilized men, precisely because they are savages. In the same way, I don't blame a wild beast when it kills someone who strays into its habitat.

    What do you propose that we do? Submit them to a legal proceeding in a court that they would no more understand than a small child would understand a lecture in topology? Forcibly acquaint them with our moral standards in the same manner in which you point to a dog and say "No!" when it poops inside the house. Exterminate them all in retaliation? Which one of those options would be the civilized thing to do?

    Of course, I meant hand gestures, not ASL. It’s not smugness. It is simply my opinion that they are little more than the human equivalent of crocodiles, also a very successful species but with primitive brains and instincts, and nothing that I admire or want to emulate.

    • Replies: @Anon
    They don't want you to emulate them. They will shoot you if you go to their island and try. This seems a good via media, satisfying both parties. Now if only you could control your mouth about them, in deference to the fact that they do the same with respect to you, I think all parties, including Steve's other blog readers, will be happy.


    It's wonderful what compromises we can achieve if we really try.
  130. @TTSSYF
    I almost feel like I stumbled onto some self-loathing white liberal rag. Missionaries are, overwhelmingly, wonderful and self-sacrificing people who sincerely want to enlighten and alleviate suffering. Why would they be idiots, but these inbred, low-IQ primitives, who would put you in a pot and cook and eat you without a thought, are to be admired as noble savages?

    How is it anti-white to sympathize with the Sentinel Islanders in their very natural concern over the Yellow Peril?

    It seems we could put this shared problem into the mouth of Virgil: Timeo Sinas et dona ferrentes.

  131. Anon[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @TTSSYF
    Of course, I meant hand gestures, not ASL. It’s not smugness. It is simply my opinion that they are little more than the human equivalent of crocodiles, also a very successful species but with primitive brains and instincts, and nothing that I admire or want to emulate.

    They don’t want you to emulate them. They will shoot you if you go to their island and try. This seems a good via media, satisfying both parties. Now if only you could control your mouth about them, in deference to the fact that they do the same with respect to you, I think all parties, including Steve’s other blog readers, will be happy.

    It’s wonderful what compromises we can achieve if we really try.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    Of course they don't care whether I emulate them or not (crocodiles don't, either), but why then was this article posted, with the title implying that their means of "border control" is actually very wise and one that the Western world is too foolish and self-destructive to implement? Why do you admire savages who would kill any outsider that dares come close, even in a boat and without landing? Why do you find an isolated group of inbred, low-IQ, violent humans so worthy of your respect? How are they any different than the backwoods, inbred, white trash of "Deliverance"?

    You're just virtue-signaling, and if you're so offended by my (Constitutionallly-protected) opinion, you can easily hide my comments.
  132. @Anon
    They don't want you to emulate them. They will shoot you if you go to their island and try. This seems a good via media, satisfying both parties. Now if only you could control your mouth about them, in deference to the fact that they do the same with respect to you, I think all parties, including Steve's other blog readers, will be happy.


    It's wonderful what compromises we can achieve if we really try.

    Of course they don’t care whether I emulate them or not (crocodiles don’t, either), but why then was this article posted, with the title implying that their means of “border control” is actually very wise and one that the Western world is too foolish and self-destructive to implement? Why do you admire savages who would kill any outsider that dares come close, even in a boat and without landing? Why do you find an isolated group of inbred, low-IQ, violent humans so worthy of your respect? How are they any different than the backwoods, inbred, white trash of “Deliverance”?

    You’re just virtue-signaling, and if you’re so offended by my (Constitutionallly-protected) opinion, you can easily hide my comments.

    • Replies: @Anon

    You’re just virtue-signaling
     
    So are you, just in an uncivilized way. The North Sentinelese are uncivilized so we don't hold them to the standards we would hold, say, India, about not shooting missionaries. Is it your contention that you are sufficiently uncivilized we should avoid holding you to the normal civilized standard of politeness regarding the absent? It's an intriguing claim. Just don't try to salute the North Sentinelese as your barbarian brothers, because they (very sensibly, in my view at least) will not reciprocate.
  133. fucking narc. He probably just gave half the population death by flu. We need those people around for future science!

  134. “…we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds… we shall never surrender….

    — Winston Churchill, 1940

  135. Anon[243] • Disclaimer says:
    @TTSSYF
    Of course they don't care whether I emulate them or not (crocodiles don't, either), but why then was this article posted, with the title implying that their means of "border control" is actually very wise and one that the Western world is too foolish and self-destructive to implement? Why do you admire savages who would kill any outsider that dares come close, even in a boat and without landing? Why do you find an isolated group of inbred, low-IQ, violent humans so worthy of your respect? How are they any different than the backwoods, inbred, white trash of "Deliverance"?

    You're just virtue-signaling, and if you're so offended by my (Constitutionallly-protected) opinion, you can easily hide my comments.

    You’re just virtue-signaling

    So are you, just in an uncivilized way. The North Sentinelese are uncivilized so we don’t hold them to the standards we would hold, say, India, about not shooting missionaries. Is it your contention that you are sufficiently uncivilized we should avoid holding you to the normal civilized standard of politeness regarding the absent? It’s an intriguing claim. Just don’t try to salute the North Sentinelese as your barbarian brothers, because they (very sensibly, in my view at least) will not reciprocate.

  136. @TTSSYF
    Ah, the ad hominem. The fallback position of small minds.

    You’re just virtue-signaling

    Ah, the ad hominem. The fallback position of small minds.


    I don’t really need to add anything here, do I?

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