Wednesday, December 19, 2018
'The Gods Must Be Crazy\r'
'The comic photograph showed that the contrasting worlds of the fine-tune ara and the primordial yet calm community of the bushmen homoifest an in any case contrasting example of worlds in terms of the comp are I = P x A x T, an equation formulated to describe the impact of gentlemans gentleman activity on the purlieu. [where Human Impact (I) on the environment equals the product of population (P), affluence (A: manipulation per capita) and technology (T: environmental impact per unit of consumption)].\r\nIn the primitive population of the Bushmen, it would be believed and manifested in the film that their human impact on the environment of the Kalahari repudiate is apparently less than that of the civilized world effect on the city since the living Bushmen are not too many in number, they are vindicatory ab come out twenty or so. Being primitive, they too had a rattling low level of technology. They are just using soft raw materials provided by their environment, and so, they erectnot produce to a greater extent products, putting their affluence also on a low level.\r\nIn the civilized world somewhere in South Africa, the city, which is thickly populated by busy civilized individuals (since the cabbage of the industrial societies equates to an exponentially increasing human population), greatly developed their technology which in return staggeringly aid in developing their affluence, has indeed a greater human impact on the environment of the area they are residing in South Africa comparative to the primitive population of the bushmen living in the Kalahari Desert, as seen with the tall buildings, long road slipway and road bridges and different landscapes that could attest to this great impact.\r\nThe Gods Must Be barbarian\r\nÃ¢â¬Å"The Gods Must Be CrazyÃ¢â¬Â This film tries to devote a message on how globalization can negatively affect a floriculture such as the Sho kinfolk of the Kalahari Desert. The heap of a technologica lly advance and Ã¢â¬Å"civilizedÃ¢â¬Â culture decide to nervelessly discard an empty Ã¢â¬Å"Coca green goddessÃ¢â¬Â bottle from the window of an airplane. A member of the Ã¢â¬Å"primitiveÃ¢â¬Â Sho kinsperson witnesses this object falling from the skies and pick outs it a Ã¢â¬Å" hand from the godsÃ¢â¬Â. In his mind this is an object to be worshiped and must retain been sent by the Gods to benefit his tribe, at that placefore he gave it to his raft.Prior to the introduction of the Ã¢â¬Å"Coca ColaÃ¢â¬Â bottle the people of the tribe were peaceful, satisfied, and shared with from each one other. There was no sense of possession or greed, no jealousy, nor did they fleshlyly harm one another physically or purposefully. The tribe found many beneficial uses for this Ã¢â¬Å"giftÃ¢â¬Â, such as making music, pounding on dough, and grinding flour. All of these issues were accomplished before the appearing of the bottle, however now the task seemed to have been make eas ier.Since all of the members of the tribe had different uses and needs for the bottle, it became a commodity, a desired possession of value; it was no longer a worshipped object. This created discourse among the people and led to the physical injury of a child, referable to a malicious act that resulted in contact the child with the bottle. The tribe now felt abash at their behavior and questioned the Ã¢â¬Å"GodsÃ¢â¬Â for s devastationing them this Ã¢â¬Å"evil thingÃ¢â¬Â, which the tribe removed from their presence and returned to their peaceful ethnic ways.A current example of the above situation would be the introduction of cell phones and laptops to a culture establish on home phones and office computers. One would con facial expressionr the technological advances of cell phones and laptops as a gift, that allow for simplify their life, free up much personal time and save them money. Instead what has occurred is that you spend more time on learning how to use these item s, you are now more easily available and thus more occupied, and you spend more money on the attachments and upgrades needed to keep these items current and functional.Now your life is more complicated and busier than ever, however unlike the Sho tribe virtually people in our culture cannot or more master(prenominal)ly will not go to the end of the earth (or their trash can) and toss them away. Another important point that this films illustrates is the differences in communications and personal views in different cultures. Such as how in most civilized cultures shaking your head from side to side indicates Ã¢â¬Å"NoÃ¢â¬Â or negative, however to the Sho tribe this communicate means Ã¢â¬Å"YesÃ¢â¬Â or positive.This causes a lot of muddiness when communicating between the two cultures. There is a scene in the movie when the man from the Sho tribe sees a white woman for the first time, which accurately portrays the cultural differences in personal views and taste. He contemplat es her appearance, her actions and physical build. Though the woman in her own culture would be considered quite pretty, normal and physically fit, to this man of the Sho tribe she was ugly, crazy and too fat.In his view the womanÃ¢â¬â¢s skin is too white, it was a very hot day yet she is fully cover in clothing, she has a large body descriptor and must require too much nourishment to sustain her. This can be seen as a difference in opinion, if it were not for the extremity of the oppositeness points of view. The two cultures considered the woman in different ways because of what they are accustomed to as well as where and how they were raised. When thinking in terms of Globalization a person generally feels that their culture is the silk hat.That their culture should be universal and those that follow other cultures are primitive, difficult, and wrong. regard how some cultures attempt to substitute others through political, business, and unearthly means. For example the Un ited States tries to influence other countries to change to a democratic system of government because it is the Ã¢â¬Å"bestÃ¢â¬Â, however they do this mostly to promote or facilitate the political agendas of the United States. Coca Cola uses the popularity of its products to influence other countries to buy more by inundating them with advertisements and business opportunities.As for religion, look at how many cultures at bottom the United States now celebrate Christmas along with or in place of their cultural holidays that occur during the said(prenominal) time period. The movie for the most part points out the differences between a Ã¢â¬Å"modern civilized societyÃ¢â¬Â and Ã¢â¬Å"an old world civilizationÃ¢â¬Â and how they view life, religion, and political science in totally different ways. However there were also some similarities in the cultures which assist in the processes of communication, in business transactions, and political dealings with each other.\r\n'