Posted 1 апреля 2021,, 13:02

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John Tumney: "The Lockdowns Move Humanity to the Stone Age Sentinelese"

John Tumney: "The Lockdowns Move Humanity to the Stone Age Sentinelese"

1 апреля 2021, 13:02
The example of one of the world's most isolated peoples proves how harmful the strategy of total isolation during a pandemic is.

A very curious article published in Forbes magazine. Its author, the renowned American economist John Tumney, is sure that in terms of morality and passion for isolation, our world has not gone far from the Stone Age, and the policy of lockdowns brings irreparable harm to human society. The author proves this with an impressive example.

500 kilometers east of India is an island that formally belongs to this country - North Sentinel. The incident is that no one really knows how many people live on it, since the Sentinelians are the most isolated and inaccessible people in the world. Scientists believe that their number ranges from 100 to 150 people. They came from immigrants from Africa who arrived there 50 thousand years ago! It is only known that they live in the conditions of the Stone Age and do not know how to make fire.

In 2018, a young Christian missionary from the United States, John Allen Chau, went there, however, as soon as he tried to land on the island, he was immediately killed by arrows fired by the natives from bows. Experts are sure that this happened because the Sentinelians felt that any contact with the outside world would simply kill them, bringing them even such commonplace diseases for civilized humanity as flu, measles or chickenpox.

The author of the article writes that exactly like the Sentinelians behave today in a pandemic and the governments of world countries, trying to isolate themselves from the outside world in order to defeat the coronavirus:

“Killing Chow is another important reminder of just how backward a strategy quarantines are. Hide from the virus? Doing so means for cities, regions and countries to doom themselves to something much worse in the future. The Sentinelese example proves to us that isolation weakens the human body precisely because it limits the effects of the countless human-borne viruses that paradoxically strengthen the immune system.

In this sense, many underestimate the politics of globalization. The point is not only in its economic and ideological advantages, which give mankind new opportunities for employment and for the dissemination of progressive ideas, but also in the elementary strengthening of physical health. People, freely moving around the world, spread viruses, but this does not weaken the world's population, but, on the contrary, strengthens it. Immunity, first of all, is achieved naturally, and it is achieved much faster when people constantly interact with each other ... "

In this sense, the northern Sentinelese are less fortunate, the author writes. Completely isolated from the outside world, they have long been a vital interaction that helps to strengthen the immune system, and now must kill strangers who try to get in contact with them.

The very existence of viruses encourages humanity to interact, but politicians and experts are trying to limit it. Historians of the future will undoubtedly marvel at their stupidity. It's not just that forced isolation destroys many jobs and businesses, provoking human dramas - mental illness, alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide, it's that lockdowns are a backward notion that our health improves when we separated from each other.

Isolation does not save you from infection, it only postpones it, which will certainly come back to haunt people in the near future. And the North Sentinelians are a real reminder of just how badly the run-and-hide strategy has gone bankrupt, the author concludes.