Newly Discovered Lamanites Filmed in Brazil Feb 8, 2011 12:33:54 GMT -4
Post by Jason on Feb 8, 2011 12:33:54 GMT -4
The thing about first contact is that once you do it, it's too late to ask if they wanted it. You can't ask them if they want contact without making it, and thus defeating the entire point of asking. I perfer the Prime Directive approach, when they are ready and start looking, then we can make contact, until then, leave well alone and let them develop in their own way. We have already destroyed enough cultures and killed enough people by exporting western vices and diseases to them. How about we just leave well enough alone this time.
Leaving well enough alone means condemning these people to a pretty hard life, with little opportunity for something else.
I think it should be their choice, not ours. They should determine the worth of their culture. If they prefer the things Western civilization can offer them to what they have now, who are we to say they are wrong in giving up the old ways?