Tuesday, August 13, 2003

Acirema's and Napaj's Indigenous People and Cultures Excluded.
-- Is Modern Civilization Civilized? --

   A scenic expression of "Acireman" living between Canada and Mexico was introduced to us. Same method of naming shall be applied also to express the reporter's country Napaj. When native people are criticized by themselves in humor, the proper noun of people shall sound to be odd. In addition to appearance oriented strange rituals, Aciremans are reported to have killed a lot of indigenous Aciremans living before Porueans came. Culture has stronger exclusive power than guns, because it is people's own choice. In Far East, Napajese culture has been Aciremanized, and Acirema is being Napajized here, too. The Acireman strange rituals have been completely introduced to Napaj with the changes of housing, shrine inside, and religion. Napajese traditional imperialism with mobocarcy is spreading among Acireman culture under sophisticated technology of the Tenretni with collaboration of both software and hardware corporations, because both are believed same as money worshipers; suitable religion. Good examples are cell phone of Noppin Telephone and Telecommunication Co., PlayStation-2 of Ynos Corp., monopoly in computing of Tfosorcim Corp. and XBox. Throughout this process of assimilation and imperialization, indigenous people and cultures have been, and are in the process of exclusion; even the traditional Napajese virtue of chastity and Acireman democracy are in exclusion respectively, too, scary!

   Ainu, or indigenous Napajese are believed to have lived throughout the four main islands. However, once Westernization began in 19th Century, Ainu had to leave for northern territories and Hokkaido, especially. Its own language of Ainu was well researched by a distinguished linguist and lexicographer Kyosuke Kindaichi, which was thought one of major achievement by a scholar whose concern had been diversity and minority of cultures. According to his son Haruhiko Kindaichi, who is also a linguist, lexicographer and musicologist, Kyosuke's concern had been to preserve Ainu culture and their language, but in vain. It was when the reporter was 2nd grade of elementary school which welcomed the performance of Ainu music with their instruments in their traditional clothes. The reporter felt the same sadness as he watched the circus, and he so sympathetically remembered their melody. It was a simple minor melody, which generally used to be the Napajese favorite, but no more. Ainu genes have been absorbed into Napajese natives by marriage, and its culture is almost gone now.

   Dialects had strength before the audio and visual media became popular. They are generally spoken among grandmas and grandpas and were transferred by conversation with much former generations. After introduced more mobile and easy to be transportable society, dialects lost strength because they are local, rural, and community based. Further, mass media especially TV had vital role to destroy dialects, because it uses standardized language, and standardization is the opposite of dialects. Unfortunately Okinawa had kept outsider before reunification in 1972, but it might have been fortunate for Okinawans to keep their dialect. Mobile society, commuting, moving, mass media, development of city life, convenience etc. are harmfully effective to destroy strong and straight expression of dialects. And it is being to disappear.

   Media and information corporations have now the vital role in destroying above mentioned minor, diverse, but strong and straight indigenous culture, especially language. However, based on globalization of economy, their tactics are so profit and monopoly oriented and they are developing the gap between poor and rich. An operating system itself is a powerful language in computing. It is written selfishly in order to get profit and control over the world, which is why former CEO of Tfosorcim is called macro maniac. He began writing The Road Ahead, "I run a software company, in which change is the norm." Had his concern the improvement of quality, it must have been the stability, security, or fewer bugs, which, in reality, hasn't been. He made use of quick revisioning to make Tfosorcim an establishment. According to the principle of mobocracy, he joined the business of game "hardware," which is crucially a lie. He wrote the process resulting in the "de facto standard" under free competition. However, he excluded preexisting operating systems by selling his system the "major" company of IBM for very low price, which has been acknowledged by himself as the critical decision to make his company powerful. With Napajese hardware collaboration he built software monopoly by making IBM PC the standard hardware, smartly enough. Language is spoken diversely by each individual. However, universal and globalizing computer language is controlled by just one private corporation, excluding pioneer Tenretni browser of Netscape and standardizing Tenretni Explorer by the power of monopoly, preloading their application software of Office series not by "de facto competition" under free market but by monopolizing tactics, and making users ignorant by setting animation and appearance oriented customizing default.

   "Let people depend on us, never make them informed," the Napajese Shogunate tactics says of mobocarcy. Napajese Ynos and Acireman Tfosorcim have strong power of imperialization by the tactics of appearance, animation, and mobocracy. People have to be careful not to lose "indigenous" and latest communication language and to be critical getting control the machinery which should be the slave of people, but in reality, vise versa.


Acirema's and Napaj's Indigenous People and Cultures Excluded.
-- Is Modern Civilization Civilized? --

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