Remote Tribes within the Globalization Dilemma
“Other factors driving antiglobalization sentiment… although seldom aired in public demonstrations, are people’s fear of losing their ethnic or cultural identity under the tide of immigration and anger at the hegemonic culture of a dominant and rich West that will erase or corrupt other cultures.” Nayan Chanda, Bound Together
In the land of mankind, unprecedented progress is driving humanity to a historical level of development. This phenomenon is the fastest evolution movement since our existence.
However, this progress has stopped at some people hundreds of years ago. Nothing has changed or evolved. They kept having the same livelihood style without any development. Generations were born embracing fully what their ancestors have preached. They preferred to stay wherever they are.
Today, globalization doesn’t know any boundary. It is contagious affecting every aspect of life without taking into consideration any culture and tradition.
Nowadays, the remote tribes of the world are living in a big dilemma. The new generation is lost between accepting modern life and discarding all their ancestor traditions. Globalization is bringing beautiful items and trends that generate curiosity and appeal for them. It is almost impossible for them to reject.
Now, we are witnessing the erase of many cultures and traditions. The boundless world is now revealed and opened opportunities for global corporations to seize more wealth.
However, this development comes with sacrifices:
Yes, Globalization brought health care, but it also brought unknown illnesses.
It brought education, but it brought sweatshops.
It brought a new culture, but it erased an authentic one.
It brought water, but it also brought deforestation.
It brought technology, but it took away peace of mind.
It brought cities, but it depopulated villages.
It brought western trends, but it took out the uniqueness.
It brought wealth, but it made people poorer.
It brought the English language, but it eliminated many native others.
It brought well-being, but it created wars.
It brought development, but it created pollution…
Let’s look back at our ancestors, was the paid price worth it?