Many years ago I was made aware of an experiment, …

Comment on Hunter/gatherers vs the farmers by Hal Duell.

Many years ago I was made aware of an experiment, or perhaps it was an experience, carried out by a lecturer from Deakin Uni. I think her field was nutrition, but it really was many years ago.
Anyway, she had gone “walkabout” with a group in the Kimberley area. Traditional way – no carrying tucker or water, just relying on what could be found. This lasted about a week or 10 days, with sometimes plenty, sometimes not. At the end of that time they came upon, or they walked to, a bush store.
And guess what? Not one of them was willing to so much as move one footstep from the certainty of tucker that that store represented.
And what put those stores on the shelf of that bush store? The WORK of others.

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“We tried work. We didn’t like it.”
Sub-text to read: “But for all you poor wage-slave bastards who don’t object to lending a hand, don’t think we don’t like the clothes on our backs, the food on our tables, the toys our children play with and the motokars we drive.
“Oh, and a special thanks to all you mugs working in the breweries and vineyards. Really like your work, guys.”
And the doctors who patch them up? And the lawyers who bail them out? What self-deception these bludgers indulge in.


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