Posts Tagged ‘Indonesia’

And now, ladies and gentlemen… meet… the Lady Hobbit!

Face of the Hobbit, reconstructed.

She’s just awesome, no? She looks so friendly…

This, I’m pleased to say, is a properly executed scientific facial reconstruction of Homo floresiensis, also known as Flores Man and of course Hobbit as well, a recently discovered and rather diminutive species of man. Naturally the species status has been under attack from the start, but, that sort of thing is to be expected whenever something radically new pops up.

The following snippet is from none other than Scientific American; and yes, I heard about it at Face to Face With The Real Hobbit! An Unexpected Revelation! on ATS.

Reconstructed Face of Extinct “Hobbit” Species Is Startlingly Humanlike

Once upon a time a tiny human species with large feet shared the planet with our own kind. It hunted giant rats and miniature cousins of the elephant, defended its kills from monstrous storks and dodged fearsome dragons. This is not the plot of a lost Tolkien book. This really happened. I’m referring, of course, to our extinct relative Homo floresiensis, which lived on the island of Flores in Indonesia as recently as 17,000 years ago and has for obvious reasons been dubbed the hobbit. It turns out that despite the species’ small size, it may have looked rather familiar, according to a scientific reconstruction.

The Flores hobbit is known best from a relatively complete skeleton of an adult female known as LB1 who stood roughly a meter tall and possessed a brain less than a third of the size of our own.

One intriguing theory holds that the hobbits may indicate that human ancestors left Africa far earlier than previously supposed. Conventional wisdom holds that the australopithecines never made it out of the mother land, leaving it to taller, larger-brained Homo to colonize the rest of the old world. But maybe, some researchers have suggested, the hobbits were a remnant population of australopithecine that made it out of Africa early on.

I like hobbit.

And I like that they are upsetting apple carts. Bravo, hobbits!

There is so much we know nothing of regarding the origins and history of humanity. Homo floresiensis is but a puzzle piece within it, but an important one for true understanding.

Peace.

Rape. Pillage. Mass-murder of epic proportions. Caused by, sanctioned by (although denied, of course)… the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the governments of the United States and United Kingdom, in concert with General Suharto, one of the world’s top-rated bastards. United in Filth.

A post at ATS by Izarith called Globalization this is why it must be stopped!! that, quite disturbingly had no replies whatsoever and scarcely any stars of recognition led me to post this 3+ year old, 53 minute John Pilger documentary film called The New Rulers Of The World here at WATT, as I also did at HS. Hey, it was new to me.

Will you watch it, I wonder? Readers here aren’t too good at clicking important links, so I’m rather doubtful.

The film details very well the history of horror and the holocaust that has befallen Indonesia… a horror that big corporations and our governments have collaborated deeply and jointly in… and they call it Globalization.

Over a million Indonesians were murdered along the road to letting the Gap, adidas, Nike and others have their “legal” slaves working 24 hour shifts. While earning a dollar. One dollar. Four cents an hour. To this day.

The morals- and conscience-free Queen of England felt that giving a free for all pillage license to vast corporations was and is so important that she invited the mass murderer Suharto to her Palace, defiling the place and the people she rules over in the process.

The needs of the surviving slaves of Indonesia? Spurious. That’s the official decree of the UK. Spurious!

Makes one feel like throwing up. Unless, of course, you are the CEO of a multinational, a banker or high up in government.

I’d hate to be a CEO… or a heartless Monarch… when hunting season opens.