I am against the modernization and giving education to tribal people? What is the point for it?
Debate Rounds (3)
Also what I don't get is why should these good-doers feel that these tribes are sad people who live miserable, unhappy lives and that they need modern technologies, clothes, education, etc. to be happy?
What is the point of some governments or organizations trying to make certain tribes have an education? What if the education they is not really useful to their way of life at all? What is the point of education if these indigenous peoples have no interest at all in becoming professionals, doctors, engineers? If they want to live in their way of life what is the point of education?
Is it because that these governments/organizations have a "humanitarian good doer view" that these people are the disadvantage/lowest of the society whose lives need to be uplift to be in good conditions?
I believe that these so called government or missionaries organizations "good doers" are nothing but being "unconscious" racists in trying to force their modern civilized way of life on these people? Why do these "good doers" not accept indigenous people way of life as a respect for human cultural diversity?
Modern civilized people should respect human diversity. Why can't we respect some of those who still want to live in their traditional way of life? Why does everyone has to have electricity, telephones, housing, education? Why does everyone has to be the same? Why can't we respect human cultural differences?
They don't need running water, electricity, etc but they do need money to get permits to hunt, chop trees, etc.
Most tribal people in America are living in mobile homes on reserves. If it was their traditional lifestyle they'd be in long horses/huts in a forest cooking their freshly hunted meat and gathered and farmed plants and have the entire land, not be restricted to one area. Now they suffer from discrimination and native children and teens suffer have a higher suicide rate.
Technology, education, and modern lifestyle shouldn't be forced down their throats, but it definetly should be offered to them.
What if these tribes are outside government influence and global politics and don't really need or don't profit from it?
What right does the government have an authority claim those tribes' territories as under their (government) control and part of a country? Why can't tribal peoples have a right to land ownership themselves and not under government's watching eye?
For example, the uncontacted Sentinelese in Andaman Islands. They should have a right to that island themselves not the government. Also I think everything in their land is free as they don't rely on government for social and economic benefits at all. . This is also a reason why tribes don't really need a so "education" AKA modern education as they are totally outside the influence of global economy and politics. They don't need to use money at all to maintain their way of life since they are virtually outside the economic system. And I believe that they are already "educated". What I mean by this education is wilderness education. The way to survive and thrive in nature and live in harmony with it.
So my point tribes don't really need an education or money at all to survive. This is especially in the case of the Sentinelese.
It's possible that some may want to follow the modern lifestyle. They'd need a modern education to do that. What you are saying is that if a native tries to get in modern school they should be told no. Here his an article you should read:
ramber forfeited this round.
No votes have been placed for this debate.
You are not eligible to vote on this debate
This debate has been configured to only allow voters who meet the requirements set by the debaters. This debate either has an Elo score requirement or is to be voted on by a select panel of judges.