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Friday, October 29, 2004
30 years of work and...
Abaixo, segue texto da assessoria de comunicação para a Fundação Museu do Homem Americano - FUMDHAM e a carta aberta, que aqui foi traduzida livremente para o inglês, por acreditar que em breve esteja disponível em português e na íntegra, em diversos sítios pela rede. Coincidentemente, dias antes da publicação de tal missiva, a Rede Cultura apresentava o Programa Expresso Brasil - "O Piauí de Niéde Guidon".
"Aos 71 anos de idade, Niéde Guidon, arqueóloga reconhecida pela comunidade
científica internacional, completa, em 2004, 30 anos de pesquisa na região de São Raimundo Nonato, no Piaui.
Em 30 anos foram descobertos vestígios concretos da presença dos primeiro Homem americano na região, datados de até 40 mil anos, incluindo milhares de pinturas rupestres, fogueiras, urnas funerárias e ossadas de animais pré-históricos, muitos dos quais estão reunidos no museu da FUMDHAM, do qual ela é diretora.
O resultado de 30 anos de trabalho é um patrimônio cultural cuja importância é igual ao das cavernas de Lascaux, na França, ou as da Austrália, visitadas anualmente por milhões de turistas de todo o mundo.
Desanimada de tantas promessas não cumpridas por governos, como o aeroporto, já iniciado e com as obras paradas, que viabilizaria investimentos de grupos hoteleiros e a vinda de turistas brasileiros e estrangeiros trazendo divisas para uma das regiões mais pobres e esquecidas do Brasil, Niéde Guidon envia carta aberta a seus colegas cientistas.
Este ano, 60 funcionários da FUMDHAM, que administra o Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara junto com o IBAMA, foram despedidos por falta de recursos, e poucos guardas tentam coibir depredações, caça e vandalismo, que já tiveram início.
Niéde Guidon tem poucas esperanças de que o país valorize e saiba aproveitar a riqueza cultural e o potencial turístico do que poderia ser uma saída para a miséria da região."
Letter to the Scientists and the Men of the Future 25/10/2004
You are almost in the end of a century that I witnessed rising up. In my professional activity, I found indications, remainings and I proposed hypothesis of how the Men of the Past lived, how did they use tools and prepare fighting instruments.
My dear colleague, even not knowing who are you, perhaps an A.I. machine, I write you as if I would do it for a human. And I write with the emotion of a Man. A beginning of this century's man, from a time that embrace us here.
In case you find difficulties in understanding me, I'm sure that you might request the help of sophisticated dictionaries and computer programs with which it may give you the exact meaning of my words.
In the beginning, all men lived as collectors-hunters. And to purchase knowledge and to live together with other species in Nature and to survive with the poor biological resources they hold, those men needed a strong social bond.
The knowledge was transmitted from adults to youngsters, in an equal way. They knew they could not have a large breed in numbers cause, otherwise the rest of animals, the human pupils demanded many years to learn and being capable of surviving by themselves.
All men shared all the tasks, all men were equal. The leaders commanded by a strength physical gift basis which likewise any biological attributes raise, stand still to the top and fall.
Therefore, a leader exercised his power for a limited period until another member of his tribe decided to take over the place by being younger and stronger than the previous one.
Men feared the Nature, recognized its power, a force that they believed came from supernatural sources.
And these supernatural entities controlled the waters, winds, the fire, and the stars. They were supernatural beings that lived by their selves and occasionally interacted with the human life. The spirits!
In a certain given time of our history, someone imagined how to proceed to guarantee a longer lasting power, one that did not depend from the biological resources only.
Being the death a phenomenon that scares all the animals, this one figured out a story that spoke at the beyond, the existence of supernatural beings and about how the life and the after death destiny of all men depended of the good will: The Gods.
By that moment, men started to be different. Those who knew only how to live within the Nature, ones who were dependents of its strength to survive and those who dealt with the goodness: the sorcerers.
Sorcerers were a privileged class, with guaranteed power. And with this, it was not necessary to face the day by day challenges because they were given gifts from the ones who did not hold any power of dealing with goodness.
But because there were many Gods, there were chances of dealing with the intermediations agents and by this the power diluted. How to concentrate then? How to include more members of a family, from the same clan in power?
Again, a genius invested another way of power. The Gods chose and gave to one man the power to lead the whole group. And this privilege was by inheritance.
The dynasties were born, therefore. The power was more and more concentrated.
Societies started to grow up out of the limits sustainable by the Nature, cause in order of being possible for ones to do nothing else than speaking at the Gods and giving order to the followers, and living in theirs palaces and enjoying the luxury in food and clothing, it must exist millions of slaves working for the right of bread, water and procreation, generating many future slaves.
Temples, monumental graves and palaces always demanded crowds of slaves in order to be built up.
With the advent of the writing, the social classes, the knowledge turned to be concentrated and was not taught to everybody any more.
So, it started to create the educated and the ignorant classes. Always, it was few skilled people for many incapable ones.
And after that? Afterwards, a new step went forward to concentrate and make the power definitely overwhelmed. A genius spirit created the Only God and gave us the monotheism.
It concentrated the power in one man who represented God, the infallible, whose words must be followed without arguments. It was surrounded by a court, in a pyramidal structure and always, few at the top and many to the bottom.
Judaism, Catholicism, Islamism, Protestantism. Each group started to invent its own Good, unique, the right, and the good, to be adored. Who in their only God did not trust, should be exterminated.
Religious power and its derivative, the civil power, they were never disjointed.
Together, they wrote pages with the blood of all those who dare to rebel and may represent any minor menace against that state of affairs.
Therefore, in million years, the human society got used to wars, the extermination of those who might think differently and who did not want to be subjugated and being slaves.
Wars justified for the land, people and the world heritage dominance. Wars and a policy of seek & destroy against the ones that denied or questioned the power of God. The ones who spoke about God's good will and mercy were the ones who tortured, kept in jails and killed who dared to doubt of his words.
Even, those who did not doubt, but represented an interesting target because of their fortune, women and lands were persecuted and erased.
And because Power lust never ends, as lower the man in the social scale as more sons should generate. It was always with the idea that in order to survive, they need many hands, ones that would help to work more and more and to make pleasant the Power.
So, men went torturing, killing and blood bathing other men. There was the Middle Age, the Inquisition. There were the America invasion and the annihilation of millions of human beings who were the original inhabitants, ones who shared the lands with other species, who appreciated the green of the forests and the noise of the beasts.
And in another given moment, some remembered of a kind of government that once existed in a small country, the creator of a civilization where the culture was spread and the people had their traditions, the democracy.
Immediately, this someone thought about the perspectives that would open as if established in countries with educated elites and ignorant masses. The people believed that they were choosing their representatives.
And therefore, the Power, instead of making some millions glad, had to just enrich, give jobs and corrupting the representatives of these millions, some hundreds that became part of the new Power.
So the politics were born, promissing a wonderful life for the ones who vote them but asking for forgetting what they had written or promissed soon after they got the share of Power.
There came the nazism, the fascism, the comunism. Men killed by gas chamber, shot against the walls, tortured. Hiroshima and Nagazaki. White men rejecting the black and the yellow. The black and yellow people doing the same to the "others". The capitalist and the working class. And more and more the Lords of Power improved theirselves in the maintainence of their status.
The knowledge transmission, which once it was concentrated in the Church's hands it has started to flourish in Universities institutions making the youth able to think and protest, so this situation should be demolished. And the University was destroyed. Instead of knowledge, it was just a matter of offering diplomas.
The Power focused on Technology. (...) All orchestrated in order to increase the need of consuming and more tax to be charged. Taxes for giving only the Sons of Power education, health, highways and so on (...) and making the common people the debtors by born.(...)
In a world where there is place just for arrogance, the other species turned out to exist only for Men need. The beasts were tortured, terrorized. Why? What's the reason for so much atrocity? Is that what you were asking dear collegue the Future?
It was just for producting increasily and nurtling the species that ended as dominant. Thousands and thousands of fauna species were destroyed, giving place only for the ones interesting for the Men. Animals and plants were genetically modified to increase productivity. And this, despite of men still kept praying that God created the world and all that existed oin Earth. The men correcting and improving God's work!(...)
The societies in the beginning of this century are made by billions of people. And they are in a huge majority sick and lone. The nature was destoyed. All food must be bought. Water must be bought. Today, the gifts from Nature have their owner: the Power and the power in its unnacountable forms.
Competition is the rule for life and men, even without being aware, hate their equal, a virtual competitor. They blame them for not having a better life.
And what happened to Men? Is that what you want to know now, my dear colleague?
Unfortunately, I cannot answer you this question. I'm gone since long. But I have some curiosities regarding my time.
Tell me: the sun that warms you now, is it the same that I see shining out there or was it replaced for something artificial? Did the poles defreeze and invade territories today occupied by the coastal populations?
What did remain from the Ozone layer? Is it still there? And what about the Amazon Rain Forests? What did they make from them? Was it parished by fire and dust? Did the Caatinga survived? Or have you never heard about it?
Have you ever heard about the capuchin-monkey? The marsh-deer, the fire-flies, the Great Kiskadee, Rufous-bellied Thrush? Anteaters? Armadillos? Hyacinth and Red macaws, frogs, bats, panthers, snakes, humming-birds?
Have you ever conjugate the verbs to dream, to smile, to believe? And the minds? Did the Power, eventually, dominate all the minds?
Right now, dear colleague of the Future, I stare my eyes to the vast horizon of what is still a piece of the Paradise called Serra da Capivara and where powers far from unknown ones insist in ignore and destroy it. And I give you this letter for you to continue telling how our history went forward, the history of all of us.
A history that, along many centuries, has been of bitterness, sheer fear and terror.
deposited & disposted by laud on | 02:32