We’ve all heard of, at one time or another, the various Amazonian tribes who have resisted contact with “civilisation” throughout their entire history, and still do to this day. There are a number of them in Paraguay and Bolivia, as well as a high concentration of them living in the Brazilian portion of the Amazon forests. What you may not have heard of until very recently at least, is a single isolated tribe which inhabits an island in the Bay of Bengal. It’s a small island, covering an area of around twenty square miles, which is home to a tribe known as the Sentinelese. The small group of inhabitants are believed to have lived on this island for ‘at least 30,000 years’, the direct descendants of people who left Africa around 75,000 years ago.
The Sentinelese tribe has been in the media recently after an American busybody, allegedly spreading the message of Christianity, was murdered by the tribe. In so doing he’d broken an Indian law (under whose jurisdiction the tribe technically fall) which prevents outsiders travelling within 5 nautical miles of the island, both for their own safety and for the health of the tribesmen who are believed to lack immunity to common pathogens like the common cold virus. As is customary when something rather weird such as this occurs, the papers have delved into the history of this tribe and in so doing have inadvertently raised questions that proponents of the ‘Out of Africa’ theory of human evolution find rather uncomfortable.
At this point it must be said that ‘Out of Africa’ has long been discredited as a theory of human development. Without wishing to over-complicate an article based around anecdotes, it suffices to say that in recent years scientists have found evidence of humanity in Europe that predates hominids in Africa by around 200,000 years. Similarly, studies in China have found human fossils of an age that throws into question whether their ancestors were ever in Africa at all. This mounting evidence led in 2018 to an awkwardly worded article in the Guardian, those famed proponents of the ‘we all come from Africa’ lie, which led with the title “No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists” – a loosely veiled admission that we bear no relation to Africans at all.
If we may now cast attention back to our Sentinel tribesmen, we can see that plainly anecdotal data casts into stark doubt this ridiculous theory. This tribe has no written language, and whether they have a codified language at all is highly doubtful. Whenever they’ve been contacted by expeditions, the do-gooders have been repelled by spears and poison arrows, the heads of which is made of animal bone. Photographs taken from boats and helicopters show the tribes-people standing on the beach fully naked, except for the odd waistband made of leaves, indicating that they don’t wear clothes. Their shelter consists of island vegetation pulled over broken branches and they apparently have no knowledge of agriculture, living off naturally occurring greenery and native wild pigs instead. It was also reported in recent years that the tribe keep two fires burning continuously, for they have seemingly forgotten how to recreate it.
The reason for explaining these facts about this isolated tribe is to demonstrate that they’re no more advanced than our primitive ancestors were a million years ago. They’re certainly no more developed than humans 125,000 years ago, the time when archaeologists believe anatomically modern humans first developed a widespread ability to control fire themselves. Yet their basic anatomy resembles present day black Africans – who, it must be said, didn’t have a written language either until this was forced upon them by busybody British colonists in the 19th century. The only material difference between this tribe and the natives of modern Africa is the former’s lack of colonial presence over the last few hundred years.
What does this tell us? Well, generally speaking, it tells us some rather uncomfortable things that the traditional enemies of academic freedom would rather we didn’t discover, namely that everything we’re taught in modern times about the history of human development is a lie. It tells us that we Indo-Europeans couldn’t have come ‘Out of Africa’, for if we did would we not at the same level of evolutionary development as the Sentinelese? After all, Northern Europe is and has always been far more inhospitable than the Bay of Bengal; the crop potential is smaller and the predators are greater, not to mention the hazards of Northern European climate in comparison to the temperate calm of the Indian sub-continent.
On the basic level, it tells us something that everybody in Europe is aware of, but which nobody dares speak; that we are not merely two peoples of the same origin who’ve evolved differently ‘because of the weather’, but are in fact two separate sub-species, or even separate species altogether. Of course we’ll never be able to officially determine which is more accurate, because no anthropologist who values his career and freedom would dare to even pose such a question. The traditional enemies of academic freedom would rather have us believe that we are merely light-skinned versions of the Sentinelese who owe our pale disposition to ‘the weather’ and our advanced civilisation as a product of magic soil or another unexplained miracle of nature.
The reason such investigation and classification is politically incorrect is because the aforementioned enemies of academic freedom fear the implications of such utterances, namely that we may develop ideas of superiority. This is rather foolish. Would man claim superiority over the canine family on account of our advanced ideas about shelter and technology? Obviously we are intellectually superior, but then again the canine is a superior predator, is faster and better adapted to certain modes of living. It is not a question of superiority, simply difference and divergence.
What this relatively benign news story about a busybody’s death on some Godforsaken island in the Indian Ocean may inadvertently achieve, is the realisation amongst readers that there’s something very wrong with the official versions of anthropology and human biology. An elementary study of this people’s background and story may help us to bridge the intellectual gap between what we’re told and the reality of the matter. What we know for certain is that they’re surely no relation of ours.