Thought for the day

"The executive power in our government is not the only, perhaps not even the principal, object of my solicitude. The tyranny of the legislature is really the danger most to be feared, and will continue to be so for many years to come. The tyranny of the executive power will come in its turn, but at a more distant period." -- Thomas Jefferson, Democracy in America

But why would civilized people act like showing other people to zoos?

From a sociological point of view, this makes sense: a more technologically advanced civilization lacking modern-day sensibility and political correctness finds an ancient civilization living in the Neolithic, so they immediately assume that They are less than him. This has happened countless times in history.


In the Jiu Tang Shu (History of the Tang Dynasty) you can find examples of black slaves brought to China by Arab traders and slave traders, which were then acquired by wealthy Chinese people and used as entertainment by the nobility of Guangzhou. (for example they were hired as gatekeepers during parties to intimidate and impress the visiting guests).