Sunday, February 24, 2008
Ok, this really isn't funny, but still...
This might be crossing the line of bad taste a little bit, but during a recent discussion between me, Luke and The Boy regarding the differences between Dwarves, midgets and how pygmies fit into the picture. As you obviously understand, this triggered some research to clarify things so we could move on with our lives.
On the topic of pygmies, this interesting fact was revealed from Wikipedia:
"During the Congo Civil War, Pygmies were hunted down like game animals and eaten. Both sides of the war regarded them as "subhuman" and some say their flesh can confer magical powers. UN human rights activists reported in 2003 that rebels had carried out acts of cannibalism. Sinafasi Makelo, a representative of Mbuti pygmies, has asked the UN Security Council to recognise cannibalism as a crime against humanity and an act of genocide"
I would like to take this opportunity to strongly oppose hunting pygmies for their flesh, even if it happens to confer magical powers!
I guess the world of consulting is not that strange after all when put in comparison with other things happening in the world...