You know, it reminds me of America. The media loves to foist this idealistic pristine pseudo-perfection off on us as if the Garden of Eden existed here before modern man arrived from Europe.
Some things from this existence were probably pretty good. Other parts of it were barbaric. Waring factions, tribal competition, these things weren’t out of some rules of Hoyle etiquette, to bastardize a rules of cards reference.
Same thing takes place in Africa even today. The Western influence where absent, reveals the ugly underbelly of African reality.
Massive slaughter with no holds barred. How many times have we seen it, and how many times must we see it?
That being said, the modern man that arrived from Europe was in some ways barbaric too. The senseless slaughter of the wild buffalo in the U. S. is a case in point.