Thursday, October 18, 2007



Ritual Threats of Violence in Small Newfoundland Communities Are Method of Creating Trust, Researchers Say...


Apparently researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia are probably the same people who done the research for the invasion of Iraq claiming they had Weapons of Mass Destructions.
After reading this article about mummers in my home province by the University of Missouri-Columbia i can only shake my head in disbelief. Craig T. Palmer, assistant professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Science. "It’s a way for community members to prove their trust and commitment to each other." NO Mr. Palmer! it's a fun time, trust, commitment has nothing to do with it. We usually have that before we go to our neighbors house dressed as mummers. "12 days after Christmas" NO! It's during Christmas! They threatened the hosts with physical and sexual violence. No! Nothing of the sort, it does not happen! Here's a blog i wrote sometime back. You will learn more from this piece then all the research you have done at your University.

3 comments:

denise said...

the saddest part about it is that this was actually published for the world to see,called, "The Example of Newfoundland Mumming." it was published in the journal Human Nature this week. so i guess now they have to stick to that story or look like the fools they really are.

Anonymous said...

now you know why rick mercer has it so easy when he interviews those professors from american institutions on his show,talking to americans.

WJM said...

A blog posting, you mean.

A blog is a whole collection of postings, much as a newspaper article is an article, not a newspaper.