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Life in Greenland

Life in Greenland's polar desert | Stephen Pax Leonard | World news | The Observer

I am a romantic, and I discovered that romantics are always disillusioned because the world is no longer how they had hoped it to be. I came to the top of the world and wished to find elderly folk like Savfaq sitting around telling stories. Instead, I found for the most part adults and children glued to television screens with a bowl of seal soup on their lap, playing exceedingly violent and expletive-crammed Hollywoodian video war games. Time and time again, I discovered this awkward juxtaposition of modernity meets tradition. Out in the Arctic wilderness, hunters dressed head to toe in skins would answer satellite phones and check their GPS co-ordinates. Consumerism has now made it to every corner of the world. Some Inugguit may live in tiny, wind-beaten wooden cabins with no running water like Wally's, but Amazon.com delivers.

Wow, those charming native people are just people like us and want the same stuff!

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"Wow, those charming native people are just people like us and want the same stuff!"

Yes, how dare they presume to break out of their theme-park existence and act like the rest of us...

What a pompous dink. I did like how "climate change" was wrecking things in between his complaints about the incredible cold.

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