Every time I see the term ‘jungle’ used in a context of western failure to achieve coherence I am reminded of the impact of centuries of consequences of channeling linear Cartesian linguistics. A jungle is incoherent and undesirable only when you want something you can’t get from it. To peoples who have been stewarding jungle ‘biomes’ for millennia it is encyclopedia, mother, ‘supermarket’, historical and ancestral record, pharmacy, water source, a complete environment and fundamentally social entity in other words.
The disturbing context of this is that it encompasses an area of communications that ubiquitously obscures a social attitude of dismissal of the fact that JUNGLES ARE COHERENT BIOMES. Ask yourself if you have any coherent knowledge of the actual life of a jungle. When this is faced directly, light shins on an entire communications environment.
In this article we are provided an example of how imposition of virtually subconscious colonizing terminology is being used to instill age-old distancing - ‘othering’- that dissociates and conflates causal realities into the proverbial frog-in-a-slow-boil used to instigate reactionary (eg:neo-fascist) divisiveness.
That said, thank you Joe Solomon - and out of the mouth of babes - the chillingly ironic observation from a 16 YEAR OLD who has been ‘othered’: " “They must finish ‘the jungle’ and divide the people and get the stronger countries to take people in.” Amram added, “You can solve this problem. You can make room.” "