This is an interesting explanation of “cargo cults.”
“A cargo cult is a Melanesian millenarian movement encompassing a diverse range of practices and occurring in the wake of contact with the commercial networks of colonizing societies. The name derives from the belief that various ritualistic acts will lead to a bestowing of material wealth (“cargo”).
And from a university webpage:
“The Cargo Cult members built replicas of airports and airplanes out of twigs and branches and made the sounds associated with airplanes to try to activate the shipment of cargo. Although the existence of the Cargo Cult only became known after World War II the cult had developed long before, when the Europeans first arrived in the area in ships. There were legends among the islanders of their distant ancestor-god having journeyed to the west and promised to someday return.”
So… Where is this going? Is this an exercise in “flash fiction” of the sci-fi variety? Or for real? Either way, you heard it here first.
The idea being floated here is that ancient Egyptian civilization was nothing more and nothing less than a cargo cult, revering the super-intelligent, extra-terrestrial giants, “demi-gods” if you will, who founded (and then abandoned!) their colony on Earth. Their statues are shown in the photograph below. Actual size!
Believe it Or Not! Well, it’s not April Fools Day, but close, July 21, my birthday…