Race is Just a “Social Construct”? — Wawa Chombonggai Reunites with Cannibal Tribe Who Wanted to Eat Him at Age 6
Serious question for both liberals and conservatives: How do you square a story like the one below with a literal belief in universal human equality? And how much cognitive dissonance does it take to reconcile the existence of a Black cannibal tribe well into the 21st century with the notion that race is just a “social construct”? — Dissident Millennial
Incredible story behind what REALLY happened to a six-year-old boy marked for death by his CANNIBAL tribe – as he returns to the jungle 13 years later to confront the men who once wanted to eat him alive
by Claudia Poposki
A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy who was condemned to death by his cannibalistic tribe because they thought he was a witch after his parents died has returned to the jungle to reunite with the people who planned to eat him.
Wawa Chombonggai grew up in the Korowai tribe in West Papua where villagers believe bad spirits are to blame when a person suddenly dies.
The clan traditionally hunt the person they believe is responsible for an unexpected death, before killing them and eating their flesh for their perceived crime.
When both Wawa’s parents died in 2006, they believed it was because he was a witch and began planning his gruesome death.
But Kornelius Sembiring, a former guide in the region for Channel Seven, heard of Wawa’s plight and rescued the child — taking him into his home in Sumatra 13 years ago.
Wawa is now 20 and still living with Mr Sembiring and his family – thankful for his second chance at life.
Now, the sports science university student returned to his former tribe, saying he wanted to tell his people they shouldn’t kill and eat one another. . .
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Source: Daily Mail Australia