Cargo cult lives on in South Pacific (John Frum, American GI, object of worship)

  1. wow, it's an interesting world!!! read this facinating article to find out more about a cult in the south pacific.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6370991.stm


    at the base of a sacred volcano in an isolated corner of the south pacific young men play the "star spangled banner" on bamboo flutes.


    every february they parade in old us army uniforms with wooden weapons.

    others go bare-chested with the letters "usa" painted in bright red letters on their bodies.

    nearby, a giant stars and stripes flutters in the breeze from the main flagpole.
    this is the heart of john frum country on the island of tanna in vanuatu....
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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    We humans are really amazing!

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