Accidentally mentioning Mongolia and Tannu Tuva
got me thinking about those places. I'd always been fascinated with them on the map, but never knew much about them. Started looking for info and video, and found something especially notable about Mongolia.
Many parts of the USSR were time-capsuled in culture and economics and technology. I've often discussed the tech side,
following Orlov's lead.
In some places the time capsule preserved a bad setup. Mongolia got the good end of the capsule. It was treated as a sort of display case facing China, so the Mongolians inside China would look over and say "Hey! Why can't we have it so good?" It was well governed and basically left alone.
This little clip
is about a charity helping a young paraplegic mom to stay independent... but it's salient as an unstaged closeup view of a capsuled culture
that obviously WORKS.
Note the lack of tension between male and female. Everyone has their correct headdress, and everyone knows their place in the system. All perfectly comfortable. Note especially the fully swaddled and fully calm
babies. Have you ever seen such quiet babies in a Western situation? They're also easier to handle when wrapped. Like burritos. Hmm. If we call it a Wrap instead of Swaddling Clothes, could we sell it as The Latest Greatest Thing?
Seriously, Orlov's theme applies to all aspects of life. Just as the USSR preserved solid and maintainable streetcars and radios, it preserved solid and maintainable cultures.
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