Today I received another Nigerian scam letter. Nigeria "exports" some 150 million dollars worth of scams, it is its second "export" after oil. I presume you need intelligence to trick out money from a rich Americans, equal or better than the IQ of the victim. My opinion is that their environment forced them to evolve toward little investment in offspring and multiplying fecundations, which brought about superior physical beauty, sense of rythm, music and dance, good voice, sexual ability, and then, dominant personality (and social abilities). The fitter left more descendants by the strategy of highly improved sexual appeal (body, voice, rythm, brightness, trickiness) and maintaining several relationships and tricking the girls into making them babies. This is opposite to the Arctic survival strategy, of forming stable family units and supplying it with food and shelter in extreme cold climate. Arctic peoples are almost sexless but focussed on hard sustained work and high mechanical intelligence.
The Niger River Delta peoples were already on the road to creating their own civilization and the Benin and Yoruba had organized kingdoms, with strongly walled cities and specialized tradesman, military and artists. The Benin bronzes and wood carvings are very impressive and original. They had already reached Iron Age, the Hittite level. From the Hittites it took 1500 years to advance to the Hellenistic civilization, so it is reasonable to assume that by year 2,500 AD the Niger Delta would have produced an original high civilization, equal to the Greeks, Romans and Chinese. Lately it has been demostrated that ancient populations were different from contemporary populations due to accelerated evolution. We have been evolving fast lately, they also would have been and possibly they already were on the way of becoming an advanced agricultural race. If only left alone. But its natural development was cut short by the contact with Europeans - and like in America, Australia and much of Asia, Europeans caused the collapse of aboriginal cultures and frequently of the peoples themselves.
How would have looked the Niger civilization? These are a religiously inclined people, so they would have developed the cult of Shango, the brutal god of the thunderstorm, tyrannizing a rebellious, treacherous menagerie of minor gods. Gods apply violence and trickery to rape goddesses and human females, they use black magic to cause disease and prosperity to humans. Like Zeus who took the form of a bull to rape Hera, Nigerian pantheum wold be amoral like the Greek Olympus. In contrast, Jewish and Mesopotamian gods were jealous but highly moral. The Arctic peoples imagine a ritual-ridden heaven of disembodied spirits. Only the Greeks had their oversexed gods full time screwing each other. Maybe they were originally Africans? But then, we all are.Now let enjoy the funny scam of today:
Dear friend, This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains. My name is Mr.John Spencer, a merchant in London, but taking treatment in ubai, in the U.A.E. now I have been diagnosed with prostate and esophageal cancer that was discovered very late due to lack of caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, Iwas never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. Recently, I use to say to my self that if God should give me a second chance I would have live it differently way from how I have lived.I was meditating on my hospital bed and something told me that God is giving me a second chance by keeping me alive though doctors said I won’t last long. I know my time is near, that’s why I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as some few close friends. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far,I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. And I have also met two people on the net who have helped me distribute money to charity organizations in their country. Now my health is deteriorating so badly, I really need you to help me distribute the last of my fortune. You might be wondering why I did not ask my close relatives to pick over this task. But I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and donate the money, which I have there to charity organizations in Bulgaria; they closed the account but refused to donate the money to the organizations, some of them even fled away with some of the money while the rest shared the remaining money among themselves. From the way they are acting around me tells that they want me dead so that they can talk about inheritance. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be content with what I have left for them. The last of my money which is a huge cash deposit that I have with a security firm abroad will be put in your care if only you will agree. I want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and let them know that it is I(John Spencer)that is making this generous donation.I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come. I pray for you to support and assist me with a good heart. Please you can contact me through this email address: email@example.com Be blessed my beloved, John L. Spencer