Local and Global Extremes

White supremacy is unfortunately an extreme found locally within Florida at an underground level. This ranging from neo nazis to members of the Ku Klux Klan engaging in illegal activities such as hate crimes and graffiti, to more serious acts such as killing police officers to terrorist conspiracies. Most white supremacists in Florida are not directly affiliated with the group but more independent or unassociated extremists operating under the radar. Recruiting is done in a fashion infiltrating mainstream political issue rallies, such as immigration, recruitment has even taken to the internet with websites to set up meeting places.

There are extreme practices that take place all over the world, but in jungles found within Brazil there live the Satere-Mawe people who have the practice of painful initiation rites. This involving putting one’s hands into gloves filled with hundreds of bullet ants, that has a sting that hurts so much that it has the maximum rating on the Schmidt sting pain index, equal to that of being shot, for a time span of 5 minutes. These gloves are specially created with bullet ants sewn into fabric and by the time the ritual is finished the individual’s hands are paralyzed with pain that can last up to 24 hours. This practice must be completed 20 times over the course of several months to be considered a “real man”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *