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Koobacaf Ethnography: Bobby Gomez
Bobby Gomez Anthropology 204 Thursday 9:30 CW 146 Through observation and participation I have discovered that the Nacirema have just recently been paying homage to a new spirit. The Nacimera know this powerful spirit by the name of Koobacaf. Koobacaf is the spirit of gnikrowten laicos. To pay respect to the great Koobacaf the Nacirema pray to the shrine of Retupmoc. You can either pray in complete solitude or with others in temples, known as Seirarbil. It is customary for the Nacimera to pay respect to Koobacaf for many hours a day. Since the acknowledgement of Koobacaf the infrastructure, social structure and superstructure of the Nacimera has changed forever. Prior to Koobacaf the Nacimera’s infrastructure was based on travel. The Nacimera would frequently transport themselves to regional markets where they could purchase tools, clothing, and obtain what we call mass media. Koobacaf is eliminating the Nacimera’s need for these regional markets. In the status quo one can provide Koobacaf with personal information and Koobacaf will provide the needed media directly through the shrine of Retupmoc or send one of his disciples, the ecivres latsop, with the needed materials. For the wealthy, materials and supplies can be obtained more quickly upon request. Gone are the days of traveling to regional markets, through prayer and loyalty Koobacaf will deliver all necessary good and services. Historically the Nacimera social structure was based on verbal and physical communication. Now the followers can obtain abilities that only high priest and gods use to possess. Through proper respect devout followers obtain purity and the ability of mental communication. Purity is something the Nacimera hold sacred, before the Nacimera believed that one could only be pure if judged pure by others. Through verbal and physical communication misunderstanding were very common. The Nacimera would often judge individuals differently than the way an individual would hope. Koobacaf has eliminated the possibility of misunderstanding. One can create the personal image they wish to be judged by all Nacimera by declaring their beliefs, ideals, interest, and personal preferences to Koobacaf. Koobacaf then shares the personal information to his followers through prayer. If you wish to obtain the whereabouts, thoughts, interest, or future plans of a Koobacaf follower all one must do is say the prayer of Eliforp at the temple of Retupmoc and the information will be granted provided. The prayer of Eliforp allows the Nacimera to mental connect with Koobacaf followers all over the planet. Koobacaf followers have traditionally only been the Nacimera but slowly Koobacaf has become a cross cultural belief all around that world that is connecting people socially without any verbal or physical communication. Socially it is unlike anything this World has ever witnessed. The implications of Koobacaf on the superstructure of the Nacimera can only be imagined at this moment. It is too early to tell how the core values of the Nacimera will change. However, it is obvious that a few values have changed. The biggest example is voyeuristic tendencies. Before Koobacaf the Nacimera disapproved, degraded, and ostracized voyeurs. Now with the mental connection and the ability to represent oneself purely voyeurism has become social acceptable, if not necessary. Koobacaf has created this effect through avenues of information known by the Nacimera as setadpu sutats, deef swen, rednelac tneve, and serutcip. Each one of these tools allows followers to know and watch each other’s actions for personal pleasure. Voyeurism is practiced privately through prayer. Only one thing is for certain and that is that Koobacaf will change the superstructure of the Nacimera but how time can only tell. The Nacimera culture, like all cultures, is an ever-changing way of life. With the belief and the discovery of the great Koobacaf the Nacimera’s infrastructure, social structure, and superstructure will evolve along with other cultures worldwide.
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