What are Coconut Headsets?

The term "coconut headsets" refers to a behavior of theACargo Cults. These cults are usually tribal people who were exposed to military forces of major countries during a war.

Famous examples of cargo cult activity include the setting up of mock airstrips, airports, offices, dining rooms, as well as the fetishization and attempted construction of western goods, such as radios made of coconuts and straw. Believers may stage "drills" and "marches" with sticks for rifles and use military-style insignia and "USA" painted on their bodies to make them look like soldiers, thereby treating the activities of western military personnel as rituals to be performed for the purpose of attracting the cargo. The cult members built these items and 'facilities' in the belief that the structures would attract cargo intended to be sent to them. This perception reportedly has been reinforced by the occasional success of an 'airport' to attract military transport aircraft full of cargo.

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Posted: July 14th, 2010
at 8:31pm by Koookiecrumbles


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