Amazing things were witnessed when…the Earth People came into Port of Spain in the year of Oh Lord 1979, dressed only in bunches of balisier flowers and heading for Whitehall to see the prime minister! They explained to amazed reporters that they had abandoned all the comforts of civilization including clothes, to live in the primal forests on their own. They called themselves the Earth People and were led by the earth mother who was named appropriately Mother Earth, who was the mother of them all and the wife too of all the males including her own sons. The men all created more earth people with Mother Earth. They had rejected civilized names and called themselves names like dasheen and eddoes and plantain. Trinidad was agog for a few days until the earth people retreated back into the forests never to be seen again in inhabited regions. Vidia Naipaul wrote that some Trinis were going back to the bush, but not even he envisaged something like this.