Friday, May 08, 2009

Living on Earth

The only way you could identify the Earth's destroyers as "humankind" would be to exempt tribal people from the category of "human." Otherwise you would have to admit that it is not humans-as-a-species, but the way certain humans live, that is destroying the Earth.

Technocratic man, with his linear view of the world, tends to see tribal societies as earlier, less evolved forms of his own society, rather than as alternative, simultaneously existing methods of living on the Earth. So it is not humans, but industrial-technocratic societies, that are destroying the Earth.

--Timber Wars by Judi Bari


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