RE: Saving the ethnosphere

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Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 13:44:54 BST

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            <But, the article that started this conversation is about what is
    > now to hundreds or thousands of societies and cultures. And some
    > significant number of those cases -- I really don't know how many --
    > involve
    > coercion (economic, political) and violence. What I find disturbing about
    > this conversation is people's willingness to think of this as an
    > impersonal
    > and natural process that has little impact on people's lives.>
            Yeah, I guess it's because few of us on the list (I assume) are
    directly being affected by such changes, and thus a bit of insensitivity
    emerges in comments, mine included. Impersonal, natural I dunno...
    inevitable perhaps? (or maybe that's an even more dangerous view to hold?).


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