Re: future language

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    Dear Vincent,

    > I don't see much loss in subsistence living, mythico-religious
    > social systems, or a range of practices that some peoples follow, and I
    > wouldn't want to perpetuate some people having to live like that so that
    > others can enjoy the benefits, even if, or rather especially if, some of
    > those people are merely external observers (like western anthropologists
    > enjoying the pacific sun).

    It is not that we get so much benefit from people living like that, and
    it is certainly not that they *have* to live like that. The situation
    now is that some people, and indirectly, we, to some extent, benefit
    from destroying the habitat of those people, relocating them, and
    exploiting the resources of that environment.



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