3656, RE: You are playing into the myth of the 'Noble Savage'|
Posted by Nettrice, Tue Oct-28-03 02:02 PM
>- the notion that these native peoples lived in perfect
>harmony and were somehow more attuned with nature than
Either you are connected to nature or you aren't. Reverence for life is not about his-story. Perfection is in the eye of the beholder but I do think that some cultures had more reverence than others.
>That's different from the commonly accepted definition for
>the beginning of civilization, but that's besides the
That is my point. I am after what is not accepted because there is some truth there, as well.
>I can't think of any European society in history
>that was ever that self-destructive.
I can but I am still at work...more later...