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Two Divergent World Views and Their Legacies - Molly Brown

Over 500 years ago, my European ancestors, the original architects of the Industrial Growth Society, invaded a faraway land inhabited by peoples with an entirely different way of life, people who had not developed along the lines of industrial, mechanistic, materialistic European culture.  Instead, these people had sought to follow and cooperate with the laws and ways of their life support system: Earth and its ecosystems.  Some groups had strayed from this at times, but never for long or with much success.  (This is not to idealize the people so invaded, some of whom had violent and hierarchical cultures; nevertheless, most lived in relative harmony with the environment.)

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