In the 1960s, an elder Déné man from the Northwest Territories of Canada stated to an anthropologist who was intent on civilizing the Déné people, "You white people are very arrogant. You think you are responsible for the extinction of different forms of life. Have you ever considered that maybe those life forms didn't want to live with you?" - Russell Means *

* If You've Forgotten the Names of the Clouds You've Lost Your Way: An Introduction to American Indian Thought and Philosophy; Russell Means & Bayard Johnson; 2012; page 99.

I've been watching the new production of Les Misérables currently running on PBS' Masterpiece. Last night was episode 2. I almost turned it off several times because it was so upsetting.

Civilization or cancer?