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Columbus and Other Cannibals Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D Forbes s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978 His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America s most influential activists for decades Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern civilized lifestyle is relevant now than ever before.Identifying the Western compulsion to consume the earth as a sickness, Forbes writes Brutality knows no boundaries Greed knows no limits Perversion knows no borders These characteristics all push towards an extreme, always moving forward once the initial infection sets in This is the disease of the consuming of other creatures lives and possessions I call it cannibalism This updated edition includes a new chapter by the author. Best Read Books Columbus and Other Cannibals author Jack D. Forbes – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. UPDATE As I have been listening to speeches by native Americans a propos the polemic Dakota pipeline this book is timely From these speeches I took some clarifying state of things phrases we are the majority reds and blacks ongoing concentration camps for Indians and the Catholic Church should review the doctrine of discovery Inflamed speeches, I would say, with the word WETIKO.Oh, one of the speakers said Khadafy is still alive WOW.2nd November 2016 Jack D Forbes A UPDATE As I have been listening to speeches by native Americans a propos the polemic Dakota pipeline this book is timely From these speeches I took some c...

  2. Let me just begin this by saying, EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DECOLONIZATION AND INDIGENOUS SOCIAL ISSUES This book should be required reading in high school This book should be required reading for life Not only does he lay out the Native American paradigm of frustration and oppression so clearly, he gives you examples of it going back to great Native American heroes.The book presents you with a thesis that the current status quo for today s dog eat dog w Let me just begin this by saying, EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DECOLONIZATION AND INDIGENOUS SOCIAL ISSUES This book should be required reading in high school This book should be required reading for life Not only does he lay out the Native American paradigm of frustration and oppression so clearly, he gives you examples of it going back to great Native American heroes.The book presents you with a thesis that the current status quo for today s dog eat dog world is a sickness of the soul This is called the wetiko psychosis and through out the chapters, he gives you example after example of how it spread and how it effects every living person today This is mostly done through what Native Americans have said about their close contact with the European invaders, but there are other cultures and nations that are brought into question as well.By the near end of the book, you understand that the sickne...

  3. I love the thesis of this book, that modern civilization represents a sick psychosis that infects all of its victims with a greed for power and domination It s an important point and I agree with it wholeheartedly An especially poignant aspect of this illness is that it infects even the people that it destroys the poor or otherwise downtrodden , making them into wetiko wannabes who jump at the first chance to oppress their weaker neighbor, rather than uniting with a common spirit of the exp I love the thesis of this book, that modern civilization represents a sick psychosis that infects all of its victims with a greed for power and domin...

  4. I will not finish this book this time It reads kind of like a manifesto But it reads fairly easy, and it s short, so if you want to remind yourself what s wrong with people, go ahead and read it But I can sum up what I gathered from it Western civilization has grown and prospered entirely by exploiting other human beings That sucks It s like a disease it affects people of all levels of wealth Indigenous people aren t like this.I would recommend Ishmael by Daniel Quinn if you like this bo I will not finish this book this time It reads kind of like a manifesto But it reads fairly easy, and it s short, so if you want to remind yourself what s wrong with people, go ahead and read it B...

  5. Awesome book The insanity of ecocide, war, imperialism, colonialism, patriarchy and greed finally makes sense to me The true gem of this book is the last two chapters.

  6. While I agree with Forbes main thesis the one in which he argues that capitalism imperialism are damaging our world and lifestlyes and that atrocities were committed during the european conquest of the uncivilized world , his manner of writing is very redundant and his arguments start losing their poignancy when he compares every single regime he doesn t agree with to the Nazi Germany, or when he says that the conquest of space is just an excuse to go lay waste to all of existence...

  7. Excellent readI loved this book Although, I felt that despite its work towards feminist discourse, it did have moments when stereotypical gender roles seemed to be applied to concepts like a human s tendency towards violence.

  8. Written by Native American thinker Jack Forbes, Columbus and other Cannibals is a short and straightforward expression of the idea, familiar to me from Derrick Jensen s writings, that civilized cultures are inherently mentally ill Forbes calls this illness the Wetiko psychosis and attributes to it all the kinds of cannibalism prevalen...

  9. This book has a very powerful point to make, but the author s writing simply failed to convey to me the gravity intended Maybe this is because he simply has the writing skills of an eighth grader, or maybe his background in native american folklore has tinged his own style with that simplistic mythological assuredness As he was a long time professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis, my optimistic assumption is the latter, and I have developed a respect for mythological traditions outside This book has a very powerful point to make...

  10. This book explained a conundrum that has been bothering me for years Why are indigenous people treated so badly around the earth The author explains it in terms of a disease, wetiko, that can be summarized as , ,He does a great job explaining how things are and how they got this way My impression...