Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism

Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism

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Author/Editor: Forbes, Jack D, and Jensen, Derrick (Foreword by)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Date: 2008
Binding: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 233 p. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: NEW

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 more 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."