The 20th century, three hundred years from now, is not going to be remembered for its wars or its technological innovations, but rather as the era in which we stood by, and either actively endorsed or passively accepted the massive destruction of both biological diversity and cultural diversity on the planet.
The problem isn’t change. All cultures throughout time have constantly engaged in a dance with new possibilities of life. And the problem is not technology itself. The Sioux Indians did not stop being Sioux when they gave up the bow and arrow any more than Americans stopped being American when they gave up the horse and buggy. It’s not change or technology that threatens the integrity of the ethnosphere…
It is power; The crude face of domination. And whenever you look around the world, you discover that these are not cultures destined to fade away. These are dynamic, living peoples being driven out of existence by a identifiable forces that are beyond their capacity to adapt to.”
TED Talks: Cultures at The Far Edge of The World (Feb. 2003)
In the book “Stuff White People Like” he forgot to add a section on passive aggressiveness.