More Plunder

What kind of a civilization is it, what kind of humanism is it that plunders and destroys the sacred sites of power of traditional cultures due to its measureless hunger for resources and energy, that in its mania for progress literally walks over corpses, and everything that cannot be integrated and digested is shoved aside in blind ignorance and usually destroyed? Can such a humanism, can such a civilization truly speak about justice and human rights and praise all these high ideals without losing its credibility? . . What we desperately need is a culture of silence, of listening, and of the wisdom of the heart.

– Prince Alfred Von Liechtenstein Austria

President and co-founder of the Vienna Academy for the Study of the Future, Winner of the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award