White People Myth#94. Nature wants to help us dominate

Saw a few minutes of a mesmerisingly bad television show yesterday.  It appeared to involve some young Australian women who were … mermaids.  Neighbours meets Flipper. [Found it.]

Anyhow, it got me riffing on Skippy (“the Bush Kangaroo” – sort of Lassie with a giant hopping rat). And it got me thinking about how we like to teach our children that not only is “Nature” anthropomorphic, but also “she” wants to help Whitey run the place.

I had a quick and ineffective Google Scholar/Jstor search, but couldn’t find anything further on the topic.  Will put in the “to do when I have enough lifetimes” box…

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