Originally posted by FMF
"Animism is a religion devoid of abstraction and therefore resistant to use by sophisticated power structures." John Ralsoton Saul.
The large transglobal intellectual religions have little problem understanding each other, despite their rivalries. They share basically identical ideals as well as their corruption by technocrats and by society in general. But t ...[text shortened]... relative incompatability with vested interests and with being manipulated by power structures?
The prejudice is older, stemming from the contempt of the conqueror for the conquered. Typically, animists are not empire builders, just 'wogs in the woods'.