Separatism is indeed at the root of disharmony with nature and violence against nature and people. As the prominent South African environmentalist Cormac Cullinan points out, apartheid means separateness. The world joined the anti-apartheid movement to end the violent separation of people on the basis of color. Apartheid in South Africa was put behind us. Today, we need to overcome the wider and deeper apartheid—an eco-apartheid based on the illusion of separateness of humans from nature in our minds and lives.
Source: Vandana Shiva, "Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest", YES! Magazine, Winter 2013, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/vandana-shiva-eve... [verified 4/17/14]