Oh, and ubuntu's not an ideology as per Wikipedia. It's not sustainable as a way of thinking, it's a way of being rooted in a felt sense of the indivisible wholeness of Life: that unshakable sense that the creative life-force that pulses through and animates me, dances through you, and is us. ("I am that which animates the body," Peace Pilgrim once said.)
"The apparent happiness of Africans, against all horror, seems to derive from a sense of connectedness, or as the Zulu put it, "ubunto." This word is often translated to mean community, but one of them gave me what I think is a more accurate definition: "I am because we are; we are because I am."" - John Perry Barlow, The Pursuit of Emptiness
p.s. On the theme of ubuntu, one of my all time favorite books is set in the Africa of his childhood and written by African shaman Malidome Some, Of Water and the Spirit.
images Mardi Gras Zulu logo/poster; top view of an African basket made from telephone wire (visit more stunning kaleidoscope baskets and folk arts for sale at Indigo Arts)