A Tremendous Light

from: A43/Südstr., Herne, July 2019

The contemporary phenomenon of the gluten-free diet […] currently obsesses almost a third of American adults, despite actual gluten intolerance affecting a single-digit percentage of the population. The gluten-free phenomenon is a magic bullet solution to modernity. “Gluten” sounds abject and glutinous, and it is found in wheat: agriculture as sin, just like Genesis says. Such an allergic reaction of modernity to itself is absurd: even Neanderthals made bread. Consider the modern hatred of the body that links with a profound (and accurate) unease that “something is wrong” and is then blended with primitivism: the “Paleo diet”. The term Paleo acknowledges that something is wrong with the Neolithic, the term we use for post-Mesopotamian human social forms: something is wrong, as Genesis had already pointed out.

–Timothy Morthon, Dark Ecology

Cultivation/Sin

 

In the Golden Age, agriculture was an abomination. In the Silver Age, impiety appeared in the form of Agriculture. In the Golden Age, people lived on fruits and roots that were obtained without any labor. For the existence of sin in the form of cultivation, the lifespan of people became shortened. 

–The Ramayana of Valniki

Remember Earth Clearly

REMEMBER EARTH CLEARLY
BAD
DAMAGED
BATTERED
PLANET
FRAYED
DUSTBOWL
COMPROMISED
WAKE UP
MONSTERS EXIST

— Orbital, The Box