Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The World Grinder part 2

On the left you see the Earth as it is today, quite polluted, with an ecosystem pretty much wrecked by human activity, but still vibrant, alive in spite of that, a wreck not beyond salvaging.

On the right you see the Earth as it is destined to become, picked clean to the bone, an inevitable result of civilization.

The picture lies, of course. There is no meat grinder hovering in Space, no second planet formed of Earth’s raw materials by an external World Grinder. The Machine, the grinder is here, on Earth, transforming it into a dead thing. We call it civilization.

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