By John Zerzan & Kevin Tucker

“Read it and you'll by no means think about civilization within the related manner again.”—Kirkpatrick Sale

This anthology approximately "the pathology of civilization" deals perception into how development and expertise have ended in vacancy and alienation.

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The teeth decay; facial form ceases to be uniform; deformities become common; reproductive efficiency is lowered; mental deficiency develops; and the duration of life is sharply lowered. It would hence appear that the nutritional habits of primitive man are responsible for his state of health. So long as the native foods remain in use, there are no important physical changes, and the bacterial scourges are absent, even though a complete lack of sanitation would indicate that pathogenic bacteria might be present.

The grass in front of you is all that ever was or will be. It has no memory, no future. Just silence. So when we know this rich heritage, when we reach into the heart of our being and know that humans very like ourselves lived a good two million years in this way of being, we are awed, and the scum at the top of the pond, the curdled milk of history, our obsession with technicality, pours off and we are left with the pure froth of Being. -43- MINIMA MORALIA: REFLECTIONS FROM DAMAGED LIFE (1947) THEODOR ADORNO T oy shop.

Various subsistence strategies have been invented, and our task would be to examine these and choose the strategies which best support an everyday experience of profundity.... We are discussing a life where one gives joy to others through the mere act of being, where exchange of gifts is a way of life, where one’s routine has inherent meaning, not because it makes reference to some symbolic system, but because it opens one out onto kairos, the profound moment, the experience of ambience, awe.

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