"All cultures evolve in response to the demands and opportunities of specific environments. That is, in essence, the purpose and function of culture: to facilitate environmental adaptation. But civilization is not just a product of cultural evolution. Civilization is the implementation of a pervasive and infiltrating mechanical power hierarchy that seeks to replace the need for culture. Civilization doesn’t adapt to the environment. Civilization is a way of altering the environment, forcing the environment to change according to the whims of those at the top of the power hierarchy—for the singular purpose of supporting the continued expansion of the power hierarchy itself.Click this link to read the whole post:
Oil pipelines are not about cultural progress. They are about power..."