April 5, 2017

Charles Fourier on "rapacious" civilization

"It is thus completely ridiculous to stop at making decrees [about preserving the forests] that enjoin civilization to be no longer itself, to change its devastating nature, to stifle its rapacious spirit ... One might as well decree that tigers should become docile and turn away from blood."

                                         Charles Fourier, 1821

From De la Détérioration Matérielle de la Planète (On the Material Degradation of the Planet)

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