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In the cold waste 2

 

Megalopolis and Brownfield – photo by Mitch Waxman

 

Home sweet hell, New York City, the vast human hive.

 

The cement goddess is mother and home, school and prison, always a battleground- it produces children who are survivalist predators. When we walk the earth, New Yorkers are tigers amongst simpler peoples who didn’t have to endure living with… other New Yorkers.

 

There is a mind set amongst the rich in New York, and there always has been, that the poor can be saved by example- by having the poor live “as we do”. All of the afflictions of poverty can be alleviated- if not cured. Progressive Reformer or New Law Tenement or Urban Renewal or Gentrification or Upzoning, call it what you want- but Caesar is building the new Roman slums in an entirely inorganic fashion. This neighborhood used to be an industrial center, and then a junkyard, and that’s the reason why the ground is poison.

 

The industrial revolution happened. Here.

 

newtownpentacle.com/2009/12/30/in-the-cold-waste-2/

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Taken on December 6, 2009