Invader Farmer Culture

The invading farmer culture was fundamentally different than the native hunter gatherer culture. Farming produces different relationships between plants and humans, other animals and humans, and between humans themselves. It fosters a master/slave relationship, a completely different way of living.

A life of toil and slavery.

Of soil erosion, floods, famines, deserts and plagues.

Yoked and blinkered.

Tamed.

Grinding away at repetitive, back-breaking work.

Forest wonders forgotton, their true wild natures barely a distant memory.

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Even farming that is completely one hundred percent organic and uses no fertilisers, pesticides or other poisons, still causes problems. For example, the Amish people in North America have farmed in that way for only two hundred and fifty years and already the topsoil has been depleted by half, from sixteen inches to eight inches.

Farmers stop roaming freely, build fences, walls, barriers in their head as well as in their villages. They placate the gods with sacrifices, humble themselves, become less human. They subdue and manipulate nature for their short term gain, and so nature becomes an adversary to bully and coerce rather than a gift-giving friend to respect and love.

As a hunter your senses are sharp, your intuitions' finely tuned. You are alert and senstive to the powers around and inside you.

Farmers lose that vitality, dull themselves. They domesticated themselves, lost their edge. Although the rot sets in slowly, it sets in steadily and the results are here, all around us.

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