Growth Fetish

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”   (The Tower of Babel passageGenesis 11:1–9)

“Turmbau zu Babel” (Tower of Babel) by Peter Angermann, 1989

Growth fetish

Oh, this desire to grow higher,
to construct and fabricate,
to progress, and to amass…
But let us not miscalculate:
since a limitless accumulation sinks us all to devastation,
whereas the pillars of “success” are the cliffs of our distress.

                                                                             (by Oleg Komlik)

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