to sit by the Campfire...
wasteland theory contends that all would be a wasteland
inhabited by savages were it not for the intervention of contemporary
The term "civilization" creates
a convenient distinction between savage and contemporary man.
The savage is obviously incapable of comprehending this concept. Civilized man is rarely, if ever, called upon to explain it - yet
free to use it limitlessly to justify whatever he chooses.
language of the spirit becomes either the rambling of the wasteland
savage or a brilliant linguistic exercise of a perceptive, sensitive