I live in a small village, where I still can enjoy fresh air, rest, where I enjoy the sun everywhere around the house without the shade of high buildings, where I enjoy the abundant greenery, where I can see in the delicious grand landscape the horizon everywhere, and where I admire thousands of stars at clear nights. And there I enjoy many birds and chickens that each day sociably come to me to obtain some food. When in 1973 I bought the plates mentioned below , I did not understand what did struck me so much, (perhaps sadness and sorrow at a lost past) and what to do with them, but still every time I examined them with pleasure. I would have them hanging to the wall but they where too large and my room too small, moreover I could not see the details then and just that I liked so much.
In that time I enjoyed when new houses were built. It always gave me the feeling the world was becoming better and it seemed to me it was great for the new occupants. But in the course of years looking at the picture Müller is reflecting in his paintings below, I always got the dreadful feeling as if getting the message from the doctor establishing a deadly sickness. In all regions I lived in in the course of time I saw the sequence of the paintings of Müller, culture devouring nature, and got that dreadful feeling again. One time I had a nightmare, wherein I had same the feeling, because the city where I lived was cultivating the last children playing ground.
I’m afraid the children born some 60 years ago are thinking that the first plate of Müller reflects the normal situation, and children born 20 years later are thinking the same of the second, and the last generation, grew up 20 years ago will find the next plate normal . And I’m afraid that the last generation , born in this society will consider the last plate of Müller as normal, perhaps even as beatifically. But also the first plate only is a stage on the way away from the origin, virgin nature with pure people, to the current society, away from the paradisiacal situation, wherein people did not live against but in nature, forming a part of it.
But fortunately every mess also can be cleared away also neatly. The way down is the same as the way up.
The bulldozer moves forward or the changing landscape
By: J. Müller
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The true and the false Utopia
Culture always is at the expense of Nature -
Nature always is at the expense of culture
A = 100% culture, ratio. The false and unreachable utopia
B = 100% nature, feeling. The true and reachable utopia
X = society
A ---------X------------------ B
X is the position of our culture. The larger part of nature is sacrificed to production, achievements, interests, egoism, false needs and properties. A is a totally technologised earth, an illusion, wherein no nature would be left, or a situation after a thirth world war, a barren uninhabitable earth. B could be named paradise, a return to the original state, wherein man lives in harmony with himself, his fellow-men and nature.
It is a radical back to nature
As long as man is somewhere between A en B he is wandering, submitted to contrarieties. When you quit the herd, that fights its life-and-dead struggle for own interests, property and status in X and enter the narrow path full of dangers on your way to B, abandoning all cultural luggage little by little, comparable to leaving Plato's cave, the ones staing behind will talk ill of you. At B is the narrow gate you have to pass totally naked, without any interest or prejudices. You first have to pay the last farthing. You have to leave the whole world behind, without any compromises
A = 100% ratio, thinking
B = 100% feeling, conscience, etc.
O = a human
A --------O---------------- B
If the zero and the crosslet are in the same place you are adapted to society decently and fit in with it exactly. The more you get rid of your prejudices, customs, self-interest and convictions the crosslet goes to the right. Finally you will fall together with you conscience, but you do not fit in with this unrighteous society no more. Everywhere around you you see people fighting to pull the crosslet to the right or to the left, the environment movements to the right the planners to the left,their conscience to the right, frights to the left, love to the right, power to the left. An endless fight with victims only.
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