Charles C. Mann's latest book 1493 is as fascinating as his previous book 1491. Early on, after explaining how the US north-south divide was created on top of cultural differences between indigenous people and by Malaria-friendly temperatures he gives us the above image of the Tara Mansion from Gone with the Wind. The sole purpose of Southern plantation mansion design and site-choice is to keep out the malaria carrying mosquitoes: "High on a nearly treeless hill, with tall windows to admit the breeze, it was ideally suited to avoid mosquitoes and the diseases that accompanied them". Mann uses the term Villa Plasmodium. Fascinating.
The plantation owners sucking the life from slaves and land. Perpetuating and protecting them selves via the architecture of their space. Now they create virtual spaces for wage slaves hosts; perpetuating the blood meal feast and epidemic/systemic infection of othersBeantwoordenVerwijderen