“By the last [Machine] I intend all use of external plans and devices (apparatus) instead of development of the inherent powers or talents- or even the use of these talents with the corrupted motive of dominating: bulldozing the real world, or coercing other wills. The Machine is our more obvious modern form though more closely related to Magic than is usually recognized.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to Milton Waldman
Allow Machinery Magazine to illustrate the point with this video presentation of “Amazing” Excavator Mulchers- touted as the “Fastest Land Clearing Equipment.”
To us it’s not amazing at all, rather the use of such machinery and their destructive power is quite simply obscene.