Against tourism #1

Tourism might, or might not be a sin, as Werner Herzog famously put it, but it is certainly a virus; a lethal one. It killed our idea of beauty conceived long before it was “discovered,” therefore damaged for good, by mass tourism. 

As for the typology of tourist behavior, nothing to be added that wasn’t rendered already in ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ back in 1978. 

That’s right; zombies storming a mall.

Tourism is a disease meant to obliterate our collective memory for the benefit of the experiential consumerist compulsion of each single individual, an illness with no antidote till now, a rather shortsighted human being.

And yet, the arrival of another deadly virus is attempting to destroy it. Hopefully for good.  

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