Revolution Goes Ferric

Notes on the Deeper Traumatic History of the Industrial Revolution


To further penetrate the twisted depths of the Hydroplutonic Conspiracy, it should be pointed out that the iron-richness of the earth—and thus the bustling vibe of the industrial life on the surface of the planet—posits Earth ironically as the Planet of Death rather than the Planet of Life, given the fact that all this metal wealth was inherited and accumulated from iron implosions marking the end of life for massive stars which once outshone the sun in size and glory. When a massive star begins to die, in the process of silicon burning as the result of ferociously consuming all the carbon in its core, the dying star begins to decay from the inside, producing in its core heavy isotopes of metal such as nickel, iron, and zinc. These metal isotopes are spewed forth in the last hours and minutes of the dying star as both its matricidal offspring and post-mortem relics. Since the production of such metals consumes energy without releasing any, these metallic offspring asphyxiate their mother whilst they are inside its womb. The giant star falls into an irreversible process whereby everything that is in its core as well as its last traces of life (oxygen, neon and magnesium) turn into iron. A collapsing iron core is born that mortifies the star like an agency of death whose weight brings down the solar mass in a matter of a day. Right after death, the superficial layers of the dead star explode into space, showering everything in the vicinity with metal-rich asteroids which continue to decay—even after the death of the star—into an isotope of iron, enacting the iron relic as the materialised personification of stellar death par excellence.…