>>1671038>Ten years ago I would never see a single one of these, even in populated camp sites but now I find them anywhere where there are rocks suitable for budding them.
"It is the devolution of the outdoors to the masses thanks to social media and popular campaigns to get people outside. People who have spent little to no time in the outdoors see photos of cairns pop up in their Instagram feed, the reproductive organ of modernity. If a photo strikes their fancy the natural inclination after being exposed enough is to copy it. More people copy the idea, post it on social media feed, hashtag it, and spread it creating a snowball of urbanites flocking to the outdoors to get in on the movement of setting up cairns. Just like trashing the poppy fields of California, The purposes of doing so are not for reflection, isolation, disconnecting yourself from modernity as is typical of going outdoors. Its not even for the practicality of having a trail marker. Rather the Carin movement is an amplification of modernity. Doing something for the sake of doing it so all of the world to see on social media. It is pure vanity.
This trend of devolution will continue as the world becomes more interconnected with information and dopamine spikes from "likes." Eventually, if this trend is unchecked, the outdoors will be like a theme park. Commercialized, safety checked to make sure irresponsible people don't face consequences for doing stupid things, and filled with the comforts of modern living. A lifeless reflection of modern human society.
However, one can revolt against this trend by destroying cairns and publicly shaming those who build them to an extreme. The spiritual radicals who do so realize the emptiness of what is happening and the damage it does to the outdoors. These men against time are the vanguard of counter movement that can prevent the devolution of the outdoors. The spiritual conditions of the modern world demand us to do so"
-Julius Evola, probably.