I prefer to run emacs as a console application, and I would prefer that it be monochrome. I currently have
(global-font-lock-mode 0) set in my init file, which works as I want it to on my mac. However, on my new debian laptop, I find that this (correctly) disables syntax highlighting in the body of files, but text in the echo area is showing in blue, which is hard to read on a black background.
Is there a way to ask emacs to be entirely monochrome?