Disable Syntax Highlighting in Vim

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I'm the type of geek that always has an open ssh session connected to my servers, but ever since I switched to using a Mac running OS X, I noticed a huge annoyance in my terminal… the syntax highlighting makes it impossible to read the files I'm trying to edit.

Note that this isn't the fault of OS X, it's because I've got ansi color turned on and my settings configured wrong. So, how to disable syntax highlighting in Vim?

Look, somebody puked a rainbow into my terminal window…

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