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[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 8 insightful - 4 fun8 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

"Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top." - Edward Abbey

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell." Edward Abbey

"Reason has seldom failed us because it has seldom been tried." Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying In The Wilderness

“Freedom begins between the ears.” Edward Abbey

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." Edward Abbey

"I write in a deliberately provocative and outrageous manner because I like to startle people. I hope to wake up people. I have no desire to simply soothe or please. I would rather risk making people angry than putting them to sleep. And I try to write in a style that's entertaining as well as provocative. It's hard for me to stay serious for more than half a page at a time. It is the duty of all authors to speak the truth--especially unpopular truth. Especially truth that offends the powerful, the rich, the well-established, the traditional, the mythic." Edward Abbey

(Americans are) an increasingly pagan and hedonistic people…we are learning finally that the forests and mountains and desert canyons are holier than our churches. Therefore let us behave accordingly. - Edward Abbey

[–]GeorgeCarlin 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Endless Sunflowers. Your name is your program. Thanks for sharing.

[–]EddieC 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The Economy Is Powered by Us, the 99%, Working Cooperatively
Let's Serve Ourselves, not the 1%
- their Control Paradigms - the source of all corruption, disease & suffering

Let's Immunize ourselves against them
Let's De-corporatize & Co-opefy the Economy
Let's Shun Corporations and support one another i.e. mutual aid through Co-ops4All
For Economic Immunity - the real herd immunity that we need against the 1%
For politicians- & conflict-free Direct Change
For the revolution that cannot be morally quashed

The bottom-line is this:
- Remain in Corporatocracy - the 1% continue to rule
- Normalize Co-ops4All - the 1% decentered

Normalize Our Agenda We Win

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

That sounds nice at a glance, but look into sustenance farming. Feeding yourself on a farm takes a ton of land and labor, and you're gonna work your ass off just to eat, and be in debt trying to get the equipment you can't make yourself, because you can't farm AND make everything you need.

And then we just recreated pre-Industrial society, where there certainly was massive class inequality. At least our "elites" don't get to fuck our wives before you marry anymore.

It's not much, but it's something.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

No way dude. We just saw that article where it takes less than 1 acre to feed a family of 4. It does not require equipment or debt. No it's not meeting 100% of your food needs, but it's damn close. Add some backyard meat rabbits and bob's your uncle.

[–]raven9 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah you can easily provide a lot of food by doing that. Even with half an acre. I have never actually tried to be self sufficient but I plant a vegetable patch each year. Potatoes corn tomatoes bell peppers onions carrots etc. This year judging by the ones I dug up already I bet I got at least 300lbs of red potatoes out there in the ground. I have about 30 tomato plants, loads of green tomatoes ripening. Corn is already looking good. I got about 20 bell pepper plants still in pots. All of that cost less than 20 dollars. I make my own compost so I dig that in and add one bag of walmart 10-10-10 fertilizer. I bought a bucket of seed potatoes from a farmer for ten dollars. By the time i cut them into chunks to plant there was about 100 potato plants. The only tools I use to do that is a digging fork and a spade.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

I know, I think I posted that article and it was brought up in the comments that may not have been a realistic figure. Online I see higher figures ranging from 1-4 acres per person, and up to 10 on one comment here from a dude with 80 acres. He mentions it is due to his location.

[–]Zapped 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Grass lawns are a product of the wealthy showing that they don't need to grow food. In days past, yards were used for produce and livestock.

[–]jet199 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

If you want to live in a tribe with a stick through your nose then go do that.

[–]Gaslov 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It would be kind of nice if people didn't have full control to gift themselves our unit of trade at will. For example, Carl Icahn came from nowhere. And then magically is loaned $300 million to buy a company, in which he dismantles to a skeleton crew of over worked employees and milked for the bank. The use of fiat currency is extremely unfair.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Pro tip: you don't have to be a self reliant farmer or craftsmen to defeat the rich, you just have to give your money to one.

[–]AcceleratedWallops 1 insightful - 5 fun1 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

"self-reliant artists"


[–]Brewdabier 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Just one problem, Americans are lazy and demanding. Why do you think fast food is so popular there.

[–]SuckMyAss 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Human beings in the USA will end up like in the Wall-E movie.

[–]Airbus320 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Sunflower oil is bad for your health!

[–]yabbit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'd rather rope than work on a farm fuck that shit