Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
i think some people will be too busy doing other things to farm, but i think farming will be everywhere, and revalued for the essential activity it is, rather than the present systemised fossil-fueled folly.

it is an uncontestable fact that the closer we are to out food supply, the better our health, and the more we respect the process that ensures our lives.

right now we have farmers subsidised to grow tobacco 4 times as much as to grow corn or sunflowers round where i live. this is more folly.

i think 50 years from now, cities will be cleaner, and roof, terrace and vertical gardens will be everywhere.

people will eat much less unseasonal food, and will become wise again in the arts of food preservation, as our great grandparents were.

the present levels of waste in supermarkets will be looked back on as a dark age in ignorance, (along with many other worst practices).

European Tribune - LQD: Too big to succeed

 It no longer seems comfortably far off to me personally, dunno how the rest of y'all are feeling.

it hasn't felt comfortably far off since 1975, a split second in earth time, but 35 years of sensing the whole western consensus reality was cantilevered way too far out on rotten moral beams has made me more phlegmatic as to how long wile.e.coyote's legs can keep spinning before the swift plummet down.

humanity should have spazzed off the ledge long ago, but here we are, still teetering, still looking up...

the flash i got this time reading this dreary death warrant was: what if once we really have realised the value to what cannot be created, but so easily destroyed, the new social positioning markers will consist of intellectual property, rather than bling.

if that were to happen, we may look back on these years at ET as some of the soundest investments we ever could have made.

if the internet survives, we can de-parochialise rural life, and democratise knowledge, removing the stigma of ignorance and backwardness traditionally benighting those whose geography was removed from the loci of centralised cultural events and ideas.

first we need to decentralise the energy supplies, and remove electric bills from households, freeing up much money that way.

then we need to do the same thing nationally, and keep at it till the whole world is networked for power and knowledge.

for knowledge is power, and ignorance slavery.  

digitised campesinos...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Apr 14th, 2010 at 06:55:20 PM EST
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