Debbie Bookchin on Rojava, Öcalan, and her father:
There's confidence in these things coming from nearby.
And the shed will be filled with oak, maple, and black locust I cut & split last winter, which has been seasoning in the summer sun and wind.
The posts will be cedar trunks I found washed up on the beach as driftwood.
@simon_brooke Just had an opportunity to read through 'Quarter of a million crofts'. Very inspiring. I've been wondering lately about a broad picture of land ownership (especially absentee ownership) where I live, and reading your essay has shown me the impact simple arithmetic can have overtop solid data. Thanks for sharing!
@cscottmills Close: the Pre/Trans Fallacy describes the confusion that arises by people rooted in different developmental stages. Ex.: People in pre-rational stages can't wrap their heads around coops b/c they may assume selfishness is absolute. Someone in a rational stage *may* seek external solutions, but a transrational person will seek to transcend and include all available data for appropriate solutions — new thinking for old problems. https://invidio.us/watch?v=9qTxlXVVhs8
Thinking of the land conservancy in my area, which I very much want to support, but its donations come from wealthy retired transplants (who are steadily converting farmland to ersatz country estates), and businesses that cheerlead, fuel and rely on industrial tourism.
I just realized that the American vision of freedom from the wage system is for everyone to be their own small business owner. Instead of having solidarity, and developing an equitable society, we are all autonomous competitors and petty tyrants. That's the American vision of a free and equal society. An endless hell of searching for customers and competing with each other, each maximizing their own power and wealth, where growth is constant and explosive.
Looking at the CSV, the errors seem to have happened on the LibraryThing end. Although, Goodreads doesn't include start date in the export.
Writer, reader, grower, rambler and cooperator in Leelanau County, Michigan.
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