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Re: [newurbanism-101] A short essay on The future culture of sustainability

From: user 6.
Sent on: Monday, February 9, 2009 3:22 PM
 
Anne,
...observing history, current legal paradigms and contrasting it to a fantasy is constructive. Placing ones time, energy and resources into the framework of an unrealistic fantasy is harmful to oneself. There is a term for this, "duped".  Once again look at history, many people put their life savings into preparation for the end of world at Y2K it never came, similar with many religious cults. Telling the truth is the most constructive thing that can be done, where did I lie?
People can get on a plane and fly to Pune India and live the life of organic food and djembe rythms in Osho's meditation center. The community of love and sustainability can be had on Free John's Island in Fiji. Additionally,  there are numerous sustainable intentional communites throughout the world, so we know the dream can be built. But of course one must query, is everyone happy there?  However, each of these isolated utopias is privately owned. Private ownership is post tribalism so there are some big conflicts in what the essayist is selling. One thing to consider is would everyone be happy living in this so called culture of sustainability, as described by the essayist? If not then what to do about it? Well, the latter question will lead you to some of the post tribal era political and legal inventions. The very things the essayist suggest we start to dismantle. Instead of dismantling, which could lead to Stalinistic...  I suggest some form of improvement of post tribal political inventions, after all, these lamented inventions have predicated the creation of sustainable communities today! Of course one would observe the two cutting edges along the sword of the post tribal political inventions, as they have led to crisis in Darfur, Detroit, Haiti and so on, as well as Free John's Fiji Utopia.  Personally, I will put my efforts into preparing for a serdom imposed by the agents of "hope" and "change". Be wise, don't be duped,  question everything, even if it comes in an organic sustainable package swaying to the rythms of a djembe.  
in peace, m

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