I appreciate your perspective, really interesting. We are a million miles apart in perspective and in the direction in which we see hope for the future. I agree that there are components of our civilization that are 100% counter-sustainable. One example may be the complete overriding of natural survival which over time would tend to create greater and greater dependence on the unnatural and unsustainable systems that we cobble together like mud brick skyscrapers.
My belief is that it is much easier to convert our culture and society to sustainable ways now, than it will be the further we get out into the future. Biomimicry is not a word I often use, but natural systems show us sustainable and regenerative systems which rely on the natural energy flows. With our degree of knowledge, innovation, and technology, I think we can do better and better over time. I would look to nature as our guide and I feel we need to be cautious about going into uncharted waters that though supplying critical needs of the present don’t logically give any hope of sustaining over the long term. Technology is a tool we should hold high. Appropriate technologies, as defined by their ability to accomplish the desired ends without producing greater harm, are the ones we should put forth. The phrase itself should become a household cliche and daily thought.
It is certainly good that we, in the greatest age of knowledge and information transfer and the greatest time of collaborative thought, are the generation to confront some of human life’s greatest challenges.
Nice to meet you friend!
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I don't believe in destroying what is here today. I believe in building a future that outperforms and solved inadequacies and failures of present and the past.
My driving intent and focus goes to empower the agrarian reality. I dream of and believe in the need for agrarian renaissance.
Agrarians are those rooted and sustained by the local landscape and community.
I believe that through agrarian success, the world can see a major shift in the human inflicted global ecological effect. We can see a symbiotic future that embraces, feeds on, and promotes ecological and cultural diversity. We can see people, through the natural living of their lives, effecting a rapidly regenerating global environment and reversal of longstanding global desertification.
Since we can, we should. Social engineering? well kind of, yeah. It is intelligent strategic paradigm development. Our civilizational paradigm tends to orient any and all diverse cultures to effect environmental harm/footprint. Therefore, we need to reorient the paradigm to naturally effect regenerative and symbiotic relationships with nature instead.
Agrarian society is in free fall as the paradigm orients cultures and societies around global financial economy with built in rewards and penalties (remember agrarian by definition is place and community oriented).
I believe it is not only possible but crucial to resuscitate and accentuate the infrastructure for global agrarianism and to do it in such a way as to enable renaissance/flowering.
That is my life's work, my passion, and what I live for and would be happy to die for any day of the week. This blog is my rough and in many instances unedited writings on the subject. These are not refined articles. They are a semi-formal journaling to log ideas I find important.
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