This was our region. It used to be considered a temperate rain forest. Consider all the minerals held in those old forests. Now as we log more and more minerals are lacking. We have the rain, and trees but lack the nutrients for a rich biology to make it a true forest. That is sad for the creatures and it is sad for the planet that has all the biological Carbon that would have been in our forest in the air instead.
The mountain above our spring was just logged (sad for us and our spring). It had grown for 40 years and took about 2 weeks for a handful of men to log. The owners of the land don’t know they owned a forest as it is owned by a revolving multi-national investment fund. That is our reality in the world today… but not tomorrow since the new generations look at life differently than packrats and stomach parasites.
The problem in the photo is not the individuals who I admire for their beautiful work ethic and their great dignity. It is a problem with society’s demands and a collective conscience that went along to meet those demands. Now can we work like our forefathers did according to personal conscience to restore the paradise we call our planet. If enough of us can run powerfully on personal conscience, though we may initially suffer, eventually we can train the collective conscience and revive the ecosystem which is a sustainable future for society.
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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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