Thursday, April 8, 2010

Collapse Does Not Happen Everywhere At Once.

It happens one person at a time. When you can no longer maintain your status quo, it has happened to you.

It happens one neighborhood at a time. When streets are abandoned or bulldozed, it has happened in that neighborhood.

It happens one city/town/state at a time. When a city/town/state can no longer provide services for its citizens, it has happened in that city/town/state.

It happens one country at a time. When the people flatten the capitol gates and overwhelm the powers that be, it has happened in that country.


...We must carry the tragic story of industrial civilization into whatever future we find ourselves in together so that it is never repeated. We must hold the seeds of the afterculture in our deepest being. We must practice AND preach. We must not have our hearts hardened by the spirit of the passing age. We must keep our integrity and stay rooted in love. We must enjoy the beauty and unspoiled richness of the natural world together.

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  2. righteous man, I agree with your ideas....the bison are returning...they are dancing the Ghost Dance...people always ask when it will happen...it already has. Have checked out my friends book The Long Emergency? Anyway me, Tom Brown III and posse are teaching a class on this stuff, this fall, in your home town Detroit. Meeting with them in a few days...then we'll post dates. Anyway props to yer philosophy...

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  3. Thanks, Ivan. The Long Emergency spent a lot of time in my hands. My favorite documantary on collapse is What a Way to Go. It would be sweet to meet you guys when in Detroit! Keep us posted.

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