Anarres 2 cooperative community

July 9, 2013

Trees!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ed @ 9:04 pm

Planted two trees yesterday! It will be a while before there’s much shade from these skinny things though….Image

I’ll probably be around until early September to water them, but after that I will have to depend on visitors or the kindness of my neighbors. Since there is no well though, it would be a big favor to ask. The trees will probably need a gallon or two each, every few days or so, by that point. They should be ok over the winter, if the cows, deer and antelope don’t eat them.

Tree update: both trees are still alive and one is even blooming.         Blooming locust tree

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4 Comments »

  1. Well it is a start. Better than nothing at all.

    Rob Lorez
    Sonora del Norte Press

    Comment by SDNP — July 19, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

  2. Sounds like you are not to happy in Japan but the choice to live there is yours of course. Sadly, the offshoots of true Socialism have distorted Socialism if that makes any sense. Violence is not the way to go. Systematic progression through peaceful means is. Communism is a distortion of Socialism and is far more concerned with state domination over the masses than equality and common ownership and, thus, common benefit. Capitalism is a predatory economic and political system that seeks only to benefit the few while the many suffer and are oppressed. Capitalism is rooted in and motivated by gross greed that knows no end as witnessed in America today. What more proof is needed?

    The hippie communes worked for a short time in the 60s and early 70s and then disappeared. I don’t know of any that still exist today in their original form or at all for that matter. Equality is good but someone(s) have to run the show. Otherwise it is anarchy and you get nowhere without leaders. That was the mistake of the Occupy Wall Street movement too and, like the hippies, they’ve gone to the waste bin now. Good ideas but leadership is a must as well as organization.

    You sound like many people in the world today. People are tired. Tired of the predatory economic systems and tired of the systems of oppression. People want equality. People want to benefit from their labor. People do not want to be slaves working to make the few rich. The average world worker today is very unhappy and very unsatisfied. They know they are working for “the man” so “the man” can get richer while they seem to just be getting poorer. Growing numbers of people are becoming disillusioned and want a new way. A way that is more just. I do not blame them. But the Capitalist Fascist Corporatist is not going to give up easy.

    People are realizing that the current global system in general is a corporatist system in which government is used to do the bidding of the global corporations and banksters. Corporatism is based on greed. These global corporations and banks can do anything they want and they get away with it. Their CEOs never go to jail and just last week Goldman Sachs announced huge profits. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. They’re the ones who led the way to the sacking of the people’s money in the US Treasury.

    Your ideas are to be commended. To get people involved you must rally the masses. Let everyone know what you are doing and why and what the ultimate goals are of the community. Remember, many a small band has defeated a mighty army.

    The condition of the masses is now at the breaking point and governments around the world know it. The common people are growing angry and want something better than the system of corporatism and fascism which is what capitalism has become. The day is coming when that string will be pulled to tightly and something will break. That’s why governments are preparing themselves for mass scale strife and civil war. People want to be treated as people not as robots and not as mere consumer machines. When they are not treated as people they get growingly angry and there comes a point at which the rope snaps. We are almost to that point in the US now as well as other places. We are not worker ants!

    In closing, keep in mind that here is no perfect political or economic system. Find the one you most agree with and take it from there. For myself Socialism is that system and has been for decades now.

    Bolivar Rojas

    Comment by SDNP — July 19, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Bolivar! I don’t know if people are apathetic or unaware of their options, but they have the chance to vote for Green or Socialist parties during elections (after a lot of very hard work by those parties to get on and stay on the ballot), but these parties rarely poll over 5% of the voters. Part of this is due to lack of media coverage, but I think it goes deeper than that. People are afraid of the unknown and leery of radical changes. Getting people to vote for socialism or a cooperative economic system would be the most effortless way to change society, but people aren’t supporting it yet or have dropped out of the political process. I think it’s up to small bands of visionaries to show people that it can work (or if you are more politically oriented, informing them about what socialism could actually be as opposed to the horrible examples set by the Leninists). And if the masses don’t chose to follow, we can just enjoy the benefits of our own cooperation and try to set a good example.

    Comment by Ed — July 19, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

  4. The lines have been blurred in America especially between Socialism, Sovietism, and Communism. When most Americans think of Socialism they immediately think of Lenin, Stalin, or Mao Tse Tung. Fact is Socialists have fought Communists throughout history tooth and nail. There are a lot of myths floating around about Socialism. Myths designed to scare people and make them think it is something it is not. Socialism is, in fact, a very democratic political system and a more just economic system that benefits everyone just not a select few. Most Americans, however, do not know this.

    Part of the problem, or blurring of the reality, has been by the greedy capitalists who do not want people to know that there is a better and more just way. For decades now the capitalists have promoted the myth that capitalism is the best and fairest way and they’ve constantly presented the biggest myth of all called the American Dream which for MOST people today is just that. A dream that will never come true! The capitalists have a vested interest in maintaining capitalism and they are unwilling to allow any other system to take their place. That would mean an end to their greed, scams, inhumanity, ruthlessness, and mega-profits. They like the way society is now where the few have it all but the majority have little to nothing. They wage a constant war against the majority of the American people.

    Many are surprised when they discover that Socialism is NOT what they’ve been led to believe. People must be educated as to what it is and what it is not. Setting a good example is always a good way to educate people. The capitalists are now fascist corporatist using government to due their bidding for profit. Their greed has no bounds and neither does their predatory nature or tactics. People are waking up to this, thankfully. Waking up and wanting something better. People are tired of being preyed upon by these fascist corporatist and people are tired of being treated as mere consumer machines. People want LIFE! That’s something capitalism cannot offer but only to the few at the expense of the majority.

    I have heard many people say that America is falling and they want to figure out how to restore our “republic” like it used to be. I do not agree with them! A return to more corporatism? I don’t think so. How about taking America into a progression towards a socialist political and economic system? How about instead of returning to the past we progress into a brighter future for all people? How about instead of only the few reaping the benefits we progress to where the many reap the benefits? Most people, sadly, don’t realize just how predatory and ugly capitalism really is. It’s time for change! It’s time to move on!

    It is up to we who are socialists to educate people and provide positive examples to them of what socialism is and is not. Example is the best teacher it has been said and I agree. I admire your concept and idea and wish you success.

    Bolivar Rojas
    SDNP

    Comment by SDNP — July 21, 2013 @ 2:39 pm


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