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  •  But then, won't desparate people simply take... (0+ / 0-)

    ...away your land, food and resources?

    I think it's admirable to aspire to living off the land; but I worry that people who don't make that choice will simply roll over you when the shit hits the fan.

    I have the same concern when I hear people talk about relocating to some more sustainable location, say from the arid southwest to the fertile northlands.  That sounds promising; but don't we expect the thirsty, starving hordes to simply pillage their way into the prime locations?

    That said, if you have perfected the agrarian arts, you might at least be useful for some warlord to keep around.

    Full-scale militarization of our society will have to proceed slowly so as not to disturb your consumer haze... -= Austin Cline

    by suburi on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 12:19:53 PM PDT

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