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Answer to the question "If you were to start a petition, what would it be?" asked by ThompsonPen
I answered this question with "The restoration of free natural abundance." Some wanted more details. So here is how it went...
Rod Rainey says
The restoration of free natural abundance.
14 hours ago
greencha 12 hours ago
That sounds interesting,can you give more details please..
ThompsonPen 33 minutes ago
I"d love to hear more too! :)
ReneeDC1979 29 minutes ago
Yeah Rod -we're waiting!
Me: "I would be delighted! We are finding out more and more that prior to the rise of agriculture and civilization, people all over the world lived off the natural “fat” of the land and contrary to popular notions, these were not times of scarcity, the people did not have to work very hard for their sustenance and they were not all nomads.
The erection of cities and urban sprawl has cleared the cores of all that will sustain more than birds or squirrels and the agriculture and livestock needed to sustain the cities cleared and cordoned off the peripheries. Furthermore, the knowledge of edible indigenous species has largely slipped away.
The beauty of native species is they actually want to grow where you live. This past summer was very dry and very hot where I live; my garden was pitiful! I finally got disgusted and let it lie fallow. In passing, I read a little bit about foraging because I love to hike and thought it could save mine or my family’s lives someday. Toward the end of the summer I ventured out to my neglected, overgrown garden to find all kinds of edible native species thriving. We had broad leaf plantain, lamb’s quarters,burdock, dandelions, mulberries, blackberries, wild strawberries and poke just to name a handful off the top of my head.
If all this could happen during one of the harshest summers on record, without human intervention, just imagine what could happen in more favorable conditions. Free natural abundance could be restored within a few years if given the chance and our helping hands. Cultivation started when it was discovered that these wild species could be given a boost. Grass is a crime. Why are people hungry when the Earth would provide for them if only given the chance? Aesthetics?!?"
- Colloquial Rants and Reasoning: End Civilization as we know it Part 7
Civilized Separation and Scarcity