Originally posted by BritofTexas
We were self sufficient once, when we were all 'Hunter Gatherers' but then some bright spark invented the Plough which led to civilization.
It's all been down hill from there really.
Pretty much. People living in groups large enough to require the importation of resources for their survival are not living in a naturally harmonious
manner. Land disputes arise out of the necessity for mass agriculture, which leads to war, etc. Civilization is really a nasty thing when you think
In a perfect world there would be no need for Food Stamps. But it isn't, so there is.
There isn’t really a need
for food stamps now. Food is free. You just have to grow it (and/or hunt it) responsibly. It would be really easy
for small communities to organize and manage their own co-ops. They just have to do it, which I believe will be an inevitability as the economy
continues to swirl around the drain. Good riddance, in my humble opinion.
A family member of mine owns an Event Services Company. She organizes and staffs parties for people, She is also a big Ron Paul supporter.
A couple of years ago she managed to get Food Stamps for a few months. $300 a month.
This big Ron Paul supporter spent the entire $300 of the first month on Chocolate for a Chocolate Fountain, Salmon, and a whole Tender Loin amongst
other things for one of her parties.
This is why we should just give out seeds.
But again, that isn’t possible because once people start providing for themselves, the money they
would’ve spent on the goods and services offered at a price by someone else begins to disappear from a large sector of the economy.
When politicians in general, and Republicans in particular, talk about self-sufficiency, they don’t really mean it because, A) the object of
dependency merely shifts from state to corporation; and, B) state and corporation are so intertwined that to eliminate dependence on either is to
destroy the legitimacy of both.