[permaculture] gold and silver
semaley at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 12 13:06:48 EST 2007
Without enough oxygen, you'll be dead within minutes; without water, days;
without food, weeks. Emergency food supplies might extend life to a matter of
months without adequate protection, a few years with protection. Survival
skills could add crucial years (who would kill the person that knew which foods
were poisonous? Medicinal? Useful?). Totalitarian Agriculture brought upon
humanity an inadequate understanding of diet and nutrition leading to halving
life expectancy. The lifestyle we "enjoy" today requires extreme energy inputs,
coming up just short of "primitive" life expectancy (after discarding infant
mortality cultural bias).
More dangerous than <energy | ecological |
global warming | water shortage | ...> induced economic collapse, would be
the continuation of totalitarian agriculture, especially foregoing the infinite
growth we originally assumed. Parts of the world will be more horrifically
affected (in terms of agriculture) than others when the clock stops. Other
parts of the world will still have their clock ticking, thus moving ecological
decline to the remaining non-desert regions.
requires a monetary exchange, as well as land ownership. Collecting gold
perpetuates Totalitarian Agriculture, as does trying to grab land and emergency
supplies, but only for your family. At least with silver (in hand), one can use
it for water filtration and other health issues, though not a requirement. If
we are to contemplate a sustainable future, this must include a paradigm that
excludes monetary systems, except as a short term tool to turn the snake onto
itself. There won't be planes and tanks coming your way; coal can keep the guns
coming for hundreds of years. Since there will be little to defend after the
trees are gone, we have precious time left to find a way to turn that snake onto
itself. This window on the internet will be our last best hope to orchestrate
such a paradigm shift.
----- Original Message ----
Eric Kemp <erickemp01 at yahoo.com>
To: evansdk at earthlink.net;
permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, January 12,
2007 11:08:15 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] gold and silver
as awful as it sounds......if things get that bad a loaded operable weapon
will be most valuable.....has anyone mentioned that???
<evansdk at earthlink.net> wrote: If the economy collapses world wide and
paper money isn't worth anything and everyone is hungry, what good will it be to
have gold and silver?
evansdk at earthlink.net
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