[permaculture] "We've got suicidal idiots in charge."

Linda Shewan linda.shewan at bryn.com.au
Mon Jul 2 01:02:33 EDT 2007

It's true they are. What do we do?

In Russia a book called Anastasia was written by a ex-merchant called
Vladimir Megre. This was followed by a series of books, which are being
progressively translated into English. A lot of the information within
is seemingly beyond belief but the important message in the book is
forming communities, living in tune with nature and healing the earth. I
think we would all agree with that. 

But more than that - Anastasia laid out a path for this to happen...
every family must be given free of charge 1 hectare of land which is
inheritable and on which no taxes may be paid, either on the land or on
anything produced on this land. In 2003 Putin put this into law in
Russia and communities are being formed. In 2006 he strengthened the law
to acquire land for this purpose. This is all in the books but I have
not verified.

There are massive problems in Russia but if these communities can form,
even individual families, on freely acquired land - so available to all,
and attain food sovereignty for their families without fear of it being
taken from them - then we are a long way forward than we are now. 

Imagine the rush to the land if this was available in our so called
advanced countries. 

I believe this is the path we should follow. 

Hard to see how we get there while governments in India, America and
probably numerous other countries are stealing land from citizens for
industry and actively trying to move smallholders off land for the
agribusinesses - but if we hold a common vision then I believe it could
come to pass. Anastasia talks constantly of how our thoughts and visions
are what creates the future. Currently our visions are catastrophic -
and we are seeing them come to pass. 

Food sovereignty is our only hope for the future. Permaculture design
techniques allow us to produce far more than required for an average
family on 1 hectare of land. We have seen amazing examples on as little
as 1/4 acre. 

SO - how do we get Russia's homeland revolution onto our own soils! 

Do we appeal for legislation allowing barren lands destroyed by
agriculture to be turned over free of charge to individuals or families
willing to rejuvenate them. We know we can do it. With a maximum
inheritable size limit of 1 hectare to allow the rejuvenated land to
nourish hundreds of families. Do we work with local councils to make it
happen in our own area. Do we get Anastasia out there on mass in our
communities to change hearts and minds the way it has in Russia?

What are people's thoughts on this idea? Am I just insane or is it


-----Original Message-----
From: Tommy Tolson [mailto:healinghawk at earthlink.net] 
Sent: Monday, 2 July 2007 2:33 PM
To: permaculture
Subject: [permaculture] "We've got suicidal idiots in charge."

According to Colin Mason, Bill Mollison (Mason spells it "Morrison," for

some reason) said that in the August, 2005 /Sydney Sun-Herald/.
Have things changed since August, 2005?
Isn't the statement true, on July 1, 2007?
Aren't suicidal idiots still in charge?
What do we do about that?

Tommy Tolson
Austin, TX
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