[permaculture] Are you a peasant ?

Steve Hart stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 16:59:39 EDT 2015

Great question LL and probably very interesting to understand the true
meaning of the word and then its interpretation and general connotations
from all sectors of community. I have not been called a peasant which has
in the past been a derogatory term meaning someone close to  a "low life"
one of no value living in poor conditions. I haven't been called one but
have been called many other derogatory terms.

However..time will evolve very quickly that it will be an honour to be
called a peasant and alter the meaning of the word. Or evolve a new word
for people striving to evolve sustainable existence for their families
neighbours and their communities.

Perhaps we may be better off recognising what peasantry is. What the word
meaning is and move beyond such classification. To suggest that members of
the Permaculture world should become peasants is perhaps a move in the
wrong direction, or simply incorrect. For the reality of the character and
essence of Permaculture people is those that actually evolved through smart
awareness and learned intelligence who continually strive to gain more

It is a pity to recognise the derogatory tones of this term peasant for as
we know the majority of rural communities and food production world wide is
through the the so  called peasants. Perhaps the term has been abused also.
Perhaps we could do them a service by infiltrating Permaculture into their
worlds which could be a mutual learning and evolutionary advantage for both

Steve Hart

peasant |ˈpezənt|


a poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small piece of land
for cultivation (chiefly in historical use or with reference to subsistence
farming in poorer countries).

• informal an ignorant, rude, or unsophisticated person; a person of low
social status.


*peasantry *|-trē| noun

*peasanty *adjective

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French *paisent ‘country dweller,’ *from
*pais ‘country,’ *based on Latin *pagus ‘country district.’*

​Steve Hart

On 25 March 2015 at 09:04, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ignore the anti-vaccination mindset and have anyone need them
> vaccinated...IT IS SAFE.
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Steve Hart <stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > LL et al...on a tangent but in many ways related. I hope many readers of
> > this site have already signed in to this newsletter. As an avid
> researcher
> > of all things health and nutrition which obviously is directly linked to
> > our worlds of Pewrmaculture this is one of the best I have found
> >
> > http://www.mercola.com/
> >
> I am surprised at you Steve, spamming the list with a site promoting
> anti-vax;
> so far only idiots go for that stuff, and you know it.
> Its so absurd and dangerous it is funny.
> You've been paying too much attention to those anti natural ag fascist
> spooks in the BD list and community; They are another permizz.con-like
> bunch of ignorant poseurs bent on raining hell on good folks with ambitions
> to become Sovereign Pesants.
> one in particular who condoned the CIA-Pinochet coup of the Allende
> government in Chile. They murdered Allende, Neruda and Jara.
> The jackass said that "well, they [Pinochet] had to do _something_, Allende
> was arming all the leftists in the country". If only I had a screenshot of
> that
> little exchange we had in comments on Farcebook. You need to realize that
> the overtly evil <can't even remember his name> is no visionary and
> certainly no one to follow.
> Are you a peasant, Steve.
> The majority of your organizational work and list input is of timeless
> value and without equal. Extricate yourself from the influence of those
> poseurs and con artists.
> LL
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