> Papa _ Wrote:
> You keep building straw men from my statements and knocking them down.
> Kinda annoying.
> Like you need a huge federal government to make building codes?
> A couple of decently smart handymen can guide their community on what
> makes a safe, efficient, etc structure for different purposes.
> You wouldn’t have to reinvent tech from scratch using sticks and rocks.
> It already exists. People just need to use it.
> Bureaucracy is stupid. Creating unnecessary complication to normal
> processes to employ displaced laborers since we mechanized everything in
> the pursuit of profit at the total expense of the natural world. (Deep
> breath). It is part of the huge system but goes away when you shrink
> Example: I like to camp at campgrounds sometimes. I go to one desk for
> 10 min and sign some stuff and pay some money. Done. I have access to my
> “address”, utilities, places to shower and buy food. They know who I am
> and can guarantee that I get what I paid for.
> Everything needed for life done in one place in almost no time. Assuming
> a small community could figure out how to pump water, generate
> electricity, farm, and trade with other communities that produce things.
> Huge cities, with their hyper specialization of labor, make me feel like
> a tiny, insignificant cell in a sprawling body of humanity. If all I do
> is correct code and write TPS reports to keep the thing alive. Anyone
> can replace me. Nothing really NEEDS me. I can be shed away for
> something new and nobody cares.
> In my example. Everyone needs the people that make the water clean to
> drink, the food, the shelter, on and on. There isn’t room for someone
> to sit on their ass and collect a big salary and bonus for watching
> others work. The field is more level. People have more responsibility
> for themselves and the community which is great for human mental health.
> It is the past, but also needs to be the future. I want myself, and the
> people around me to feel empowered again. Able to control our future.
> Make our own decisions. Innovate to thrive where we chose to live.
> There would be problems. A small group can react and solve a problem so
> much faster than a nation of hundreds of millions under one rule.
> I admit, I know this is silly idealist dreaming. The communities I speak
> of would be vulnerable to sociopathic leaders that turn the things into
> weird cults. Without national oversight, there would be no authority to
> appeal to if the community went bad. People would have to take matters
> like that into their own hands and it would be ugly.
> I would like to someday find a nice town that approximately fits my
> needs and move there. One where nobody would feel the need to start a
> riot. If they had ANY grievance, they should comfortably be able to ask
> the other members of the community to address the concern and make a
> solution. In about 10 min with no paperwork, or subpoenas, or fees and
> 18 month wait times for a court date.
> Can you let me have my dreams? Or constantly be that voice of
> pessimistic realism.
There are too many people to have a world like that, sorry.