… and its close relatives self-sustainability, simpler lifestyles and general hippie-ness. It short, it won’t work.
How do we know? Courtesy of a group of bipedal lab rats headed up by one Dylan Evans, author of “The Utopia Experiment”. Evans was apparently upset by a lack of challenge in his academic life and decided to play house, the rules being that there were no houses or tech or hygiene because society had collapsed. Rather than move to a more survivable locale (think Thor Heyerdahl with the little woman in Polynesia through his book Fatu Hiva – Back to Nature), Evans chose a little piece of Heaven on the northern shores of the Black Isle, north of Inverness, Scotland to play post-apocalyptic eco-warrior king-guy. In his own words from an article in the UK Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/31/i-quit-my-job-to-set-up-commune):
In early 2006 I was 39, living in Bristol and working at one of the best robotics labs in the world. I had become increasingly obsessed with what life would be like if civilisation collapsed, and thought that I could find out by setting up a community that acted as if it already had. I created a website called An Experiment In Utopia, and announced that I was creating a novel kind of community based on three main ideas. I wrote:
1. It will be a LEARNING COMMUNITY – each member must have a distinctive skill or area of knowledge that they can teach to the others.
2. It will be a WORKING COMMUNITY – no money is required from the members, but all must contribute by working.
3. It will be strictly TIME-LIMITED. This is not an attempt to found an ongoing community. The experiment will last 18 months. Members may stay for months, but may also come for as little as two weeks.
In a word, think of a cross between Plato’s Academy and The Beach.
Posted in Anti capitalism, Environmentalism, Green hell, Sustainability, Uncategorized, vegetarianism, World resources
Tagged activist propaganda, anti development, Dylan Evans, hatred of humans, insane greens, irrational fears, really stupid idea, Thor Heyerdahl
How is business meant to plan investments, when the Gillard Government changes its mind so abruptly on taxes and mad multi-billion schemes? Dennis Shanahan:
The decision to end the negotiations to buy and close down Australia’s “dirtiest” brown-coal power plants is not just a shift in policy that might ultimately save the budget billions; it is another shift in the goalposts that sends the wrong signals to industry and investors. Continue reading
Posted in Cap & Tax, Carbon trading, Eco-imperialism, Economics, Environmentalism, Green hell
Tagged carbon scam, carbon tax, government cash grab, greenie obstructionists, insane greens, really stupid idea
Environmental activists from Greenpeace picketed the flashy premiere of Volkswagen’s latest Golf hatchback in Berlin’s New National Gallery late on Tuesday, accusing the German carmaker of doing too little to reduce fuel consumption and tarnishing the most important model launch in the group’s calendar. Continue reading
Says the country perhaps most dependent on oil revenue. Continue reading
Ol’ maniacal is sticking to form. Looks like there isn’t an idiotic claim he now won’t make. Continue reading
Even though it is Fathers’ Day in the land Down-Under and I have a father to fete and children with whom to celebrate I must just share some correspondence received, apparently sincerely*, from dipsticks wanting you to not have children and to euthanize your pets. I kid you not. Continue reading
These poor kids are apparently being raised by a gibbering lunatic. I had thought the piece was an enviro-spoof – funny and almost plausible but no, this dipstick is actually trying to terrorize her own children on the basis of PlayStation® climatology: Continue reading