Monday, January 11, 2010

Perspective on 01/11/10

Looked up Carmichael in my Atlas. Suburb to the East of Sacramento?

I've been to Sacramento, it is a very physically attractive city, especially the old town/Lavender District.

IF ONE CAN AFFORD IT, California, with all its rich agricultural resources and clement weather, is probably the best place on earth.

My ideas center around the post-peak oil and other resources reality. It will be necessary to rebuild or renovate all neighborhoods with village centers, and to reallocate resources directly, to make necessities available within walking distance for almost all, thereby reducing personal automotive vehicle use by 80% in the next 20 to 40 years.

I envision the complete overhaul of the economy to a "plan and implement" ecological economic redevelopment One, where community/worker hybrid cooperatives will be the mechanism of equity sharing and evolution to such relocalization.

The huge obstacle that we face all over the country and Western world is the outrageous inflation in the price of real and capital assets. Unless we can find some way to collectively write off or down the "market values", we will face an increasingly paralyzed linear trajectory to resource and economic oblivion and ruin. The situation will continue to crumble and collapse and only those with total equity in their economic holdings will be able to carry out even the most primitive commerce.

I am not optimistic as there is an extremely overwhelming (understatement) gap between the conceptual and the realization.

We need desperately, to be organizing around unifying mission and principles, but the people seem oblivious and locked into the deadly momentum of the fluke automobile culture that is only about 100 years old (compare that to all of human history).

"Car" Michael, how ironic.

In Peace, Friendwalkin', Community, Cooperation, and Solidarity,

"Carless" Michael
(Mike Morin)
Eugene, OR

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