I sometimes think that people such as the Blockheads of the world choose to
take their stance just to irritate reasonable and rational humans. How can they
really be serious?
Years ago I was given a great book called "How I Found Freedom in An Unfree
World" by Harry Browne (who actually ran for Prez in last election in
Libertarian party). This book is an ongoing gem.
The rest of the world will most assuredly go to hell in a handbasket, and
there's not much one can do besides go nuts thinking about it. Something like
"you can't fight City Hall."
But one CAN "be here now" and choose to live a local life where the people that
grow your food are known to you.
We don't have to buy into ANY of these manmade crises. Turn off the Media!
> Misha, no matter how much I hang onto every word you write, no matter how
> much I admire your wide knowledge, your sparkling wit, your wisdom, I have
> to tell you, as an old journalist you made a mistake with The Blockhead.
> You only enhanced his persona by answering him, you showed him to be
> effective because it appears he got through to you when you mention his
> name that many times. Ya gotta grow a thick skin and ignore these clowns.
> Because of your stature, when you write about them you just push them
> farther up the pole. I've written columns in newspapers that I always
> loved the nasty letters. "I don't care what they say about me so long as
> they mention my name."
> On another topic that you hammer - organics. I believe we have come to the
> point where it is more important to be localized than to be certified. I
> was surprised a week ago when a solid biodynamic farmer friend agreed with
> me. "For the future the most important thing is to know the farmer who
> produces your food," is what he said. That kind of relationship will
> certainly engender respect, mutual respect of farmer and consumer. If we
> must have a merchant between the farmer and the consumer, it should be very
> transparent with the farmer still shining through. There is no point in
> battling with Globalization and the Blockheads, we just ignore them, we
> really don't need them. We operate locally and those who control the
> distribution system that keeps the consumer and farmer distantly separated
> are left spinning in the wind. Most of the industrialized world's
> population is caught up in their Last Great Barbecue and can't be stopped.
> Step aside and left them pass.
> And now it's time to get off the soapbox and say, no matter what you writre
> Misha you do it beatifully.
> Don Maroc
> Vancouver Island
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