On Community (June 3, 2013)
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A “Seems that you have the ‘guns and ammo’ crowd and the ‘beans and band aids’ folks.”
B “The ‘bullets and bandoliers’ boys and the ‘kumbaya and jambalaya’ community.”
A “The ‘whole wheat set’ espouses something called ‘community’ that sounds good but is far more elusive to achieve. My long-term study of the ‘community clan’ continues. “Develop community” is a more mature and rational response to the challenges ahead, but most of the adherents would not respond that way in a pinch.”
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A “I wonder if we are too late and too far gone.”
B “We may be too self-indulgent, self-absorbed and selfish to take care of anyone but ourselves.”
A “We have been acculturated to behave as a self-interested consumer consumed with our self and our interests and our own consumption. We collect stuff but are certain that our stuff is better stuff than the next guy’s stuff, so everything is righteous.”
B “When we are really challenged, we will need to fundamentally retool our soul and learn to use hand tools. The transition will be wrenching and will require us to use wrenches.”
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[See the “e-ssay” titled “Beans and Bullets (April 6, 2009).”]
Bumper sticker of the week:
It’s all about me