Ralph Nader on relocalizing economy for political power

He says exactly the same thing I say, albeit from his leftist perspective.

Update: Listen to this podcast interview with Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

This game we are in with capitalism, is not a game we can win. We either generate value for corporations, in which case we’re slaves, or we generate value for ourselves, in which case we are free.

KMO and Olga welcome Wendy Jehanara Tremayne to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about her escape from the world of commodified culture and into the realm of self-reliance, learning, competence and true abundance. Wendy’s new book, The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living, describes how she went from being the creative director in a marketing firm in New York City to living in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where she built an off-the-grid oasis in a barren RV park with her partner, Mikey Sklar. At the end of the podcast, KMO plays a short excerpt from C-Realm Podcast episode 53 to honor the life of Professor Albert A. Bartlett, who died in September of 2013.

The big problem is that “convenience is king.” Ordinary Americans go for fast food, not realizing that they are trading their health and physical attractiveness for some quick fat/sugar/salt. Americans still have private cars out of habit, though they can barely afford them. So they have a car for a while, then it breaks and sits somewhere idle for several months or years while they try to save money to fix the car.

Americans have to be shown how to organize and share resources such as cars and food production and processing, so these resources will be available to them consistently. They are hung up on ownership of cars, and fear having to share a car. And they don’t even think about the food system, except on the level of Homer Simpson, “Mmmmm, donuts! Mmmm, Mcdonalds!”

Convenience will be king, until society becomes so poor and dysfunctional that the pain of bad decisions is no longer averted with medical science, EBT and other stop gap measures. They are all only stop gap measures. Society is broken at a core level.

There are people who perceive that society is broken, and create home grown fixes, particularly people in places like Eugene, Oregon and Seattle, WA and Boston, MA. If you have the freedom to go live in these places and find the people who’ve learned how to share assets and produce and process food locally, do it. Learn what works, and then branch it out, particularly to people of our political stripe.

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20 Responses to Ralph Nader on relocalizing economy for political power

  1. Mosin Nagant says:

    Outstanding post!

  2. Hereward Saxon says:

    She is a liberal, from New York City, and note the facial features.

    Origin of her middle name: http://arthurmag.com/2013/10/09/what-the-sufis-taught-me-by-wendy-jehenara-tremayne-from-arthur-no-35/

    • mindweapon says:

      Therefore we have nothing to learn from her?

      • Denise says:

        Exactly. We have a lot to learn from her, and other folks. The Sufi issue is not problematic to me. I know who and what I am. Gaining insight from others does not derail me. The Enemy of my Oldest, Most Demonic Enemy May not be my Very Best Friend 4-Ever – but we don’t need to be enemies, and those willing to defeat the Oldest Enemy of Humanity may be very good allies, indeed.

      • Mr. Rational says:

        Can I kill the bold?

      • mindweapon says:

        Mr Rational,

        Fixed

      • Hereward Saxon says:

        I said that following up my comment ‘Outstanding post!’ to make clear I don’t admire or condone her liberalism, urbanism, genetic background, etc.

      • I’m always glad when people point out someone’s background. I like to know who I’m dealing with. That said, I am fascinated by and jealous of people like this. Wish I was doing it!!!! They are pretty feral!

      • A.Ralston says:

        Sufis are to Islam what the Essenes are to Christianity. Though they are traditionally regarded as a Muslim sect, they are devout mystics of an ancient mystery school whose origins predate the advent of Islam and whose esoteric lore transcends orthodox Muslim doctrine.

        When one witnesses the Whirling Dervishes spinning with rapt abandon yet perfect centeredness, one can actually feel a “contact high” (to use a flower-child expresion from the 60’s). Many of their physical and devotional practices are akin to Indian yoga.

        During the Bush-era incursions into Iraq, a small self-sufficient monastic Sufi community was developing techniques for ultra-rapid tissue regeneration for healing wounds (by replicating, somehow, the processes found in the epithelial cells of the mouth). They extended their aid with no regard to military status, religion, or nationality.

        Aryans are natural eclectics IMHO, capable of gleaning knowledge and wisdom from the most unexpected of sources.

  3. Mike says:

    Some of the leftist personal economic information is pretty good. “Escaping the rat race” and so forth. WIthout having listened to her podcast yet, I’m guessing that some of her ideas dovetail with “Micro Secession” which was posted about here on MWIR, some time ago:

    http://tinyurl.com/n4xjh3z

  4. Mike says:

    Listening now. She has a great line @ 8:50: “It’s no sign of wellness to be well adjusted to a sick society.”

  5. Jon says:

    How about our own alternative virtual currency with all the bitcoin features like embedded contracts, escrow/alt dispute resolution and (employee-owned) Initial Public Offering options only traded between us?

    We can to do far more than that as well in the future:

    1. Our own religion (with Our sacred people as a god)
    2. Our own physical science research foundation trusts and education institutions
    3. Our own culture creation and mind controlling

  6. TabuLa Raza says:

    It is dawning, at last, what the problem is.

    MONOPOLY. Enforced by government.

    Information and money- the worst.

    Time to drop out:

    • johnny says:

      ‘Our own religion’ already exists.

      Your right and it goes like this…

      What’s best for the white race is the ultimate good and what is bad for the white race is the ultimate sin.

      If the white race would all think like this What else would we need?

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