Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 25, 2012, 8:22 p.m. EST by gsw
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New Sustainable Communities. In order to fight they system, Opt Out, and Establish New Sustainable Communities based on agriculture, alternative energy (OWS) apparel, and production of green transportation. put "profit" back to community.
Follow the lead of the Native American.
If enough people leave, maybe then the politicians will listen.
Where: former inhabited ghost town, or rural South Dakota. Mexico too has inexpensive agricultural land. whatever. I like Mexico myself.
If in USA establish "mother earth" religion (care for earth and each other, or choose a native-religion, if you need tax deductions) - sustainable non-capitalistic, based on not owning wealth or possessions. (maybe?) "your" house is owned by "community" and they help build, you occupy and tend, and can use, as long as you give back in kind help to community, for 10 years. May be able to save on taxes this way. We should ask Mitt.
If you don't own anything, and have no income but communal work, all your work goes to community. there may be a corporate tax of the land. maybe get farm write-off.
There could be a couple pathways to enter the NSC.
- Like Rural Life: 3 people and I buy a 150 by 250 meter parcel at $40,000 (10,000 each)
We build about 8 cabins and a swimming pool. Cabins rent to tourists. They come because their are local artists crafts available, but mostly for the scenic beauty: cobblestone road, pristine lake, in crater of huge, long extinct volcano. We can have horses for tourists, areas trails to ride, guide/ rent sailboats, raise local crops and have organic restaurant.
- Prefer "City Life": In mexico build a city from scratch. Most would put up say, a $25,000 stake. ($5,000.00 for lot, 15,000 home, $5000. communal lands/ economy)
You work 10 years at 20 hours week, then you can cut back to 10 hours a week. HaHa Just kidding? It is not work if you design it and own it. It will be what you are good at doing. If you have any retirement income, you will be very set.
Money for medical could be generated through eco-tourism. (medical is not expensive in Mexico).
Here art and culture is valued as well.
This would be a sustainable, communal, project. Owning of additional private property would be allowed, but also public sharing of trasnportationl encouraged.
As married to a mexican numerous years, i've seen some lovely land, beautiful scenery and people, who value peace and economic justice
this is one idea inspired by, and many others here. http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-are-fignting-the-wrong-enemy/ (actually I haven't read the whole thread because it looks pessimistic)