Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, 1:23 p.m. EST by DevilDog420
from Saratoga Springs, NY
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The times they are a changing... We are at a crossroads for civil development. There are calls for government construction projects. The construction industry has not recovered and almost no new housing developments are being built. Some building of townhouses and apartments have started again, but only in affluent places. The servants of the rich, families that lost their homes, and college grads with low wages jobs, will need places to stay... The suburbs are dying. No longer can the middle class live in the quiet, safe, forested, neighborhoods far from the grimy urban centers they drive an hour to reach their employment. The gasoline they use, will soon out weigh the cost of using it to get to that employment... People, families have 20 or 30 year mortgages, this inflation taking place has not been matched by new job markets, cost of living increases, or alternative means of transportation. As a consequence people's net worth in the middle-class has been devalued, major things, bought with credit from the banks, are losing there value, autos and homes in those suburbs. Electric cars are in development, but well need more electricity to use them... And lets not forget that the food stores, shopping malls, and fuel stations all get there deliveries by trucks consuming more fuel to get it there... It does not bode well.
The solution lies in two directions colored spring green and steel blue. Go green head into the hills and pioneer forward into a homestead, or farming village. One will need to go green, live in a sustainable environmentally friendly way, a good bit above sea level,in a harmonic balance with nature. This is a communal lifestyle far from almost all corporations and there products. And it requires families, cooperation, a lot of hard work, during spring,summer, and harvest season. Head to the water, most major cities are located on a river, or on a harbor. The cities have factories, public housing, shipping ports, some manufacturing? maybe? public transportation, universities, and much more. There is a revitalization taking place as we speak. Find a community action group, in one of these cities and lobby other people and local leaders to do the right thing!