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April 10, 2012

"Environmental stasis can be accomplished only by human austerity. "

Environmentalism's New Jerusalem is not prosperity, but decline,
presented as a return to humanity's purity state: the simple life arranged around a village-type lifestyle where everything is within walking distance of everything else. -- Sense of Events: Environmentalist religion explained

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 10, 2012 2:36 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Gerard, I misread the title, but the misinterpretation is probably truer than the correct reading:
"Environmental Stasis (East German Secret Policemans) can be accomplished only by human austerity.

Posted by: Jewel at April 10, 2012 7:21 PM

With everything located in the 'village' mitigates the need for iPhones.

Posted by: Peccable at April 11, 2012 4:47 AM

Define 'walking distance.'

19th century rural New Englanders averaged 6 miles a day of walking. A 'village' has to be sustained by the surrounding land in an agrarian utopia, and that takes a lot of land and a lot of walking.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at April 11, 2012 11:22 AM

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