Greg Burch wrote,
>Subject: SOC: Kirkpatrick Sale's "Bioregionalism"
>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 08:31:06 EST
>[This essay is well worth reading as one of the deeper and more thoughtful
>expositions of what might be called "entropianism", and points to the
>outlines of what could come to be the political and ethical heart of the
>"anti" movement I study and write about so often.]
1. Funny, but I recall from my reading of American history that the white
Southern slave-owning class made similar arguments in defense of its
"lifestyle." There is a long tradition in the South of questioning,
criticizing and rejecting the market-driven values associated with the
capitalist North, even though the plantation owners were just as market
conscious as anyone could be. Perhaps the neo-Confederacy movement will
latch onto Bioregionalism as intellectual support for its attempt at
re-secession (and re-segregation, no doubt).
2. If Sale is so concerned about people's well-being, where does he expect
us to get our fresh fruits and vegetables in the winter? Apparently he
would oppose our Boreal habit of buying peaches, grapes and berries imported
from Chile and New Zealand in January.
Mark Plus, Expansionary
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