[Powderworks] VLMOC: anti-Americanism, so-called
Wed, 16 Apr 2003 7:46:33 -0400
I second this motion. Hey, cool address by the way...
> De: Jonathan & Julie Hart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 2003/04/15 mar. PM 11:39:03 GMT-04:00
> À: powderworks <email@example.com>
> Subject: FW: [Powderworks] VLMOC: anti-Americanism, so-called
> PLEASE TAKE THIS DISCUSSION TO POWDERPOLITICS!!!!!!
> THAT MEANS YOU! AND YOU! YEAH, YOU WITH THE T-SHIRT!
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> Sent: April 15, 2003 8:49 PM
> To: Bruce Robertson
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> Subject: Re: [Powderworks] VLMOC: anti-Americanism, so-called
> At 06:50 PM 4/15/03 -0400, Bruce Robertson wrote:
> >On the Oils being anti-American, aren't we more interested in
> >understanding what the Oils are FOR? I'm no rocket surgeon, but
> >out what's wrong with the world comes pretty easy to me, and I assume
> >of us. 'Where do we go from here' would be a more pressing - and
> >promising - question IMO.
> I think this also ties into the whole boycott thread ... misguided and
> terribly constructive in a global sense.
> If you listen to Pete's rantings and read his website, there is much
> he has to say about sustainability, about the web of life, about
> precaution. Much of that starts with making the choice to buy local
> products and from local merchants whenever you possibly can.
> I bought several items today that were made in America, and the
> thing about all of them was that they were purchased from local
> merchants. Instead of going to the McDonald's in the food court in the
> hospital area, I bought from the food co-op and the local ice-cream
> truck. Got my organic fair trade coffee from a local coffee house (with
> free coupon from the fiery and hip little local free paper no less!)
> instead of being patronized by a latte ventil barristro pretentiomonium
> Starbuquitous a block away . I bought bike inner tubes from a local bike
> shop, not from a corporate bigbox - they won't give me a massbike member
> discount anyway. I paid the mortgage at the local bank that holds our
> in portfolio five years after we moved in (rare - usually, mortgages are
> sold fast), and made a deposit at my credit union. I did all of this
> commuting to and from work on a bike.
> Given corporate hegemony in certain areas, it simply isn't possible to
> totally avoid the merchandising machine. But you don't have to make a
> perfection campaign out of it, you just have to realise that sometimes
> have choices, and that buying locally benefits your community and buying
> local goods is usually a vastly more sustainable choice due to the
> environmental costs of transit alone.
> Ken Geiser, a mentor of mine at the Lowell Center for Sustainable
> Production, has been on a positivist kick as of late, urging all and
> to think of how the future should look and work toward policies and
> practices that make it so rather than simply fight a multi-front, never
> ending battle against _____. As hard as that is in the current
> I think I am attracted to Ken's teachings for the same reasons that I am
> attracted to the Oil's messages. It is not about fighting bad guys -
> about building a better world for all and making it last.
> Just my $0.02,
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