I’ve been using more graphics as per the advice of Paxus, of the Twin Oaks community in Mineral, Virginia. I enjoy reading about Twin Oaks and occasionally think about joining such a community, but Sasha and I are going off in our own direction, and when I stop obsessing about politics and economics I’ll get back to writing more about our farm.
What I like most about Twin Oaks is it proves that people can are motivated to participate in fulfilling the needs of their community even without the promise if individual wealth (or threat of being sent to the Gulag). Right wingers often accuse the Left of having so little faith in humanity that we need an authoritative government entity to force people to do the right thing. But at Twin Oaks, they have so much faith in humanity that they’re willing to base their success on the idea that people will willingly work for the common good.