Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

17 May 2005

Building a community

Buying a new house versus building a community.

"Crimes are what the state defines as crimes. Trespassing is a crime, but interrupting is not, and we therefore have two entirely different ways of handling them--which people in tribal societies do not. Whatever the trouble is, whether it's bad manners or murder, they handle it themselves, the way you handle the interrupter. Evoking the power of the state isn't an option for them, because they have no state. In tribal societies, crime simply doesn't exist as a separate category of human behavior."

The Story of B

Other behaviours that are frowned upon and hence do not occur that much in tribal communities include: selfishness, coercion, abuse of power and all the other nasties that are common to our everyday lives in the overdeveloped, consumer-obsessed world.

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