perpetuo autem....in the ever present now...
It's happening all around you...if you look closely, you will see it...and we can eat it!
by clif high, Werdsday, July 30, 2014 7:30pm
It is happening all around you...and right this instant. In the USA (and elsewhere) decentralization is flooding through society. Try as they will, central 'authorities' are unable to stop the progress of this very wide meme.
We see the decentralization with such obvious slap-your-mama-in-the-face examples such as bitcoin. But were you aware that decentralization is taking place in the food industry right in your neighborhood? Eyup...that's correct...YOUR neighbors are in the food production business.
And what a diverse business it is...from the current hottest home trend in the USA (guess clucker houses?) to the up-and-coming aquaponics... people, that is to say, humans, not corporations, have caught the decentralization wave and are expressing it by producing their own food.
And many of the decentralized food producers, the so-called '1/4 acre set' (after the small back yards in use) are discovering that their production both quality and quantity is so far superior to WTF Mart offerings, that any surplus they choose to favor neighbors with does not go unappreciated. Of course, be aware your local fascist gov'tcorp does not like decentralization, and so used to be an irritant until the 1/4 acre started 'trending', then they had to back off (at least in some places). Power shifts do not get any more 'from the ground up' than this continuing manifestation of decentralization.
This trend, long identified in our work, is thought, here at HPH, to be a core, which is to say, visceral, expression of a deepening mistrust of central authority in a clearly shifting terran environment. The move toward decentralization will not stop with food production, and in fact, has not. Our label of 'renaissance' is clearly appropriate given the bursting out at the seams of the new 'networked humanity'.
The applicability of network effect mathematics is constantly being validated on all the social media sites linking into any of the growing number of perma-culture, or sustainability (shhh...sneak-speak for 'decentralized') food forum/production sites. One need only casually note the growth rates on views on DIY food production videos to grasp the spread of this manifestation of decentralization.
While the many protests against Monsanto are certainly worthwhile, their impact on this evil bitch of a corporation are mosquito stings on an elephant compared to the olympic swimming pool sized enema that Monsanto is going to receive from the trend toward 'only in my back yard' (OMBY Mo'Fo!) developing throughout the anglo-american (deep state) empire.
It seems that there are waves in universe, deep, mega-quaver waves, that come rolling out through us human-antenna JUST as the universe demands that they should. The most productive (based on several metrics, but dominated by sheer export numbers) food growing system that this planet has ever seen was the pre 1915 Revolution decentralized, distributed agriculture system in Russia. It out produced its Sovietized (aka Deep State) centralized system 10 times over their best (mostly lies) year.
It is my contention that this system is being reborn, picking up where it left off, given a technological kick in the ass up the ladder of success by the network effect. Remains to be seen how successful it does become, but there are some certainties observable now. Already the majority of aquacultured, freshwater fish in north America, are 'small producer' grown. In some of our local markets and food coops, the produce fetching the highest prices are delivered by small producers employing techniques such as aquaponics which grows more nutrient rich vegetables.
It is all over, flooding the whole damn country, this decentralized wave, and foods are but one of the many forms in which it has broken out. We are seeing it in energy production, engine design, any form of human endeavour you care to name is being impacted. Each and every participant in each and every offshoot expression of decentralization is one more nail in the coffin of TPTB.
i think it is cool. Of course, i really like this particular form of decentralization mostly cause we can eat it.
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