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The Good Life

Posted by Eeyore on Tuesday, May 15 2018 at 10:08:52AM

If you don't know it's a lefty optimist book, try to keep up anyway.

So this couple by the name of Nearing decide to experiment with being self-sufficient with a farm or something. It's been a long time since I read it with my idealist eyes. Anyway, the takeaway was they were able to provide for all their own needs with only 4 hours per day instead of 8. Of course, they were yanking potatoes out of the ground instead of watching Netflix, so whatever that means... going by what I've seen available on Netflix, I don't exactly laugh at this instantly. It's a few seconds more (Thanks only to Peaky Blinders, F is for Family, and Trailer Park Boys). Everything else is shit! Stop paying for it. Delet this.


The point is, the Flying Dutchman video I linked references the book, though it does so tongue in cheek, as that band is notorious for speaking with their tongues firmly stitched to their cheek.

This brings me to the discomforting notion that Jethro has opinions on not only social structure, but the potential alienation brought about by alien economic choices, such as what the Nearings were promoting in The Good Life within a capitalist system.

I take heed of Jethro, as he, the band, is no stranger to referencing child love, sometimes blatantly, sometimes cryptically, though it is admittedly not a main focus outside of one song.

And that leads me to ask what to think of The Good Life as it pertains to girl lovers. Its authors often seem to be described with the term "Marxism" and I am curious if anyone knows more about what they seem to suggest.

Okay, who am I kidding. I'm giving Dissident homework as I prepare to answer his posts directed to me.


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