“Post-apocalypse without the militias: The Outquisition”:http://www.boingboing.net/2008/07/13/postapocalypse-witho.html (via b2)
bq. “…if folks who knew tools and innovation left the comfy bright green cities and traveled to the dead mall suburban slums, rustbelt browntowns and climate-smacked farm communities and started helping the locals get the tools they needed… Helping rural landowners apply climate foresight and farm biodiversity… Hacking together DIY windmills and ad hoc smart grids, communication systems, water treatment systems..”
I find this _unbelievably_ patronizing. There are folks in rural areas already creating DIY windmills and the like. They’re the ones who are going to save _your_ hipster ass when the Zombie Apocalypse comes. Not the other way around, dumbasses.
Don’t believe me? I’ll loan you the copy of “Home Power” magazine where my uncle is profiled. He’s off the grid because there are no utilities where he lives, and he’s hacked together a combination of bought and salvaged components to power his house. Trust me– he “knows tools and innovation”.