Why Anarchists should be Gardeners P2

Okay sooo in my last post I go on a massive tangent about fear and love; forgetting to talk about any actual gardening! So if you haven’t read it…. read it… Then come back to this one… go on then πŸ˜‰

Fear or Love?

Picture yourself….

…in the future.

Mother earth abused and raped, too many times. Chemical warfare. We used to call it “cleaning” or the classic “produce more”. We were sold this idea. It was sparkly and cheap, oh so cheap. In something we used to call “money”. Surprisingly, this didn’t have any real value. Yet, we traded everything for it. But there was always a cost.

Space like oceans, where balls of plastic fly into each other like meteors. Silent ghost forests haunt the bare land. Our mother is barren, unable to produce edible food. Humans have resorted to eating this bland powder made from rocks. Dreaming of the days when you could eat an orange.

Deep within you, something is calling.

A clear message.

Hope.

Visions visit you almost every night.

An abundant paradise, where humans recognize they are part of nature and joyfully work with her.

People laugh at you when you tell them.

“That’s all gone…” They sigh

“We had a chance and we messed it up.” Depressingly plodding away.

So that’s just the way life is now, huh? Are you just going to accept that? Are you going to listen to the voice inside you?

You might die. Meh, so what? Where ever the dead go, it can’t be worse than this grey existence.

Determined, you pack only essentials: gas mask, compass, map, camping equipment, change of clothes, last but certainly not the least, your personal penknife. You’ve been adding tools to it for months, almost like you knew this would happen.

Boots laced up. Bag on your back. Bring it!

In the middle of night, you take one final look at the vast void you call “home”.

Whispering a prayer.

Ready for your adventure.

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Find out what happens on your adventure next time on

BIG Mouth Naomi.com

8 Comments

  1. I can see that in this dystopian future politics does not matter, but is it current politics that lead to a disastrous future? I feel that split, the other, the them, I cannot even tolerate conservatives in my minds eye. I try not to hate them in personal relations, it’s not easy and I feel that it’s the current culture leading me to these feelings and then, do these feelings lead to the dystopian earth down the road?

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    1. Thank you for sharing. I totally understand what you mean. Especially as most people that vote tory are working class. I feel like grabbing people and shaking them lol but I know that the only way is to love and accept them, then who knows, one day they’ll come to their senses. That is my aim in writing, to wake people up!

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  2. OK Big Mouth Naomi. You got my attention, and my respect. As someone who grew up in the 70’s and came of age in the 80’s I can tell you that hippies and punks aren’t as far apart as you might imagine. Both were libertarians at heart; they merely expressed it in different ways.

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  3. As Elvis Costello famously asked in a song, ‘What’s so funny about Peace, Love, and Understanding?’

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