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by Hristo Botev
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

"If we stare too long into the Machine, the Machine will stare back into us. ‘No man can concentrate his attention upon evil, or even upon the idea of evil, and remain unaffected,’ wrote Aldous Huxley. ‘To be more against the devil than for God is exceedingly dangerous. Every crusader is apt to...
by Hristo Botev
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Give us your password...... Ha! No chance. Spend the $5 and take the month to read the essay collection from start to finish, and then cancel the subscription. The guy's a writer pretending to be a homesteader--it'll probably be a few more years before he can actually feed his family with the homes...
by Hristo Botev
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

by Hristo Botev
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

I think I'm going to start learning Latin in January. This seems like exactly the kind of thing I need in my life: https://wcdrutgers.net/Latin.htm
by Hristo Botev
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

(EDIT: I see they were included in the signature classics. Not sure how I missed them; I got it from the library so maybe I just ran out of time.) 4 Loves is fantastic, though there are some sections that you can definitely skim through pretty quickly--but lots of great insights (my notes on the bo...
by Hristo Botev
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

I have been using this for years now: Coconut oil (most part of the deodorant) soda bicarbonate (this makes it work) corn starch (for texture) essential oil (lavender e.g., cosmetics) Great, cheap and works post factum as well. What do you know, since I posted that question DW figured out her own r...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

by Hristo Botev
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Kingsnorth did indeed write an intro but I only skimmed it. I generally tend to avoid reading introductions to collections until after I have read the material inside at least once (I like coming to the material blank and then going back to read the intro, or I'll read the intro right away if I hav...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 958
Views: 143095

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Thanks to your references on here, I just picked up The World-Ending Fire by Berry from the library. I just finished the third essay and am finding a lot of value in it. I'd be interested in reading Kingsnorth's intro in The World-Ending Fire (I'm assuming he has one). I'm such a MASSIVE fan of Kin...
by Hristo Botev
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Introducing a new forum
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Introducing a new forum

or calling for some idealistic regression to an earlier recipe for society I see this (upward arrow thing that I can't remember how to make) as being related to this (downward arrow thing) (from the darker reaches of the Internet): So what then? We must rebuild from the ground up. We must forge new...
by Hristo Botev
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Introducing a new forum
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Introducing a new forum

No... the standard vernacular is something like mitigation, adaption, and survival. That presumes decline, attempts to slowing it down, failing to do so, and making do. I think ERE1 already does that. ERE2 is an adaptive attempt to avoid survival-mode. In a post-liberal world, I for one am banking ...
by Hristo Botev
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Introducing a new forum
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Introducing a new forum

Insofar humanity is/should not be driven by survival (fighting it out), we have to incorporate a more far reaching empathy: For starters, the willingness to think of all humans in the same way one normally thinks of friends and family Ha! I was about to respond to this with a "you've got to be...
by Hristo Botev
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Introducing a new forum
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Introducing a new forum

Something else to consider is that moving from the individual to the global ignores the familial, social, neighborhood, city, region, and national (grouping somewhat arbitrary, but I think you know what I mean, nested model thing I'm pretty sure is used in 'Limits to Growth'). What are the solution...
by Hristo Botev
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Introducing a new forum
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Introducing a new forum

TL;DR - There are limits to self-reliance. Even highly skilled individually venturing into the wilderness are only good for maybe 6-12 months. That's why ostracization was considered such a big deal historically, whereas today skilled individuals would just go "pffft whatever". This dange...
by Hristo Botev
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Heinlein quote
Replies: 25
Views: 1540

Re: Heinlein quote

My wife's got a cousin, Coast Guard, whose career started with the Academy, and she's about to "retire" with 25 years in, in her early 40s. Not a bad deal, but she almost took the cash-out deal back in 2015 or whenever; it was very enticing, as I recall. But as an Academy grad and a lawyer...
by Hristo Botev
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Heinlein quote
Replies: 25
Views: 1540

Re: Heinlein quote

BTW my region (a major coal-mining and heavy industry center) is full of them and the picture is not pretty - unfortunately non-negligible number of people are basically drinking themselves into oblivion. They don't have the psychological framework to handle the post-work era of their lives. You sh...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The collapse
Replies: 23
Views: 1218

Re: The collapse

jacob wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:59 am
Plus ca change.
Wow, that was a new one for me. From OED:
'The more things change, the more they stay the same’: used to suggest that human nature, institutions, etc., are always fundamentally the same, despite apparent changes.
by Hristo Botev
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The collapse
Replies: 23
Views: 1218

Re: The collapse

Indeed, ... I've mentioned this elsewhere on the forum previously, but it still amazes me that way back in 2000 I had an "environmental psychology" professor who left his successful career as an engineer because he was sick of figuring out ways to just keep making the pipes bigger to meet...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The collapse
Replies: 23
Views: 1218

Re: The collapse

Perhaps also search the forums for references to John Michael Greer and Charles Hugh Smith (and there are so many others). But given that the ERE thing started, in part (as I understand it), from @Jacob going down the Peak Oil rabbit hole, seems like it's safe to say that "collapse" is, at...
by Hristo Botev
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 410
Views: 91783

Re: mooretrees journal

Just from personal experience from going to a Catholic high school, drugs were a real problem with kids who have money. Instead of pot, it was cocaine. This of course will happen with any group that has money, I think, so it wasn't the Catholic part of the school, it was the money. Not sure how you...