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Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on September 29, 1999 at 14:14:03:

In Reply to: Inducement posted by Stoller on September 28, 1999 at 12:22:19:

: As usual, your ideas are as meticulously considered as they are compelling. I only wish you offered more positive solutions now and then, though.

SDF: I like the Utopia 2000 idea, if only for its connection to what these people are doing... the commune stands out by its attempt to contradict the petroleum input that conditions most behavior under late capitalism. Imagine that, a bunch of people trying to live together despite apartment buildings, and what's more they're trying to produce their own food despite that modern invention, the supermarket chain...

Meanwhile, the world for me bristles with excess contingencies and probabilities. If I wanted to start my own commune, I'd have to earn money like a petit-bourgeois, and by the time I start doing that, who knows what the world will look like?

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