James Slaughter wrote:Doomers - idea being to lay out an area for those with the worst case scenario ideas to put it out. Many of the end of society philosophy see permaculture as having some ideologically compatible tenets, in regards to self sufficiency. Would be interesting to give these people a place to voice their ideas, even it does involve guns and eating cockroaches
LaLena MaeRee wrote:I come to permies because Paul doesn't allow certain kinds of discussions, and I hope he continues to not allow those kinds of discussions. I understand that for some they are important to discuss, but I have watched people go from on the same side and discussing plans for moving forward, to at each other's throats over a simple political disagreement. I could absolutely be wrong but I feel a lot of the reason permies has much more peace and actual information sharing is because the other stuff isn't allowed, and we aren't being distracted by it. Sucks that to get adults to get along you have to set discussion rules, but on the internet anonymity + audience = negative.
Tyler Ludens wrote:If folks want to discuss challenging topics among permaculturists, the PRI messageboard has a "big picture" section in which to address topics such as politics, spirituality, etc: http://forums.permaculture.org.au/forumdisplay.php?12-The-big-picture
Robert Ray wrote: For me I hope for no more new added groups. Enough already, I thought personally it was easier to navigate and find my nterests in the earlier less cluttered version.