Friday, January 13, 2012

"We invented civilization...and we'll take it back"

One of our favorite topics around here is survivalism and preparedness.  I really enjoyed this article regarding the Greeks and how they are dealing with their economy imploding by returning to the countryside and the ways of yesterday.

All credit goes to SurvivalBlog for linking it but if you missed it, here it is: "With Work Scarce in Athens, Greeks Go Back to the Land"

I love how one man sums up his take on the situation: “We invented civilization, and we’ll take it back,” Mr. Kaloupis said over a lunch of stewed lamb that he raised himself. If the Greek economy really plummets beyond repair, “I will take the rock in my hand and squeeze it, and from the water that comes out of it, I’ll make pilaf to feed my daughter. We’ll manage.”  His words invoke a terrific peace of mind attitude.

The article's author, Rachel Donadio, has a terrific writing style.  I enjoyed it so much that I clicked on her bio.  Very impressive.  Shows how far a good education can take you.  Her studies in Italian and French from Middlebury College (Vermont) and a Yale degree (with honors) took her all the way to Rome.  My Psychology degree from Arizona State landed me a job at...Blockbuster Video.  Thank goodness for technical college.



  1. The knowledge of how to live off the land is the best survival tool and it gives one peace of mind.

  2. Good comment DD and true, but what I worry about is the government removing us from the land when they please more than anything else.


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