Let It Burn: Bob Sykes: tl;dr Nazis are Commies. commies are Progressives. QED.
Steve Johnson: “Yet “It’s a Small World,” also known as “It’s a Small, Small World” and “It’s a Small World (After All),” is very likely the most played song in music history — nearly 50 million times” Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off has 634 million plays on youtube. Other songs are in that neighborhood as well.
Senexada: Urban farming is impractical because it takes more than an acre of farmland to feed each person. Great article on The Problem with Teeny Little Farms.
Space Nookie: Hey, what if everybody lived in multi-story apartment blocks with communal bathrooms and some type of cafeteria eating situation? And what if everybody took public transportation back and forth from their jobs and shopping? Why would they have to shop anyway? Maybe people could live in dormitories that were actually attached to their place of work, and there could be shops and places to eat right in the factory? It all sounds so good.
Toddy Cat: Well, I don’t know about “Nazi”, but there’s no doubt that there’s a strong authoritarian “eat your spinach, dammit”, big nanny aspect to a lot of New Urbanist plans that I certainly find off-putting.
Bob Sykes: Another Nazi fantasy. Too bad they always come with death camps to weed out the “life not deserving of life.” PS. Do not be confused. I do mean “Nazi” literally. The Nazis embraced Romanticism, which is an explicit repudiation of the Enlightenment and reason and science, in favor to f feeling and intuition. As such, Nazism had a strong environmentalist tendency that was related to its racist Blood and Soil ideology (modern bioregionalism, localism, Deep Ecology). The...