Andrew Simms: Get back in that field, peasant

Learning new skills as well as relearning old ones
will help us build the path, not least in reinventing passive, disposable
consumerism, with a richer, more rewarding culture in which we are
more engaged in the production of the stu& of life, whether it is our
own entertainment, food, clothes, or other things, each to their own.

No Tescos for you, peon! Turnips , from December to May, those you lift from the cold grey earth yourself!

6 thoughts on “Andrew Simms: Get back in that field, peasant”

  1. “whether it is our own entertainment”

    It will take me years to write the scripts and make the sets for those blockbusters, not to mention playing all the parts.

    I hope I’m not funding Tax Research UK. Like Camelot, it is a silly place.

  2. OK. Let’s see Andrew Simms do it then. Stick him on an island with a few like minded neo William Morris types, give them some seeds, some sheep and pigs, some instruments, a few tune a day books, something to spin wool and see how long they last.

  3. @ Tim A.
    Just so, indeed. But may I suggest a simple rule: No Specialisation. Specialisation is the ruination of many a good peasant economy.

  4. What moron grows turnips to eat from choice? It is quite easy to grow strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, carrots, potatoes, peas, beans, cucumbers and (these days, thanks to global warming) tomatoes.
    On the other hand, you can’t grow cotton in Britain, so he’ll have to wear scratchy woollen underwear (linen from flax is bound to be scarce and only for the few rich landowners)

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