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Landship Foods is inspired by the conviction that growing and eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and the broader communities of which we are a part. The name comes from the language of pre-industrial Europe. Before the enclosure movement and the associated rise in notions of private property swept England, the suffix “-ship” (as in "relationship," or "friendship") referred to an object or an abstraction with collective duties and mutual rights. Thus, the term “landship” suggests that land was an entity through which humans were joined to each other by a set of rights and responsibilities. I advocate for a revival of this awareness.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hightower Highlights

Hightower put on a good show last night at the Melting Point. While speaking specifically about efforts to put in high-speed commuter railways in Georgia, his largest point was that coordinated and sustained citizen action was required in order to achieve economic equality, social justice, and any semblance of real democracy. As would be expected, his stump-speech was peppered with hilarious down-home humor with a message, like the slogan of his neighborhood hardware store: "Together we can do it yourself." Just a few of the best:

"You don't have to be in 'Who's Who' to know what's what!"

"Some people want to label 'agitators' unpatriotic. I remind them that the agitator is that central column in a washing machine that gets the dirt out."

and my personal favorite, "Status quo is latin for 'the mess we're in'."

For more of his thoughts, click here

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