“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister.” —G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
We all see hints of simplicity when we look. Why should it be the province of “yesterday” or the property of the rich few? Localism seeks to expand the commons at every turn … for simplicity, beauty, and for all.
Reality should be more attractive than the artificial lures of hyperreality which entices before it bites.
Chesterton said that when one has lost his way, sometimes the only way to go forward is to go back. Man, he said, has often lost his way. But modern man has lost his address.
“That government is best which governs least”—Henry David Thoreau
Back to the future must be through local control, all coordinated with a Federal government carefully limited in power and jurisdiction, not internationalist banker-inspired “partnerships” with their expansive centralized imperial wars.
Expand the commons, expand business ownership, break up monopolies, make truly private property (home ownership) available to more and more, not less and less. Chesterton, Belloc and Dorothy Day called it Distributism, equidistant from lassez faire capitalism and socialism.
(Photo: SH. Littleton, Massachusetts)
“In his definition of law, St. Thomas Aquinas identified four requirements for a just law, namely: (a) an ordinance of reason, (b) for the common good, (c) made by him who has care of the community, and (d) promulgated. ” (thank you to Andrew Greenwell)