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Tribal affiliations is a topic that seems to come up a lot at survival forums. For many years now, I have been so disgusted at what has become of modern western societies, that I have often thought of joining or forming an alternative community. These thoughts became intensified after seeing the M. Night Shyamalan film, The Village. When the topic of alternative communities comes up, generally the first thought that comes to mind is the hippy communes of the 1960’s, which is quite the opposite of what I’m about to discuss here. Not being a religious person, existing communities based on religion would not work for me, so I had something a little different in mind. Any such community that I would be involved in would be based on the common sense values of yesteryear, and void of destructive and anti-nature agendas (i.e, the gay, feminist, and multicultural, agendas). Though religion would be welcome, the values of the community would be based more on shared common values.
I suppose that before we get too far into this subject, I should state that I have spent many hours pondering on this, and it seems that any attempts at such a community would be challenging at best. There’s also the problem of our government, which doesn’t seem to be too keen on folks wanting to live out in the middle of no where, free of “benevolent bureaucracy”. Sure, there’s the Amish. But the Amish are pacifists, and carry no arms. The Amish also live in close proximity to the “English”, so it’s easy to keep a watch over them should they ever decide to get “uppity” at some point down the road. But otherwise, you can fully expect the “Anonymous call” to the local authorities, “that those right wing nut jobs in that prepper community are diddling little kids” (This seems to be the standby excuse most commonly used to justify being torched out, with cigar chomping bull dyke's at the helm of one’s incineration. More on this later).
Possible settings for such a community could be an abandoned mining or lumber camp, or possibly even a ghost town. Inevitably, there would be a few within the community that will decide that such a life is not for them after all, and would want out at a later date. One possible solution to this scenario would be to keep the initial investment to a minimum, and then the situation becomes less complicated if/when, someone later decides that such a life is not for them. In this scenario, the remaining community members can buy them out, or perhaps with a low enough investment, they might simply walk away, and the property would revert back to the community.
The goal of such a community would to be as self sustaining as possible. There would be a blacksmith, Millwright, Loom operators, Shepherds (wool) seamstresses, Taylors, Wheelwrights, Horse wranglers, Farmers, Carpenters, a medical practitioner, etc. You get the idea. There would be occasions when dealing with the outside world would be necessary. You could have an individual or two, assigned to conduct such business for the community.
Other considerations are what would be allowed and not allowed? What kind of technology would be permitted? Generally, it seems that most forms of media (the internet included) are destructive tools of propaganda. How would one raise a generation of children to be free of such modern and destructive notions? And the biggest problem of all; where to go? What about expansion, as the community grows? I honestly feel that such attempts are best tried in countries that have better things to worry about. Even Mexico would probably be a better choice than the US for such a strategy, and it’s sad to even have to say this. Otherwise, you’d better plan on being way off the beaten path, and ideally, out of sight from the eyes in the sky.
As with most social experiments, it’s probably best to start off small; say around 4 or so families. This should hopefully provide for enough genetic diversity so that your grandkids don’t come out looking like the kids from The Hills Have Eyes :D
In closing, the challenges facing such a community would be numerous. But if you could pull it off with a group of like minded folks, you would have a community that you could take pride in, and have a chance at raising a generation of children free of perversions, and with practical and self sustaining values.