(2/2) We can take apart machines and electronics that've been thrown away due to one broken part and turn them into Frankenstein devices that'd fill our every need. We just need the people with the skills, time, and motivation to get the ball rolling and start building community self-sufficiency
@socalledunitedstates you know how many massive aircraft junkyards just sitting abandoned in the open there are in your country? so fucking jealous
@socalledunitedstates https://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2012/03/the-o-an-innovative-means-of-exploring-abandoned-railways/ also found this while digging for aircraft junkyards
@socalledunitedstates the problem with trying to salvage aluminum foil is that often (at least how i use it, anyway) it has baked-on food, and trying to clean that without absolutely destroying it is a challenge
Unfortunately there are economies of scale involved in such labour, and it's really hard to reconcile with e.g. wage slavery under crapitalism.
I am relatively privileged, but I lack a dry space in which to store old pallets until I need them; I am only composting food waste because the council takes it away (to keep it out of landfill), because rats are *endemic* here (we lost lots of our tomatoes to them last summer too); I certainly don't have time, space, energy or skill enough to start cutting up plastics to use in a 3D printer, or making my own paper. I can't even keep on top of my laundry pile.
@artsyhonker Oh no no, you misunderstand me. I don't want every individual to do all of these things at once and start something like an urban homestead. I want community institutions and sharing economies to form, where different people take different jobs and share the abundance with each other. That and coops
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.