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  • Anybody Interested in Starting a Peacful Hunter-Gatherer Tribe?

    Hi Everybody-
    I'm wondering if anybody out there really wants to be the change they want to see in the world and prove that humans can in fact exist like the animal we have evolved to be thus far...And what I mean by that is start a community, or a tribe, from scratch somewhere where the climate is hospitable enough to go without much clothing, (clothes DONT grow on trees!) hunt and gather our food, (persistance hunting) possibly making a few sharp implements, fire, picking fruit and digging up tubers, scavenging large ostrich eggs...basically being a tribe of bushmen...but we'd be doing it because we respect our hands and feet and body and brains for what it can do, AND we'd be people who abandoned our ignorant, developed world lives. ON purpose. We'd spend our time getting food, but also socializing, making things like shoes or spears..Yes, its a huge HUUGE leap for (developed-world) mankind. But seriously, you have your hands, feet, brain, and eyes,, and capacity to know what it means to respect your body and respect the Earth. Why is anything more important than that? We are surely intelligent to know that money and material possessions dont matter. Whose with me? Do you think we can prove it to the world?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Man is Truth
    I don't think anyone doubts that its possible or anything. I think its fear of marshalls and rangers and blackhawk helicopters though.
    +1

    And I would add that people won't even get along on an internet thread, much less a situation where we all have to work towards the collective (was grok a communist? Hmmmm..). Anyway, truth b told, I believe that it could be possible someday.

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    • #3
      The most important thing about tribal life is that everyone around you is someone you grew up with.
      Internet strangers getting together -- not so much.
      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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      • #4
        Nonviolent Protest..Or whatever it was Ghandi did. Sure, ppl might stare. They might throw tomatoes (bombs) at us, worst casenario. But if you think about it, we sort of leave other indigenous tribes alone. But it is true that their land is being taken, and they are forced onto reservations. But we, being more intellectual, will know how to converse with them. They might just let us be. *they: marshalls, rangers, blackhawks

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        • #5
          I enjoy thinking about this kind of thing, even fantasizing about a life like this.

          However, I don't want to deny myself the chance to make use of the progress humanity has made, while avoiding as many of the mistakes of our species as possible. I like the idea of living close to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, but with all of the wonders, conveniences, and pleasures modern life has to offer.
          28, female, 5'2"
          Went primal 7/28/10: 154 lbs.
          1/12/12: 135 lbs.
          Goal: 120 lbs.

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          • #6
            but I think if the drive is there..in other words, you'd have to be committed 110%...getting along would be a small barrier. We'd all add a little something. But we'd mostly be too concerned about getting the job done. There would also have to be many of us, maybe even some of us would come with a significant other, have some kids, but in order for the support system to be there, I think we'd have to rally up more than just a few people. Then, we might all find someone who doesn't annoy us to no end.

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            • #7
              Hell no. I wanna shoot stuff. Seriously though, I like my nice soft bed and I don't camp. i could if I had to and I've roughed it plenty, but given my druthers, I'd rather not.
              Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                The most important thing about tribal life is that everyone around you is someone you grew up with.
                Internet strangers getting together -- not so much.
                Yes. Internet strangers getting together = a bad cross between Survivor and Lord of the Flies.

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                • #9
                  I don't think a community is something that you can put together. It's more something that grows organically when you share common views, experiences and general ethics. Even then, I'm not sure it would work. There's a reason why laws were created - humans can't get along. They created the laws to say "We all agree that certain behavior is just plain wrong". But someone had to think that behavior was okay in the first place for it to ever even come up.

                  Then there are always the outsiders, and they may be better armed and that's when it gets really ugly.
                  Durp.

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                  • #10
                    This is an idealistic stance that simply cannot be applied to all 6 billion in the world. I'd like to think the world could be there eventually, but baby steps... Slower is faster in this case.

                    I actually have something quite similar to this topic that I'm going to start a thread on within a day or two. Look out for that.

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                    • #11
                      Communes never work out.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by spughy View Post
                        Yes. Internet strangers getting together = a bad cross between Survivor and Lord of the Flies.
                        well that just makes me wanna do it
                        beautiful
                        yeah you are

                        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                        lol

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                        • #13
                          Man is Truth- more often than not you really rub me the wrong way- but this is a good quote that I intend to steal "In fact it is not "human" behavior, but "domesticated" behavior as it applies to the human species."

                          Look- modern humans have a hard time with the "commune/communist/community" thing because we're too concerned with personal property and protecting what's "ours." Stuff is status. It's not our fault- but it is a major flaw. Did you know that the first Europeans in North America actually had to work really hard to make the natives sufficiently "stuff" oriented so they could keep trading for more and more furs? Prior to that, enough to be comfortable was, in fact, enough. More people are moving in this direction (I know I'm trying) but it goes counter to everything we're surrounded with. The original communists were successful. The modern Communists- not so much because it wasn't actually about your community.
                          http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

                          Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ayla View Post
                            I enjoy thinking about this kind of thing, even fantasizing about a life like this.

                            However, I don't want to deny myself the chance to make use of the progress humanity has made, while avoiding as many of the mistakes of our species as possible. I like the idea of living close to a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, but with all of the wonders, conveniences, and pleasures modern life has to offer.
                            I don't think we can have it both ways. Civilization is a hostile environment, even if we only consider the pollution we are exposed to. There is not enough clean food, water or air to go around, as a direct result of all the wonders and conveniences of modern life. When you also consider the social problems created by crowding too many together, the human animal is simply being stressed beyond its ability to cope.

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                            • #15
                              I know a number of people who have lived in communes. It's pretty rare for one to last a long time and even rarer for a person to stay in one for a long time. My opinion was based on observation as I have known people who have lived in intentional communities both successfully and unsuccessfully.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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