/.../ The strange feeling when observing this movement is that it seems to be both living in the past and in the future. It celebrates the good old times, the one before mechanization and automation, nurturing a great nostalgia for a world where plastic, planned obsolescence, intensive farming did not exist. And it also brings up ideas making great sense for a better future of our developed societies. Because we clearly cannot go on as we have since industrial revolution. Many people agree on this, but few have the guts to take the plunge so as to tune to these ideas. The movement, in its large diversity, also shelters lost souls and jobless people prefering to be in a rural misery rather than an urban poverty, and politicized radicals finding there a good reason to live and fight for a greater cause. The latter have definitely found a political cause worth fighting for, and those fights will no doubt multiply in the future.
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