Excerpt from the last video of our president. Questions from Vanessa FRANCHINO.
I am going to ask you some questions about your association: "Farms of Life".
What is the "farms of life" association for?
To give a future to women and men and especially to our children.
A future ... why? Today, they have a future! ...
I am forbidden to speak about the collapse ... But yes, if we do not prepare the future, the only foreseeable future is the nothingness ... and it is not pleasant ...
There are already many people who have solutions ... For example, there are many cities that make shared gardens! so ?
It's nice to make gardens, but it's not a living solution for the future. We must provide not only food, which is not an easy task, but also care, education, safety, clothing, shoes, joy ...
Certainly, there are people who are looking for solutions, such as autonomy by buying a farm in Lozère or elsewhere. This solution presents many difficulties that are almost insurmountable in my opinion. Yet, many people have done a great job in this direction. I will be able to mention groups on Facebook "Autonomy is the key to the future", Pierre RABHI, etc.
How do these "farms of life" work?
One hectare, 500 inhabitants, 300 local and 200 of the neighboring city, permaculture, bees, dry toilets, benches in the shade so that I can discuss with my friends, ...
In my commune, there are 3000 inhabitants, so we take a field of 6 hectares and voila!
No, it does not work that way. It's a hectare for 500 inhabitants ... The other solutions do not work ... If you tell me 480 inhabitants or 520 inhabitants, I will close my eyes.
And do you think we have land at your disposal?
Not for me, for those who listen to us. You will have to choose:
· It will be a land to live,
· Or it will be a land to be buried. It's almost the same surface ....
Whoa! You make me cold in the back ...
But what makes you so sure of a dark future?
First, the future is not dark ... Obviously, this civilization will collapse, but it will not be dark. Or men (and women) do not understand that it is necessary to prepare for the inevitable, or it is better for this race of mammals (humans) to cease to exist. Because then, other mammals could have a chance to exist and none of the other mammals destroyed their environment like us.
And are you sure that civilization will collapse?
Humanity has begun to self-destruct for a long time. But we did not notice it. Today, yes.
I do not see anything, I do not feel anything!
Yesterday morning, I saw only two swallows ...
Asian hornets have no more predators ...
Bees are in great danger of extinction.
Even if, in the train where we consume it, we have oil for up to about 2070, with the past, present and future wars, we will succeed in not having any more quickly. British Petroleum announces the end of deliveries in 2050. And before, do you think it will be a long calm river? Do not you see what's happening with the US, Iran or Venezuela?
There are not many minerals in the mines ... For example, where will you find lithium to make batteries for millions of electric cars?
Finance is crazy and if everything stops like September 29, 2008, then our civilization will be dead.
And a lot of things resemble the subprimes of Lehman Brother. For example CDS of the Deutsche Bank.
And do you think the 18,000 fired from this bank do not feel anything? They will definitely be hired at another bank! That makes us think about our situation. Stability in this world hardly exists anymore and the powerful of today can be the unemployed of tomorrow.
Well ! There are problems, but the human genius?
Yes, the human genius is indisputable ... But nature is tired of us and she will seriously get angry, very seriously. And if man has genius, he also has irreparable flaws ...
Alain Bombard declared: "Salissez the earth, perforate it, empty it of these natural riches, make fun of it, it will always be she who will have the last word when humanity will have disappeared. "
For example: who would take car insurance if it was not mandatory?
In reality, human genius is very imperfect. It makes us forget that we have to think about our future and do the right thing so that tomorrow we can live. Live simply
Well, when will it go down?
I do not know. I can give you a fork: tomorrow morning or in five years.
Why not later, in ten years, in 20 years?
And does that solve the problem of believing that we can live in peace for another 10 years?
The situation is constantly deteriorating, and in 20 years, we will have emitted too much CO2 for life to exist, exists simply on Earth, from 2060-2070.
This behavior is very similar to what most people do with the dentist, for example. We push back until the last moment. One more minute, Mr. Executioner
Well, let's change the subject. These farms how are you going to do them?
For me, it's just about helping people understand that it's essential to get ready.
The people who boarded the TITANIC did not check if their place was available in a lifeboat. And then, there were not enough lifeboats for everyone. Those who went up to one of them all lived.
And the others ?
All those who boarded a lifeboat lived!
How are you going to find the grounds?
Me, always me, but I can not do anything alone, if not make you do it. So, you meet to ten people who will become 20 then 50 ... and then there, who can resist you and especially resist your arguments ... And even if nothing is simple, I believe that nobody wants openly condemn innocent people and very good will.
So identify the people and organizations in our current civilization who own or control the land and will kindly ask them to give you a piece of one hectare. It will not be easy, I know. It all depends on your desire to live and support the youngest.
The swallows also wanted to live. They could not claim a piece of heaven for them. They no longer exist, or so little ...
And how much does your intervention cost?
Nothing, we are all volunteers and we have to stay like that.
Well, you have the field, so what?
People will come on a Saturday morning, "sniffing" the smell of nature. And then, you will talk about the following Saturday, preparing a country meal style Spanish inn. You need a table, chairs, wine, simple dishes ... And I assure you that no other occupation is so happy.
First build dry toilets, do you know, the hut at the bottom of the garden? ...
Then you have to plan the work and the pleasures ...
And then ?
I see ... I prefer to dance!
Like the cicada, but you must also be a little ants. And with just a little preparation, you can even dance on the farm.
And will we have vegetables on the farm?
That's the goal ... So, yes, three months after you leave, you'll have your first radishes, salads, etc. ... and not just vegetables, good eggs first, chickens after, and good food.
And quickly, you can distribute vegetables, eggs, chickens and fruits to those who need them. Its very important.
But we will need water, Will you have running water on the farm?
No, if the water runs, it's because we managed to put it in a tank. Because we will have neither electricity nor water network.
It will be enough to put the solar panels!
Yes, of course ... But these farms are also used to learn life in community, and with technologies compatible with what will remain soon, with what nature will allow us to do.
As you know, for solar panels you have to melt sand and sand, there are more, and there will be more than enough to produce 2300 degrees to melt the sand. And there will be more oil to transport them from China to us and I doubt that the road of silk will soon be operational with camels ...
Does this mean that we are returning to the Middle Ages?
In a way yes ... or even in prehistory ... But no, because even these men of the past began to destroy our land, for example, they started to plow and we continue to do so.
And there are still many people to defend this and if nature does not say stop, it will last a long time.
But the future civilization, if the men are reasonable enough, will be very intelligent, very technological, very comfortable if we accept the natural constraints. It is normal to be cold when it is cold and to be warm when it is hot. Of course, you must protect yourself.
The techniques of the future exist and are applied in our civilization, but you do not know it because it does not make enough money for our first of strings, our leaders, the financiers, the rich ones.
We will therefore look resolutely towards the future, and if this future will be difficult, it will also be filled with beautiful things, for example human relations.
Oh, the poor will become rich and the rich will be all nice. !!!!
After the big day, the rich will be those who can eat at noon, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, etc ...
The others will not exist quickly.
So I'll get rich ... Nice. And how are the inhabitants of the farm chosen?
They are volunteers, they are not chosen. Everyone is welcome, be it white, black, red, whatever their political color, whatever their religion, whatever their sexual orientation ...
It looks like yellow vests, you copied their ideas?
I did not copy the yellow vests, but we all have the same needs.
Yellow vests want to eat even after the 15th of the month until the end of the month. They rebel because it hurts them ...
We, nature does not hurt us very much. Who cares about the disappearance of swallows?
And when we are in pain, if we are not prepared, it will be too late. Because to build a farm, it takes at least three springs. And it takes 500 people to build it and so that they can feed and support these 500 people. And it takes 500 people to eat every day.
Not 500 half hungry zombies ... And it's not a question of physical strength but of intelligence, practical sense, conscience ...
Will the policies help you?
Perhaps. But I do not really count on them ... It should?
But they are so far from reality that our concerns are not over their heads!
They are so powerful that they are very far from our little food needs in the future.
Besides, apart from those who drink one last beer with Mr. Pablo SERVIGNE, do you see them only talking about it? Yes, I know, they create many commissions, think tanks, etc.
The only ones who could help us are the local elected officials. We must not forget that our association was created thanks to a local elected representative. A very tall lady.
But what you are proposing will destabilize many things in society!
On farms, there will be no more money. The salary will be to have a happy life. The doctor will look after and he can eat, the engineer will design wooden wind turbines and will eat, Mamie Maria will tell stories to little children like "Alice in Wonderland", where there are rivers of fruit juice. Life will be built in a community if men are reasonable, which is not won, I grant you. It will be more enjoyable than most of us have ever known.
Yes, but who are lazy and who will be fed by others?
This, your judgment, is a typical behavior of our civilization. Do you think there is such a judgment on an individual belonging to the so-called wild tribes of the Amazon or Indonesia?
The community is very strong ... In our civilization, it is the law which must solve all the problems ... Tomorrow it will be the neighbors. And there will be many fewer problems.
Many people will tell you that it's utopian!
People are a lot smarter and more thoughtful than you think. And they understand quickly, especially when it starts to hurt them ... and it will happen faster than many people think. As far as intelligence is concerned, I was talking about people of course.
We have many other questions to ask you. The more I listen to you, the more I have. So, are we going to continue soon?
Of course, but we'll talk a lot more about farms, their creation, construction, farm life, medicinal plants, horse breeding, forests, tree planting, training children, adults, theater and choirs, huts in the garden, laughter and joy.