(urth) BSG Spoiler

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Sun Mar 22 18:19:25 PDT 2009

James Wynn wrote:
>> I think you underestimate the hardship of a subsistence lifestyle, no 
>> matter
>> the fertility of the area you reside in and cultivate.
> Of course they would not last a month as farmers. They would have to beg 
> their way into the indigenous tribes and learn to be hunter gatherers in 
> order to survive. Anyone who wants to understand how impossible it would 
> be for 99.999% of Americans and Western Europeans to go back only 150 
> years and start a farm in Kansas should read the first couple Laura 
> Engles Wilder books. Those people spent their entire lives learning to 
> subsistence farm and that was with steel plows and tools.

The Ingalls did not have their choice of the entire underpopulated world 
to settle in.  The Colonials could have settled in places like Hawaii, 
where living was so easy that historically the white exploiters could 
not attract native laborers for any length of time.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
< http://www.io.com/~jwilson >

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