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Does Resilience = Sustainability + Guns?

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There is a real danger that the idea of resilience can be interpreted as a sort of "every man for himself", the prepper world of private generators and self-defense training. Cameron Tonkinwise commented:

'Self-reliance' is precisely the catch-cry of the TeaParty-ists attempting to defend suburbia from the UN-ICLEI-Agenda21 conspiracy to self-deport all us into highly interdependent cities. Sustainability is precisely the argument that what appears to be autonomous about non-urban living is what imperils the resilience of us all. So resilience, without sufficient emphasis on interdependencies plays right into the hands of the enemy.

Resilience is about community, not about our individual castles.

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