Retro-Progressivism: The View from the Onion


Should Americans Return To A Simpler, Stone Age Lifestyle?

We recently discussed Kate Tennier's notion about being a retro-progressive"-making cookies instead of buying them, using a clothesline instead of in a dryer, any behaviour that draws from past "best practices" to create a better life in the world we inhabit now." The Onion looks at the issue as well, and notes that we should perhaps going back to the stone age, where we can fulfill primal urges, in a pre-language society where there is no nagging. Another commentator suggests that 2.3 billion years ago was much nicer, when we were protozoa happily floating in warm seas without a worry in the world. ::The Onion

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